All the Trends I’m Tempted to Try This Summer Because of Our Community

June 21st, 2018 at 11:00am

I’ve never really been someone whose style was driven by trends. Save for an intense three-year Abercrombie phase in middle school, I’ve always stuck to the classics when it comes to clothes. Honestly, if I had to wear only a white button-down and jeans for the rest of my life, I’d be perfectly content. But for some reason, the trends the College Fashionista community is wearing this season have me shook—and I’m dying to try them all.

Honestly, how could I not be? When you’re presented with a straw beret and perfect square toe heels while scrolling through Instagram, you can’t exactly just ignore them. Which is exactly why I have decided to forget my all-classic-everything mantra for summer and embrace our community’s favorite trends wholeheartedly. And when you see how well they wear them, you won’t blame me.

Ahead, I’ve compiled all the Instagram posts from our College Fashionista community that have inspired me to add these trends to my cart—plus how you can shop them, too.

PHOTO: Mae Elizabeth, Fashion Institute of Technology

Gingham Two-Pieces

Honestly, I’ve always been a little iffy on the gingham trend (sorry, prints are hard for me). But this perfect two-piece takes the guesswork out of styling busy patterns and gives off just the right amount of picnic vibes to make me want to live in it for the rest of summer.

Shop the trend: Forever 21 Gingham Mini Skirt ($18); Forever 21 Gingham Crop Cami ($18); Boohoo Quinn Gingham Frill Trouser & Bralet Co-ord ($36)

PHOTO: Itzy Canales, UCSB

Net Tote Bags

I’m still not convinced these will actually hold anything, but there’s just something so carefree about carrying your stuff around in a bag with a bunch of huge holes.

Shop the trend: Urban Outfitters Kate Net Tote Bag ($14); Romwe Fishing Net Tote Bag ($4); Pixie Market Black Macrame Net Bag ($82)

PHOTO: Ellie Kim, Fordham University

Silk Scarves

I think it’s important to note here that I’m not just tempted to purchase a silk scarf—I want to buy one and wear it as a top, too.

Shop the trend: ASOS DESIGN Polysatin Baroque Chain Print Scarf ($19); Echo Highgate Floral Square Silk Scarf ($41); H&M Patterned Satin Scarf ($10)

PHOTO: Damisola Balogun, Purdue University

Bermuda Shorts

I donated my Bermuda shorts to Goodwill back in middle school and never looked back—until now. Suddenly I’m convinced I need another pair, and these incredible jorts are calling my name.

Shop the trend: H&M Knee-Length Denim Shorts ($25); Forever 21 Distressed Denim Bermuda Shorts ($35)

PHOTO: Chloe Felopulos, Fordham University

Bustier Blouses

Not to be dramatic or anything, but my heart kind of hurts because of how beautiful this shirt is. I’ll take one in every color, please.

Shop the trend: Bentabello Chloe Top ($60); Free People Sunrise Monaco Top ($58); Farrow Tanya Dotted Top ($68)

PHOTO: Tumi Nwanma, Rutgers University

Tube Tops

This tiny piece of clothing actually scares me a little, but our community styles it so well that I’m willing to try it anyway.

Shop the trend: ASOS DESIGN Shirred Bandeau Crop Top ($19); Topshop Shirred Bandeau Top ($22); Privacy Please Bay Top ($78)

PHOTO: Madison Kizer, Northampton Community College

Straw Berets

Just when we thought it was too hot to continue wearing our berets, we were blessed with this incredible summer-friendly version.

Shop the trend: Urban Outfitters Straw Beret ($30); Brixton Audrey Straw Beret ($52); Sensi Studio Classic Straw Beret ($132)

Which trends are you obsessing over this summer? Show us on Instagram by tagging @cfashionista!

Opening image by Itzy Canales.