Your 2021 Guide to Summer Trends

Your 2021 Guide to Summer Trends


June 21 could not come any closer as our minds continue to wander in different places this summer—picnics in the sun, beach strolls, and afternoons at our favorite brunch café, plus all the dreamy dresses we get to wear as we re-enter society. We can’t help but start plotting outfits and shopping for all the pieces to add to our wardrobe.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best summer trends to watch out for this 2021. From capsule-worthy tops to classic jeans, we’ve included versatile pieces for each aesthetic. Of course, we can’t forget everybody’s favorite summer uniform—sundresses. You’ll also find a handful of trendy accessories that are more timeless than you think.

So, if you think your closet needs a complete summer refresh, keep scrolling.


Bright Pink Dresses

Shop the Single Strap Fitted Dress in Fuchsia, $47.95

If pink isn’t the official color of summer, we don’t know what is. Its bubbly, charming, and enduring appeal caters to people of all ages, both men and women. Whether you’re wearing it from head to toe or as an accent, pink is one flattering hue that brings cheer to any outfit.

Style note: Play with different patterns and shades. For example, try a dip-dyed dress paired with summer sandals for a beach-ready look.

You might like these:

Shop the Audrey Round Neck With No Pockets – Misses in Bubble Gum, $95.95
Shop the Cait Hand Dip-Dyed Dress, $113.95
Shop the Taylor Ditsy Floral Chiffon Dress, $69.00
Shop the Dawn Tropical Hanky Hem Dress, $61.95


Wraparound Skirts

Shop the Lilith Grey Cotton Pareo, $19.95

Also known as a pareo, this summer staple just got a 2021 remix with modern prints and splashes of color. The warm weather calls for a little out-of-the-box thinking, so we’re excited to try this style that’s specially made for the beach.

Style note: Wear it as a chic cover-up after taking a dip or as an elegant skirt to pop for lunch a close walk from the beach!

You might like these:

Shop the Bianca Black Cotton Pareo, $19.95
Shop the Georgia Blue Cotton Pareo, $19.95


Double-Duty Tunics

Shop the Bianca Blue Blucotton Beach Tunic, $52.00

Tunics are the year-round staple you never knew your wardrobe needed. From popover styles to short dresses, it’s a piece that’s easy to throw on for all your summer agenda. This season, opt for bright palettes and unique patterns to capture that true island girl aesthetic.

Style note: Wear a tunic as a top paired with leggings for casual days, or style it as a dress worn with heels for a fun and flirty summer ensemble.

You might like these:

Shop the Floral Rose Short Tunic, $40.95
Shop the Vincente Long Print Mix Tunic w/ Tassels, $69.00
Shop the Floral Scoop Neck Tunic Top With Pockets in White/Pink, $54.95
Shop the Bright Short Tunic, $40.95


Halter Styles

Shop the Small Pattern Tie Neck Halter Top, $53.95

While halter styles are nothing new, we’ve found fresh, stylish ways to wear this warm-weather trend. Its summer iterations include tropical prints, unique embellishments, and more feminine silhouettes. From tops to dresses, it’s a fairly easy piece to wear to all your summertime plans.

Style note: Focus on hair accessories, earrings, and bracelets when dressing up a halter piece. This style accentuates your arms and shoulders, so knowing where to accessorize is important.

You might like these:

Shop the Dora Landa Marg Top, $59.95
Shop the Kaii Palm Tree Printed Halter 100% Silk Maxi Dress, $142.95
Shop the Megan Halter Diamond Print Maxi Dress – Plus, $74.95
Shop the Dora Landa Studded Halter Jacqui Top, $48.95


Anything Tie-Dye

Shop the Tie Dye Raglan Long Sleeve Top – Plus in Coral Blue, $44.95

Since early 2020, the tie-dye has made a huge comeback in our wardrobe through cozy loungewear. This year is no different because they’re just so fun to wear! It radiates summer vibes and is now available in various styles and silhouettes. From footwear to skirts to tops, this iconic 90’s print will be staying in our closets until further notice.

Style note: When it comes to tie-dye, the brighter, the better. Opt for more refined styles like popover blouses and wrap dresses to add class to your summery ensemble.

You might like these:

Shop the Tie-Dye Handmade Printed Kaftan Dress in Pink, $50.95
Shop the Loungewear Set for Women’s Tie Dye Pajama, $53.95
Shop the Tie Dye Light Blue Denim – Plus, $77.95
Shop the Pull On Crinkle Skirt – Plus, $14.99


Printed Silk Scarves

Shop the Hermes Charreada Scarf, $295.00

Wondering how to make your look 10 times chicer? Try a silk scarf. Sometimes, it’s the small things that make such a huge impact on your outfit. There are several styles found on the market, from vintage designer scarves to more affordable options (Stein Mart has both!)

Style note: Wear it as a neckerchief, headband, or even a bag accessory to make a statement. You can also use a skinny scarf as a belt to bring your favorite pair of jeans to life.

You might like these:

Shop the Hermes Early America Scarf, $295.00
Shop the Mackenzie Green Silk Scarf, $24.95
Shop the Mariah Stripe Charcoal Silk Scarf, $24.95
Shop the Hermes L’atlantide Scarf, $325.00


Basket Bags

Shop the Striped Straw Jute Tote w/ Wooden Double Handle, $69.95

Is it really called summer style if you don’t own any woven accessories? Kidding! But seriously, we are loving every version of this trend year in and year out. This season, we are looking at brighter iterations of the basket bag. You can wear them with anything; even serving as a statement piece to spruce up a neutral ensemble.

Style note: Opt for a bag that features unique details, such as delicate embroidery, tassels, or wooden handles.

You might like these:

Shop the Striped Straw Beach Tote w/ Circular Handle, $109.00
Shop the Woven Cotton Printed Bag With Fringe, $68.00
Shop the Embroidered Flamingo Straw Jute Tote, $64.95


Don’t be afraid to combine old and new trends

It’s pretty evident that fashion only repeats itself, except for a few upgrades here and there. We’re now living in an era where style knows no bounds and various silhouettes are embraced by both men and women. This summer, don’t be afraid to try something new. It’s a wonderful time to experiment with fashion, whether you’re hopping on the trend train or not. The key is finding the right pieces to invest in and making them your own. Eventually, these trends will be part of your permanent rotation from this season to the next.


Discover more summer trends and new arrivals here.

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