Whether you love it or hate it, the hot girl summer aesthetic and inspired outfits are here with the rise in heat. For those who aren’t quite sure what the phrase means, ‘hot girl summer‘ is about making the most of your summer while practising self-love and self-confidence, having healthy boundaries and relationships, hyping yourself and the people around you. And trendy and risqué fashion choices, of course! Unlike other trends, this one isn’t for the faint-hearted Here are all the not-so-subtle hot girl summer outfits to try and how to style them.
All about asymmetrical
This is a summer must-have for those who have a preference for edgy but minimal styles. From one-shoulder crop tops to uneven seams of mini skirts, this innovative yet impractical style is creative, chic and sexy at the same time. When it comes to styling, go for all neutral outfit for elegant vibes and opt for colours if you want the most trendy outfit. It’s a win from every side!
hot girl summer straps
Whether it’s wrapped around your midriff as a part of the top/swimsuit/bottoms or slithering around your ankles, showing off your summer shoes. This daring but cute trend is not a micro-trend anymore with all IT girls taking its side. They may look a little daunting to style, but proper proportions and a bit of confidence is all you need to pull this straps trend off.
Bold and colourful prints
Like I said before, hot girl summer outfits are not for the faint-hearted. And neither are summer 2021’s favourite print. Leave the subtility for spring. This summer, it’s bolder the better. Think of 70s huge florals, tropical vibe, big blocks and geometrical prints, and the best of bright colours. Whether you prefer midi dresses or scarf tops, you know what to go for.
Pretty in pink
This colour trend was spotted everywhere on the S/S 21 runways and has already entered the wardrobes of the y2k enthusiasts and summer side of Pinterest. While bubblegum was the most prevailing, it doesn’t matter if your style leans more towards pastel or metallic pink.
Let me explain in a simple font, Y2k accessories = hot girl summer accessories.
Here are some of trendy accessories for summer-
- Bucket hats
- Baguette bag
- Claw clips
- Rectangular sunglasses
- Butterfly accessories
- Waist chains
Personal favourite: Halter necks
This one is the most iconic trend of summer and my personal favourite.
I think none of us was surprised when halter neck popped back in this 2000s trends resurgence era. With so many options from silky, tassled at the edge, summery pastels or ones with strings attached, adding this risque style to your closet should be easy. And styling halter necks should be even easier. Since the trend will be the focus of the outfit, you can just pair a halter neck top with wide-leg jeans or pants for an effortlessly trendy outfit.
Poofy and padded
After years of quilted bags dominance on high fashion, shoes and headbands have also taken the poofy direction. And honestly, all the credit goes to Bottega Veneta. From elegant square-toe mules to comfy modern flats, the quilted trend is here to stay for a long time. While styling, pay attention to proportions. For example, pair quilted sandals with something skin fit -like a ribbed bodycon dress. As for headbands, the voluminous the better!
Tube and tank tops
Outfits can’t be styled with only statement pieces. In fact, my favourite formula to put an outfit together is- trendy statement piece + basics + favourite accessories (jot it down for ‘I have nothing to wear’ days). And for 2021, tube and tank tops are the most versatile basics for hot girl summer. You can layer these basics under a linen cropped blazer or button-down, and you can also style eye-catching ones as statement pieces!
Hot girl summer outfits must have: mini skirts
When it comes to the mini-skirt trend for styling hot girl summer outfits, it’s needless to say, the smaller the better. According to the barely-there style reflected in S/S 21, many of the minis are low waisted, making them the tiniest skirts I’ve ever seen. If you aren’t sure about low-waist (honestly, me neither), high waist bottoms work just fine as long as hemlines are short.
Now this “naked” trend has a spectrum according to the amount of skin revealed. While bold side cutouts on dresses sit on one end of the spectrum, the other end is occupied by keyhole cutout on ribbed basics. From this wide range, you can surely find something that fits your style! And you can style them just as you would a basic piece -light layers, monochrome styling, accessorized with stacked jewellery and with cool denim.
Matching summer sets are one of the key outfit trends to add to your closet for a hot girl summer. Not only it’s the easiest way to style a trendy outfit, but it’s also very versatile as the pieces can be styled as separates. While spring saw comfy and basic choices, summer is all about vibrant prints, mixed textures, plaids, asymmetrical and strappy details.
Peek-a-boo with sheer or mesh
If full-on bare skin in crops, halter necks and cut-outs too much for you, try sheer instead. Just like the cutout trend, you have levels of exposure to choose from.
If you prefer to have romantic pieces in your wardrobe, sheer blouses look just as fresh as did before the pandemic. They can be styled in many different ways thanks to their versatility. You can also opt for tulle dresses that are getting super popular on Instagram. However, if your style is edgy, mesh tops are also perfect for the summer heat.
For curvy ladies, risque clothes could be troublesome so I’d recommend checking out hot girl summer hacks before styling outfits.