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Fashion Trends for Summer 2018: Polka Dots, Stripes, Gingham & Smocking

We don’t know about you, but it’s getting hot in here! And by hot, we mean how hot are these clothes? We love, love, love a good print/texture, and in the summer, this means cute prints like polka dots, stripes, gingham and shirring in pretty pastel and lightweight fabrics like poplin, voile and gauze. Combined with the new take in 2018 with cutouts, cold shoulders and tie-front bows, you’ve got a fresh look on these warm weather staples.

1) Polka Dots

Keeping it simple with monochrome colours like black and white, like @spynovard who styles it simple with jeans and the latest round straw bag that’s been making its rounds everywhere (pun intended!) on the ‘Gram.


via @spynovard


via @gabriellecaunesil



via @apinchoflovely


Where to get a similar look:


via Topshop


WAYF Capri dress via Shopbop


For Love & Lemons Analisa dress via Shopbop


2) Stripes

Let’s do stripes the multicoloured way! Have fun with the summer version of stripes – a mix of warm and cool tones like aqua blue, fuschias, reds. These striped beauties would totally help you match your surroundings when you’re at your next vacay in Bali or Cabo.


via @jessi_afshin


via @sincerelyjules


Get similar looks from:


ASTR the label Gemma dress via Shopbop



Petersyn Arabella Top via Shopbop



All Things Mochi Rosell skirt, via Revolve


Lovers + Friends Alicia Top, via Revolve

3) Gingham

We like the cute & sexy look and gingham one-pieces with cutouts definitely brings that out. Play it up with cool seasonal accessories like white booties or a very on-trend straw bag with pompoms, like these Southern & Cali bloggers.


via @amanda_stantonn


via @cmcoving

Get similar looks here:


Lioness Slave for you Crop Top via Shopbop



Rails August Dress via Shopbop


Petite Gingham Mini Pinafore Dress via Topshop


4) Smocking

We love the blue hues of this smocked top that Lauren is wearing, making it look like washed and distressed denim fabric but smocked! This definitely ups the cool girl vibe. Also, doesn’t smocking just the easiest thing to wear?fashion-trends-for-summer-2018-smocking

via @laurenbushnell


Get similar looks here:


Red Carter Lima top, via Shopbop



WAYF Scafati Smocked mini dress via Shopbop



Tularosa Teri dress via Revolve

Dots, Stripes, Checks and Shirring… which one gives you the hots?

Let us know below in the comments!






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