Summer 2019 Trends // First YouTube Video!!

BIG NEWS! I am so excited to annouce that TheWinDog is expanding to its very own YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!

Don’t worry though, I will still be posting here, on the blog! In fact, with most of the videos I post on YouTube, I will post a written version here! With that being said, make sure to subscribe to my channel and here on the blog!!!

About a year ago, I did a poll series on my Instagram stories. I had asked if y’all would be interested in more video-based content and an overwhelming majority of y’all said YES! So here it is! Now, don’t worry. I will still be posting here on the blog as well. In fact, I have established a new posting schedule so y’all can know exactly when you can expect content from me.

The New Content Schedule

Every Sunday, you can expect to see a new Youtube video on my channel, a new blog post (which will often correspond and include that week’s Youtube video), and an exclusive outfit post on the app! Then, throughout the week, I will be posting on my Instagram, Instagram stories, and Pinterest. Whew! It’s a lot and I couldn’t be more excited about it!!

Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel and here to the blog to make sure you are keeping up with my weekly uploads! Also, download the app and make sure to follow me so you can always shop my looks!!

For my very first YouTube video, I discussed some of the most popular trends that you need to be on the look out for this summer and that’s exactly what we are talking about today. Let’s do this!

Bucket Hats

Bucket hats are such a thing this summer! This handy trendy is awesome for lounging by the pool, frolicking in the waves, or simply hanging out at home. I love how there is such a wide variety of bucket hats. High in designers have certainly been active in this trend by transforming these hats into more of a statement piece. At the same time, more casual bucket hats are totally in!

Contemporary Strappy Kitten Heels

Back in the early 2000s, kitten heels were all the rage! I mean think about that famous young Ashley Tisdale red carpet moment or Loreli and Rory from Gilmor Girls. Well, oddly enough, kitten heels have made a comeback but in a bit more modern way. I am calling this new updated look the contemporary strappy kitten heel. I have seen this all over Instagram lately and I think it is the perfect summer go-to.

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Big Puffy Shoulders

Another throwback trend that is so popular this summer is big puffy shoulders!! Similar to our new and improved kitten heels, this trend is a softer version of the huge shoulder pads from the 1980s.

Animal Print

Animal print textiles are truly taking over this summer—specifically, cheetah and snake skin. This trend is rather bold, so if you aren’t quite feeling the head to toe animal print look, then incorporate little pops of it via your accessories.


Once again, crochet is bringing me some major early 2000s vibes and I kinda love it. You can easily sport this trend via tops, dresses, and swimsuit coverups.


If you have been reading the blog for a while, you are probably well aware of my deep love for purple, which is why I think this trend is my absolute favorite. This summer, lavender is your go-to color! This soft, yet radiant color is perfect for summer (and looks really good on a tan too)!

Oversized Floppy Hats

Although oversized floppy hats are not the most practical trend for an everyday affair, they are so in this summer! This may not be something you wear to run errands around town, but this trend is perfect for the poolside. I love how bold and out-there this one is. Such a fun twist on a rather common look!

Loose Long Shorts

Like anything, the evolution of the popular style of shorts has changed drastically over the decades. This season I am so excited to see that the longer, looser, bagger look is back and hotter than ever. This trend certainly has its varying degrees of intensity but I love the more “paper bag” look as shown below.

Frills, Pleats, & Tiers Galore

Altogether, frills, pleats, ruffles, and multiple layers are sooo popular!! This is kind of a whacky and odd trend but I love it. The bouncy ruffled sundresses are so fun and playful for a summertime look.

Oversized Belt Buckles

Just recently have I seen these massively oversized belt buckles creep into fashion. If I had to guess, these suckers may not be the hot topic this summer, but in the coming months or seasons, I would expect them to become HUGE (quite literally).

Clogs Are the New Mules

Similarly to the oversized belt buckle, clogs aren’t necessarily going to be super popular this summer but I have a feeling this fall or maybe even next summer, clogs will be what mules were last summer—a really big deal. I must also admit that Aimee Song was the one that inspired this theory of mine.