• Ella Malvino

summer 2019 trends

Updated: Oct 6, 2019

Hi everyone!

With spring almost over, I have begun to count down the days until summer. Living in Boston, I have a new appreciation for Los Angeles weather, and I can't wait to get back in the sun after the months of freezing and dreary weather. In preparation for summer, I have been browsing many stores and doing some online shopping. I have noticed upcoming trends like the romantic style pieces, shell jewelry, headbands and so much more, so I decided to list my top picks for this season.

Here are the items you need in your wardrobe for summer 2019.

1. Victorian/Romance

These light, airy, and lace pieces are beautiful for the summer. What makes a clothing piece Victorian are the subtle details of lace, eyelets, or ruffles that add a bit of feminity and elegance to piece. This trend is popping up in stores like Reformation, Urban Outfitters, Revolve, etc, so make sure to keep your eye out for these delicate pieces.

L: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/laura-ashley-uo-exclusive-maisy-mock-neck-mini-dress

R: https://www.thereformation.com/products/emily-top

2. Shell/Pearl Jewelry/ Headpieces

Last year, towards the end of the summer, shell jewelry was making a comeback into fashion. I'm not talking about puka shells, but gold and pearl shells that make you look like you just got back from a summer trip in Hawaii. Shell and starfish hairclips are coming into style as well, which are a very fitting summer trend.

L: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/luxe-shell-locket-necklace

R: https://us.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-barette-clip-with-pearl-and-starfish-in-gold-tone/prd/11912203

Bottom: https://www.adornmonde.com/index.php/earrings/fortune-gold.html

3. Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a staple for summer. They are comfortable and make the perfect summer shoe. Espadrilles can be sandals or flats, and either way they are super cute!


L: (top): https://www.revolve.com/soludos-cadiz-sandal/dp/SOLU-WZ311/

M: https://www.revolve.com/soludos-ciao-bella-mule/dp/SOLU-WZ316/

R : https://www.revolve.com/lpa-siena-espadrille/dp/LPAR-WZ28/

4. Scarf Headbands

This summer it is all about hair accessories. Headbands and silky scarfs are a perfect way to accessorize your outfit and add some color into your outfit. Thrift stores are a great place to find silky scarfs that you can use as headbands or can tie around your waist or neck!

L: https://us.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-headband-with-long-scarf-ties-in-stripe-print/prd/10752809

M: https://us.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-headband-with-knot-front-in-large-painted-floral-print/prd/11479297

R: https://www.vergegirl.com/collections/hair-accessories/products/lisa-marie-bandana#page1-undefined

5. Bring on the cowgirl

Cowboy boots are everywhere this season. A huge trend has been to pair cowboy boots with dresses, adding a bit of feminity to this Western cowboy staple.

L: https://www.princesspolly.com/therapy-burke-boots-black-lizard

R: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/uo-lynn-cowboy-boot?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=010

6. Midi Silk Skirts

Silk dresses and skirts have been all the rage for the past few months, and midi silk skirts are a major trend for this summer. They come in different patterns and colors and can be dressed up with heels or down with docs for any occasion. Animal print silky skirts are especially popular right now. If you feel like you would be too restricted in a midi skirt, opt for one that has a slit, like the one below.


L: https://www.brandymelvilleusa.com/phoebe-skirt-467-071-v243a.html

R: https://www.princesspolly.com/romeo-midi-skirt-tan

7. Torteshell Detailing on Bags

One trend I have been loving is having a tortoiseshell chain for your handbag. It gives off a vintage look, but there is something original and unique about it as well. It makes an ordinary purse something different and can give off a "cool girl" vibe to your outfit

L: https://www.revolve.com/lpa-sofia-purse/dp/LPAR-WY17/

R: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-cannes-boxy-grab-bag/5255916?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FWomen%2FHandbags&color=yellow%20multi

8. Baby Shoulder Bags

I am not too sure what to call these, but they have been popping up all over social media lately. These mini bags that are short in length are another vintage trend that will be big for summer 2019.

L: https://www.princesspolly.com/peta-jain-piper-bag-nude-pebble

R: https://us.asos.com/glamorous/glamorous-cognac-half-moon-shoulder-bag/prd/11551242

There you have my top summer trends for this upcoming season! I hope this gave you all some outfit inspiration and pieces to look out for this summer.



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