Hottest Summer Styles

Each decade has its own fashion trends that eventually become iconic of the times. In 2021, there’s a combination of new styles and reemerging ones of the past. There have been many 90’s-influenced clothing and swimwear trends popping up, such as neon colors, spaghetti straps, and midriff baring tops. Other of this year’s hottest summer styles include nature-inspired prints, and art-inspired pieces, and unique fabrics and bold details.

When building a summer wardrobe, take stock of the classics that will stay in style even as other trends come and go. This includes updating your sexy designer beach skirts and bikinis for women as well. Nearly everyone has their own go-to swimsuit they can always count on and will never get rid of to complement their summer look or resort wear ensemble.

However, fashion is about taking chances and experimenting with different colors, prints, and fabrics. There are so many summer styles for women to choose from, which can be individualized by adding accessories and creating multiple outfits and looks. Dive into the hottest summer styles and new bikini trends and find ways to make them your own. 

Nature-Inspired Prints

Green Snake Rai mini skirt


Personally, we love the opportunity to dress like we’re on permanent vacation. That’s why this summer fashion trend is one that’s right up our alley. Prints of any kind make a strong fashion statement, but mix in a nature theme and things get truly tropical. A part of our luxury designer swimwear Summer 2021 Collection includes the Gisa Midi Dress and the Green Snake Rai Mini Skirt. Both of these prints are bold, bright, and perfect for summer months or jet-setting somewhere exotic.

Gisa Midi Dress

The Gisa Midi Dress is a mashup between your everyday stripes with inspiration from zebra print thrown in. It definitely is a summer outfit to take on your next getaway for a night of dancing or dinner and drinks with an ocean waves soundtrack playing in the background. The lightweight, floaty nature of the dress keeps things cool when temperatures are warm. Plus, it can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

For a summer wedding, pair with metallic sandals and a lightweight jacket or shawl. Add a few dainty pieces of jewelry to complete the look. Since the color and design stand out on their own, there’s no need to have too many accessories competing for attention. When wearing for an evening out, slip on a pair of neutral espadrilles and keep the hair loose and wavy for an effortlessly stylish look. 

Green Snake Rai Mini Skirt

With the Green Snake Rain Mini Skirt, this option is ideal for exploring a new city, catching up with friends over coffee, or pairing with a crisp white tee or matching Short Slim Wrap Top for an extra touch of summer style. The jungle green print adds intrigue to a comfortable wrap-style skirt with a tie-waist to add shape for a simple, yet trendy look. 

Wear with beach sandals, casual, white sneakers, or a pair of mules to switch up outfit ideas for different occasions. Like the Gisa Midi Dress, the colorful print speaks for itself, so keep the accessories minimal. A chunky gold cuff or a pair of gold hoop earrings are all you need to complete this summer-ready style. Wear it to a BBQ, happy hour, and take it with you on vacation. This dress is versatile and comfortable enough to wear in more than one place.

Artsy Fabrics and Bold Details

Winnie long dress


Art-inspired designs also make the list of hottest fashion trends for summer. Dreamy prints and gorgeous colors offer versatile and timeless appeal. We like the idea of playing with fabric textures and adding on details to enhance a look. A couple of our favorites that embrace this concept include the Laissa Short Dress and the Monet Winnie Long Dress

Laissa Short Dress

The Laissa Short Dress is one of the best summer dress styles available today. It’s sophisticated and chic and ideal to wear when attending summer soirees. The micro texture floral in shades of violet over a pretty purple tone is delicate and feminine. And, the rayon/silk fabric blend of this wrap-style short dress can transition into fall when adding a jacket and tights. 

However, when wearing it in the summer, pair with neutral heels and sparkly earrings to dress it up further. All of the elements combined create a one-of-a-kind look that is timeless. Plus, the streamlined cut of the dress leaves a flattering shape. 

Monet Winnie Long Dress

For a look that’s perfectly lovely, choose the Monet Winnie Long Dress. The gorgeous blend of red and orange petals combined with a pop of violet come together in one unique, feminine print. The wrap-style and deep slit up the front create movement for the ankle-length skirt. Add a pair of neutral-colored strappy sandals and you have an effortless outfit that looks amazing for wherever you’re headed this season. 

Reimagining the Neon Trend

Firenze Luiza Bikini


One of the fashion trends that cemented the late ‘80s and early ‘90s was neon-colored everything. Now it has returned as one of the hottest summer styles, it's prime time to reassess color palettes and designs for your pool, beach, and vacation wardrobes. If anything can amp up the fun factor of fashion, it’s neon.

Firenze Bikini and Malia Caftan 

When temperatures start to rise, we say embrace these vibrant colors and playful styles. Look pretty in pink while embracing the neon trend with the warm red Firenze Beads Tri Parallel Bikini with beautiful beaded detailing on the straps and bottoms or the Firenze Luiza Bikini with a feminine ruffle on the top. 

Coral and red bikinis are also a must-have color of the season, and there are plenty of options to refresh your style. The off-the-shoulders femininity of the Fireze Belle Bikini is a beautiful option, as is the scalloped design of the Firenze Ripple Bikini. When it comes to this collection, every style infuses a vibrant energy that’s flattering for all.

Slip on the White Malia Caftan as a sheer cover up to let the color shine through, and wear it as a pool party outfit, or take it to the beach; this is a look you’ll be counting on all summer long.

Corsage Short Dress and Bikini

For a fun take on summer dress styles, try the Citrus Firenze Corsage Short Dress. Its lime green color is sure to turn heads. Leave the accessories to a minimum and keep the shoes subtle as well. A pair of bright white sneakers keeps the look sporty or an elegant pair of bejeweled adds fashionable flair. 

When headed to the beach, the Citrus Firenze Tri Parallel Bikini sizzles for summer. It’s a fresh take on the classic cut everyone loves and is made with an exclusive fabric with crepe texture that mimics the characteristics of linen. The beaded detailing on the straps are the only accessories you need when paired with your favorite cover up for a look that wows as soon as you step out on the sand.

By combining various hues and patterns of both swimsuits and outerwear, you only need a few of each to have a summer wardrobe revamp that includes the hottest summer styles. Take the parts of the trend that inspire you and weave them into your current wardrobe.

Maximizing Your Own Summer Style

Model wearing neon green bikini


Nature-inspired prints, artsy fabrics, and bold colors and details are only a few of the trends on the radar for summer fashion this year. Lightweight, floaty materials that have a punch of color or cool design are typically what make the rounds. From this base, an endless number of trends emerge, all of which can be personalized based on your individual style. The key is to take the style tips and trends you are drawn to the most and make them your own. 

If you’re one to typically stick with neutrals, why not add one colorful piece to your all white beach outfit? Try alternative ways to tie a sarong. Or, add prints to your beach dresses and swimwear lineup. You may already have a signature style, but summer is a time where it feels freeing to let loose and go against the norm. With so many beautiful beach clothes and swimsuits to choose from, it makes it easier to pick a few items to add to your collection. Work them into your regular options and see what creative outfit inspiration comes out of it. 

In addition, change up your shoes, jewelry, and handbag game come summer. During the winter months, it’s likely all ankle boots and closed-toe shoes, but days filled with sunshine and warm weather mean wearing sandals breaking out the sandal collection for every occasion. You can also have fun with jewelry and experiment with metallics and styles. It doesn’t have to only be for your ears, neck, and arms. A body chain or hair clips can be fresh ways to incorporate more outfit or bikini accessories

Finally, oversized beach totes are conveniently cool. You can pack a lot and still keep your entire look chic and pulled together. Summer is always the season to explore your adventurous side when it comes to what you wear and how you wear it. Play up your regular go-to classic style and see how a change can give you a boost of fashion confidence.