10 new summer trends you *need* to try this szn

With summer literally being here already, it's time for a yearly wardrobe refresh. Gone are the days of basic sweaters and leggings, we're bringing color and fresh styles into our closets. It's time to get excited to dress up again!

1. Midi length shorts

Banana Republic, $50

More comfy than shorter shorts, and just as cute, midi shorts will be your new BFF when you need to throw together a cute, and simple, outfit. 

2. Botanical prints

Nasty Gal, $78

Summer vibes all around with floral, leafy, and colorful prints. Pair a bright dress with some strappy sandals for the best beach day look. 

3. Puff-sleeved dresses

Target, $25

These might have to be summer 2021's hottest trend, and they deserve to be. Puff sleeves *are* the moment, and there's a dress in every color to match. 

4. Ruched tops

Tilly's, $28

Add a little bit of *spice* to your basic top with some ruched details. It'll still go with everything, but now it'll amp your outfit up to the next level. 

5. High-top sneaks

Converse, $70

Ditch your Air Forces for a pair of standout high-top sneaks. Whether you stick with basic white or go for a colorful printed (and platform!) pair, you can't go wrong. 

6. Slip skirts

Hollister, $40

Midi skirts have been in style for a while now, but a simple slip version will check every box for the best summer outfit (Flowy? Check. Able to be thrown on over a swimsuit? Check. Super cute? Check!). 

7. Wide-leg jeans

Cotton On, $60

Meet the mom jean's cooler older sister. Wide-leg jeans are the ultimate throwback pair, and they feel as good as they look. 

8. Athleisure dresses

Halara, $50

A simple workout dress is perf for more than just working out. They can take you from the farmer's market to the lake to movie-night, and keep you looking cute while doing it. 

9. Simple sandals

Journee, $35

This summer is the one of stand-out clothes, and in order to do that, the shoes need to play the supporting role. A simple pair of strappy sandals will be the perfect side character to your main character 'fit.

10. Polo shirts

American Eagle, $25

No, they're not just for the tennis court. A cropped polo will add an edge to a basic 'fit, and will practically match *anything*. 

What trends are you adding to your summer wardrobe? Tag us in your cutest outfit pics on Insta @girlslifemag!
Top image: @americaneagle


by Serena Sherwood | 6/25/2021