Must-Have Popular Summer Items

Happy Monday!! It’s officially Summer now, and I’m sure you’ve been seeing the trends that are popular right now. I wanted to share a few of the must-have summer items I’m digging for the season.

Every year the trends come and go, and I know it’s hard to keep up sometimes. For that reason, I’ve tried to include the more affordable options for these trends. I don’t like to spend more than $100 (really more like $50) on a trendy piece as you never know how long it’ll last.

Not all of these items are “trendy”, some are just really popular this season and I wanted to share them as well!

 

One of the biggest trends this summer are straw bags!

 

I’m loving all of these adorable tops! These are pretty neutral and aren’t overly “trendy” in my opinion. Buttons are a big thing thing season, but I think that will continue as people seem to really like it! And scallops as well. Henley’s are always great comfy go-tos, but the tie-front trend is pretty big this year. I really love that one as it takes simple tops up a notch.

 

Shoes!! Espadilles are big this year, and so are slides and mules. I’m also LOVING the Valentino Dupes. So cute. Here are the most popular I’ve seen:

 

Summer isn’t summer without swimwear. One piece suits have been gaining popularity over the last 2 years, and really who can’t get in on that trend? I also love the wrap bikinis and the crochet pieces below. And off the shoulder tops are also big right now, which has translated into bathing suits as well!

 

Speaking of off the shoulder tops…

 

I really love the paper bag waist trend. All of these shorts are adorable. And the first ones are lace but they’re so cute!!

 

Rompers and dresses and rompers that look like dresses 🙂

 

Which Summer trend is your favorite?? Let me know below!!

Have a great week!

XO,

Dani

 

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3 Comments

  1. Yes to straw bags & one pieces! Loving that they are all the rage this summer

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  2. Megan wrote:

    I’m still SUPER into the off-the-shoulder Tips. Thanks for the article!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  3. Kristianna wrote:

    Seriously NEED those Steve Madden slides! And so many other things in this post. Haha. We have such similar taste!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply

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