Fashion – Style – Trends

Six Summer Style Trends To Try in 2021

3 menswear photos of man wearing bright, graphic fall outfit, a flat lay of jeans and a flanner and a man wearing an argyle vest and jeans
Just like the weather, summer style trends are coming in hot! As the temps warm up, it looks like there’s a new trend to add to your moodboard every day. To take some of the guesswork out of what to shop for this summer, we’ve compiled a short but mighty list of summer styles to liven up your wardrobe (Spoiler alert: all of these trends can be found at your local Buffalo Exchange!). Scroll through for our top picks on what to wear this summer.

Get into the Groove-y Florals

Florals are ubiquitous year-round, and summer is no exception. Switch out your modern prints for throwback 90s-does-70s florals in bold, bright colors. Bonus points for grungy baby-doll silhouettes or tres chic suit tailoring!

Person wearing black daisy print dress with a yellow t-shirt underneath, cream cropped cardigan, black boots, and a milk carton shaped purse.
Person wearing black mesh dress with brightly colored flowers, distressed tights, purple satin handbag, and platform boots.
one man wearing a graphic tee and shorts next to another man wearing a plaid shirt and shorts
Person wearing Van Gogh's Starry Night printed mesh shirt, blue watercolor patterned midi skirt, and yellow and blue sneakers


Ah, the ultimate summer dressing dilemma: full coverage or breathability? Enjoy the best of both worlds with semi-sheer, long-sleeved mesh shirts in your pick of patterns. When it comes to prints, we say: the bolder, the better!

clothing laid flat, mesh longs sleeve top with swirling black pattern, orange and black tie-dyed pants, white sneakers and Pyer Moss logo beanie
Two people, one wearing an olive green cardigan set and checkered grey denim, the other in a green mesh top and grey slacks

Y2K All Day

This one’s for all the zillennials out there! Inspired by the years between the late nineties and early aughts, Y2K style is back with tube dresses, graphic pants and kitschy accessories that would make even Zenon jealous.

person striking a one arm up, cross legged pose, wearing purple velvet tube dress and Nike sneakers, they hold a novelty Hello Kitty purse in one hand
Two people standing back to back wearing metallic red and purple flared pants
cropped shot of someone wearing transparent plastic shoes covered in stickers, white socks and rolled up jeans
Two people wearing colorful shirts and denim, with another in a pink dress. All have accessories like silver jewelry, butterfly clips, and legwarmers.

Par for the Corset

Shapewear as everyday style has been around for a while (think compressive bike shorts styled for daily wear with tees or blazers), and the corset trend shows no sign of slowing down. Give major Bridgerton vibes with ivory satin or go punk rock with vegan leather and heavy-metal buckles!

white corset tank top, vegan leather culotte shorts, black lace-up calf boots and small black baguette bag
Two people wearing punk clothing, one in a red plaid dress and black vest, the other in a black dress with leather corset and silver-buckled boots.

Totally Twinning

As we’re able to reconnect irl with our bffs, coordinating outfits will be huge! Be it minimalist neutral sets, streetwear tees and cargos or Clueless-inspired plaid skirts and cropped tees, there’s a look out there perfectly tailored for your dynamic duo.

Two people wearing grunge-style clothing such as a zebra print skirt, loafers, black and purple striped sweater, and purple fishnets
Two people on a cement staircase, one wears a lemon-patterned button down shirt and white pants, the other a patchwork tank and black denim.

Fresh Fruit Fashion

Our last summer style trend is a sweet one: retro-inspired fruit prints! This juicy trend is perfect for summer and can easily be found in a range of styles, from pineapple-print sets to cherry embroidered dresses.

person standing in front of flower bushes wears fruit printed white slip dress and casual white sneakers
cherry-printed dress, cropped red cardigan, red sandals, black handbag and cherry printed bucket hat
black cherry print dress, red framed sunglasses, green handbag and white Reebok sneakers
pineapple printed two piece shirt and short set, paired with oversized sunglasses, pink slide sandals and pink top-handle purse

Feeling inspired to shop? Don’t fill that online cart just yet — we haven’t gotten to our favorite summer trend: shopping sustainably! When you shop secondhand at your local Buffalo Exchange, you’re playing a major role in keeping clothing out of landfills. Plus, you’ll be able to find all of these summer styles (plus more!) for a fraction of the cost. Oh, and let’s not forget that when you sell your closet cleanout at Buffalo Exchange, you can choose between cash or trade — that means that the cost of your new look could be totally covered by the things you weren’t wearing anyway! To learn more about how to sell, check out this handy post — we can’t wait to see you in our store!