Get Psyched About Summer Trends

Cristine Espinosa, Fashion Reporter

Summer is approaching fast, which means that bright colors, stylish sandals, and vibrant prints are taking over all of the most on-trend stores including H&M and Forever 21. This season, you can look forward to seeing a combination of modern and retro 70’s styles hitting the racks. All of the incoming trends are focused on color, pattern, and a carefree essence.

The prints you’ll see the most this summer are floral, tropical, and bohemian. Tropical and floral prints will give your summer wardrobe a cheerful revival this season, and the bohemian prints contribute to the huge wave of 70’s style appearing in stores. Bohemian and floral print sundresses and maxi dresses are especially trending, along with oversized tropical shirts. All of these prints have the perfect vacation vibe.

Lace-up shirts, which are often worn at Coachella, are popping up everywhere and giving a really laid-back presence to summer wardrobes. Some of the more classic wardrobe staples such as denim shirts and white lace dresses are everywhere this summer. Pair up a striped lace-up shirt, some distressed jeans, and neutral sandals for the perfect beach/sailing ensemble.

Metallic sandals are trending so much this summer, metallics have nearly become a part of the neutrals family. This means you can pull off some metallic silver gladiator sandals with your favorite go-to neutral bag. Accessories this summer are minimal, allowing the focus to be on the bright colors and bold patterns. If you do choose to accessorize, go for a pair of gladiator sunglasses or a sleek and modern fedora to shield off the sun in style.

Whether you’re spending a week in San Antonio or a month in Rome, the combination of modern and retro trends this summer will look fashionably casual wherever you go. Forever 21, H&M, and PacSun are the best places locally to find these summer trends, or shop online at