Summer 2012 brought in a tidal wave of trends that flooded the “interwebs.” From superheroes to typography, media outlets regularly reminded us what was “IN” this season. Indeed, you could barely get to your inbox without gawking at a Real Housewife or seeing an Instagram’ed photo of your best friend’s bagel.
But what surprises does autumn hold? We donned our 3D glasses for a peek into pop culture’s future, and brainstormed some possible trends that may await us. In the below columns, we bid farewell to this summer’s loves, and flirt with an inventive list for the fall.

You might be thinking, “Hey, Shutterstock! Are you guys qualified to be tastemakers?” To which we reply, “No, but … umm … YOLO.”

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