The Summer 2018 Trends Report


Summer is here…the season for laying by the pool, going on vacation and spending time outside enjoying the summer weather!  Several trends are available now and are gorgeous!  There are ruffles, ties, and other clothing accents that are very on-trend this season.  Having mostly basic essentials in your closet is a necessity and helpful in a capsule wardrobe, but you can also add one or two trends to freshen up your wardrobe!

A few trends that are especially popular this summer are Tie Front Accents, Ruffled Tops, Wide Leg Pants & Jeans, Rattan & Straw Bags and Statement Earrings.

Rattan & Straw Bags were popular this past Spring and they are on-trend this summer as well.  Wide Leg Pants & Jeans have gained popularity in the last few weeks as several fashion bloggers have featured them on their Instagram photos!  Tie Front Tops were everywhere last summer and I’m seeing them this Summer as well.  Tie Front Tops offer a bit of a less-trendy look while keeping your outfit looking interesting!  The tie feature of the top is at the waist, either in the front or on the side.

When it comes to shoes, Birkenstock Sandals have made a comeback and in an array of styles and colors!  Espadrilles have been on-trend since last year and have carried over to this Summer too.  Birkenstocks are surprisingly comfortable and they even come in colors like “shocking pink” and “turquoise”!  Espadrilles come in several styles and colors as well.  This Darcie Slide Sandal is a flat espadrille with a darling knotted bow strap and comes in 5 colors.

Colorful Statement Earrings are popular amongst fashion bloggers and are everywhere on Instagram!  They are an inexpensive way to really dress up your Summer outfits.  This pair of Contessa Tassel Earrings are gorgeous and comes in 8 colors!  This pair of Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings are gorgeous, especially in the “coral” color.

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Summer 2018 Trends Report - Tie Front Accents


Left To Right:

Striped Tie Front Tee | Gingham Check Top | Tie Front Split Sleeve BlouseTie Front Wrap Top (Plus-Size)


Summer 2018 Trends Report - Wide Leg Crop Pants and Jeans

Shop all Wide Crop Leg Pants & Jeans

Left To Right:

Cropped Flare Ankle JeansStripe Crop Wide-Leg Pants in LinenCropped Wide-Leg ChinosWide Leg Crop Utility Pant (ethically made)
Plus-Size Ankle Duster Jeans


Summer 2018 Trends Report - Ruffled Tops

Shop all Ruffle Tops

Left To Right:

 Tiered Ruffle Tassel Tie Tank (Plus-Size) | Stripe Asymmetrical Peplum TankBonita Ruffled TankRuffle Sleeveless Tee


Summer 2018 Trends Report - Statement Earrings


Shop all Statement Earrings

Left To Right: 

Mixed Media Drop Earrings (under $13!) | Beaded Triple Hoop EarringsContessa Tassel Earrings | Yellow Fringe Earrings

Summer 2018 Trends Report - Straw & Rattan Bags

Shop all Straw & Rattan Bags


Left To Right:

top row:

round crossbody bag (I have it and LOVE IT!) | pom pom clutch

bottom row:

fan rattan clutch | floral embroidered tote bag

The Summer 2018 Trends Report

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  1. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about the up to date Summer trends. I especially ❤️ the straw purses and clutches. I always enjoy reading your posts.

  2. I would like to say to Leanne, I started buying your E-books earlier this year in January and you have always been pretty spot on identifying upcoming seasonal trends. When I first downloaded the Essential Summer E-book, I wasn’t totally convinced to want to wear Navy, Poppy, and Coral and sure enough I’m seeing it everywhere now! I’m in my late 20’s, so I had a really hard time giving up wearing black this summer as I packed all my black clothing away in vacuum-sealed bags to challenge myself. Navy is a color I’ve never normally embraced but I’ve found myself really interested in showing off this trend and breaking my own pattern. Limiting myself to only shop for Whites, Greys, Navys, Corals, and Poppys has helped me save money and be creative. I even choose my nail colors based off these colors and have been having a lot of fun challenging myself to try these new outfit ideas. The best part about starting capsule wardrobes is making the overwhelming process of packing easier; something that used to cause me great anxiety.

  3. Thank you Ashley! Yes, I agree, by using 1 to 3 accent colors, I’ve found that I can mix tops and bottoms more easily, plus I save money too by not having to buy lots of clothes!

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