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Up and coming trends to look out for this summer

The weather is finally warm, classes are wrapping up and summer is just about here. Like every season, new trends are starting to emerge. Here’s a list of up-and-coming trends you might see this summer:

Slicked-back ponytails

This trend gained traction through TikTok influencer Darcy McQueeny and can be seen in her “GRWM for class” TikToks. McQueeny almost always wears a slicked-back ponytail to class and sometimes to go out with her friends. This hairstyle has been more prevalent in the bar scene and is definitely an up-and-coming trend that will surely flourish this summer. The hot weather almost leaves those with long hair with no choice but to put it up in one way or another, so this sleek style is a great option.

Neon colors

Summer often offers a boost in happiness for a lot of people. Another thing that can elevate one’s mood is bright colors; there’s no better time to wear those colors than summertime. It wouldn’t be surprising to see clothes the colors of neon pink and green be really popular this summer. Neon-colored nail polish, accessories and clothes will definitely be on the rise this summer. 

Bubble braids

Another up-and-coming hairstyle that will flourish this summer is bubble braids. No matter how unskilled you are at doing hair, most people can do a bubble braid. It’s quick, easy and chic. If you want to spice it up, braid a section of a ‘bubble’ with a fishtail braid or regular braid. For those of us with longer hair, this hairstyle is great for keeping our hair off our necks during the hot summer months.

Matching workout sets

You’ve likely seen them all around campus: workout sets. They’re versatile, easy and not to mention absolutely adorable. Amazon sells a wide variety of these sets, and if you’re willing to spend a little more money on them, Aerie would be a great place to stop too!


Jorts are back and better than ever. Jean shorts, or “jorts,” will surely be a hot trend this summer, but not just any jean shorts. A big trend you’ll probably see this summer is jorts that go almost down to above the knee – we aren’t talking about cut-offs here. Denim shorts that are a bit longer will definitely be a hot item this summer.

Biker shorts

Another clothing item, biker shorts, will surely be an ‘oh so stylish’ item this summer. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to style them and what to pair them with, look no further than Princess Diana. The princess wore biker shorts and a light pullover in many of the photos paparazzi took of her, so if you’re going to get biker short inspo from anyone, let it be her.


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