Every season, a new selection of soon-to-be bestsellers hits our favorite fashion retailers. With so many products and trends to keep up with, it’s hard to know what to “add to cart” when the time comes. In our New Arrivals series, we consult the buyers, editors, and fashion insiders at our go-to shopping destinations to find out their best bets for the season’s MVPs (most valuable products).
The summer 2021 fashion trend season is well underway. Which look will come to be your favorite by the end of it? To help get a handle on everything you'll want to try in the next few months, we've tapped buyers and experts at some of the biggest retailers to tell us which fashion items are this summer's greatest style contenders.
While some trends are to be expected — see: denim shorts and sandals (though, this year, with a '90s twist!) — others feel like uniquely post-pandemic finds — hi: bodycon party dresses and skin-revealing cut-outs — resulting in a warm-weather wardrobe that straddles the line between practical and fun.
Ahead, the summer trends worth noting — according to fashion insiders.
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