It’s time to go shopping!

While you are getting ready for an awesome summer in Toronto packed with concerts and fun events, do you know what’s as important as scoring those tickets? Nailing your outfit, of course! We’ve all been there: stressing over putting together the perfect look only to end up in a fashion funk. Well, fear not, because we’re here to help.

This summer, there are some key clothing pieces that are gonna be all the rage. They’re not just stylish, they’re also super versatile additions to your wardrobe, making outfit planning a breeze.

We’ve done the homework for you and put together a list of all the hottest fashion trends you can expect to see, with insights from a fashion student. So, let’s jump right into our summer fashion forecast and get you ready to nail those summer vibes!

Meet Nathalie Gomez

Nathali posing in a restaurant
Image via Nathalie Gomez

Nathalie Gomez, a third-year Fashion Management student at Humber College, brings a unique blend of international flair and trend-savvy expertise to the table. With a Colombian background and a passion for thrifting and styling, Gomez’s journey into the world of fashion was practically written in the stars. As the editorial assistant for Humber’s magazine, Infuse, and the team leader of Humber’s Styling Squad, she’s already making waves in the industry.

Her love affair with fashion started early, with childhood dress-up sessions paving the way for a future immersed in style. Now, armed with insights from her studies and hands-on experience, Gomez’s fashion forecasts for the summer are buzzing with excitement. From elevated basics with a nod to 90s vibes, to the continuation of spring trends like draped tops and Y2K styles, there’s something for everyone.

Gomez stays ahead of the curve by keeping a keen eye on platforms like WGSN and WWD, as well as staying plugged into the latest from fashion powerhouses like Vogue and Fashion Week pages on social media.

Gomez’s advice is simple yet profound: stay passionate, stay informed and never stop exploring your personal style journey.

After an interesting interview, this is what we think is going to be the next big thing this summer!

Cowboy boots

Yeehaw! Get ready to saddle up because this summer cowboy boots are riding into town and taking over the fashion scene. So, don’t be caught off guard when you see everyone strutting their stuff in outfits straight out of Coachella.

The secret sauce is to pair ’em up with floral or mini dresses. Yep, you heard that right! These versatile kicks can add a touch of Western flair to any outfit. So dust off those boots, folks, and get ready to boot-scoot your way to summer-style perfection!

Floral Ruffle Dresses

A woman is wearing a long floral ruffle dress. She is dressed for a special occasion.
Photo via Pinterest by Vchapmanstudio

Because ruffles are here to dance their way into your summer wardrobe!

Known for their playful movement and flirty vibes, ruffles are the ultimate summer statement. And what better way to embrace their whimsical charm than with a fabulous floral ruffle dress? It’s like wearing a garden party on your sleeve!

So whether you’re picnicking in the park or sipping cocktails at a rooftop soirée, let those ruffles sway and shimmy in the summer breeze.

Crochet cardigan

A girl is wearing a trendy crochet cardigan. She pairs it with her favourite rattan bag. (fashion forecast)
Photo via Pinterest by Mjsoffthehookdesigns

Beach days are a summer essential! If you’re looking to put together the perfect outfit for soaking up some sun, look no further than the Boho-style cardigan. It’s the epitome of laid-back chic, offering just the right amount of breezy vibes for those carefree summer days.

To elevate your outfit, you can accessorize it with a rattan shoulder bag.

Neutral colours

A guy is dressed in neutral shorts and a short-sleeved set. He pairs the look with his New Balance sneakers. (fashion forecast)
Photo via Pinterest by Gap

You can never go wrong with neutral colours, they go with everything and always come in handy! Seriously, what’s not to love? Whether you’re rocking a classic beige or a chic charcoal, neutrals bring a timeless elegance to any outfit.

They’re the ultimate confidence booster because you know you’re always gonna look effortlessly stylish. So, if you’re on the hunt for wardrobe essentials that’ll never let you down, look no further than some staple neutral pieces.


A guy is wearing a black and white striped shirt with shorts.
Photo via eBay

One thing that will always trend in men’s fashion is striped shirts, especially for the summer. They’re available in different colours and styles, making it easier to find the best one. So you will always have something to wear on special occasions.

Low-top and minimalist sneakers

A woman is showing us a picture of her black and white Adidas Sambas.
Photo via Pinterest by Fashion Jackson

By now, most of us own a pair of New Balances. Low-tops sneakers have made their way into wardrobes in the past few years. And with the Adidas Sambas on the block, it’s time to get a pair to wear with your favourite baggy jeans or trousers.

Kitten heels

A pair of black and white stripped kitten heels. (fashion forecast)
Photo via Pinterest

Kitten heels are making a comeback in 2024! Whether you’re going for a chic/casual look, kitten heels can elevate your outfit to the next level.

And with patio season approaching, this is the perfect time to invest in a pair of sling-back heels. Plus, you can always wear them with a blazer for a casual office look.

Maxi denim skirts

A girl is wearing a maxi denim skirt. She pairs it with a white tee, sunglasses and platform sandals.
Photo via Pinterest by Koweis

In case you’re wondering, these maxi denim skirts are not just a Fall wardrobe essentials. We’re moving into the summer with these skirts, where you can always dress them up or down. It’s totally up to you!

Remember, fashion is all about experimenting – so get creative.

Baggy jeans

A girl is wearing her favourite baggy jeans. She pairs it with a white tee and white air forces.
Photo via Pinterest by UrbanOutfitters

Say goodbye to cargo pants and say hello to baggy jeans this summer! What’s not to love when they’re comfortable and stylish.

Plus, you can buy a pair from Garage. We all know they have the best jeans and sweatpants at a great price.

Build those outfits

A picture of different clothing items, put together to create the ultimate summer look. This includes sunglasses, straight jeans and Adidas Sambas.
Photo via Pinterest by SimplybyKristina

Now that you’re in the loop with our fashion forecast, it’s time to unleash your inner style guru and start curating those killer outfits. Chances are, you already have some of these staple items hanging in your closet, just waiting to be styled to perfection. And for anything missing, fear not! Your favorite stores are just a shopping spree away. With a few key pieces, you’ll have endless outfit possibilities at your fingertips, ready to slay all summer long.

So, what are you waiting for? With a calendar jam-packed with exciting events and sun-soaked adventures, there’s no better time to strut your stuff and soak up those feel-good vibes. Get dolled up, embrace the sunshine, and make every moment count. After all, summer waits for no one, so let’s make it one for the books!

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