Developing personal style is all about balance – it’s amazing to know what works for you and to stick with it – but trying out new trends can expand your horizons. You might have previously thought “I would never be caught in that” and then find out that you actually look good – so definitely stay open to trying new things!
|Top: c/o Chicwish / Jeans: c/o GUESS (similar) / Bag: c/o Amazon / Shoes: Old Navy (similar) / Earrings: H&M|
In today’s post I’m sharing the hottest fashion trends for Summer of 2018, and I’m actually wearing 2.5 of the trends from my list!
Vertical Stripes – let’s start with vertical stripes – particularly in blue or grey. I’ve been seeing this print everywhere – from off-the-shoulder tops, to dresses and wide-legged pants. My top from Chicwish is so light – perfect for hot weather – and it has an interesting hem – short at the front, and long around the sides and back. I don’t often wear white jeans because they sometimes highlight all the wrong places – but the cut of this top is super-flattering. I’ve also ordered the navy & white striped pants shown below – I think it will look perfect in the summer with a white blouse. Here are some of my striped faves:
Circular Straw Bags – Circular bags are very trendy right now – and straw bags are popular EVERY summer – so when you combine the two trends together in a circular straw bag – you get your must-have item for the summer! I think Clare V made this particular trend popular – but if you’d rather not pay designer prices, there are so many cute options – I’ve found the best deals for this style of bag on Amazon – so that is what I’m linking to below (sorry for the clunky links!)
This is the type I’m wearing in this outfit pic:
This rattan bag is also a popular style for the summer:
I also own and wear this bag a lot – the Cult Gaia dupe:
Retro Fifties Cateye Sunglasses – Ok – I haven’t found a pair that I love – but these 50s/90s cat-eye sunglesses are so popular right now. I may check out a few in store OR I may stick to my Jackie-O inspired large round frames – not only are they super flattering – they also offer more physical protection from sun damage – which is the actual point of sunglasses! If you’re looking to try out the cat eye sunglasses trend – here are some cute options:
Wedge Espadrille Sandals – If you were wondering about which was the 1/2 trend that I was following – it’s my Espadrille Sandals…they are in a wedge style but don’t have the wide front strap that is currently popular. The wedge sandal trend started off last year with Chloe Sandals, followed soon after by a Marc Fisher version. I found a similar style at Forever21 and at Target for under $40, but I’m still looking for something in a nude blush shade.
Hermes Oran Dupe Sandals – The last trend is another one I may skip out on. Hermes Oran Sandals have that famous “H” shape – and are inspired by a classic Greek design. Sam Edelman and Steve Madden have come out with similar versions – and the Steve Madden one is especially popular. However, although the sandals look super cute in flatlays – I’m not sure if they look that flattering on my feet – and at around $60 a pair, they’re still quite pricey for a trendy sandal! Forever 21 also created their own version for around $12 – but they didn’t look good on me either!
So these are the trends I’ve been seeing everywhere for Summer 2018 – I’d love to know what trends you have been seeing – and what you’re planning on purchasing for the summer!