5 Hot Summer Trends to Try Now

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer may not officially hit for a few more weeks, but it's not too early to start thinking about which hot Summer trends you'll want to indulge in once the heat kicks in. Not sure what you'll want to try out this Summer, or just overwhelmed by all of the fun possibilities? Check out our list of the 5 hot Summer trends we think are worth giving a spin this year.

1. Bright Nail Polish
From fruit punch, to popsicle, to candy-store shades, fabulous bright colors are where it's at for Summer 2012. This stand out purple-pink that goes by the name Ratin Jot is one of the 5 shades from the brand new, and super popular Thakoon for Nars nail polish line. Not quite right for you? Be sure to check out the other 4 colors in the line -- every one is super bright and fun.

Thakoon for Nars Nail Polish

→ Buy the Thakoon for Nars Nail Polish, $18.00, at sephora.com.

2. Printed Maxi Dress
It seems like the maxi dress makes an appearance on the hot list every Summer, but this time around the addition of fantastic prints makes the need to snag a maxi all the more compelling. This Diane von Furstenberg dress is one of my favorites because it's a great print, but kind of subdued, so it doesn't cross the line from standout to plain crazy.

Diane von Furstenberg Naira Dress

→ Buy the Diane von Furstenberg Naira Dress, $598.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.

3. Statement Sandals
A really great sandal is a smart way to add some sass to your Summer look. Pair a really vibrant, colorful sandal with a pair of shorts and a simple, slouchy tee and suddenly you have an outfit. You've got to love the transformative power of a good pair of shoes.

Stuart Weitzman Encore Wedge Sandal

→ Buy the Stuart Weitzman Encore Wedge Sandal, $385.00, at piperlime.com; shipping and returns are free.

4. A Flirty Mini Skirt
Not sure this hot Summer trend is right for you? Try adjusting the length of the skirt to find a flippy, fun silhouette that fits with your personal comfort level. This cute find from Lulu's -- my go-to store for Summer skirts since college -- is appropriately flirty, but not too youthful for those of us well past college-aged.

Roll Call Taupe and Coral Mini Skirt

→ Buy the Roll Call Taupe and Coral Mini Skirt, $56.00, at lulus.com.

5. A Signature Cocktail
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