These are the 5 trends you should wear on heavy rotation this summer

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After months of living in sweats, joggers and hoodies, most people are ready to step up their style game. Fortunately, there are a bunch of great summer 2021 trends that make it easy to look good, no matter your budget.

If you only have a few dollars to spend, pick up a pair of retro sunglasses. This cute oval pair is on sale for less than $6 at Nordstrom Rack.

Working with a bit more moola? This River Island Smocked Matching Set will look great with these Puffy Knotted Slingback Sandals. Bonus: they’re all on sale, too!

Below, you’ll find five of the top summer 2021 trends that you should add to your wardrobe right away. They’ll look good while the weather is warm and into the fall season as well.

1. Retro Sunglasses

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No summer trend roundup is complete without the sunglasses of the season. This year, it’s all about retro sunglasses like the ones that were popular in the ’90s and early 2000s. These BP 50mm Retro Oval Sunglasses from Nordstrom Rack will look great against sunkissed skin all summer long.

2. Layered Necklaces

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Scroll through Instagram or TikTok, and you’re bound to see influencers and regular people alike rocking layered necklaces. While some folks actually wear two or three different necklaces, you can get the same look by purchasing a single necklace that comes with multiple tiers, like the Madewell Coin Layered Necklace from Nordstrom.

3. Matching Sets

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When you don’t have the energy to mix and match different pieces in your closet, a matched set will really come in handy. This cute River Island Smocked Matching Set is currently on sale for less than $50 Nordstrom (and yes, that price includes both pieces!).

4. Puffy Sandals

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You probably didn’t expect puffy sandals to be a thing, but here they are. Whenever you want to make an ordinary outfit feel a bit more interesting, throw on a pair of puffy sandals. These Puffy Knotted Slingback Sandals from Anthropologie are currently marked down to $89.95, from $125.

5. Straight-Leg Jeans

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Skinny jeans may be timeless, but they’re not particularly trendy right now. Instead, you’ll want to invest in a pair of straight-leg jeans like these Universal Thread Vintage Straight Cropped Jeans from Target that come in four different colors.

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