10 trends you'll be wearing this summer

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start investing in your warm-weather wardrobe. From short suits to chic basket bags and ugly sandals, we've handpicked the top ten summer fashion trends we predict you'll be sporting this season. Now, what happened to that sunshine, Mr. Weatherman? 

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1. CITY SHORTS 

Mint Velvet Ivory Striped Paperbag Short

 

With steamy tube platforms and malfunctioning air-con days at the office on the horizon, we couldn’t be more thankful that the short suit is having a moment.


Mint Velvet, Ivory Striped Paperbag Short, £69

 


2. FLORAL MIDIS

Whistles Ditsy Blossom Midi Shirt Dress

 

For summer, blooms and blossoms are flourishing in all possible guises - the freshest variety being bold, saturated hues. Heels, sandals, trainers... pretty much everything works with a floral midi, making it the most hardworking piece in your wardrobe. 


Whistles, Ditsy Blossom Midi Shirt Dress, £155

 


3. UGLY SANDALS

Tommy Jeans Neo Flatform

 

The ‘ugly sandal’ is going nowhere for SS19 and will provide the perfect antidote to the abundance of florals and romantic ruffles that are appearing. Just think of it as the natural continuation of winter's hiking boot trend, but breezier.

Tommy Jeans, Neo Flatform, £59.99

 


4. BALLOON SLEEVES

Oasis, Button Puff Sleeve Crop Top

Not dissimilar to the '80s iteration, but this time around, the balloon sleeve is more of a feminine addition to your summer blouses and dresses rather than full-on power shoulders.


Oasis, Button Puff Sleeve Crop Top, £29

 


5. BASKET BAGS

Seaspray Palm Detail Raffia Bag

 

Straw, macramé, and wicker are once again on our accessories radar this summer. As wearable in the city with jeans as it is on the beach, a basket bag is a summer must-have. 


Seaspray, Palm Detail Raffia Bag, £59

 


6. POLKA DOTS

Free People Love Street Polka Dot Print Top

 

Call us dotty, but we’ll never tire of the polka dot craze. From puff-sleeved blouses to sundresses, skirts, and accessories, the iconic print can be worn an endless amount of ways this summer.


Free People, Love Street Polka Dot Print Top, £88

 


7. MARIGOLD YELLOW

Mulberry Small Harlow Satchel Bag

 

This one is for the sun seekers among us. An eye-catcher and a statement-maker all in one, sunny, marigold yellow is going to be everywhere this summer - let's just hope for the matching weather.


Mulberry, Small Harlow Satchel Bag, £650

 


8. BLOCK HEEL SANDALS

Moda in Pelle Laurentia High Smart Sandals

 

Hallelujah, there’ll be no sinking in the mud at those garden parties this year because we’ll all be ditching spiky heels for their comfier, cooler counterpart – the block heel.


Moda in Pelle, Laurentia High Smart Sandals, £79.95

 


9. THE SAFARI JACKET

Mint Velvet Neutral Belted Safari Blazer

With a nod to the emerging safari trend, the cargo jacket is making a return as the perfect transitional summer piece. We'll be wearing ours with a lot of animal print and off-white denim.


Mint Velvet, Neutral Belted Safari Blazer, £119

 


10. SHELL DETAILS

Thomas Sabo Ocean Stars Zirconia Starfish Ring Band

From the runways at Altuzarra and Anna Sui to our Instagram feeds, the nostalgic shell jewellery craze isn't slowing down anytime soon. Get ready to embrace this kitsch holiday souvenir style in a big way. 


Thomas Sabo, Ocean Stars Zirconia Starfish Ring Band, £89