Summer officially starts on June 20, 2021, but the season always begins Memorial weekend. You may find yourself already putting together summer outfits from your closet, and rocking them on the streets. I know I am!
Last summer, there were trends, but did anyone really wear them? You may have purchased a handful of clothing and accessories last year, but did any of it get worn? Most of us didn’t get out much due to the shutdowns. Chances are, your summer clothing from last year is in pretty good shape, and can be re-worn this summer. Of course, some of the trends have changed! That’s ok, you can still make those pieces work. Let’s chat about what to keep for this summer, what you can store in your closet for the future, and what you should just clear out.
Here is a recap of last year’s trends, and which ones still work, and the ones that are over.
All-white is a common trend during the summer season, but did anyone wear their all-white looks last year? Chances are they barely got worn. Pull them out, and place them front and center in your closet. This is a hot summer look you can pair with your square toes and pouch bag. Love!
Bold lines were everywhere last year, but not so much this year. I would place these to the side in your closet. They may return soon, and can be worn if you have nothing else to wear. Otherwise, bold lines didn’t seem to hit the streets this year.
Power Suit: The power suit was huge last summer, but did anyone have a chance to wear it? Probably not. We were all working from home. Rock that power suit this summer! You can also split it up and wear the blazer with jeans or shorts. The pants will look great with an understated summer top, square toes, and a pouch. Love that!
Lace and eyelet fabrics are still hot! Keep those pieces front and center. If you don’t have any, invest in at least one eyelet piece or lace trimmed piece. They add a fun texture to your look.
Puffy sleeves are a huge trend this summer! If you started wearing this trend last year, keep it up! No flat and boring sleeves allowed! Only puffy, or you can’t sit with us.
Bermuda shorts appear to have bombed. Where did they go? How did they last only one summer? I miss them already. Ugh, keep them in the back of your closet. Let’s all pray they return soon. I am not a huge fan of shorty-shorts. If you are like me, we can all find solace in a pair of cut-off denim shorts this summer. Those can be any length above the knee; thankfully. Also, shorts which hit mid-thigh are on trend for summer 2021 too. So not all is lost.
Wide-leg pants are still here! Keep those flowing trousers from last year, and rock them again this summer. This trend is here to stay! Yay!
Phone case handbags: Keep these for amusement park outings, the county fair, and events where you want to lighten your load. The trend is over, but they are still functional. I would place this style in your closet where you can reach them, but not front and center.
Oversized bags had a moment, but no-one actually wore them. I assume you don’t have one, but if you do, store it in the back of closet. I have a feeling this trend will re-emerge soon, and you can pull your oversize bag back out.
Straw bags are still hot! If you bought one last year, perfect! You can rock it all summer long. If not, what are you waiting for? This is a hot summer bag trend you will want to be a part of, and invest in.
Soft pouches: this trend is still heating up! If you didn’t invest in a pouch last year, grab one this year! You have plenty of choices which range from large pouches, to mini pouches with straps. Pick one to suit your lifestyle and taste. Love them!
Chain details were just getting started! If you notice, chains are everywhere this summer on handbags! If you didn’t jump on this trend last year, and you love an edgy little chain, jump on it now! I did. I couldn’t help myself! Chains are a little bit rock n’ roll, a little bit Chanel-y, and a little bit edgy. Love that!
OK, by now you own at least one pair of square toe shoes. Last summer the square toe really started to make it’s debut as a serious shoe trend. This summer, your toes must be square! If you bought some square toes last year, rock them now! If not, buy at least one pair! They are waaaaay more comfortable than round or pointy toes. Seriously, square toes are everything.
Sneakers: Are sneakers really a trend? Well, they are! If you bought designer sneakers last year, you can still wear them now. Sneakers aren’t going anywhere; and some would argue fashion sneakers are a classic look which is here to stay. Don’t be afraid to buy designer or fashion sneakers, they are a classic look which transcends season. Invest in a pair you love and rock them all the time!
There you have it! Last year’s summer trends which are still relevant this summer. Hopefully you have some great pieces from last year, then you don’t need to buy as much this year! Love that!
Enjoy shopping your closet, and stay fabulous.