Would You Wear These Summer Trends?

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Summer is here, and it's time to try out the summer fashion trends ... or not. Would you wear these looks? Swipe the Swipp below each picture to vote! Stacy, Julie, and I will be voting, as well!


First Trend: Flowered Jeans

Rita: I rocked this look when I was twelve, and I will not be rocking it again.

Julie: I like all flowers. Most of my wardrobe is florals; always has been. I’d wear the right flowery jeans.

Stacy: The flowered jeans, they are everywhere. I have seen a zillion pair. And only one that I thought was any good: On BlogHer's very own Monique Maestas-Gower. They had a black background and strong colors, oversized flowers: reds, cobalt, grey, white. They were awesome (and from Current/Elliott, so no surprise on the awesome). The dainty ones? I don't like 'em.

flowered jeans

$99 at Nordstrom

How do you feel about flowered denim jeans? Share your opinion by clicking on the Swipp smiley face and moving the slider to give your score, then pressing the Swipp It button to enter your rating.

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Next Trend: Tulip Skirt

Rita: I would wear this. I'm not a huge fan of showing off my knees, though, so it would have to be really flattering at the waist.

Stacy: Tulip skirts are totally flattering. The long vertical line of the overlapped front erases any damage the gentle gathers would do. Love.

Julie: Not for me. It seems I like all flowers except for tulips. Sorry, Netherlands.

tulip skirt

$59 at The Limited

Would you wear a tulip skirt? Tell us by clicking on the smiley face and moving the slider to share your opinion, then pressing the Swipp It button to enter.

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Next Trend: Thick-Heeled Sandals

Rita: I don't know. I'd have to try them on. When my grandmother died, I inherited her extensive shoe collection, and they all looked like this.

Julie: Stacy wore a bright pink pair kind of like these to announce the ROOTS reading at BlogHer Food and I swear I heard a collective gasp -- “Oooooh, shoooessss!” -- go up. I love them!

Stacy: Love a chunky heel. And not only because they are so easy to walk in. This one could stand to be a half-inch taller so it looked a little less blocky, but an all-around yes.

chunky heel sandals

$109 at Macy's

Rate the thick-heeled sandal trend. Yes? No? Middle? Click the smiley face and move the slider to rate these shoes -- then hit the Swipp It button to enter your rating.

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Next Trend: Hi-Lo Everything

Rita: I really hate anything longer in back and shorter in front. The end.

Julie: Mullet cuts are dumb, but at least you know you don’t have your dress on backwards.

Stacy: This hi-lo trend started about two summers ago, in floaty dresses with a chiffon overlayer that floated behind you like wings. I liked it then for a bit. Now I have seen 26,742 versions. And I want it to stop.

hi-lo hemline

$178 at BCBG

What do you think about hi-lo hemlines? Click the smiley face and move the slider to share your opinion, then press the Swipp It button to enter it.

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Final Trend: Peplum T-shirt

Rita: I totally have a peplum body. I'd wear this.

Julie: I think this trend is still hanging on because people like saying “peplum.”

Stacy: Peplum, yes. Peplum t-shirt? No! It's architecture! It's not a ruffle!! Best on a dress or jacket.

peplum

$175.99 at Zappos

Share your feelings on the peplum. Click the smiley face and move the slider to tell us what you think, then press the Swipp It button to enter your rating.

Did we miss your favorite summer trend? Tell us what you're wearing this summer in the comments.

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the deputy editor of BlogHer.com. Find more at www.ritaarens.com.

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