Yep, These Are the Most Comfortable Summer Trends of 2020

Right now, I’m ready to add some new pieces to my closet for summer, and some cool trends recently caught my eye. What I love most about them is that they’re actually centered on basic closet staples but with interesting details that make them feel modern. They're the perfect blend of comfortable and cool. I’m seeing basics like tank tops finished with ribbing and collared button-downs finished in breathable linen. Perhaps one of my favorites? T-shirts that have been updated with muscle-tee silhouettes and padded shoulders that transform the essential piece into something special.

Ahead, I’m highlighting seven of the most comfortable summer trends sitting in my shopping cart now that also happen to be super chic. While these are already starting to bubble up now, they will continue to be popular in the coming months. Go on to see how fashion girls are already wearing them now, and then shop my edit.

Swimsuits as Tops

Swimsuits as tops? I'm very on board and honestly can't wait to try this out for myself. I love the idea of pairing one with a suit like in the photo here, but I would also wear one with a linen skirt or pants like the Matteau wrap top is styled below.

This color is perfection.

Who even needs swimsuit bottoms when you can wear the top with a skirt like this?

This ruffled zebra top is so stunning (and affordable).

Padded Muscle Tees

I've already adopted the padded muscle tee into my wardrobe and think it's such a great update on a classic T-shirt. Paired with shorts or jeans, it adds an element of cool to a simple outfit.

This Franke Shop top is a favorite among the fashion set.

Chunky Slides

Yep, "ugly" shoes are back—this time returning as chunky slides with thick soles and buckled straps. I'll admit that I haven't been a huge fan in the past but have a pair sitting in my cart right now. I promise these comfortable sandals will be everywhere.

These also come in white and black.

You can't go wrong with Birkenstock's classic Arizona sandals.

Tube Tops

Tube tops are the ultimate throwback piece that is officially here to stay. I think they're the perfect foundational layering piece to wear underneath a linen blazer or simply pair with jeans and mules.

For anyone looking for a cropped length.

Ribbed Tanks

Sure, tank tops are a staple you probably own already, but right now, we're seeing them finished with ribbing, which adds some texture and dimension. Go for a fun color or classic white.

These cool colors are selling out fast.

Re/Done always masters the perfect fit.

I love the high halterneck silhouette here.

Linen Button-Downs

Linen is the breathable fabric that is practically made for summer. Right now, I'm seeing it everywhere but especially in collared button-down tops. Style yours with just a few buttons secured at the waist.

Here's the exact shirt pictured above.

This comes in two other colors.

Cozy Bralettes

Bra tops have already popped as a huge trend in the last year but are holding strong for summer. Layer one with a slip skirt and cropped cardigan like the outfit here.

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