Dressing well in summer can be a tough struggle, especially as heat waves add to the thought of any kind of padding. There’s definitely less thought to clothing this season – but that doesn’t mean clothing can’t still be fashion-forward. Indeed, as many of the Hollywood trends of the past few months have shown, there is an art to looking hot. Just look at the number of fashion trends that have happened in the last few weeks – all of them serve as simple hacks to wear summer clothes.
Could some big fashion trends be taking off? Clothing-wise, celebs gravitate toward classic and easy-to-pull-off styles like jorts — those jean shorts — and streamlined bodycon dresses. In terms of accessories, the stars were a little more fun, opting for high flip-flops or bags that exuded a quiet elegance. Men are also upping their fashion game and embracing skirts – a universal piece that is increasingly becoming unisex.
With summer just around the corner, it’s not too late to find inspiration for those last dog days of summer. Below, explore seven celebrity trends that will dominate this summer.
Return of the jorts
Jean shorts — jorts, for short — had a big time in the ’80s and ’90s and have remained an American staple. This summer’s new crop of jorts are longer and slimmer (not Daisy Dukes). Both Bella Hadid and Keke Palmer wore them with crop tops, while Gigi Hadid wore her light wash pair with an asymmetrical cut.
Flip-flops and flip-flop heels
If you’re thinking of flip-flops as beach or swim shoes, think again. Thongs got a major makeover this season, designed with leather and heel silhouettes. Katie Holmes wore Christian Siriano’s strappy flip-flops in New York this summer, while Elle Fanning brought the look to the Cannes Film Festival. Singer Justine Sky, on the other hand, embraces flats – a cooler finish than your standard Havaianas.
Sensible – but luxe – bags
Summer’s best handbags have the smallest details — but the highest price tags. The latest luxe designer styles are all ditching the jewelry and embracing sleek and uncluttered shapes. In Italy, Kendall Jenner carried a leather clutch bag while Tessa Thompson rocked a Giorgio Armani high-handle bag in New York. Kia Gerber frequently wears tiny leather shoulder bags that are rarely out there.
Wear bodybuilding clothes
A simple summer dress is a must in the warmer months, and in the last few months the celebrity favorite is the clean and bodycon image. In New York, Jennifer Lawrence wore a brown square-neck dress by Matteo, and Emily Ratajkowski wore a red, body-hugging tube dress paired with sneakers. For a bolder finish, Gabrielle Union wore a Prada knit dress that required a twist.
Fashion is becoming genderless (about time) and dresses are becoming unisex items. This summer, Conan Grey, Brad Pitt and A$AP Rocky have all embraced skirts – in leather, linen or Chopova Lowena printed, flattering statement styles. Paired with a cool tee or tank, it’s an undeniably fresh look.
Hot pink everything
Hot pink is having a big time this summer, thanks to the Valentino Pink PP collection and the ongoing Barbiecore trend. Anne Hathaway, Ariana DeBose and Dua Lipa are among the countless A-listers wearing head-to-toe pink. You can really wear it monochromatic or invest in a statement piece to spice up any look.
Tiny tops, big pants
This summer’s trending look was all about itty-bitty tops and oversized pants. Stars like Hailey Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Tracee Ellis Ross have paired their streamlined tank tops with baggy jeans or cargo pants with pockets. It’s a light, casual travel outfit that’s best worn with a backpack – and nice shoes.