Just Because These Ugly Summer Trends Are Popular Doesn’t Make Them OK

The thing about summer fashion is that you can think you look really cute when in fact, you could be wrong. So very wrong. There are a lot of trends that exist simply because Kim Kardashian wore it while getting ice cream one time, but that shouldn’t make it okay for regular people to wear. Like, I don’t see hangover sweats and baseball hats becoming a trend because I wore that while grocery shopping. IDGI. Just because the media and A-list celebs we stalk on Insta wear it, doesn’t mean it looks good IRL. From one betch to another, here are 5 ugly summer trends you really don’t want to be caught dead wearing.

1. Floral Dad Patterns

Part of me knows that this is slightly a joke, but I can’t help but wonder given the amount of girls I’ve seen legitimately wear this out to the bars. I don’t care if it’s a sorority mixer theme, and I definitely don’t care if the pattern is on a dress—tacky floral button-up styles are so not okay and like, not even that funny, either. If it looks like something your dad would wear to a BBQ, put it back on the rack.

ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Cropped Hawaiian Shirt

2. Toe Sandals

Feet weird me out, tbh and it’s even worse if my toe is given a spotlight in a shoe. These are just a straight-up no from me, dawg.

Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria braided leather sandals

3. Biker Shorts

No. Just fucking no. I don’t care which celeb wore these first or which designer made them. These are not fucking cool to wear out to the club. If this is the country we’re living in, I’m moving to like, Bora Bora. Biker shorts belong in the gym or your nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods. That’s all.

PrettyLittleThing Basic Black Bike Shorts

4. Bucket Hats

Certain stylish hats just started becoming fashionable and socially acceptable again, so let’s not push it. Floppy sun hats are chic, whereas bucket hats are probs best worn by your Uncle Jim and 1990s rappers only. Stick with bohemian styles this summer, and for the love of god, don’t even look twice at these. Bucket hats don’t look good with anything, I promise. If someone tells you otherwise, they’re lying.

Urban Outfitters Floral Crochet Bucket Hat

 5. Chunky Sneakers

This is another dad-inspired trend that makes me question why and when we started looking to our dads for fashion inspo??? Maybe you live in Brooklyn. Maybe you’re just a hipster. Either way, the dad sneaker isn’t my fave. Although probs super comfy, you can still get both the look and comfort by opting for a pair of like, Vans, Adidas, or literally any other sneaker.

Jeffrey Campbell Lo-fi Sneakers

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5 Summer Trends You Need To Have By The End Of This Month
The weather is (finally) getting warmer and slightly stickier, baristas are losing their patience by 9am, and the trains seem to smell more like shit everyday. This is summer in New York, and I truly wouldn’t trade it for the world—along with the ever-changing, yet always surprising fashion trends that come along with it. Every year there’s always a handful of trends to keep up with, and this year is obviously no different. From denim pieces to boho hats to trendy mules, here are the summer trends your closet should have by the end of the month if you’re trying to survive this summer in style.

1. Cute Jumpsuit

If you don’t already have one, I’m assuming you live under a literal rock. A jumpsuit is absolutely necessary for surviving multiple social events this summer. Make it a black one and you’ll have one you can slip into in the office on your way to happy hour on Friday. Pair it with heels and you’ll have an outfit ready for an upcoming summer wedding.
by the way. Julianna cut out jumpsuit

2. Straw Hat

Surprisingly, there are styles of hats you can wear without looking like a total idiot. This versatile style can be worn to every music festival you plan on attending these next few months, or you can sport it to just a boozy brunch with the girls on Sunday.
Brixton Joanna hat

3. Denim Jacket

I mean, this one is kind of a given. You’ll need a lightweight jacket for all of those cool summer nights during which you’ll be barhopping. Buy a trendy denim jacket you can wear with like, literally any outfit in your closet.
Boohoo Zoe oversized distressed denim jacket

4. Culottes

Yes, there are comfy af pants that aren’t leggings or sweats. And yes, you can wear these to work (no casual Fridays necessary) and to any bar, regardless of dress code. Praise fucking be. Culottes are a must-have this season, and if you get them in white, you’ll have a long-lasting summer staple to get through next summer, too.

ASOS Design Tailored Linen Culotte With Tie Waist And Turn Up

5. Mules

Ditch flats and lame-ass slip-ons for a style that comes with the block heel we’ve loved since last summer. The thick hella chic heel makes for a comfortable strut so you won’t be the one complaining about how bad your feet hurt for once.

Urban Outfitters Wood Heel Mule

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The Best Summer Skirts To Show Off Your Waist, Legs & More

Gone are the Laguna Beach-esque denim skirts that were probs the sole reason Hollister and Abercrombie Fitch were ever relevant. Thank god the fashion sphere had a wake-up call post-2005 so we could begin wearing skirts that weren’t the length of a human thumb. Skirts are still really effing cute and trendy when worn with an equally cute top and pair of shoes. What’s even better is the fact that a good skirt can seriously make your legs, waist, and booty look fucking amazing—no gym membership required. However, the secret to finding your most flattering style is all in the silhouette, obv. I’ve done the Google search research for you. Here’s which of the summer skirts you should buy based on the body part you want to show off. Better yet, buy one of each to look hot all summer long.

If You Want To Show Off Your Waist

Any high-waisted skirt is perfect to show off your torso and waist. The natural hem looks relaxed on you, and therefore, automatically makes you look super slender and in shape for summer. A longer style such as a maxi also makes you look taller and probs like five pounds lighter.

Lulus Pistola My Squad Olive Green Maxi Skirt

If You Want To Show Off Your Butt

Whether you’ve got a J. Lo booty or you’re working your ass off to get one, it’s still worthy of showing off. The tighter, the better for your butt—fucking duh. To accentuate dat ass with a skirt, you’ll def want a show-stopping pencil skirt that hugs your waist and makes your booty look toned af.

ASOS High Waisted Pencil Skirt

If You Want To Show Off Your Thighs

The best style for showing off your legs is a skater style, or like, a style that’s close enough. The high-rise hem keeps your brunch bloat tucked in, and the flowy bottom brings attention to your thighs for all the right reasons. It’s not about how much skin you’re showing—so as long as your skirt is swishing with you as you walk, your coworkers will probs be asking you for your workout plan on leg day.


Off-White Plisse Skirt

If You Want To Show Off Your Calves

I feel like calves are a seriously undervalued body part. I mean, all of the squats and lunges we actually put work into make our calves look that much better in bodycons, heels, and skirts. Just like the rest of your curves, they deserve some spotlight. A knee or midi-length skirt that fits like a pencil is perfect for making your calves stand out. All you need is a pair of wedges and you’ll look straight-up .

Levi’s Button Thru Skirt

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ASOS Has A Ton Of Summer Essentials For 30% Off

There’s no better feeling than splurging for a new set of clothes. At the end of every pay period, whether you’re working hard or hardly working, you deserve to treat yo’self, in ways that don’t involve alcohol, for surviving yet another work week. As the weather gets nicer and we ease our way into easy summertime livin’, this means stocking up on flirty dresses, strappy sandals, and the perfect bathing suits before the basic bitches get to them first. Our savior, ASOS, is helping you out by holding a 30% off summer essentials sale. This means there are some cute af dresses, shoes, swimsuits, and a bunch of other shit for like, SO cheap. Amen. Here is what to load your cart with from the ASOS summer sale.

1. ASOS DESIGN Lace Insert Tie Front Top With Ruffle Hem

I’m starting to see these shirts everywhere, so the pressure is real to buy one ASAP. The balance of slutty and trendy is almost too good to resist, so rest assured you’d be putting this to good use with various outfits this summer.

2. Lost Ink Navy Espadrille Platform Heeled Sandals

Wedges aren’t really a thing anymore, but thick block heels definitely are. This wraparound style will for sure get you tons of compliments every time you wear them out, and it’s an added bonus that they’re comfortable enough to last hours in.

3. ASOS DESIGN Denim Wrap Skirt In Stonewash Blue

Denim skirts that teeter on the fine line of “Is my ass showing?” should be left in the 2000s where they belong. The modern midi-length version is one that’s appropriate enough to take from office to happy hour hoe without flashing everyone when you get out of your Uber. Bless.

4. ASOS DESIGN Scuba Bardot Double Ruffle Pleated Mini Dress

The limit does not exist for how many summer dresses one can possibly own. Whether it’s for a summer wedding, boozy brunch, or weekend getaway in the Hamptons, you’ll find more than plenty of occasions at which to flaunt this one. The fun coral color will make you look like a glowing goddess, and its ruffle top comes in clutch just in case your summer bod isn’t quite ready for a tight af bodycon (hi, it’s me).

5. ASOS Strappy Ring Back Swimsuit

If you don’t take a Bambi Insta in a one piece swimsuit, did you even really do summer? The one piece trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon, so a solid black style with a scandalous neckline and ‘gram-worthy strappy back is a must-have at this point. It’s also under $20, sooo yeah, you’re like, so welcome.

Photo: Melody Jacob / Unsplash; ASOS (5)

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