Will Going Pantless Be an Approved Summer 2024 Trend?

 Summer 2024 trends at Chloe, Christopher John Rogers, and Brandon Maxwell.
Summer 2024 trends at Chloe, Christopher John Rogers, and Brandon Maxwell.
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The summer 2024 trends offer a life lesson and one in fashion—why not make the ordinary more extraordinary? In the Pre-Fall 2024 collections, designers meet people where they are with staple summer fashion pieces that offer suggestions to spice up everyday personal style.

You can still slip into your favorite jean shorts and well-worn tees when running errands on the weekend—but add some pearl strands or a sexy pair of slingbacks to polish off the pairing. Bike shorts paired with statement pumps instead of your usual beat-up sneakers? Why not! Your best linen blazer also works just fine, but leaning into one with cheeky cutouts slicing down the lapel adds a special touch to your summer work outfit rotation. These thoughtful additions and style swaps will add magic moments to your warm-weather wardrobe.

Familiar favorites like Breton striped shirts clock in for duty while essentials like denim maxi skirts make their usual appearance; the other summer 2024 trends, like Bermuda shorts and elevated athleisurewear, won't feel too far outside your comfort zone, either. Perhaps the boldest argument designers present is to opt for wider-legged, longline pants that bunch and pool at the ankle. You won't need hemming services from June to August, so give your tailor the season off.

Ahead, Marie Claire outlines the season's break-away trends and offers suggestions on integrating them into your upcoming cute summer outfits. Keep scrolling to discover and shop what the season has in store.

Top to Toe Denim

Denim-on-denim summer 2024 trend at Interior, Erdem, Ulla Johnson, Dior, Nili Lotan
Denim-on-denim summer 2024 trend at Interior, Erdem, Ulla Johnson, Dior, Nili Lotan

The best way to style a pair of jeans this summer is to commit to a full look— or "denim on denim, on denim, on denim," according to Beyonce on Cowboy Carter's track 'Levi's.' Dior and Ulla Johnson relied on the fool-proof co-ord effect by teaming denim trousers with jackets in matching washes. Jack Miner of Interior even veered from color convention to present the 'New Yorker' tuxedo: A distressed, baby blue jean jacket styled with straight-leg jeans in bright white.

Gao blue Icon Denim Jacket on white background
Gao blue Icon Denim Jacket on white background

Gap Icon Denim Jacket

Re/Done white Paneled Denim Midi Skirt on a white background
Re/Done white Paneled Denim Midi Skirt on a white background

Re/Done Paneled Denim Midi Skirt

Dame Rigid High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
Dame Rigid High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans

Agolde Dame Rigid High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans

One Way Ticket to Bermuda

Bermuda Shorts at Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Valentino
Bermuda Shorts at Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Valentino

Longline styles are now in the spotlight after seasons of micro-shorts (or, for the style risk-seekers, no bottoms at all). Givenchy gave the Bermuda silhouette a casual weekend makeover by styling gray-wash denim shorts with a polo-collared pullover. If that feels a little too informal, try teaming a front-pleated cotton twill style with a flashy, party-ready top, as seen at Valentino.

The Low Favorite Crepe Bermuda Shorts
The Low Favorite Crepe Bermuda Shorts

Favorite Daughter The Low Favorite Crepe Bermuda Shorts

Nina Cotton Cargo Shorts
Nina Cotton Cargo Shorts

Darkpark Nina Cotton Cargo Shorts

J.Crew High-Rise Trouser Short
J.Crew High-Rise Trouser Short

J.Crew High-Rise Trouser Short

What Office Dress Code?

Summer suiting at Givenchy, No. 21, and Versace
Summer suiting at Givenchy, No. 21, and Versace

This season, designers are making the case for showing skin—how far you'll take it is up to you. When the mood strikes, go without a button-down under your blazer (or try a bandeau instead, as seen at Versace) and swap a pair of trousers for tailored shorts. The sentiment behind this summer's peek-a-boo suiting applies to going-out outfits, too.

Good Shawl Collar Linen Blend Blazer
Good Shawl Collar Linen Blend Blazer

Theory Good Shawl Collar Linen Blend Blazer

Aritzia The Effortless Short™ Mini in white and on white background
Aritzia The Effortless Short™ Mini in white and on white background

Aritzia The Effortless Short Mini

grey Róhe Overlap Asymmetric Slub Waistcoat on white background
grey Róhe Overlap Asymmetric Slub Waistcoat on white background

Róhe Overlap Asymmetric Slub Waistcoat

Vent It Out

Vent summer 2024 trend at Courreges, Helmut Lang, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and Victoria Beckham
Vent summer 2024 trend at Courreges, Helmut Lang, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and Victoria Beckham

The many cutout designs of Pre-Fall 2024 are a strategic fashion choice that also works as built-in ventilation. At Helmut Lang, T-shirts were intentionally designed to be slashed along the elbows, while Victoria Beckham offered a series of maxi dresses with asymmetrical teardrops cut out along the clavicle. Elsewhere, slits at the hip, front-and-center keyholes, and open backs keep pieces cool (literally and figuratively).

Exclusive Shelly Cutout Maxi Dress
Exclusive Shelly Cutout Maxi Dress

Marlies Grace Exclusive Shelly Cutout Maxi Dress

Jacquemus  Bari Cropped Cutout Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt on white background
Jacquemus Bari Cropped Cutout Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt on white background

Jacquemus Bari Cropped Cutout Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt

Christopher Esber Triquetra Cut-Out Blazer on white background
Christopher Esber Triquetra Cut-Out Blazer on white background

Christopher Esber Triquetra Cut-Out Blazer

An Athluxe Attitude

Athleisure summer trend at Dior, Undercover, Valentino,
Athleisure summer trend at Dior, Undercover, Valentino,

The Pre-Fall 2024 collections beg to differ with anyone who says a sweat set or leggings aren't fashion. Dior and Valentino paired sleek hoodies with shorts (Pierpaolo Piccioli opted for Bermudas, which aligns with the above trend), whereas Undercover suggested a head-to-toe sweat set. The luxurious approach to sporty separates continued at Versace and The Row, where windbreakers were styled with matching nylon bottoms meant for wear beyond the track.

Baserange Rim Recycled Cashmere and Wool-Blend Hoodie on a white background
Baserange Rim Recycled Cashmere and Wool-Blend Hoodie on a white background

Baserange Rim Recycled Cashmere and Wool-Blend Hoodie

Alo Yoga Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Flutter Legging - Espresso on white background
Alo Yoga Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Flutter Legging - Espresso on white background

Alo Yoga Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Flutter Legging

red Nike Phoenix Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt on white background
red Nike Phoenix Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt on white background

Nike Phoenix Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt

Sailing into Summer

Nautical summer trend at Max Mara, Adeam, and Nili Lotan
Nautical summer trend at Max Mara, Adeam, and Nili Lotan

From seafaring cardigans and sailor collars to oceanic blues and gold naval buttons, nautical fashion is one of the most prominent takeaways of the summer 2024 trends. Adeam and Nili Lotan chose classic Breton stripes in navy, while Max Mara put the print in bright buoy red. Style your stripes with a piece of fine jewelry designed in rope or shell motifs for a dressed-up touch.

Kule white and blue Tank on white background
Kule white and blue Tank on white background

Kule The Tank

David Yurman Sculpted Cable Bangle Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold on white background
David Yurman Sculpted Cable Bangle Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold on white background

David Yurman Sculpted Cable Bangle Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold

red and white striped dress Evi Grintela Neda Striped Cotton Midi Shirtdress on white background
red and white striped dress Evi Grintela Neda Striped Cotton Midi Shirtdress on white background

Evi Grintela Neda Striped Cotton Midi Shirtdress

Coffee on Your Clothes

Brown summer color trend at Brandon Maxwell, Stella McCartney, and Versace
Brown summer color trend at Brandon Maxwell, Stella McCartney, and Versace

Brown in all its tonal variations—burnt umber, mahogany, cappuccino, and more—is the foremost color of Pre-Fall 2024's palette. Surprisingly, some designers chose the dark shade over fashion's favorite black. Brands including Brandon Maxwell, Stella McCartney, Versace, Chanel, and Khaite peppered the hue into their collections in dreamy day dresses, skirt suits, and open-back mules.

Dôen Sanremo Tiered Midi-Skirt
Dôen Sanremo Tiered Midi-Skirt

Dôen Sanremo Tiered Midi-Skirt

Prada Satin Mules
Prada Satin Mules

Prada Satin Mules

MICHAEL Michael Kors O-Ring Pleated Knit Midi-Dress on white background
MICHAEL Michael Kors O-Ring Pleated Knit Midi-Dress on white background

MICHAEL Michael Kors O-Ring Pleated Knit Midi-Dress

Mind the Puddle (Pants)

Puddle pants trend at Helmut Lang, Khaite, Valentino, and Stella McCartney
Puddle pants trend at Helmut Lang, Khaite, Valentino, and Stella McCartney

Take a literal approach to lengthening your legs and opt for hemlines that sweep the floor—better known as puddle pants. Khaite perfectly pooled its trousers to gather around the ankle, while Valentino's cerulean pants doubled their boldness with their extra-long length. Don't worry about your choice of shoes—at Stella McCartney, hemlines hide them all together.

Favorite Daughter blue The Favorite Pant Pleat Pants on white background
Favorite Daughter blue The Favorite Pant Pleat Pants on white background

Favorite Daughter The Favorite Pant Pleat Pants

Banana Republic Italian Linen-Cotton Wide Leg Pant
Banana Republic Italian Linen-Cotton Wide Leg Pant

Banana Republic Italian Linen-Cotton Wide Leg Pant

Agolde Low Slung Puddle Jeans
Agolde Low Slung Puddle Jeans

Agolde Low Slung Puddle Jeans