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The most covetable summer fashion trends for this year and how to wear them

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After another year of fashion ruled predominately by loungewear, we're very ready to finally be outfitting ourselves with the trends we've been witnessing on runways overseas for the past year. Thankfully, we are finally able to bust out of our living rooms again, and bankrupt ourselves on the latest summer fashion trends.

From our take on the season's biggest swimwear trend, to the perfect everyday sandals, and of course, the party frocks we're adding to our Wishlist, here are our picks of 2020's summer fashion trends and how to wear them.


The white singlet

The humble white singlet has crept back into our wardrobes as a mainstay this past year, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere this coming season. The ultimate elevated basic, designers are reinvigorating this staple with a fresh silhouette, incorporating layering and cutout details for a new take on the classic. For a foolproof, stylish look this summer, pair your white singlet with a classic, tailored trouser and chunky sandal (see below) for a put-together outfit that can take you from day to night.

Here's where to shop the trend:


Matteau Classic Nineties Tank


Bassike Superfine Rib Athletic Tank

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Toteme Curved Rib Tank

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The bucket hat

This trend may seem jarring at first, but hear us out. The bucket hat is the summer accessory that we are chasing this season and the reasons are endless. We simply can't resist its playful yet stylish allure – plus, it's extremely versatile and with so many iterations and fabrics to choose from, you're sure to find one to match every look in your wardrobe.

Here's where to shop the trend:



Lack of Color Inca Bucket

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Acne Studios Flannel Bucket Hat

Jacquemus Le bob Gadjo

The string bikini

Swimwear trends certainly go through their phases, with different styles, colours and prints making their mark with each summer that passes. This season, swim is reverting back to an old classic, with the barely-there, string bikini coming through as one of the most popular styles. Zero tan lines, zero fuss – just how we like it.

Here's where to shop the trend:


Triangl Vinca Bikini

Oséree Metallic Effect Bikini

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Eres Les Essentials Bikini

summer fashion trends


It may feel disjointed, but 2021 is the year of the clog, and the past few seasons have proved that the orthopaedic shoe is here for the long haul. Luxury brands have jumped on the bandwagon with the likes of Celine and Alaia interpreting the european silhouette, while OG's like Birkenstock were never off the train in the first place.

Here's where to shop the trend:

Celine Les Bois Clogs

Khaite Lucca Clog

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Birkenstock Boston 

The ultimate undergarment

With leisurewear a major trend this year, it comes as no surprise that designers are taking the humble bralette and giving it the runway treatment. 'Undergarments as outerwear' is one of the summer fashion trends we're excited to see sticking around this season; from more structured, formal iterations designed to be worn on their own, to cute cashmere bralettes perfect for layering under t-shirts, tanks and shirts for a sexy-casual look.

Here's where to shop the trend:

Dion Lee E Hook Bra

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Khaite Eda Cashmere Bralette Top 

Jacquemus Le Haute Terra


The shopper tote

There's no denying the enduring hold of the mini bag; and for those of us who carry nothing but our phones and credit cards, there's no need to fret – this trend isn't going anywhere. Instead, it's being joined by its older, more practical sister, the shopper tote. The warmer weather is coaxing the tote bag back into our everyday wardrobes, as we head from the beach to the office and back to the beach.

Here's where to shop the trend:


Bottega Veneta Arco Tote


Acne Studios Large Printed Tote

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Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote Bag

The cutout dress

As we begin to regain some semblance of normality, there's never been a better time to invest in the ultimate party frock to see you through the summer. This season's reigning trend is still proving to be the cutout dress – with Australian designers like Dion Lee and Christopher Esber bringing a touch of edge and modernity to classic silhouettes.

Here's where to shop the trend:


Christopher Esber Open Back Wave Dress

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Aya Muse Giada Maxi Dress


Dion Lee Chain Link Long Sleeve Dress


Feeling good while at home (whatever that means for you) is always important, and for 2022, Pinterest has predicted the Loungerie trend to be on the rise. "Nightwear will get its own dress code in 2022—even if it’s just for a party of one. Searches for satin nightwear and classic nightdresses will rise across all age groups," they noted on their trend prediction page for 2022. Any reason to slip into something comfortable will do for us.

Here's where to shop the trend:


Homme Girls Cropped Shirt and Boxer Set

Deiji Studios Button Up Set

Sleeper Tender fighter Silk Set

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