Summer 2024 Fashion Trends: The Top 12 Trends To Know & Wear This Season

Your guide to the hottest summer fashion trends for Summer 2024.

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This post will show you the 12 hottest fashion trends for Summer 2024, with affordable ways to get the looks for yourself.

A new season means new fashion trends to be inspired by, and since Summer 2024 is almost here, it’s time to get our wardrobes ready!

In this trend guide, I’m breaking down 12 of the hottest fashion trends that need to be on your radar for the upcoming season and how to get them yourself, on a budget.

Read on for the trendiest clothing, shoes, and accessories under $120 that will put you on the summer’s best-dressed list without breaking the bank.

1. Tennis-Inspired Clothing

From Challengers with Zendaya to Netflix’s Break Point, tennis core is set to be this summer’s top trend.

But you don’t actually have to play tennis to ace this aesthetic — you can get the look with tennis skirts, polo shirts, athletic dresses, and other activewear pieces you’d see on a tennis court, minus the rackets.

Polo Dress

Whether you’re actually hitting the tennis court or just going to grab a coffee, run errands, or hang out with friends, this athletic polo dress will keep you cool and comfortable while looking chic.

It has a retro feel thanks to its color-tipped collar and zip-front, plus features moisture-wicking fabric and a fully perforated back panel for ventilation (making it ideal for a hot summer day).

I am obsessed with its classic green hue, too!

Athletic Polo Tank Top

It doesn’t get more classic than black and white stripes, especially on a polo top.

This half-zip polo features a sleeveless design with active fabric that is compressive and supportive, making it an amazing choice on or off the court.

Style this polo top with a pleated mini skort for the full tennis core effect.

Active Pleated Mini Skirt

If you haven’t gotten yourself an active skort or skirt yet, this is the summer to do so!

Not only do activewear skirts look super cute, but they are so easy, breezy, and perfect for the summertime.

This pleated active skirt is giving major tennis core vibes, especially thanks to its Kelly green hue which is a style signature in tennis culture.

2. Tomato Girl Aesthetic

Who’s ready for a Tomato Girl summer?

This trending aesthetic involves dressing as though you were on a summer vacation in Europe (especially Italy).

Think about what you would wear to roam picturesque coastal towns, have picnics or dine outdoors at quaint bistros, and cruise the Mediterranean Sea.

This aesthetic involves plenty of red (it is called “tomato girl,” after all), feminine, vintage-inspired silhouettes, and plenty of prints, especially those that bring a European summer to mind.

Printed Red Corset Skater Dress

Red? Check. Feminine, vintage-inspired silhouette? Check. Summery print? Check.

If there were one piece of clothing that sums up the Tomato Girl aesthetic, it’d be this printed red corset skater dress. It checks all the boxes!

Even if you aren’t traveling to a Mediterranean destination this summer, this whimsical dress will put you in that Euro summer state of mind.

And how cute does it look paired with sneakers? Gotta love its versatility.

Printed Linen Pants

Linen is a quintessential summertime fabric, as it’s so airy and lightweight.

These linen pants with a drawstring waist feature a Tomato Girl-approved print and a slouchy, low-rise fit.

Printed 3-Piece Bikini Set

This trend easily could have been named the “Lemon Girl” aesthetic since lemon prints are just as much a part of the overall vibe — probably because this is a theme seen on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

Regardless of your summer travel plans, embrace the aesthetic with this adorable lemon tile print swim set that comes with a bikini and matching cover-up skirt.

3. Tie-Front Tops

This season is all about tie-front tops. If it ties in the front, it’s in!

What’s great about these tops is that their tie-front design makes them airy and, therefore, ideal for hot summer weather.

They can be worn casually during the day with jeans or denim shorts or dressed up at night with skirts or trousers.

Chambray Tie-Front Vest

This chambray tie-front vest combines not one, but two trends: the tie-front silhouette and the denim-like fabrication.

With these trends combined, it’s a total must-have (more on denim later in this post).

Satin Tie-Front Top

Go for a silky look with this pink satin tie-front top (also available in white).

Its silky, shiny fabric gives it a luxe effect, while the front ties (which look like bows) add to its girly vibe.

Since this top has a deep V-neckline, be sure to accessorize it with a statement necklace to make it pop.

4. Leopard Print

Leopard print is still going strong this summer!

This wild print, which was especially popular in last season’s Mob Wife aesthetic, has become more mainstream than ever, from leopard print jeans to dresses and everything in between.

Take a walk on the wild side with these trendy leopard print picks for summer.

Leopard Print Maxi Skirt

One of the best ways to wear this trend in the summertime is with a leopard print maxi skirt.

This mesh maxi is lightweight and flowy and can be dressed up or down, making it quite versatile.

During the daytime, style it with low-top sneakers like some Adidas Sambas and a simple tank top; during the nighttime, style it with heeled sandals and a tube top or crop top for a going-out look.

Leopard Print Maxi Dress

This leopard print maxi dress is guaranteed to turn heads and make you stand out.

Made from soft mesh, it features a contrasting red lacy trim and adorable red bows on the straps for a pop of color and added trend appeal.

5. Colorful Sneakers

Last summer, it was all about the black and white Adidas Sambas, but this summer, it’s all about colorful low-top sneakers (including Sambas and other Adidas styles like the Gazelle and the Campus).

A brightly colored sneaker is such a fun way to add a pop of color to your summer outfits, all while keeping you comfortable on your feet.

Get bonus style points for sneakers that feature unexpected color pairings for eye-catching contrast.

Adidas Gazelle Sneakers

Arguably the hottest shoe of the season, the Adidas Gazelle sneaker comes in a ton of different color combinations, including bright, bold hues like this blue and pink pair.

These sneakers are going to add instant trend appeal to your outfits — even the most basic looks like denim shorts and a plain t-shirt will be totally transformed by these fun shoes.

Adidas Gazelle Bold Platform Sneakers

Looking for a boost of height? Go for some platform low-tops like the Adidas Gazelle Bold sneakers.

These are just like Gazelles, but with a platform heel that’s going to boost you up, along with adding a pop of color to your ensembles.

Stacked up three layers high, these platform sneakers are just as their name describes: bold!

Puma Palermo Sneakers

If you want to switch it up and go for a less popular yet equally cool sneaker, try the Puma Palermo sneakers in this bright blue hue.

You won’t see as many others wearing this type of sneaker (compared to the Adidas styles), giving you a more unique look while still being on-trend with a similar silhouette.

6. Peplum Tops

It’s true: peplum tops are back.

But before you shudder at the thought of the peplum tops of the 2010s (paired with bulky statement necklaces, of course) coming back, think again.

In 2024, the silhouette has been updated for a fresh new look and often goes hand-in-hand with the tie-front top trend.

Leopard Print Tie-Front Peplum Top

It doesn’t get trendier than this leopard print peplum tie-front top: it checks almost all of this season’s fashion boxes!

The top’s peplum silhouette and puff sleeves give it a feminine charm that contrasts stylishly with the bold leopard print.

It’s the perfect way to make a style statement this summer (especially when paired with red accessories).

Peplum Bustier Top

Another fresh take on the classic peplum-style top is this bustier peplum top with lined, shaped cups and a flowy silhouette.

It is made with a linen-blend fabric, making it ultra-lightweight and perfect for summertime.

7. Denim, Denim, Denim

This summer isn’t just for denim shorts — it’s for denim everything!

Denim is having a major moment, from denim dresses to denim tops, and, of course, our beloved cutoff shorts that are a summertime staple.

And don’t forget about denim accessories, too! Basically, the more denim, the better.

Denim Mini Dress

Set aside your sundresses and floral dresses in favor of a denim mini dress this summer.

With a strapless silhouette, mini length, and seamed design, this stretchy denim mini dress is a fashion-forward pick for your upcoming summer nights out on the town.

Denim Corset Top

A denim corset top is such a cute piece to wear this summer, as it puts a dressier spin on denim, which is regarded as a casual material.

This denim corset is especially girly with feminine touches like a lace-up back and ruffled hems at the sides, plus buttons going down the front.

I love the way this top looks paired with an airy white maxi skirt, which is another major trend this summer.

8. Shell & Starfish Jewelry

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to layer on the beachy jewelry.

And what could be beachier than shells and starfish?

This season, beach-inspired jewelry is having a major moment, so embrace your inner mermaid with these statement-making jewels.

Oversized Shell Earrings

Put your classic hoops aside in favor of some oversized shell earrings this summer.

Though these have a beachy vibe, their gold tone gives them a luxe look that will elevate your summer ensembles. They are also incredibly affordable, making them that much more tempting to try out.

Starfish Necklace

Ariel’s got nothing on you with this adorable starfish necklace with a rope chain for an extra-beachy look.

The starfish pendant has a holographic finish that makes it eye-catching, especially in the sunlight.

Adjustable Length Shell Necklace

Step up your summer outfits with this 18k gold-filled shell necklace on an adjustable silky black cord from my own online boutique.

The adjustable cord means you can wear this necklace short as a choker, or longer as a pendant necklace, giving you multiple looks with only one piece.

9. Capri Pants

It’s true… capris are back!

This ’90s style staple has been creeping back into the fashion scene, and TBH, they are pretty adorable.

Their knee length also makes them ideal for this time of the year, since soon it will be too hot to wear full-length pants.

Black Capri Pants

If you don’t want to give up your black leggings come summertime, you don’t necessarily have to — just swap them out for some black capri pants instead!

Black capris are surprisingly versatile, too: you can wear them casually during the daytime or dress them up for nighttime.

Gingham Capri Pants

Don’t these gingham capri pants make you want to go on a cute picnic?

Their print, combined with the capri silhouette, gives them a totally retro look that is so on-trend in 2024.

To really play up their vintage vibe, accessorize with some slim oval sunglasses, kitten heel sandals, and a stretchy headband.

10. Contrasting Trims

Prepare to see a ton of clothing with contrasting trims this season.

A subtler take on color-blocking, this design detail is on the rise, and is the perfect way to add flair to basic items.

Plus, this detail can be found in many tennis core pieces, adding to its overall trend appeal.

Black and White Trim Crop Top & Skirt

How chic is this black crop top and coordinating mini skirt with a contrasting white trim?

The trim totally transforms a plain black skirt and crop top into a chic, eye-catching set.

Of course, these items can also be worn with other pieces in your wardrobe, making them versatile and multi-seasonal.

Knit Top with Contrasting Piping

See how contrasting white piping takes a simple red knit top and makes it a standout, fashion-forward piece?

This sleeveless top is a perfect example of the contrasting trim trend.

It also can be incorporated into the tennis core aesthetic; wear it with a pleated white tennis skirt and white low-top sneakers for a chic summer look.

11. Bermuda Shorts

Short shorts are usually a summertime staple, but this summer, go for a longer length if you want to be on-trend.

Bermuda shorts, which hit right above the knee, are taking over this season.

Denim Bermuda Shorts

These denim Bermuda shorts are sure to become your new summer staple.

It’s no secret that jean shorts are an absolute must-have in the summertime, but this year, swap out your short cutoffs for a longer pair of denim shorts.

These denim Bermuda shorts have a more elevated look that will pair perfectly with other items on this trend list, like a tie-front top and colorful sneakers.

Tailored Bermuda Shorts

These tailored Bermuda shorts are the answer to your summer internship and office dressing dilemmas.

Their long length and tailored design make them more appropriate for the workplace while still helping you beat the heat.

Available in four different neutral hues, they have a polished appearance that can be elevated even further with the right additions (a button-down shirt, a structured belt, a silky blouse, etc.).

12. Crochet

Crochet is not a new summer trend per se, but it is as popular as ever this season, and for good reason! Due to its open-knit design, crochet clothing is a great way to beat the heat.

It’s especially amazing as swimwear cover-ups and for achieving a boho vibe that works well for music festivals and outdoor concerts.

Crochet Dress

How adorable is this colorful crochet dress?

Its lightweight knit material makes it an amazing swimwear cover-up. Its color-blocking with bright, cheerful hues and tie-front detail add to its trend appeal.

Crochet Maxi Skirt

Nothing says “summer” quite like this white crochet maxi skirt.

It’s a little bit boho, a little bit Western (especially when paired with cowboy boots), and all-around cute.

You could just as easily wear this to a music festival as you could to a beach vacation—or even give it the Tomato Girl treatment by wearing it with a red top and sandals.

What do you think of our Summer 2024 fashion trend guide?

Would you wear these trends? Which fashion trend for summer is your favorite?

Leave a comment and let us know!

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