I think about trends a lot (it’s my job, after all), but the truth is I’m quite picky about the trends I actually buy. The reason? The sheer number of outdated, “trendy” pieces I remove from my closet each season. Don’t get me wrong—I still invest in plenty of trends, but I prefer to wait a bit before purchasing to see if said trend will stand the test of time (no one-season wonders for me), as I hate having to donate something I only wore a handful of times. But it happens, so before I add to my closet each season, I usually weed out the expiring trends that I know I’m done wearing (for the foreseeable future, at least).
For summer 2021, I’ve been busy shopping for bubblegum pink, baguette bags, longer shorts, and much more, so a closet clean-out was imperative. Scroll on to find out which summer trends sadly didn’t make it into the “keep” pile and which ones sparked enough joy to stay.