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6 summer fashion trends you can have in your closet this weekend

From flora dresses to the hot pink platforms that are eating up our Instagram feed, we've scouted these seven summer trends for less.
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Where to find the hottest summer trends for less.

The hot weather can be a bit of a buzzkill when getting dressed, especially as B.C. wardrobes tend to be stocked with lots of rain gear and cooler-weather options. (And Lululemon pants. So many Lululemon pants.)

For the upcoming long weekend, why not switch it up a bit? There are loads of trendy, sunny-weather pieces perfect for a heatwave picnic or watching the sunset on the beach.

As with all things fashion, choosing pieces that can be worn over and over is key to not over-indulging in fast fashion deals or ending up with a closet full of nothing to wear.

Cult Gaia dress

The trend: Cult Gaia's distinctive Hera mini bag ($660) is all over fashion influencer Instagram.

Cult Gaia dupe bag

The dupe: A slouchy, sparkly dupe is available on Amazon on sale right now for $53.99 (get it by Sunday with a Prime membership).

The Frankie Shop suit

The trend: Striped leisure suits (button-down shirt/shorts) like this set from Frankie Shop at Matches Fashion (shirt, $230 and shorts, $119).

Amazon striped shirt and shorts set.

The dupe: A button-down shirt and short set can be delivered just in time for your weekend plans, depending on size/colour choice. From $43 at Amazon.

Amazon shirt and shorts set colourful

If that's a bit too basic, the multi-colour stripe shirt/shorts sets in pink/blue, green/yellow and more are a pretty good fix for the Solid and Striped Oxford tunic ($228.66 at Shopbop). The set pictured is from $35 on Amazon.

Brunette the Label set

For a local pick, Vancouver line Brunette has a coordinated set (pictured) that can definitely be worn from bed to brunch (top, $75) and bottoms ($68) at Nordstrom.

Versace platforms

The trend: These hot-pink Versace platforms (Medusa Aevitas) were all over celebrity feeds, from Olivia Rodrigo to Beyonce. They come at a Versace price - $1,975.

Sam Edelman block heel

The dupe: Sam Edelman's Miranda sandals are open-toe, block heel sandals that come in hot pink, purple and neon green. From $87 at Amazon.

Evil eye necklace Jennifer Meyer

The trend: A talisman pendant necklace, similar to those by Jennifer Meyer Jewellery (US$3750 at Net-a-porter, pictured) and Foundrae (US$2,290).

Evil eye pendant

The dupe: This "evil eye" necklace in blue and white is shiny, colourful, and $22 on Amazon.

Fleur de Mal

The trend: All things in the '90s are back in fashion, including the silky slip dress. This midi option from Fleur de Mal on Shopbop ($625.02).

The Drop slip dress

The dupe: The Drop's Ana v-neck dress comes in various colours (classic black, leopard print, and hot pink), and delivery varies by size/colour selection. $67.90 at Amazon.

Zimmeran wrap dress

The trend: Breezy floral day dresses like the Zimmerman Lurex midi wrap dress ($674.62 at Shopbop).

Wrap dress from Amazon

The dupe: Flouncy wrap dress with flutter sleeves in polka dot, floral prints, and trending colours (yellow and mint green). $42.99 on Amazon.