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7 Spring & Summer Trends to Wear Right Now

from pastels to wide-leg trousers

One of the fun things about the seasons changing is the change in fashion. With winter officially in the rearview mirror, we get to say goodbye to sweaters and scarves and hello to sandals and strappy dresses. It’s also fun to see what’s come back in style. (We see you, ’80s puffy sleeves and ’90s grunge.) If you’re one to stay on top of the trends and styles that arise each season, check out these trends that we can’t wait to add to our wardrobe this spring and summer.

MONOCHROMATIC LOOKS

Think a monochromatic outfit won’t stand out? Wrong. There’s nothing like seeing a whole outfit in varying shades of one color. It’s definitely chic. Another way to style a monochromatic look is to go with simple black and white with color blocking or polka dots.

MAXI DRESSES

OK, this trend never really goes out of style during the spring and summer seasons, but there’s a reason for that—the flowy, floaty vibe makes you feel like you’re on vacation rather than at work or walking through Target. It’s also one of the best ways, in our opinion, to stay cool in this Texas heat while still looking fashionable.

OVERSIZED BOYFRIEND JACKETS

We love the return of the blazer. It’s eye-catching and practical. Let’s face it, it’s a great choice if North Texas is having one of those spring days where it’s 50 degrees in the morning and 85 degrees at 4pm—so bring on the layers. We love seeing this styled with jeans or matching high-waisted shorts.

PASTELS

Usually, it feels like pastels are reserved for Easter or the Kentucky Derby, but we’re seeing it in full force for the entirety of the spring and summer seasons. Some pastel colors that seem to be taking off include mint green, lavender and baby blue.

CUT-OUTS

Small cut-outs in dresses and tops are popping up everywhere right now, from celebrities to fashion shows. In the past, this trend felt reserved for teenagers, but with the changes some designers are making, that is no longer the case. Most looks we’ve seen are showing just a tiny sliver of skin from the cut-out (think a slit near the collarbone or a keyhole on the sternum, maybe two cut-outs on each side of the abdomen). In other words, edgy yet subtle. We’re in.

SEQUINS AND SPARKLES

After a year of spending most of our time inside and in sweats, we’re ready to break out the shine. It seems designers are too. Forget about saving your sparkle for the holidays this year—bring it on now. Some looks from recent runway shows gave glimpses of silver sequin blazers and blouses, and skirts with metallic sheen. Statement style is in this year for sure.

WIDE-LEG TROUSERS

This definitely does not mean we’re saying goodbye to skinny jeans and slim cut pants, but we can add some flow this year. The wide-leg trouser adds a bit of sophistication to your outfit, without going too luxe. And we’re loving that the trousers have been seen in a wide variety of shades from white to neon pink, and camel to baby blue.

Is there a trend you’re looking forward to adding to your wardrobe this year? Is there one you can’t stand? Tell us at editorial@dfwchild.com.

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