The Summer Trend Report

Julie Chiem

From the pieces straight off the runway to the street-style favorites, fashion influencers are already adopting, we've curated a guide to the top trends for the Summer season. Think gingham prints in updated silhouettes, flirty cold-shoulder styles, cool, round bags, beautiful embroidery details and sophisticated espadrille sandals. Whether you're on the search for something fresh or fun, here's a quick hitlist to simplify your shopping wish list. It's time to take note and set your sights on a few new pieces. Get ready for the hot weather ahead and look good doing it.

GINGHAM

Image source: Not Your Standard, Symphony of Silk, Late Afternoon

With all of the fun silhouettes offered this season, the tried-and-true Summer fabric in a contrasting-checked print feels fresh and so right for the times. From flattering skirts to gorgeous tops with the perfect feminine touch, gingham is a chic, classic closet update for the season.

    </p><p>__Cold-Shoulder__ </p><p class="inline"><img src="https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/51VLa9ziVOOJd-dNBNp4JfrYmC4/fit-in/1024x1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2017/04/24/057/n/24155341/da87d87b58fe96d7d8c4b9.03969121_Cold-Shoulder-Trend.jpg" class="inline"></p><p><small> Image source: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hellofashionblog.com/">Hello Fashion Blog</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instagram.com/happilygrey/">Happily Grey</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://thechrisellefactor.com/">The Chriselle Factor</a></small><br></p><p>Trust a cold-shoulder top as your playful weekend piece when it's warm out. An easy and effortless option, it's the casual-meets-dressy silhouette to try. From drop sleeves to halter neck styles and spaghetti straps, the wide range of shoulder-baring styles will have you coveting more than just one.

Round Bags

Image source: Walk in Wonderland, Color Me Courtney

A round bag is the statement accessory of the season. The circular shape and minimalistic style is such a fresh new take on a traditional handbag. As a crossbody or a satchel, it's fit to carry all your daily essentials and pairs well with all your hot weather looks. Snag the hottest styles below.

EMBROIDERY

Image source: Thrifts and Threads, Michelle Take Aim, Walk in Wonderland

Switch up your look and take it to the next level with embroidery details. From fine stitched florals to well crafted boho-inspired designs, the colorful patterns offered will make your outfit pop.

ESPADRILLES

Image source: Oh Anita, The Pink Diary, Soludos

Upgrade your shoe line-up with a pair that says you're ready for some fun in the sun. From sneakers to wedges and sandals, the neutral platform makes it a style that works with all of your outfits. Find the perfect pair to match back to your dresses, shorts, and more below.