One of the great things about summer is it provides endless opportunities to play with your personal style. Call it a loosening up of sorts, or simply an excuse to take some risks and embark on a style adventure: as temperatures rise, so does our desire to try something new. From jewelry that’ll take you back to summer camp to crochet and dad sandals, here are the must-try trends of summer ‘21.
Trend #1: CHOCOLATE BOX Swim
Before you reach for your black maillot, stop and consider the unexpected allure of brown. Designers across the globe—from Christopher Esber in Australia to L.A.’s Anemos and Lagos-based name-to-know Andrea Iyamah—have backed chocolate box shades, making brown the season’s must-have update. The best part? There’s a shade to suit all.
One of the trends to come out of the pandemic that we won’t be ditching? Comfort. Enter: the “dad” sandal, recognizable by its chunky sole, supportive straps and all-around sensible aesthetic that can only be described as orthopedic-chic. Those already convinced should look to Prada (and seriously consider pairing with socks), while newcomers can dip a toe in with Balenciaga’s chunky flip-flops.