Sweet summertime is on the way. But before you open up your swimming pool or break out the grill, it’s all about preparing your wardrobe. Yep, that’s right: With each season comes trends and updates. Before you shop, take a look at what you have to look forward to this summer in fashion.

Animal print

No matter what, you just can’t keep the cheetahs, snakes and leopards down. Animal print clothing is back – with a vengeance. Cater to your wild side with an edgy, cheetah-print shoe, leopard maxi dress or snakeskin handbag. Choose your spirit animal – aka a print that best suits your personality, whatever that is!

Lace Back Animal Print Top

Lace Back Animal Print Top

Black and white

There’s a reason why black and white never goes out of style. It’s classic and sophisticated, and it works for just about any occasion – especially for a night out. Heading to an elegant dinner at an al fresco restaurant? Opt for a breezy, black and white dress. Shake things up with a bold-colored sandal to make your outfit pop!

Keyhole Geo Dress

Keyhole Geo Dress

Irresistible color

Sure, black and white is one option, but don’t skimp on color in your wardrobe. Summer is the perfect time to make waves with beautiful and eye-catching shades like canary yellow, periwinkle and seafoam green. Can’t choose? Get them all. A little (or a lot of) color never hurt anybody.

Crochet Bell Sleeve Top

Crochet Bell Sleeve Top

Metallics

Ladies, it’s time to shine. This shimmering pattern finish is easier to incorporate into your wardrobe than you might have thought. Looking for a hot summer handbag? Try a metallic tote; it goes with just about everything. Or, put that sparkle on your feet. Stock your shoe rack with some embellished sandals or flats. There’s nothing as jaw-dropping than a gold metallic shoe. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to get your toenails painted!

Colored Jewels Sandal by Midnight Velvet

Colored Jewels Sandal by Midnight Velvet

Cobalt

Searching for your new signature color? Look no further. This summer, it’s all about the cobalt blue. This shade is flattering on just about everyone. It’s bold yet sophisticated, which means it works on a swimsuit for those days at the beach or your skirt suit for the office. Once you go blue, you won’t go back.

Rhinestone and Stud Hobo Handbag

Rhinestone and Stud Hobo Handbag

Lace

You may have rocked lace during the winter, but did you know summer lace is also a thing? You bet it is! This feminine fabric works for women of all ages and never goes out of style. Try a romantic, lace dress for those Sunday masses or a laid-back summer wedding. Guaranteed, you’ll feel like the best version of yourself.

Lace Tank

Lace Tank