Cotton Takes On Summer’s Biggest Trends: See The Round-Up and Shop

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Feeling stuck for what to wear, even though summer’s still in full swing? It may be time to refresh your wardrobe with a few seasonal, trendy items to upgrade your midsummer look. This summer’s biggest trends combine classic patterns (gingham, stripes) with a twist (tie-front tops, menswear-inspired tailoring). And thanks to cotton, every item is breathable, versatile, and will keep you feeling cool and confident until fall comes back around.

Deconstructed Shirts

This trend is a staple for summer 2017, involving a classic button-down reinvented in big ways. Shirts like these are called “deconstructed” because their sleeves, hems, and collars are all given new flair, whether it’s in the form of bishop sleeves, ruffles and bows, ties at the waist, asymmetrical hems, or even off-the-shoulder necklines! This look is super chic, and can be worn for work or play. Try pairing a deconstructed blouse with a ruffle hem skirt for after work, or wear simple black pants for a work-appropriate take on the trend.


Gone are the days of muted colors for women! This season, it’s all about bright yellows, oranges, and reds. Luckily, this look is simple to style: just play down other accessories, or go even bolder by pairing a bright yellow dress with patterned shoes in complementary colors and patterns.

Nautical Stripes

Always a classic for summer, nautical stripes this season are all about taking an old reliable and giving it an upgrade, whether it’s an off-the-shoulder striped dress, a striped tie-front top, or a nautical stripe on a deconstructed shirt. We’ve seen dozens of striped dresses this season, each one with a unique flair. You can’t go wrong!


Banker-style clothing is the new iteration of the menswear trend, and features the same elements you’d think of on a tailored men’s suit: dark colors, subtle stripes, pleats, and crisp lines. These styles aren’t masculine, however. Instead, they’re a great example of bold femininity, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Pair a striped, tailored top with a flirty, floral skirt for an energetic look that’s great for day or night.

Tie-Front Tops

By all accounts, tie-front tops and dresses are the new off-the-shoulder. These styles feature a sweet bow on the bodice, and are the perfect way to look stylish and stay cool this summer. Tie-front tops look perfect with cutoffs for a beachy, laid-back vibe, whereas one paired with a pencil skirt is a great way to add some glamor to a nighttime outfit. There are even some work-appropriate dresses with tie fronts, adding some fun to your workwear

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