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Summer Wardrobe Refresh: 6 Hot New Trends

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the world of fashion is buzzing with excitement. Summer 2023 is approaching!

Higher temps, longer days and vacations, I mean, what's not to love?

Now that I've got you all excited... it's time to grab your sunglasses and dive into 6 hot new trends. (No pun intended)!

If you're looking for a summer wardrobe refresh, or to add some new items to your closet, read my suggestions below for the very best summer outfit-makers on the market.

As an added bonus, I've given you easy style tips on how to make these 6 hot summer trends more wearable in your everyday wardrobe.


From raffia bags to classic espadrille shoes and raffia hats, this trend is defining the 2023 summer fashion season.

Raffia is lightweight and airy so the woven material makes for a a great beach or pool accessory.

However, this season's raffia trend is more than just a day-time accessory.

Raffia can make your night-time outfits so much more glamorous and unexpected.

Think: an elegant raffia clutch paired with a flowy dress or wide-leg breezy trousers and heels for date-nights. You can instantly take your summer look to the next level!

Style Tip: Purchase your raffia accessory in a color other then tan straw. Why not try a color pop or pattern such as the photo above?


It goes without saying that linen is the light and breezy fabric of any summer season.

However, this summer's trend is all about linen maxi dresses to keep you cool while temperatures are on the rise.

Maybe your first thought when you hear linen this season shouldn't be your tried-and-true white linen trousers.

Instead reach for a linen dress as a chic way to beat the heat!

Style Tip: Try a linen maxi dress with a pop of color textured raffia bag for a summer look that is totally on-point!


Gladiator sandals have officially inserted themselves as one of summer's chicest trends.

Gladiator sandals go with nearly any summer outfit in your closet and can be worn casually or to more formal settings.

Style Tip: Wear your gladiator sandals under your trousers to work and later change into your favorite shorts or mini skirt and show off your gladiator sandals for a sexy date-night look!


The metallic trend is taking over the summer season (no longer being reserved for the holidays or formal events).

So pair your summer tan with anything silver or gold!

Style Tip: Try your shiny shade in the form of a gladiator sandal (as above) and cover 2 hot summer trends in one outfit!


Anyone who has worked with me knows how much I love a great blazer to pull together any look. However, summer temps make wearing blazers problematic.

That's why, this summer I'll be reaching for the tailored vest as the star of my outfit.

A tailored vest is the perfect solution if you are wondering what to wear to work in the summer.

Style Tip: For an off-duty summer look that is completely on-trend, try pairing your tailored vest with a pair of denim shorts and your gladiator sandals!


Tie-dye for summer is hardly new, but this season's tie-dye is much more sophisticated.

Made up of 2-3 hues of thoughtfully brushed strokes, makes for a modern spin on this childish trend.

Style Tip: Go for a sophisticated tie-dyed wrap skirt that can be dressed up or down by simply changing your accessories.

Whether you're packing your suitcase or just gearing up for summer, be sure to add these 6 hot new trends to your cart for the ultimate summer wardrobe refresh.

As always, I'm here if you need some inspiration on how to style these pieces.

Remember, having items in your closet that you love, will make getting dressed everyday much easier.

In fact, wearing something that you love will ultimately boost your mood and help you accomplish your goals.

After all, when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you're more confident in anything you do!

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