When it comes to summer style, less really is more. But to get specific, we nailed down the exact runway trends that are inspiring the latest macro and micro looks that will be gracing our presence during everyone’s favorite season. Some are obvious, some are seemingly obscure, and others are ones we simply wish we thought of first. From Blumarine’s divisive Y2K revival to the skirt of the moment, see what’s on our radar below.
Gen Z is trying to convince us to tweeze our eyebrows back to ‘90s lengths—we won’t—but they do have us on this trend from the same decade: super baggy jeans. Seen at Missoni, oversized denim works great with going-out tops, but they’re also a natural choice when you want to run around town in something inherently comfortable.
Knitwear isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind as it gets warm, but designers like Chloé are cutting them with summer in mind. These crochet maxis provide just the right amount of airflow, so choose your level of opacity and wear one to everything from relaxed pool days to casual weddings.
We’ve been seeing cut-out dresses for a while, but somehow these slasher styles feel perfect for summer. The safest options come in black, but we’re particularly fond of the white-out look, ideal for a hot summer night.