I Doubted These Trends, And Now I Can’t Get Enough

While I was right about the demise of the highlighter-yellow hue and fanny packs, I admittedly was against the following trends until very recently. The influencers are definitely doing their job and have successfully ~influenced~ me to try the following trends that I thought would blow over rather quickly. Scroll to see some of my now-favorite trends for this summer, as well as how to shop them.

Statement Sleeves/Shoulders

To be honest, I thought this obsession with absurdly large and architectural sleeves and shoulders was another micro-trend that was going to be out the door as soon as it came in, but with labels like Isabel Marant reviving the 80s-esque shoulders and brands like Orseund Iris bringing back Victorian sleeves, it definitely is here to stay. And I love it.

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Shop Statement Sleeves/Shoulders:

HEMANT AND NANDITA Terra Crop Top in Yellow. - size S (also in L,M,XS)HEMANT AND NANDITA Terra Crop Top in Yellow


JONATHAN SIMKHAI Plisse Lame Bustier Top in Blue



Mara Hoffman Moon Top in White. - size 2 (also in 0,4)
Mara Hoffman Moon Top in White

For Love & Lemons Beaumont Mini Dress in Yellow. - size S (also in L,M,XS)
For Love & Lemons Beaumont Mini Dress in Yellow

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JONATHAN SIMKHAI Ruched Front Sateen Dress in Yellow


We all heard tie-dye was back when Proenza Schouler put out their nostalgic collection last year, but this was a trend that I didn’t see much reception for. Despite that, Prada’s new capsule for SSENSE was fully tie-dyed and brands like Ralph Lauren and Retrofête are joining in on it. These are definitely not your DIY backyard Hanes tees.

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Tie dye and criss cross denim

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Shop Tie-Dye:

Screen Shot 2019-06-04 at 3.04.51 PM.pngRetrofete Auris Dress

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Proenza Schouler PSWL Tie Dye Rib Long Sleeve TopCOTTON CITIZEN Tokyo Crop Shirt in Blue,Green,Ombre & Tie Dye,Pink,Yellow. - size S (also in XS)

Aeryne Celine Dress in Purple. - size S (also in XS)
Aeryne Celine Dress in Purple

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Cinq a Sept Tie Dye Marta Cami

Screen Shot 2019-06-04 at 3.05.45 PM.pngProenza Schouler Tie Dye Maxi Dress

Kitten Heels

I can’t believe I’m typing this. But I love kitten heels. I thought the Bare Sandal from The Row was the last we would see of them, but nope. Editors and influencers alike are all being seen in the uber-comfortable heel, and I’m not mad about it anymore. Brands like byFAR and Cult Gaia are running the game rn.

Shop Kitten Heels:

Schutz Evenise Sandal in Pink. - size 6 (also in 10,5.5,6.5,7,7.5)Schutz Evenise Sandal in PinkJeffrey Campbell Parasite Sandal in Beige. - size 10 (also in 6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9)Jeffrey Campbell Parasite Sandal in Beige

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By Far Libra Sandal in White

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Gianvito Rossi Manhattan Strappy Kitten Heels in Black

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Alexandre Birman Cocktail Clarita Kitten Heel in GreenScreen Shot 2019-06-04 at 2.09.02 PMBurberry Leticia Kitten Heels in NudeJAGGAR Bare Heel in Black. - size 37 (also in 35,36,38,40)
JAGGAR Bare Heel in Black

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Words by Kate Sullivan