That beautiful sunshine is waiting just around the corner and t-shirt weather is fast approaching, so it’s time to get ready to know what t-shirt trends will be in fashion to stay swaggy while rocking your summer vibes.
We all remember the Calvin Klien tees that were everywhere last year, along with 70’s style crop tops all patched out with nostalgic imagery but we’re expecting a few shifts in t-shirt trends this coming summer.
We recommend making sure that you have a few of these trends sitting around in your closet to pull out for days on the beach, strolling city markets, or sitting in the park. You can find most of these trends in stores but you can also take to designing your own shirt and ordering it online!
So here they are, our Top 5 T-Shirt Trends for Summer 2017!
1. Vintage Band Tees Make a Comeback
The trend of vintage rock tees tends to act almost like a roller-coaster, but with Lady Gaga taking the stage with Metallica at this year’s Grammy awards, and pop-punk making a revival, we have a feeling most people will ignore the “But do you even listen to the band?” haters and throw on their nostalgic band tees. We do think there will be a shift though so don’t expect to see your usual Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden or AC/DC shirts. We’re expecting to see punk taking the forefront this year! We recommend the Blink 182 shirt available from My Main Tees shown above.
2. It’s time to Show Your Hometown Pride
We all love to feel like tourists in our own cities and owning a t-shirt for your hometown or where you currently are living will definitely have you seeing your surroundings in a whole new light. Whether you design your own homage to your town, have Here Not There hook you up with a variety of designs for any custom request, or source out your local designer/printer with a catalog of neighborhood designs (like Fun Times Tees, based out of Toronto, who currently have a catalog of Toronto and Montreal Neighborhood designs) there are many options is making sure you are outfitted to show your pride.
3. Elevating the Embroidery Trend
We remember last summer when fast-fashion retailers were all over using small embroidery details on mostly crop-top t-shirts. Simple sayings like “I’m Psycho” and aliens were everywhere, but our guess is that this year we’ll be demanding a little more detail in our embroidery. Get ready for a lot of embroidered flowers, food, and emojis – it’s going to give a touch of fun to your wardrobe.
4. Celebrating Iconic Film Nostalgia
This summer, except to see people appreciating some of their favourite cult films using their t-shirts. You can either do it subliminally, like the Wayne’s World inspired “Crucial Taunt” design from Fun Time Tees, or more in-your-face with something like a Ghostbusters logo or the “MerMan” Zoolander-inspired design also available at Fun Times Tees.
5. Making a Political Statement
And our top pick for t-shirt trends of Summer 2017 is using t-shirts to make a political statement. With the current political climate, Donald Trump being president, and everything that comes with it, we imagine people will be taking to fashion to try and convey a message. We think is heavily inspired by the above the photo of Lady Gaga, in which she was photoshopped to be wearing this design – sending the message that even a photoshopped image of a shirt can reach the masses!
So if you want to get political, make sure you are ready with your own politically-charged t-shirt and get your voice heard.
We’re excited to stay up-to-date on the latest t-shirt trends and we’re hoping we’ve made a few accurate projections that help you to express yourself this Summer!