Summer's Top Trends to Adopt and Retire, According to an Expert

We know keeping track of trends can be hard—after all, they change more often than the seasons themselves. And while we've found that there are a lot of factors to keep in mind when choosing a trend to invest in (such as practicality, body type or budget), it also helps to know which are on the rise and which are on the decline, so that by the time that package you ordered arrives, you're not already over your purchases. With that in mind, we reached out to expert Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops, to give us some intel.

Scroll through to see which trends are worth adopting and which are ready to be retired!

"Robes are a huge deal right now. They tap into the whole lingerie-as-daywear trend, though they could easily be incorporated with a festival wardrobe." — Melissa Moylan

Editor’s Note: Midi-length versions also double as a chic dress!

"Leave the emoji to your keyboard, not your T-shirt." — Melissa Moylan

"Denim is anything but ordinary, with new step hemlines and misplaced pockets." — Melissa Moylan

"Coloured jeans had their moment. It's time to go back to natural denim washes on jeans." — Melissa Moylan

"Boudoir-approved slippers and slides also tap into the lingerie trend. Loafer styles read more traditional, while faux fur takes them to the next level." — Melissa Moylan

"Ballet flats have come a long way since elastic trims. Consider season-appropriate updates like lace-up details or cutout heels." — Melissa Moylan

"Satin is on the rise, with even minimalist labels like Céline leveraging the shiny fabric. It's a perfect match for dresses, and in particular, the slip dress." — Melissa Moylan

Which of these trends will you be the first to hop on (or dismiss)? Sound off in the comments!

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