With summer in full swing (and gasp, almost over), the last thing you want to be doing is stressing about what to wear when you can be outside enjoying the nice weather. However, if you prep your wardrobe accordingly and stock up on the must-have styles of the season you can make getting ready a breeze. Think: romantic dresses, chic weekend bags, effortless slides and warm weather-approved accessories. Here are the top 7 trends to shop now before fall arrives.
Perfect for hot afternoons that turn into lazy, warm nights, a breezy dress in a summer-approved print like stripes or floral will be your go-to uniform. Style with chic sunnies, tassel earrings and a pair of everyday espadrille sandals and your good to go. 29 Secrets Pick: J.Crew Striped ruffle maxi dress, $198.
Whether you’re heading to brunch, running errands or dressing for date night, nothing is more flattering than a flirty crop top with tie-front details. Seen on everyone from fashion influencers to Kendall Jenner, the flirty style pairs perfectly with high-waisted jeans or wide-leg pants for a casual yet chic look. 29Secrets Pick: Sabo Skirt Adelene Wrap Top, $56
Warm Weather-Approved Wide Leg Pants
This season, the wider, the better. Whether you’re in the mood for a style that’s easy and effortless for the weekend with a playful ruffle or something slightly more polished for work like a sleek trouser, no matter your preference, there’s a style of breezy pants that are perfect for you. 29Secrets Pick: Anthropologie Canaria Ruffled Pants, $72
If you’re in the mood for a look that requires very minimal effort, look no further than a matching summer set. Matching sets are casual enough for day but can be styled accordingly and worn dressed up at night. The best part is you could easily separate both pieces and wear them with either a white tee or denim jeans. 29Secrets Pick: Zara Printed Pleated Skirt $39.90 and Printed Crop Top, $35.90
Chic Straw Bags
A modern straw bag is easily one of the most covetable accessories of the season thanks to its versatility. Whether it’s worn in the city with jeans or used to carry all your essentials at the beach, the straw bag will quickly become your go-to handbag for the rest of the year. 29Secrets Pick: Topshop Barbar Straw Crossbody Bag, $71.31
There’s no other style of shoes perfect for a warm day than a pair of effortless slides. A no-fuss pair of slides is the perfect footwear option for brunch, a BBQ, or a day at the beach, covering all your upcoming summer functions. 29Secrets Pick: Sol Sana Wave Slides, $123.86
What’s old is new again, which means extreme cat eye sunglasses are making the ultimate comeback. A style that was popular in the ’50s and ’60s, statement cat-eye sunnies are the must-have eyewear trend of the year. Canadian fashion influencers like Kayla Seah and Emily Luciano have been spotted in these statement frames for months, and now you can find them in a variety of colours with tinted or mirrored lenses. 29Secrets Pick: Le Specs + Adam Selman The Last Lolita cat-eye acetate sunglasses, $154.79