How to Wear the Hottest Summer Fashion Trends


Look hot this summer!

By Alison Jimenez for

Summer is officially here … and if you haven't stocked up on all your summer fashion must-haves yet – because you're not sure what trends to take on – don't fret. There are so many fun fashion trends this season and the best part is, you don't have to go broke to wear them.

In no particular order, here's what's totally hot this summer: bold flat sandals, leather, metallics, bold stripes, crop tops, cami dresses, global jewelry, printed wedges, dressy shorts and minimalist bling.

Summer Fashion Trend #1: Bold Flat Sandals

Sandals can be worn with everything from jeans and shorts, to skirts and dresses. Just make sure to keep the rest of your outfit more understated, and let these sandals take center stage.

Summer Fashion Trend #2: Leather

Leather might seem tricky to wear in the summer … but with incredibly thin and light leather pieces – many of them vegan – leather becomes super summery and breezy.

Summer Fashion Trend #3: Metallics

I love adding a little touch of metallic to my outfit! There's something about hints of bright gold, silver and bronze that lend a decidedly dressy feel to an outfit. Metallic is especially nice at night.

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Summer Fashion Trend #4: Bold Stripes

I am obsessed with stripes. This trend has staying power and I love that about it! The best part about stripes? You can pair them with other patterns (florals, ikat, paisley) for a totally fun look.

Summer Fashion Trend #5: Crop Tops

The whole crop tops trend intimidates me a lot. I think, though, that the whole key to it is showing just a touch of skin. Even showing just a half-inch of skin becomes totally sexy with these hot tops.

Summer Fashion Trend #6: Cami Dresses

This may just be the most effortless trend of all – just throw a dress and you're done! They're perfect for traveling, right at home on the beach, and really sweet for date night.

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Summer Fashion Trend #7: Global Jewelry

If you've read my blog, then you know how much I love bold, striking jewelry. This trend is not to be missed. These pieces can be worn with everything from a t-shirt to a cocktail dress.

Summer Fashion Trend #8: Printed Wedges

Why must we always buy solid-colored shoes? Life is just too short … so why not give printed wedges a try? Much like the bold flat sandals, keep the rest of your outfit simple.

Summer Fashion Trend #9: Dressy Shorts

How insanely adorable are dressy shorts? Next time you're getting ready for a night out on the town, don't feel like you have to wear a skirt or dress. 


Summer Fashion Trend #10: Minimalist Bling

As much as I love big, bold jewelry, I have to say that these understated pieces make just as much of a statement. There's something very California-cool about them. They're perfect for every day!


Hopefully this gave you some great ideas for what you should pick up for this summer!

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Alison Jimenez is the sole creator and author of NYC Recessionista, a bargain shopping and fashion blog since 2008. Alison has an insatiable appetite for bargain shopping, mixing bargain basement and designer fashion in the same outfit, and getting more than one season's use out of her favorite pieces through the magic of mixing and matching. She also has a husband who would prefer it if she saved more than she shopped. In addition to her blog, Alison can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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