Spring into Summer with Fashion Trends Serving Serious Heat

It’s finally happening, people! This is not a drill! The winter chill is subsiding, the sun is rising earlier, and there is a promising hint of warmth in the pollen-rich air. That’s right – Spring is officially here. And that means that summer fashion trends are just around the corner. We know you’ve been living your best winter life in little more than tracksuits, but it’s time to shed your fleece armour for something with a little more…heat.

Every year, it feels like fashion trends change faster than the seasons do. Everybody wants to look their best for summer, but how are you supposed to do that when your “best” changes with each publication of a women’s glossy magazine?

We’ve got you covered. Our fashion guide will equip you with the insights that you need to spring into the hottest summer fashion trends. We’ll show you how to stay stylish all season long.

Women’s summer fashion trends

Trends come and go, but women’s fashion is forever. The Devil Wears Prada proves as much. We’re checking off the hottest summer fashion trends for femmes.

Started at the bottoms: pants and skirts that are hot right now

In 2022, the early 2000s have officially become vintage. And the micro-trends of the early 2000s are cropping up all over the show! We didn’t think we’d live to see the return of the mini skirt, but here it is in all its glory. That’s right: the mini skirt is one of the summer’s hottest fashion trends. You can shop a wide selection of mini skirts at Cotton On, or at MyRunway.

Another sizzling summer fashion trend is the colour green! In anything from chartreuse to emerald, green is making a serious comeback in our summer wardrobes. Make the most of this jewel-toned delight by shopping these green spring frocks from Cotton On. They’re perfect for layering with brightly-coloured cardigans and t-shirts for an on-trend colour-blocking moment.

By the way, did we mention that Cotton On is bringing the heat with their range of Women’s Curve Pants? They have listed over 70 items in a range of breathable, summer-friendly fabrics in cuts that are sure to flatter every bodacious curve of your feminine form.

Coming out on top: women’s tops that are on-trend for summer

When it comes to what you’re wearing on top, 202/3 summer fashion trends indicate that halternecks and matching sets are totally in. To layer underneath your matching sets, you might want to shop the range of women’s tanks and camis from Cotton On, Superbalist, and Factorie.

Another timeless summer fashion trend is organic fabrics. They’re soft, breathable, and environmentally conscious. Shop the look from local brand Sitting Pretty. Their SS 2023 collection features pops of bright yellow, which is a trendsetting colour right now. Plus, you’ll be bringing the heat without breaking a sweat in their organic cotton tops.

Finally, we think that local brand Me&B can do no wrong. Their latest drop of matching linen suits in gorgeous colours like mango, cobalt blue, and bright pink are serving us the summer fun we didn’t know we were missing. You can shop Me&B on The Local Edit. You’re welcome!

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Men’s summer fashion trends

You didn’t think we were going to leave the boys out, did you? Fashion is fun for everyone! These summer fashion trends are set to get you hot under the collar. 

From the top this time: men’s shirts in line with summer fashion trends

Let’s start with the basics. Pretty much any hot-to-trot summer wardrobe starts with a few essentials that you can pair with a bunch of different outfits. You can’t really go wrong with the classic crew fit t-shirt. What’s more is that you can shop a whole range of them in fresh colours from Cotton On!

Class it up a little with that French Riviera style. These bold men’s shirts from Cotton On will keep you firmly on-trend. Matching sets are super in this season, so maybe check out with a matching short to mix and match with your basic crew t-shirt? Just a thought!

For more formal, long-sleeved shirts locally made from 100% pure cotton, check out these beautiful men’s shirts from Fields. Perfect for heading from the office straight to sundowners at the beach!

Getting to the bottom of it: men’s summer shorts and shoes

We can’t get enough of the laid-back summer fashion trends that surf brand Hurley always brings to the table. To snag yourself a pair of shorts that you can just as easily rock at the beach as you could at a summer dive bar, shop their range of walkshorts.

Denim shorts have also made a real comeback as the summer’s hottest fashion trend for men. What’s not to love about denim? The classic material comes in a range of colours and washes for the discerning, fashion-forward guy. Keep it classic with blue denim or spice it up with a pop of colour. Shop Cotton On’s range of men’s denim shorts.

Get summer off on the right step and slide into a comfortable and effortlessly stylish pair of Birkenstocks! Nothing says summer like sandals, right? Trust us, these comfortable slides aren’t just your dad’s shoes. They’ve made a major comeback as a practical pair of stylish and comfortable shoes. You can shop Tread + Miller’s range of slides and Birkenstock sandals.


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