10 Summer Trends You NEED In Your Wardrobe

With the arrival of Spring/ Summer trends, comes a plethora of overly used phrases. ‘Florals for Spring. Groundbreaking’.

We get it: you’re tired of all the cliches. And so are we. As a matter of fact if we hear ‘Spring is in the air’ one more time, we might just barf.

Luckily, many of this years Summer trends are anything but cliche. From detailed and feminine embroidery, to Southern-belle style gingham, here are the 10 Summer trends you NEED in your wardrobe.


Above: Us, to you, right now. Metaphorically speaking of course.

1. Embroidery


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Oh my gosh Becky, look at her butt… it’s so… floral!

If there’s one trend you need to head to the mall and forage for, it’s this one. Thanks to Gucci’s pop culture revival, everything with embroidered detailing is a must-have.

Some key pieces to nail this trend harder than a hammer include embroidered jeans, embroidered handbags, embroidered sneakers and embroidered shirts.

So yep, you guessed it: anything embroidery does the trick!

If this Spring/Summer trend sounds too girly for you, skip the embroidered florals and go for punchy, pop-art-inspired, embroidered badges and slogans.

2. Scarf Prints


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A scarf print. Trans: A boho, whimsical print in a soft and flowy fabric.

Boho is our middle name, so if we can’t persuade you that scarf prints are as yummy as Hershey’s choccie, no one can!

Bohemian scarf prints are a Summer trend that is made for festivals! Indulge in scarf-printed tops, dresses and skirts to keep cool when the mercury starts to soar.

Dress up loose fitting scarf print dresses by cinching them in at the waist with a belt.

A boho printed scarf is the original scarf print and will add a new season-kick to an outfit you already own.

Here’s our top scarf prints:


Above: Floral paisley silk scarf and exotic silk scarf.

3. Denim Denim Denim

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Once upon a time, denim was firmly plastered upon our behinds. With this years Summer trends, denim is done a little differently!

Rather than shopping for a new pair of jeans, shop for accessories that our made of our fave fabric. Denim heels, denim boots, denim chokers and denim bags and all set to be huge this Summer.

Warning: Don’t overdo the denim too much, you don’t want to look like Britney and Justin circa 2001 MTV Awards.

4. Fishnets


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Scales have never been so sexy!

This is one trend you could literally get from your mumma, as she was probably killing it in the 80s with fishnets! However, this time it isn’t been paired with shoulder pads the size of Mississippi.

This Summer, fisnets are perfect to layer under ripped denim, or a plain dress. If the weather starts getting a little sweaty, team fishnet socks with sneakers or even heels!

5. Gingham


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This season’s gingham trend takes away from the ‘Country Bumpkin’ origin of the print. Unflattering smocks and pinafore dresses are swapped for minimalist, detailed shapes, such as off-shoulder and bell sleeves.

The rule of the trend is: if it looks chic, do it. However, if it looks like it’s from a farm, don’t!

6. Pink


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Let your inner child rejoice: pink is set to be one of the biggest colors of this season!

To stop you from looking like the fourth Powepuff Girl, opt for nude or blush-hued pinks and team with gray or monochrome.

Find yourself shying away from pink? Ease yourself into the trend and add just that little bit of girliness with one of our pink scarves.

Above: Solid color scarf and tropical floral scarf

7. Mules


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Before you go in search of a donkey costume, we are talking about shoes here….

Mules are the definition of ‘granny chic’ and believe is when we say that they instantly take any outfit to the next level.

Go for Gucci-inspired with metal bar detailing or opt for pointed numbers with ruffled detailing for something a little different.

8. Ruffles


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Cos we are just doing it for the frill…

Ruffles are this season’s off-shoulder and we can expect to see them everywhere. Feminine and dramatic in equal part, ruffles are the Summer trend that is guaranteed to make you feel like a real lady.

The best thing about ruffles is that they are great for balancing out uneven body proportions. Bottom heavy girls should go for ruffled tops, whereas top heavy girls should go for ruffled skirts or shorts. Yep: it’s really that easy!

9. Tropical & Botanical Prints


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Nothing says Summer like a good old-fashioned palm tree, so it only makes sense that we wear them!

Sizzle in low-cut dresses and cut-out playsuits, this really is the print trend that can be taken straight from beach to bar.

Our tropical floral scarf nails the botanical trend and would look fabulous styled as a sarong over a swimsuit:

10. One Shoulder


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We’ve had the ‘cold shoulder’ and the ‘off-shoulder’ for the past few seasons, so it only makes sense that we are moving into the one shoulder.

Team a one shouldered top with shoulder-skimming earrings or show off your d├ęcolletage in a sexy, one-shoulder dress.

After more Summer trends? Here’s how to style a scarf in Summer.

Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net