10 trends to try this summer — crochet! cutouts! — starting at $28

Summer is in full swing — hooray! That means you still have plenty of opportunities to dress up and turn heads. If you’ve been feeling uninspired by what your closet has to offer, we’ve got the antidote — an injection of on-trend pieces that are sure to stand the test of time.

This season is all about wearing what makes you feel like the best version of yourself — and possibly taking a few style risks, too.

Fashion-forward items include billowy parachute dresses, Y2K-inspired outfits and padded sandals — and you can find all of these winners (and a ton more) for amazing prices at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. Your wardrobe is in for a real treat.

Keep scrolling for the biggest trends of summer 2021.

Call it the aftermath of spending the first half of the year obsessing over Bridgerton, but dainty, smocked dresses simply scream “romantic heroine” in our books. Whether you love that all-over dimension or just want a puckered bodice, this trend isn’t just flattering — it’s super comfy, too. Don’t want to commit just yet? This Madewell frock has a flourish of smocking on the waistline, plus a billowy tiered midi-length skirt. It’s exactly the type of dress we envision Daphne Bridgerton wearing on a hot summer day.