Top 10 Summer Fashion & Beauty Trends

This blog post is in partnership with Afterpay

I’ve partnered with Afterpay to show you all the Top 10 Summer Beauty and Fashion Trends of the year according to Afterpay data and my own personal summer favorites. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out the Top 10 Summer Trends 2020 YouTube Video too but today I’m going to list out a few products for each trend that you can check out from Afterpay retailers. If you’ve never heard of Afterpay it is a retail technology platform that allows you to make purchases and pay for them in four interest-free installments, due every two weeks. For example, if you purchase an item for $200, you pay four installments of $50, with $50 due upfront. The product ships immediately – no waiting. All of your payments are interest-free *always* and there are no additional costs as long as you pay on time (late payments incur late fees). They also have a wonderful section of Black Owned Businesses as well so if you’re looking to support that’s a great way to do it! Now let’s get into the Top 10 Summer 2020 Trends and my picks for each. 


It’s summer so more than ever we should be wearing sunscreen. Especially if you’re using any kind of skincare treatments to help with hyperpigmentation, sunscreen helps to keep those dark spots from getting darker. My favorite is Supergoop SPF 40 Daily Moisturizer. It’s light enough to wear everyday and under makeup without giving you a hazy film. 


Summer is the perfect time to wear those bright lip colors, even if it’s just for yourself. I’m very aware we all are wearing masks right now but you can still rock your lipstick in photos, in Facetimes and Zoom meetings. My favorite bright pink is Laura Mercier Bring It.


According to data collected by Afterpay, Aviator Sunglasses where one of the most bought items of the summer especially Rayban Aviator Classics. I love a good pair of aviator sunglasses. Aviators will never go out of style. 


I’m guessing that with being stuck at home and socially distancing more people are working out. I know I’ve been doing Zoom Workouts for the past 3 months. So it’s no surprise that according to Afterpay data people are buying Nike Sneakers, specifically the Flyknit 3 sneakers


I’m all the way on the matching two piece sets bandwagon. There’s something about a full matching look that is instantly chic. Loving this matching top and skirt like I’m wearing here from Pretty Little Thing.


Yes, once dubbed the worlds ugliest shoe, Birkenstocks are making a comeback and according to Afterpay data they are here to stay this summer.


Now this is one of my all time favorite trends. Colorful maxi dresses have burst on the seen from luxury and designer all the way to the high street. I think now more than ever we need more color in our lives. I’m totally on the bandwagon for colorful maxi dresses that bring a smile to someones face when seen. This one I’m wearing from Gabrielle Unions line is one of my affordable favorites.


If I were a shoe, I’d be a mule because its the perfect shoe for summer. I like the ease of a mule and that it’s quite trendy and sophisticated. Mules always give me Carrie from Sex and the City vibes and that’s usually what I’m going for in the summer time.


Let’s face it we are all buying more loungewear and pajamas and the cuter they are the better the Instagram photo! We are all spending a lot more time at home and we should be able to look cute and cozy even when working from home. I love the matching loungewear sets from Nasty Gal & MissguidedUse Code: MONROEML for a discount at Nasty Gal and Use Code: MONROE20 for a discount at Missguided.


An extra large hat will always be in style especially for summer and those socially distant beach trips.

LOOK 1: Gabrielle Union Maxi Dress | BCBGMaxazria Sandal

LOOK 2: Pretty Little Thing Corset Top & Matching Skirt | Bottega Veneta White Mule | Celine Sunglasses | Cult Gaia Earrings SOLD OUT


So there you have it, the Top 10 Fashion & Beauty Trends according to Afterpay and myself! Which trends have you already bought into and what do you think needs to be added to the list? Sound off below in the comments. Don’t forget to check out Afterpay which gives shoppers the freedom to buy what they want today and pay over time.




This post is in partnership with Afterpay. All opinions are my own.


  1. Jennifer Buchanan
    July 18, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    I couldn’t help shopping because of your blog post .. thank you Monroe! I really like some of Gab Union stuff. ASOS too – I was too late for that ASOS blue floral dress but it is gorg!

  2. Lavette McGill
    July 19, 2020 / 11:32 pm

    Amazing summer trends and with #afterpay shopping just got better

  3. July 20, 2020 / 9:09 am

    That maxi dress is gorgeous! Also all about big hats!


  4. August 9, 2020 / 12:38 pm

    Those Summer Beauty and Fashion products are really wonderful. The installments process is good for those who have low money.

  5. October 1, 2020 / 11:15 am

    Omg! these outfits look so good. Loved It 🙂

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