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.
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.
Shop Statement Sleeves/Shoulders:
HEMANT AND NANDITA Terra Crop Top in Yellow
JONATHAN SIMKHAI Plisse Lame Bustier Top in Blue
SILVIA TCHERASSI Hel Dress in Blue
Mara Hoffman Moon Top in White
For Love & Lemons Beaumont Mini Dress in Yellow
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.
Proenza Schouler PSWL Tie Dye Rib Long Sleeve Top
COTTON CITIZEN Tokyo Crop Shirt
Cinq a Sept Tie Dye Marta Cami
Proenza Schouler Tie Dye Maxi Dress
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 PinkJeffrey Campbell Parasite Sandal in Beige
Gianvito Rossi Manhattan Strappy Kitten Heels in Black
Alexandre Birman Cocktail Clarita Kitten Heel in GreenBurberry Leticia Kitten Heels in Nude
JAGGAR Bare Heel in Black
Cover Photo Via @Mikaelahallen
Words by Kate Sullivan