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Ladies, summer is coming quicker than a Monday morning, and it would behoove us to be fashionably prepared!  Outside is slowly opening again, and we must get our threads in order to properly slay forthcoming events like brunches, birthday dinners, Instagram photo shoots, etc.  As a result of Covid having most of us under a rock for the past year or so, our wardrobes may need a facelift.  Therefore, if you are unsure whether that dress you purchased in 2019 (and never got to wear) is still good for Summer 2021, I am here to tell you it is.  You may just have to spice it up by pairing it with one or two of the five summer 2021 fashion trends below.  Check them out!

5 Summer Trends You Should add to Your Wardrobe  was originally published on

1. Mule Heels

Mule Heels Source:Pretty Little Thing

I distinctly remember my mother and grandmother rocking mules faithfully.  As a child, I labeled them as a grown lady shoe that I had no business wearing.  Since I no longer think as a fashion novice, I want at least three pairs.  I thought I would never say this but…. between you and I, I think I am kind of falling for the kitten heel mules as well – shhhhh!  

Mules make sense.  They are a comfortable shoe that you can slide right into without all the fuss.  They pair well with jeans, dresses, shorts, skirts…. everything!  Visit any one of your favorite shoe stores, and I guarantee they will have some mules that fit your style.     

2. Matching Sets

Sets are here to stay!  The 90’s trend has made its way to the future, and I can’t get enough of it!  A matching short suit set is perfect for that lunch date or happy hour meetup with your girls.  It is a powerful fashion look that screams “ready for the world”.  I understand that some states have disrespectful summers where the heat is unbearable, so a jacket may be too much.  And if this is the case in your state, make it a monochromatic look so that you can lose the jacket and still have a matching set.  Or try a crop top with matching biker shorts.  Either way, get a set!   

3. Prints/Patterns

Prints/Patterns Source:Fe Noel

This summer, patterns and prints are where it is at.  Now don’t get rid of your all-black ensembles, just add some spice to it.  There is nothing more beautiful than colorful patterns and prints draped on melanin skin.  So live out loud this summer in an eye-catching pattern/print.  Throw some yellows, pinks, blues, greens, and purples in the mix for a fun look.    

4. Sneakers and Dresses

Sometimes we want to mix cute with comfortable, and this summer that is exactly what we will do!  Do not forgo your favorite dress because you do not feel like wearing heels with it.  Put that dress on and pair it with your favorite tennis shoes! This look will be in heavy rotation for me this summer.  It allows me to still feel feminine while preserving my feet.  

All white sneakers will pair well with most dresses; however, if you want to play around with color – grab some neon-colored sneaks and match them with a loud colored dress.  It will go perfectly with the summer vibes!  

5. Small Tote Bags

Small Tote Bags Source:Tajah A'Kira

During this summer there will be a silent competition on who has the cutest, tiniest purse.  These little sacs are everywhere, and they are showstoppers!  I am a big bag girl myself, but I must admit that carrying my small totes are more convenient and fun.  Of course you cannot fit your entire bathroom in the bag (believe me, I have tried), but they are a total fashion statement and who doesn’t love making a stylish statement?  Try a pop-colored tiny tote to add flavor to your look.    


There you have it, five summer trends that you can add to your wardrobe.  Which trend/trends will be in rotation for you?