I Spot Trends for a Living—Here's Every Single One I'm Buying for Summer

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As a fashion editor, I'm acutely aware of all the current trends on the scene and have basically made it a pastime of mine to uncover emerging micro-trends about to make it big. Since I spend so much of my time trendspotting and reporting on the styles that are in and out, I tend to rack up a massive shopping list for the holes in my own closet. At the start of each new season, I keep a running tab of all the pieces I want to add to my wardrobe to hit on each of the overarching trends I'm seeing.

On my list of trendy clothes for summer 2021 are items such as ribbed tanks, shimmery swimsuits, and fashion-y flip-flops (just to name a few) that represent each of the larger trends I want to test out myself. By keeping a list like this, I'm able to avoid making impulsive purchases and ensure that each item I add to my virtual shopping cart is one that I'll be satisfied with in several months' time.

Bare Midriffs

Jacquemus Capri Asymmetric Cropped Cotton-Blend Jacquard Shirt ($450)

Summer Knits

H&M Rib-Knit Shorts ($18)


Who What Wear Emily Slide Sandals ($99)

Loose Denim Shorts

Levi's High Loose Shorts ($80)

Bubblegum Pink

Prada Logo-Plaque Bucket Hat ($495)

Puff Sleeves

Faithfull the Brand Maurella Shirred Linen Midi Dress ($279)

Open Backs

The Line by K Ximeno Tank Top in Camel ($75)

Colored Button-Downs

Zara Poplin Shirt ($36)

Boxer Shorts

Mango Striped Cotton Shorts ($40)

Underwire Bikinis

Reina Olga Brigitte Bikini Set ($202)

Terry Cloth

Reformation Fiji Short ($68)

Shop the matching Fiji Shirt ($88).

Asymmetric Necklines

Danielle Guizio Asym Voxel Dress in Black ($288)

Retro Sunglasses

Lexxola Damien Sunglasses ($260)

Lime Green

Ciao Lucia Renata Crop Top ($225)

Relaxed Jeans

Re/Done High Rise Loose Jeans ($275)

Retro Sneakers

Sperry x Rowing Blazers Cup Sneakers ($120)

Colorful Jewelry

LoveShackFancy x Alison Lou Small Jelly Hoops ($145)

Ribbed Tanks

Lolong Ribbed Sleeveless Top ($19)

Pucci (and Pucci-Inspired) Prints

Emilio Pucci Abstract Print Scarf ($316)

Halter Tops

Zara Ribbed Top With Cold Shoulders ($20)

Nostalgic Jewelry

L'Atelier Nawbar Mo Money Mo Problems Ring ($185)

Y2K Dresses

Urban Outfitters Austin Mesh Sleeveless Mini Dress ($59)

Cushy Flip-Flops

Vagabond Shoemakers Erin Flip Flops ($100)

Up next, peruse my list of the best bikinis on all of Amazon.

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