Discover our favorite ways to mix it up this season!

Hello summer, we've been waiting for you! Even though today marks the official start of summer, our stores have been in sunshine mode for weeks now. Vivid colors, airy tanks, and even oversized beach hats - we're diving into our favorite time of year with new summer must-haves arriving daily! With a new season, comes new trends & we're here to break it down for you. Even more so than trends, we've picked out five key looks that will be wardrobe staples long into summer... (and possibly into fall too).

Crochet Lace
Fine, crochet lace details are popping up everywhere - something that has certainly carried over from fall & will continue to be a look that can be worn year-round. Our two favorite pieces? The mabel top by Woo - a gauzy cotton tunic with asymmetric crochet lace collar detailing and bell sleeves (available in either white or black!). Or the statement-making v-neck lace maxi dress by Ella Moss. Both pieces are perfection for summer!

Color Crush
From neon to more traditional shades, we're loving orange right now! We've always been big fans of incorporating color into your look with accessories, but for summer we're obsessed with bright tanks and tees. Try out an eye-catching coral tank from American Vintage - and just see how many compliments you get! Wear it now (with everything!) and later (layered under your favorite cardigan). Without a doubt, it's the shade of the season.

Show Your Stripes
Stripes have, and most likely always will be a wardrobe staple here on the east coast. This season, lets take stripes to a new level. Our new style of TOMS shoes in a stone-wash twill & blue/white stripe will surely make a statement (and support a great cause!), while our striped Splendid tanks are both fun and wearable (as in you'll want to wear them everyday!). We find it almost impossible to resist anything striped.

It's all in the details... open-back details, that is. We have a handful of tops in our stores that will show off your toned back (and some are even bra-friendly!). Our newest arrival from Velvet makes wearing this trend effortless and it's available in a few different colors (you'll want one of each - I know I do!). Other open-back favorites include tops from CP Shades, Steven Alan, and Woo. These tops tell a stylish summer story - front to back!

Fresh Florals
The secret's out - we're wild about a good floral print. Especially for summertime. So far, Splendid's poppy floral is the standout; in fact, we liked the colorful print so much that we have it in a button-down tank, peasant top, 3/4 sleeve blouse and a dress! This feminine print is a sure way to give your summer wardrobe (and mood!) a boost.

There you have it - Bliss' rundown on the hottest trends for summer! {Tell me: Which summer look are you most excited about?}

♥ Keriann