The 11 Biggest Trends for Teens this Summer

The 11 Biggest Trends for Teens this Summer

From prickly motifs to unicorn everything, the biggest fashion trends this summer can’t be missed! If you’re a seasoned fashionista, you probably already have at least half of these top fashion picks in your closet.

1. White Dresses

It must have been all those instagram fashion blogger shots on the beach in crisp white dresses that made us fall in love with this look. Or perhaps it was the graduation looks trends on Pinterest. Either way, we are loving white dresses this summer, whether they are long and flowy or short and skater style. In fact, Forever21 has a section devoted to nothing but you guessed it, White Dresses.

White dresses for women, teens

Pictured above: Boohoo White Crochet Dress

2. Off-the-Shoulder style tops

Everything was cold shoulder last year through the fall, this spring and summer everything is off the shoulder, from swimsuits to dresses, we can’t get enough of that ruffle-y goodness.


Pictured: (above) Velvet Heart striped off-shoulder dress, (below) Brandy Melville floral off-shoulder top, Forever21 Girls/Tween Denim Chambray Romper

3. Halter Neck Skater Dresses From the cropped halter neck tops to the halter neck style skater dresses, this is a key item this summer for teens! The figure flattering silhouette looks great on any body.


Pictured: (above) Romeo & Juliet Couture halter neck skater dress

4. Tee Shirt Dresses

Make no mistake, we love to dress cool and easy. Nothing says simple, comfy and cool like an oversized tee turned dress. Pictured: McQ Alexander McQueen, American Eagle, Honey Punch ‘Pretty Please’ Tee Dress, and Carven


*Bonus Summer Trend: Sneakers with Dresses

5. Gladiator Cage Sandals

Moms, teens and tweens are ga-ga over gladiator cage sandals.

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Pictured: (top) Forever21, Madden Girls Luvv Gladiator Sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Nude Sandals

6. One-Shoulder styles

It’s no longer just about the plain ole neckline anymore. Designers are changing it up a bit and making things interesting with the one-shoulder, asymmetrical, ruffle and strappy styles. This look is also a big hit in swimwear right now!

American Eagle ribbed dress

Riller & Fount one shoulder top

Bar III Cotton shirting one-shoulder blouse,

7. Unicorn everything.

From pool floats to graphic tees and accessories, one thing is certain: Our love for unicorns is strong. It doesn’t even matter what it is. Throw a unicorn on it and it’s instantly awesome.

Unicorn slippers by ASOS (NEED these!)

Funboy Unicorn Pool Float

Private Party Unicorn 1-Pc Swimsuit

H&M Uni-cone Tee


8. Cactus motifs

Don’t get me wrong, we still love our flamingos and pineapples, but this year, motifs took on another partner in crime, in the form of a giant desert succulent. Who know prickly could be so cute??

Kate Spade Cactus Ring (OMG!)


ASOS Cactus Tee and Shorts


American Rag Cactus tank top

Paul Smith pink cactus tee

9. Gingham Style

Nothing says summertime like a traditional picnic blanket print, right? Gingham print is showing up in some crazy places outside of parties and BBQs

10. Metallics, Glitter and Highlights.

From rainbow highlighter makeup trends to shoe trends, there is no shortage of glitzy metallics or highlight glow. Pick an accessory, any accessory, and it’s sparkling with the latest metallic color. From chrome nails to silver sneakers, we spotted it and we are LOVING it.  Makeup brand to try: Lime Crime


11. 80’s Forever!!

The 90’s trend was Aiiight, but now we turn our attention to the 80’s, which are totally gnarly again thanks to Eleven and her crew in the upside down (aka Stranger Things). From Mom Jeans 80s style sneakers (Vans old skools and Adidas), hi-cut swimsuits to MTV sweatshirts, the 80s are alive. Don’t be surprised if you see crimped hair and scrunchies..oh wait…We’ve already predicted those trends: Scrunchies and Crimped Hair


Marc Jacobs MTV Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters Mom Jeans, ASOS Hi-Cut Swimsuit

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I am hankering for a movie night with The Goonies now.

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