The 5 Hottest Summer Trends for 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Permalink • 

--Guest Post By Madyson Grant

Summertime is finally arriving, which means that a lot of us will be breaking out the cutoff shorts in anticipation of the heat. Summer trends are always emerging because fashion should never be compromised during this hot season. The five trends listed below are both stylish and comfortable, so they’re perfect for summer.

1. Dip-Dyed Shorts

Cutoff shorts are a fashion staple for a lot of us because they’re stylish, they help us show off a summer tan, and they are perfect for the weather. But, basic denim shorts are, well, basic. That’s why you should try to spice up your wardrobe with dip-dyed shorts. These unique denim shorts come in a rainbow of colors, and they look great with summer t-shirts. Dip-dyed cutoffs are really trendy for summer, and they are flattering on most body types.

Free People Dip Dye Lacey Shorts


→ Buy the Free People Dip Dye Lacey Shorts, $78.40 (was $98.00), at bloomingdales.com.


2. Chiffon Maxi-Skirt

Chiffon maxi-skirts are really trendy, and they are perfect for summer because of the light fabric. Chiffon is a delicate fabric that looks elegant and polished, yet it is really comfortable and summer-appropriate. You can pair these skirts with beautiful loose blouses or dress them down with t-shirts. Overall, every girl needs a chiffon maxi-skirt in her closet.

Uniqlo Chiffon Long Skirt


→ Buy the Uniqlo Chiffon Long Skirt, $29.90, at uniqlo.com.


3. Retro Sunglasses

Protect your peepers from the summer sun while looking ultra-fashionable in cool retro shades. Retro shades are great because they look adorable, flatter most face shapes and protect your eyes. They are also a great way to add a unique touch to any outfit. You can mix a retro shape with a trendy color for an additional pop of personality. Neon sunglasses are also really popular this summer because they complement numerous hairstyles and hair colors. One thing’s certain: You’ll look picture-perfect while wearing cool retro shades.

Ray-Ban RB2140 Wayfarer Sunglasses


→ Buy the Ray-Ban RB2140 Wayfarer Sunglasses, $164.95, at sunglasshut.com.


4. Crochet Shorts

Cutoff shorts are daring; crochet shorts, on the other hand, are sweet and romantic. Crochet shorts look beautiful and intricate, yet they are incredibly comfortable to wear for the summer. These shorts look beautiful when paired with a flowing, romantic blouse, and they can dress up a plain summer t-shirt.

Victoria's Secret Crochet Shorts


→ Buy the Victoria's Secret Crochet Shorts, $39.50 (was $49.50), at victoriassecret.com.


5. High/Low Dresses

If you always have trouble picking between a maxi or a mini dress, then a high/low dress is perfect for you. The ultra-flirty hemline is shorter in the front, perfect for displaying your new summer tan, and longer in the back. They look cute with sneakers or heels, so you can wear them for any occasion. Overall, this is a fantastic trend for summer.

Felicity and Coco High Low Jersey Tank Dress


→ Buy the Felicity and Coco High Low Jersey Tank Dress, $68.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

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Madyson Grant
Madyson Grant is a small business owner and a professional writer. Her passion for helping others fuels her writing and her search for more helpful information.