The weather has been heating up and so are this year’s summer 2021 fashion trends!

For the past year, many of us have been stuck in the house wearing our favorite PJs and loungewear, but now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, there is more excitement to get out of bed and get dressed each morning!

So here’s what you need to know to get back into the summer swing.

It’ all about feeling and looking free and vibrant – yet chic – in your clothing. From pastels to crop tops and even glitter, the fashion trends for summer 2021 did not come to play around. Cosmopolitan has listed these top nine summer fashion trends that made the must-have list.

  • Crop tops
  • Puffy sleeves
  • Cut-outs
  • Sheer
  • Glitter
  • Wrap-around straps
  • Pastel
  • Wide-leg trousers
  • Netting

Crop tops

Crop tops have always been in style and this year is no different. Whether you wear them with a jacket on top or in a cute and flirty bralette style, your look will scream summer!

Puffy sleeves

Puffy sleeves are for all the babes who live larger than life! This summer we want to take up space and have our presence known. These puffy sleeves do just that while bringing volume, confidence, and fierceness wherever you go!


The cut-out trend is for all the ones who want to be edgy and flirty. Not only will you get some sick tan lines with this #ootd but you will be bringing flavor and spice while looking cute and nice!


The sheer trend is unique and fairy-like. Giving a more ’70s vibe, it’s set to bring calmness with a hint of flair. The sheer trend is perfect for a beach outing or day party by the pool.


Glitter’s had its ups and downs in the fashion world but this year it’s up once again! Metallic silver is the go-to this year and nothing says summer like a little sparkle!

Wrap-around straps

Wrap-around straps give personality to your look. Jazz up your summer look with a criss-cross pattern strap wrapped around your body. This gives a bikini feel with no swimsuit!


Pastels are a never-ending summer trend in the fashion industry. As usual, the fashion houses did not disappoint this year, keeping most of the looks vibrant and cutting edge.

Wide-leg trousers

Wide-leg trousers are for all the ’80s fashion lovers out there. This pants look brings a “tomboy chic” vibe to your sophisticated, yet fun and comfy look.


The netting trend isn’t for everyone but will definitely have you looking like you just came out of the sea with Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Netting is similar to the sheer trend but can be seen as a sleeker option or even vintage, depending on how you rock your outfit.

The cities are open, ladies, and so are the stores, so tell us which look will you be stepping out in this summer?!?