The Top 7 Trends to Adopt and Retire This Summer

In today’s ever-changing fashion environment, keeping track of trends can be hard. It seems like every minute there’s something new in style and what you thought was cool is suddenly out. That’s why we reached out to Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at trend forecasting company Fashion Snoops, to give us the inside scoop on which trends are on the rise and decline this summer.

Scroll through for our handy (and pinnable) guide, to read Moylan’s insight, and to shop our picks for each investment-worthy trend! 

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“Committing to a print isn't always easy, but once you find one, go all out with a matched set. Available as skirt or short sets, cropped tops are often a part of the equation.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

Tibi Ren Stripped Knit Crop Top ($198) and Pencil Skirt ($275) in Black/Ivory Multi

“Bold patterns may have had their moment on pants; however, the trend has graduated to matched sets.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

“This summer, jumpsuits have fully transitioned from a novelty item to a wardrobe staple.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

“Electric blue has enjoyed a long run as one of the most popular fashion colours. Retire it for another shade of blue, like periwinkle or blue hydrangea.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

“Platforms are yet another ’70s-driven influence ranging from wooden platform clogs to sky-high styles.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

“Neon has brightened things up for a while, but it's time to embrace a softer pastel palette.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

“The flirty slip dress is an easy summer style that transcends from day to night. While most styles are shorter, the slip is just as easily applied to midi and maxi hemlines.” — Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at Fashion Snoops

Farrow Freya Dress ($44)

Nili Lotan Maxi Cami Dress ($495) in Black

What is your favourite summer trend? Tell us in the comments!