Summer trends according to Bham boutiques + how to shop them

HaMi Boutique - Birmingham summer trends
Let’s dive into Birmingham’s summer trends. Photo via HaMi Boutique

I might be counting down the days until fall weather, but we’re still in the thick of summer heat. Until then, I’m going to turn the streets of Birmingham into my runway and test out these trends that local boutiques are seeing this summer. Here are the top fashion trends according to the most fashionable folks in the biz.


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1. Mixing dressy and casual

HaMi Boutique
Which fit would you rock? Photo via HaMi Boutique

When I asked the mother-daughter duo behind HaMi Boutique what trends they’ve been seeing this season, one stood out: mixing dressy and casual. As a major fan of casual fits, this is definitely a go-to for me. Here’s how you can incorporate it in your own style.

“Whether you have a tiered dress, sundress or fitted dress, slip on a white sneaker and hit the town. It pairs well with solid or printed dresses in mini, midi or maxi lengths. While you are shopping or touring during a vacation, sneakers are great for comfort and style.”

Hallie & Michelle Smith, Owners, HaMi Boutique

2. Comfortable work wear

According to men’s clothier Brogue and Cuff, comfortable work wear is trending. No surprise after a year of athleisure, right?

“With many people transitioning back into working in an office setting, there is an uptick in interest in comfortable work wear. We have requests for custom and five pocket twill pants, as well as action wear fabrics.

Our cotton sport coats with stretch are a wardrobe staple and can be worn with jeans in a more casual setting. Bold belts or sleek shoes in different colors and textures complete even the most casual look.”

Brogue and Cuff

3. Incorporating 90s style

The 90s are back with a vengeance according to Annabelle’s Southern Boutique. Bonus: you can carry this trend into fall.

“With everything so high-waisted (jeans, shorts, skirts) you can give any top that shorter length. If your shirt isn’t already cropped you can do the front bra tuck or if you’re not comfortable with a cropped look, settle for a loose/messy tuck.”

Anna, Annabelle’s Southern Boutique
Molly Green shop
Get your shoppin’ on. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Now that you know the trends, we’ve got you covered with local boutiques to support. PS—we found these shops in our local business directory. If you want to see your biz in guides like this, be sure to add it for free today.

1. Elle

2. HaMi Boutique

  • Location: 300 Carlow Ln, Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM | Saturday 10AM-3PM
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3. Brogue and Cuff Clothiers

  • Location: 1905 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-5PM | Friday 9AM-2PM
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4. Molly Green

  • Location: 214 Summit Blvd, #450, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-9PM | Sunday Noon-6PM
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5. Annabelle’s Southern Boutique

What are your favorite summer trends, Birmingham? Tag us on social @BhamNow & let us know!

Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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