Summer Trends


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LaMiyah Helms, Staff Writer

As summer nears its end, it’s time to look back on the music, movies, fashion, and shows that came along with it.

This summer brought new music to everyone’s playlists. With songs like “As it Was” by Harry Styles and “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy, which consist of catchy lyrics and fun beats, it’s no wonder why they are constantly replayed. Even more soulful beats like “Break My Soul” by Beyonce, a hit from her new album RENAISSANCE, present an album with powerful lyrics that is impossible to not dance to. 

And while new songs were out in force this summer, timeless hits shared the spotlight with them. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals has become an enduring summer song that you can’t help but to play over and over again. “Material Girl”  by Madonna, released1984, and “Running up that Hill” by Kate Bush, released 1985, are two blasts from the past that refuse to be forgotten, With the help ofth TikTok, these two tunes were inescapable over the summer. 

Speaking of smash hits, we can’t forget about all of the T.V. we binged. Netflix’s Stranger Things once again became one of the most watched shows with the release of its new season and its long awaited return. 

Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy also released a new season, surging to the top of the most-watched list for a time, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s addicting Mrs. Marvel for any self-respecting superhero fan. Of course, the attention these shows received was not limited just to short-form media. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” was a hit, with children and with suit-wearing teeangers alike.

As always, fashion was a big deal this summer, with trends like cropped vests and linen everything. Other trends included as white tanks, oversized button-down shirts, low rise miniskirts, and geometric shades. Smiley faces and checkers are some patterns that were popular , as were neon and pastel colors. Cutout and front or tieback shirts were also staples this summer. Even though these trends may not be as popular in the fall, they may repeat again next year.