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5 Key Fashion Trends To Wear This Summer

Get the scoop on this season's hottest styles and silhouettes.
5 Key Fashion Trends To Wear This Summer

This summer may be all about comfort, but it doesn't mean you can't experiment with new styles. An eye-catching dress, a cute pair of sandals or a pair of Bermuda shorts (yes, really) is all you need to give your timeless basics a whole new look. Here, a few of our favourite runway trends of the season—and affordable ways to get the look.

Trend: Bucket Hats

Get ready to add a touch of nostalgia to your summer wardrobe—the bucket hat is back. Spotted in ultra-chic straw iterations on the Dior runway and in retro knits at Kate Spade, the laid-back style shows its sporty side this summer with sturdy fabrics like cotton and denim. To amp up the style factor, look for woven textures and eye-catching details like fringe and ties. 

Trend: Bucket Hats(Photo: Courtesy of Dior)

Simons

Tie-Dye Denim Bucket Hat, $29, simons.ca.

Simons Tie-Dye Denim Bucket Hat
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Hat Attack

Canvas Bucket Hat, $88, shopbop.com.

Hat Attack Canvas Bucket Hat

Asos Design

Bucket Hat with Ties, $31, asos.com.

Asos Design Bucket Hat with Ties

Urban Outfitters

Frayed Canvas Bucket Hat, $34, urbanoutfitters.com.

Urban Outfitters Frayed Canvas Bucket Hat
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Heirloom

Deadstock Straw Bucket Hat, $80, heirloomhats.com.

Heirloom Deadstock Straw Bucket Hat

Trend: Voluminous Tiered Dresses

Tiered dresses are huge this summer—literally. Take inspiration from the frothy see-through frocks seen at Alexander McQueen and Simone Rocha, and look for voluminous styles with balloon sleeves or shoulder details like frills and pompoms. A breezy fit is perfect to lounge in, but high-impact volume gives the look a polished edge. 

Trend: Voluminous Tiered Dresses(Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Gap 

Flutter Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress, $98, gapcanada.ca.

Gap Flutter Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress
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Eliza Faulkner

Pink Brocade Grace Dress, $329, elizafaulkner.com.

Eliza Faulkner Pink Brocade Grace Dress

& Other Stories

Voluminous Puff Sleeves Midi Dress, US$129, stories.com.

& Other Stories Voluminous Puff Sleeves Midi Dress

H&M+

Puff-Sleeved Dress, $35, hm.com.

H&M+ Puff-Sleeved Dress
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J.Crew

Tassel Dress, $203, jcrew.com.

J.Crew Tassel Dress

Trend: Tie Straps

A cute shoulder detail is an effortless way to take update your look, especially since most of our daily social interactions are taking place from the waist up these days. Whether thick or thin, tie straps are all the rage this season. To keep the look easy-breezy, look for clean lines and solid colours, like the simple linen frocks seen on the Prada runway. 

Trend: Tie Straps(Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Zara

Tied Top, $36, zara.com.

Zara Tied Top
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Hoi Bo

Linen Sundress, $248, hoibo.com.

Hoi Bo Linen Sundress

J.Crew

Bow-Tie One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit, $161, jcrew.com.

J.Crew Bow-Tie One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Eliza Faulkner

Linen Bunni Dress, $229, elizafaulkner.com.

Eliza Faulkner Linen Bunni Dress
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Modcloth

Fabulous Tie-Shoulder Dress, $182, modcloth.com.

Modcloth Fabulous Tie-Shoulder Dress

The Sleep Shirt

Tie Strap Dress, $250, thesleepshirt.com.

The Sleep Shirt Tie Strap Dress

Trend: Bermuda Shorts

Good news: The days of painful inner-thigh chafing are over. Knee-grazing Bermuda shorts have recently been spotted at Celine, The Row and on off-duty models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and they've had a serious glow up. Whether you choose a classic denim version, a tailored pair in a neutral hue or a leather option that can be worn into fall, this style is the hottest cut of the season.

Trend: Bermuda Shorts(Photo: Courtesy of Celine)
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Kit and Ace

Go On Shorts, $128, kitandace.com.

Kit and Ace Go On Shorts

& Other Stories

Pull-On Leather Shorts, US$249, stories.com.

& Other Stories Pull-On Leather Shorts

Massimo Dutti

Cotton and Linen Bermuda Shorts, $100, massimodutti.com.

Massimo Dutti Cotton and Linen Bermuda Shorts
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Addition Elle

Printed Straight Leg Bermuda Shorts, $45, additionelle.com.

Addition Elle Printed Straight Leg Bermuda Shorts

H&M+

Embrace Bermuda Shorts, $40, hm.com.

H&M+ Embrace Bermuda Shorts

Gap

High-Rise Belted Bermuda Shorts, $60, gapcanada.ca.

Gap High-Rise Belted Bermuda Shorts
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Trend: Square-Toe Sandals

Elevate your summer basics with a chic pair of square-toe sandals. Heeled or flat, strappy or minimalist—they come in an array of styles to suit every wardrobe. To work in a couple of trends without breaking a sweat, try pairing a square sandal with a billowy silhouette, as seen at fashion label STAUD. 

Trend: Square-Toe Sandals(Photo: Courtesy of STAUD)

Mango

Ruched Strips Sandals, $120, mango.com.

Mango Ruched Strips Sandals

Everlane

Day Crossover Sandals, $139, everlane.com.

Everlane Day Crossover Sandals
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Maguire

Riva Sandals, $180, maguireboutique.com.

Maguire Riva Sandals

Aldo x Rocky Barnes

Positano Sandals, $65, aldoshoes.com.

Aldo x Rocky Barnes Positano Sandals

Madewell

 Lyra Slide Sandals, $91, madewell.com.

Madewell Lyra Slide Sandals

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