I Spot Trends for a Living—Here's Everything I'm Buying for Summer

Anna LaPlaca

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 next. 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 all 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 nail each of the overarching trends I'm seeing.

On my list of trendy summer clothes for 2020 are items such as long shorts, crafty jewelry, and wide-leg jeans (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 within several months' time. 

WeWoreWhat High Rise Wide Leg in Vintage White ($148)

Name a better summer jean, I dare you.

COS Cotton Poplin Seersucker Dress ($125)

I'm seeing this buttery yellow hue everywhere for summer, and this is possibly my favorite way to wear it.

Roxanne Assoulin Daisy Green Necklace ($60)

To give all my outfits that subtle '90s vibe.

Forever 21 Wraparound Surplice Crop Top ($15)

I'm craving a tie-up top, and I just can't resist this affordable one.

Topshop Clean Crepe Shorts ($55)

Weird—these look way more expensive than $55.

H&M Linen-Blend Blazer ($35)

Pro tip: Order one size up for an oversize look.

Ookioh Como Top ($49)

I've never met an underwire bikini I didn't like.

Ookioh Monaco Bottom ($49)

The ring details give off a cool retro vibe.

Nike Icon Clash Shorts ($50)

I just ordered these for workouts (and let's be honest, for non-workout days too).

Staud Wells Dress ($285)

A white dress is always on my shopping list for summer and I can confirm the fit on this one is amazing. 

Who What Wear Axel Flatform Sandals in Black Croc ($76)

The croc effect on these really elevates this sporty pair.

Intimately All Day Bodysuit ($40)

Tank tops are great and all, but I'm team bodysuit. You can't beat the perfect tucked-in situation.

Levi's 501 Mid Thigh Short in Luxor Capital ($70)

This length feels so wearable.

Eliou Thasos Necklace ($152)

I've had my eye on this pretty necklace for longer than I care to admit, so I think I need to make it mine already.

& Other Stories Boxy Bowling Shirt ($59)

Might have to cop the matching shorts, too, if we're being honest.

Le Specs Unreal Sunglasses ($79)

I like my sunglasses a bit trendy but not too trendy. 

Lisa Says Gah Tammy Tank ($128)

For when my plain tanks feel too plain, this pretty smocked one will come in clutch.

Core 10 High Waist Yoga Shorts ($22)

If I'm being honest, bike shorts are the majority of what I'm wearing right now, so I could use a fresh pair.

H&M Crinkled Cotton Dress ($25)

I want in on the house-dress trend.

Mango Shoulder Pad Cotton T-Shirt ($30)

Nope, even I can't resist this T-shirt trend.

Pixie Market Tan High Waist Pants ($125)

I love an item that give you an outfit idea along with it.

Song of Style Emery Sandal in White ($158)

So much chicer than regular flip-flops.

Next up, seven things that look exceptionally cool with a basic tank.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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