Fashion is constantly evolving, and with summer just around the corner, now is the time to decide what works and what doesn’t.

Students shared their advice on summer fashion trends and how to stay stylish and stay cool in the summer sun.

Shelby Durel, a freshman student, explained what are some popular fashion trends right now.

“The most popular fashion trends right now are flowing dresses for a more cottage-core style, and shorts seem to be returning to the middle of the climb. Crop tops and bodysuits are still in, but it’s more of a softer look, ”she said.

Madison Wise, a psychology student at Freshman, believes skirts are more popular right now.

She said, “I think halter neck tops, tennis skirts, maxi skirts, and backless tops or mesh tops are all in fashion now. I’ve always had a soft spot for skirts and definitely halter tops. I already own so many so it would be stupid not to. I will probably wear mesh to the music festivals. ”

Freshman political science and history Fajr Fayed discussed the popularity of secondhand clothing this season.

“I think there are a lot of thrifty styles out there that are pretty cool. Different aesthetics, such as the cottage core, have also had an impact. You will see styles that contain different elements. Overall, I think the pandemic has inspired people to be more creative with their outfits, ”she said.

Wise said low pants should stay in the spring, and Logan Zimmerman, a freshman, agrees, adding that scarves shouldn’t flow into the summer.

“Scarves aren’t exactly a summer thing, but you can get away with them in spring,” he said.

During the summer, Wise plans to travel outside of the state to music festivals and beaches. She discussed the types of clothing she will wear on these occasions.

Wise said, “I’m going to Rolling Loud a couple of times and probably Texas. For Rolling Loud I honestly have no idea, but I’ll probably be wearing bra / mesh tops and shorts. In Texas, I’ll probably wear the big pants, a little top combo. “

Zimmerman will also be traveling to Texas this summer to attend a Pride event and share his fashion agenda.

Freshman Art Major Shelby Durel looks out over the baseball field. She watches the sun go down while wondering what her next outfit will be this summer. She said she hoped to be able to wear more clothes given the warm weather. (Hannah Juneau / The Lion’s Roar)

“I’m going to be going to Texas with my boyfriend for a Pride thing, and I’ll probably be wearing something simple as it gets hot. I will definitely bring sunglasses so I don’t go blind, ”he said.

Pride fashion varies from year to year. One particular clothing brand has influenced the LGBTQ + community: ASOS.

According to themanual.com, for the fourth year in a row, ASOS has partnered with GLAAD, an LGBTQ + media source, to create a Pride apparel collection. ASOS will donate all proceeds to support GLAAD and the LGBTQ + community.

Looking into the summer, Durel plans to follow some trends, but not all.

“It’s more of a neutral summer that is about high fashion, so I think that’s the case in some areas. Not all of them, though, because it doesn’t suit my body type, ”she shared.

Like Durel, Fayed enjoys the creativity and style of loose clothing, but she may not follow all trends either. Because of Fayed’s Islamic beliefs, there are certain requirements that she must follow.

She said, “The headscarf is called a hijab, and when you wear the hijab, you wear loose, modest clothing that covers your entire body. Flowing cotton dresses are great for summer when you wear the hijab as cotton is a breathable material that is lightweight and will keep you cool in the heat. They are one of the styles I love for summer. Skirts are also a great option, but finding a long sleeve shirt to match can be a challenge at times. ”