summer trends | love 'em or leave 'em

With each passing season comes a new set of trends. Whether you shop online or in store, follow bloggers or read magazines, it's hard to avoid the newest forms of fashion just waiting to make their way into your closet. Unfortunately, not all trends are good trends. 
summer trends 2014
fruit print // birkenstocks // embroidery // skorts // matching separates // caged gladiator sandals

While I'm loving matching separates and spend more time narrowing down which one to buy than I do seeking them out, I am not at all digging the rise of the Birkenstock. I hoped gladiator sandals would be on their way out after 2010, but instead they've gotten bigger and badder. On the other hand, I want anything and everything that has a fruit print on it. I really liked the idea of skorts when they first made their comeback last year, but the shape is all wrong this time around. I find them really unflattering, and it seems like maybe if we stop teetering on whether or not we should buy them, they'll just go back to 1996 where they came from. Now, if I could just fill my closet with beautiful, airy embroidered dresses, I'd have all the summer essentials I could ask for.

What trends are you loving, and which are you leaving, this summer?

11 comments

  1. I agree completely with you on the crazy gladiator sandals and birkenstocks!! You are right on about these trends. Keep up the good work!

    www.theladylovely.com

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  2. Hahaha!!! All of your "leave 'ems" are exactly like mine. I cannot wear things I told myself I would never wear again. There are pictures of me sporting skorts and birks when I was 9. Don't need to repeat those.

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  3. I'm definitely loving the matching separates, although I haven't found the perfect set for me yet. As you can see on my blog I'm totally embracing the fruit trend as well :)

    Birks were never a thing for me, especially since my feet are so skinny slip ons easily fall off. And to be honest I haven't even given skorts a thought! haha

    -Maddy

    http://cassidylou.com

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  4. Agreed with you on all three fronts! Though, I don't know if I'll actually get any matching separates since I just got a bunch of clothes, but it is so cute. I'm now looking forward to seeing you in some!

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  5. I have to rock the Birkenstocks if I'm on vacation or at an outdoor festival, anything with a bunch of walking around or standing on my feet. I have poor arches and any other sandal is murder on my feet. They aren't attractive but I guess they are more for orthopedic purposes.

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  6. I agree with you on all of these!! I love embroidery so much! I like fruit prints and matching separates as trends, but not on me. It's not my style.
    ~Sara

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  7. I wish skorts had better shapes. If they did, I would have an awesome collection. I have to walk on metro grids to get to work, and I would love wearing skirts without worrying that people will get to see my undies.

    Juls Out of Nowhere

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  8. Agree with all of this...except I still kinda dig the geometric skort from Zara. I've seen so many embroidered dresses and tops for different stores and I have to fight the urge to but them all!

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  9. Thank you! I refuse to let birks come back. They have always been atrocious. I'm liking the fruit prints and have yet to try the matching separates. I'l have to think about those as they remind me a bit too much of elementary school!


    alysiaave.blogspot.com

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  10. Ugh, i HATE Birkenstocks! I also don't really like skorts. They're always too short so that you can see the shorts underneath or they're just too tight and oddly shaped.

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  11. The 90s are back in full swing!

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