The Hottest SS18 Trends - A Wishlist

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Spring 2018 has arrived (finally!) and summer is quickly approaching.This sun-loving fashion blogger is gearing up for a fabulous season full of vibrant colors and flirty florals. I am so excited to discuss the various SS18 trends from cateye sunglasses to playful gingham.

Since day one, I have aimed to share fabulous fashion that will not break the bank! I am your budget babe! I am the girl that you can come to with $50 and an approaching special occasion and I will have you looking like a million bucks in no time!

So budget babes, get ready because I have an amazing SS18 summer wishlist ready for you - not one of these items exceeds $30!

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This summer, we’ll be sporting gingham! The iconic picnic pattern provides a nostalgic feeling while adding texture and flair to an otherwise simple outfit.

This adorable wrap skirt will run you only $22. It combines two fabulous trends: gingham and wrap skirts which are absolutely adorable and so versatile! It is the perfect skirt for spring and summer because it can be worn so many different ways! It can be worn with a simple white bra top on a sun-soaked summer day, or a silk camisole for a minimalist look, or worn over a bathing suit for a beach day, or layered with a fun t-shirt for a day at the boardwalk or the amusement park, paired with a lightweight sweater for a breezy spring day, or paired with a bell-sleeve blouse for a more sophisticated brunch look.



This fabulous 50’s-esque gingham bikini will run you $14 total! I love that it is available in multiple colors from vibrant yellow to classic gingham red and pastel blue. The knotted top adds an alluring look to an otherwise playful swimsuit.







Square Necklines

Busty ladies, this is the trend for you! Square necks create subtle cleavage while shaping the breast area causing your breasts to appear higher and perkier.


This square neck mini dress is the perfect “throw-on and go” dress for spring and summer. It will look adorable paired with simple gold jewelry, flatform sandals, and a miniature handbag. For the low low price of $11, this summer essential is all yours!










This square neck bodysuit will be your favorite summer staple! It can be dressed up or dressed down and layered for cooler spring days or summer evenings. For just $8, it is practically a steal!






Shirred fabrics are making a comeback once again. This style was especially trendy during the late 90’s and early 2000’s and this 90’s baby is extremely excited for the revival.


This ruby red shirred tube top is another fabulous summer staple. The flattering neckline and semi-cropped design will highlight your golden summer tan and highlighted collarbone. Because we’re highlighting our entire body this summer, right?    








A shirred bathing suit will add a bit of texture to your bikini collection. The scoop neck and cheeky bottoms will make you look extra curvy while the playful colors will play against your bronzed skin.






When it comes to handbags, I already need a break from straw bags. I have seen them everywhere and anywhere and while I do love the Caribbean-inspired style, I am ready to see a bit of change.

A fun emerging trend for handbags is transparent bags. I love transparent bags just as much as I love any other transparent item (raincoats, backpacks, etc). They are fun, quirky, playful, and customizable. This square handle transparent bag is so much fun because the interior bag can be changed out to coordinate with your outfit. For only $23, this is a great bag for summer especially for the beach (think how easy it will be to wipe sand off of the plastic outer).







Fishnet bags are an interesting twist on the island-esque handbag trend. Fishnet bags are also customizable and very affordable. They are great carryall bags because of the spacious cloth sack placed inside.








Flatforms are trending once again! Get your hands on some gorgeous straw based stacked sandals. They are perfect for running around all summer long as they provide the appearance of a wedge but the ease of a sandal.







Slides are another comfy take on summer sandals. You will want to add a pair or two or three to your collection. They are fabulous in metallic colors such as copper, rose gold, and silver.







Quirky sunglasses are huge this summer. Geometric shapes such as extreme cateyes, octagons, and rectangles are all the rage this season!




These rimless lenses are perfect for summer because they’ll add a colorful tint to your day!








Scoop up some angular cateyes that are reminiscent of the early 2000’s Spy Kids era. They are sleek, chic, and definitely a conversation starter. For only $6, they are a timeless addition to your sunglasses collection.






Trending hair accessories consist of colorful satin scarves (worn as headwraps, hair ties, or purse accessories), structured straw hats, and 80’s inspired visors. Are you ready to add a pop of color?







What are your favorite SS18 trends? Which items are your must-haves?