It’s safe to say that I’ve been doing a LOT of online shopping during the lockdown. While much of it consisted of joggers, bike shorts, and sweatshirts, I did make sure to pick out a few choice pieces for my summer wardrobe. Although things are slowly opening back up where I live, it still feels a little weird to return to normalcy. In an effort to reduce my closet size, I’ll be bringing some of my favourite summer trends into autumn with me!
Swimwear x The Bra Top Trend
Considering that I spent most of the summer avoiding beaches like the plague (because the plague was there), I chose swimwear with the potential to be worn on its own. This neon pink swim set from CupShe is adorable – I love the cutout detailing and the bright, happy colour. The cutout at the top makes it an easy contender for the bra top trend – I’m envisioning wearing it as a bralette underneath a black denim jacket or leather shacket (have you heard this? shirt + jacket = shacket. Huge fall trend, write that down!). Styling it with black basics would make the neon pop more, which is definitely a must.
This swimsuit is sold out, but find similar styles here!
Far From Basic: Pretty Details
Although I do love my basics, staying inside doesn’t mean I have to forgo all my pretty spring and summer tops! I think pretty details make staying indoors a little more bearable. Romantic details have a special place in my heart, so I’ve been loving this corset-style top from Cupshe. The pastel flowers are so adorable, and the hook-and-eye closures give it a vintage vibe.
The Sport Edit: Shorts and Bodysuits
In case the bra top wasn’t sporty enough, I’m feeling extra athletic this season. Maybe it’s because I’ve been deprived of the outdoors all spring, maybe it’s because I’ve become very well acquainted with my biker-and-sweat-short collection.
Sweat shorts are stupidly easy to DIY (i cut up a pair of oversized sweats from Walmart) and look so effortlessly chic with feminine tops or simple ribbed tank tops.
Biker shorts are an old classic that you probably have left over from last summer. I love them because they look so good with the oversized sweatshirts I’ve been living in. Truly a match made in heaven.
I picked up this sporty bodysuit from CupShe – I love the varsity-inspired lines at the neck, and how it’s a crew neck. With the resurgence of the tennis skirt, it seems only fitting to feed into the sporty attire. Plus, orange is absolutely going to be the color to watch this season.
This bodysuit was also gifted by Cupshe! It’s now sold out, but find similar styles here.
Shoes: The New Go-To Sneaker
If you’re against the sandal movement, may I suggest a fresh pair of high-top Converse? Or a clean pair of Air Force Ones? I’m kind of kicking myself for not keeping my high-school pair clean enough to bring back out – but then again, I wore them to festivals, so maybe it was never meant to be.
Let me know what trends you’ll be wearing into the fall! Keep an eye out for my fall shopping list – while I might be trying to cut down, my dream shopping carts will always remain full.
Thanks for reading,