Summer Trends and Music

Annie Snyder '21, Staff Writer

Cover of Post Malone’s new album

Beerbongs & Bentleys – You must be living under a rock if you have not heard of Post Malone’s newest album.  It’s so popular it’s almost silly to include it in this article. Songs such as “Ball for Me” (ft. Nicki Minaj) and “Spoil My Night” (ft. Swae Lee) already have been named summer anthems.  From the slow songs to the upbeat ones, Post Malone’s entire album is fun to sing along to; there’s song for every mood on this album! The tickets to his tour already are a very coveted summer item.  Although the tour is not coming to Pittsburgh, he is making a stop in Cleveland June 2, the day after finals end!


Album cover of 5SOS new album

Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer has emerged from their three-year hiatus with a new sound.  Even if you didn’t like 5 Seconds of Summer’s previous hits, don’t shy away from this new album.  The only two songs currently released from the album sound very different from each other, but they still contribute to 5 Seconds of Summer’s total group sound. The entire album is set to be released June 22 and is available for preorder now. On tour this summer 5SOS are not performing in Pittsburgh, but they are performing in many nearby cities.  


Other popular concerts this summer include the Championship Tour, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and Ty Dolla $ign.  Justin Timberlake, Panic! At the Disco, and Taylor Swift are also stopping in Pittsburgh this summer.


Tube tops – Although tube tops have been a trend this entire year, with the return of even warmer weather, the comfortable strapless tops will be seen even more often on the streets.  Tube tops are a simple piece that can be layered under any jacket and go with any pair of shorts. The variety of colors and styles allows anyone to find one that suits their wardrobe.  However, if tube tops aren’t your thing, cute tank tops and off-the-shoulder tops are always in style.


Paper-bag shorts – With the emergence of paper-bag pants last fall, paper-bag shorts have hit the shelves at Nordstrom, Forever 21, and American Eagle.  These shorts are usually high-waisted, which makes them very flattering on all body types. Paper-bag shorts are especially cute paired with a solid-colored tank or tube top, although it’s super fun to play around with styling.


As this school-year’s trends have shown, a lot of people tend to steer towards simple clothing.  Solid colors or subtle stripes with a jean jacket make comfortable and trendy outfits. However, statement pieces can be fun to style and incorporate into summer outfits. This summer don’t be afraid to try something new!