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Latinx Brands Selling Summer’s Trendiest Fashion Items

The weather is getting warmer and stay-at-home orders are slowly lifting and everyone is prepping for “vaxxed-girl summer“. With summer time just around the corner, we truly couldn’t be happier – especially with these surprising fashion trends that are coming along with it. Every year there are always new trends to keep up with, and this year is no different. From fanny packs to celebs like Becky G sporting the bucket hat reinforcing it as a style statement, here are nine summer trends your closet should have before June if you’d like to spend this summer in style.

Bucket Hats

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Bucket hats are making a huge comeback! Artists like Becky G have recently been spotted sporting these stylish hats, bringing 90s fashion back to the spotlight. Bucket hats look good with shorts and a cute tank top but even better with a bright, bold bikini on the beach. Check out Lights Label, a fun and fashionable apparel shop owned by Cubana Kathleen Lights.

Fanny Packs

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We are loving the fact that the 90s and early 2000s revival is a huge trend this summer. This summer you might want to invest in a fanny pack. Goza is a brand that is inspired by the diversity and culture of the Latin spirit. Founder Sirena Torres designs all of the items featured on the site like this Goza Magica Fanny Pack. It can be worn as a belt bag or across the body, so it’s kind of like you’re actually buying two bags.

Dad Hats

Photo: Instagram/@bajabetches

Yet another staple being revived this summer: the dad hat. These typically solid-colored pieces are becoming a staple in a whole new way. And the best part about that? You probably already own one. If you embrace the “toxica” label flaunt it with this Baja Betches hat. Sisters Nicole and Michelle Young created Baja Betches to help promote local businesses in Baja California, Mexico. Their goal is to promote tourism and support the community members by showcasing their products and services on social media. With your purchase of select items, 50 percent of proceeds go to local organizations in Mexico.

Short Sets

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We have been living in lounge wear for the past year, because like, what else do you wear during a pandemic? Short sets are so magical. You can wear these outfits out of the house post-quarantine with a pair of chunky dad sneakers cuando hagas los mandados, or add some cute jewelry for a brunch with the girls look. Check out this set from Viva La Bonita, an apparel company founded by Rachel Gomez who’s mission is to empower the Latina community.

Cut Out Swimsuits

Photo: Instagram/@milongaswim

Who doesn’t enjoy swimsuit shopping? It’s exciting just daydreaming about the possibility of being somewhere other than our couches for a change – specifically, somewhere warm with margaritas. This summer, you’ll be seeing tons of swimsuits with cut outs. Not only is it trendy but it gives you curves and shapes that will make you look like one hot mami on the beach. Milonga Beachwear is a Colombian swimwear brand that has tons of options to choose from. The best part of this brand is that the items are handcrafted by Colombian artisans and made with local materials.

Cross Halter Tops

Photo: Instagram/@delmarswimwear

Cross halter tops can be worn to the beach or to happy hour this summer. These go great with swimsuit bottoms, shorts, or a long flowy skirt. Get your cross halter top at Del Mar Swim, a brand that empowers single moms in low-income communities. Founder Berjheny Del Mar from Venezuela donates a percentage of her sales to local charities that provides these mother’s with an income and job training.

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Cat Eye Sunglasses
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Cat eye sunglasses are having a moment this summer. They are classically sexy and retro at the same time. We love how they look good on just about anyone. The best part is, these won’t break the bank. Hermoza has plenty of options and all at reasonable prices. Founders Marisa De Lecce and Tiffany Rivers this fashionable brand because they wanted women to look feminine and chic with a bit of Latina sophistication at an accessible price.

Slide Sandals

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Rainbow flip flops are out and slides are in. So it’s time to get a pedicure and upgrade your chancla game to these chic summer shoes. ALEPEL was founded by Adriana Epelboim-Levy in 2014. All of her products are made in Brazil and are hand-painted by local artists in Miami, Florida.  These mal de ojo sandals are perfect for make a statement while still pulling off a chic day look.

Hoops

Photo: Instagram/@vivianadontanon_jewelry

We’ve always loved our hoops big and bold cause they always make a statement. This year’s trends keep them on the smaller, more subtle side. These earrings are perfect for any outfit and for any occasion. Viviana D’Ontanon created her jewelry line in Puerto Rico when she was only 15 years old. Her items are very stylish yet very affordable.