For most, summer is the best time to be carefree and have some relaxing fun under the sun. But for the fashion forward crowd, it also means staying on top of the latest trends. This year is no different, as some trends continue to surprise and entertain, especially with all the colors and interesting silhouettes in every day street wear. We’ve listed some of these key summer fashion trends in 2019 below—and they are very wearable for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and tastes.
Straw totes aren’t going away just yet. But while interesting silhouettes are out and about, it’s still all about the details. This time around, we’re seeing a splash of embroidery across these beloved straw bags. Intricate and feminine, they’re fast-becoming the “It Bag” of the season. Topshop’s embroidered straw bag captures this trend beautifully, and is a great piece to finish off any summer ensemble.
Mirroring the rise of other utilitarian trends like mechanic jackets and boiler suits, cargo shorts are making a sophisticated appearance this season. The trusty cargo pants of the past have gotten a lot shorter and flashier, with metallic buckles complementing the classic deep pockets we all know and love. If you want to start simple, Woman Within’s convertible cargo shorts are the perfect blend of utility and style, ideal for summer weather–plus, they’re easy to dress up or down. For a beach-ready look, you can pair them with some slip-on sandals from Zara, which also add a much-needed pop of color.
As if things couldn’t get any more nostalgic, bucket hats are stealing the show this summer. These retro hats now come in all new vibrant colors, patterns, or textures that are much more edgy than as you probably remember. Their versatility is perfect for the beach and looks great in photos, too. Bucket hats are also perfect if you want to hide some messy beach hair. You can even opt for a patchwork bucket hat to really go with the most prominent retro trend.
Even if we’ve already said goodbye to the winter season, these blinged up Gucci sunglasses from the holidays will fit right in. With the wide sunglasses trend in full swing, we’re seeing all the celebrities and models sporting them on the streets as well as on beaches across the world. Dramatic sunglasses can pull your look together in only seconds, even when you’ve pulled your most worn out summer street wear from way back in the closet or have on gym clothes that have seen better days!
Tie Dye Everything
The style that no one can stop talking about for the past few months is tie dye, and it’s not hard to see why. This throwback to the Woodstock age is staging a fabulous comeback. Style Caster’s guide to tie dye this year features everything from colorful tops to vibrant satin dresses. A chic approach to the style includes the tie-dye blazers and suits that are currently favored by male fashionistas.
This summer is the perfect time to experiment with your wardrobe, as it’s all about vibrant and comfortable pieces. The best way to jump on the bandwagon is to just go for it. You may even find an all-new personal style by venturing out of your comfort zone. Incorporate one or two trend pieces with what you usually wear–then try dressing them up and down to see what works for you. After all, the only rules in fashion are the ones that you make yourself.