So, as we head into the heights of summer and Britain is in the clutches of the hottest days of the year. Finally, we can embrace all of the biggest fashion trends of 2016.
So what’s actually different? Well, the cold shoulder trend is still huge in the fashion scene, rucksacks are the bag to be seen with, logo T-Shirts are on the rise and a slip dress could be the biggest fashion trend of the year.
I’ve decided to take a look at 9 different catwalk looks that will influence wardrobe choices (and your bank balance) in 2016. Be warned, the list includes everything from dresses to sandals to bags.
1. THE SLIP DRESS:
It seems that one of the biggest trends for 2016 is going to be wearing your underwear on the outside (although, this seems to be the case most summers). At the Givenchy show the slip dress was shown off both on the catwalk and on the front row.
The slip is designed to be cool, understated and provides the wearer with effortless sex appeal.
The rucksack has always had its own fashion trend but rucksacks have never looked as nice as they do now. The beauty about rucksacks is that if you can’t afford to splash out on a designer bag, you can choose a cheaper brand that offers the same style and durability.
What’s more, thanks to the material that they’re made from, you can get your initials embroidered onto the rucksack to provide yourself with the perfect, customised accessory this year.
3. A RUFFLED DRESS:
The ruffled dress is designed to give the wearer a fairytale-like appearance. They’re designed to be dramatic, beautiful and they have cascading ruffles. If you’re someone who has a fancy for luxury and drama then this look is definitely for you.
4. CHUNKY SANDALS:
Sandals are always popular during the summer months. When they’re paired with the right clothing they can help to achieve the perfect summer look that everyone craves. They’re perfect no matter if you’re on the beach or if you’re soaking up the sun in a park or a bar.
This year, the trend is going to be chunky sandals which offer the same look but with more of a modern twist. Just don’t let your sandals go anywhere near a pair of grey socks otherwise, you’ll lose whatever credibility you once had!
5. THE LOGO T-SHIRT:
Summer ’16 will see logo’s making a huge comeback. This year, however, logo’s will make a comeback as a show of irony.
Not only that, printed T-Shirts are also part of a huge 90’s revival which will also see French Connection’s relaunch of the FCUK T-Shirts.
6. THE PRAIRIE DRESS:
Festivals are always going to be a huge part of summer. It’s the time of the year when people swap radios and back gardens for live music and tents.
The festival look this summer is a drop-waist floral dress which wouldn’t look out of place on The Little House on the Prairie.
7. THE DENIM MINI-SKIRT:
Yep, a timeless classic that just never seems to go away. It’s time to dig out that denim mini-skirt that you wore back in your teenage years and recreate some of the looks that were popular in the 90’s.
The denim mini-skirt is a great item of clothing as it can be paired with T-Shirts, shirts, vests and any other item of clothing to create a cool, retro look which will have your friends jealous.
8. OFF THE SHOULDER:
Also known as the cold shoulder, this trend is set to remain huge for the summer. Shoulder-baring is designed to be sexy without being too obvious; it’s chic without being attention grabbing.
The off the shoulder look gives you a stylish look which is easy to replicate and hard to fault.
9. THE TIARA:
The tiara is the friend to many teenage prom-goers, brides, hens and royals but now it looks set to make its way into the wardrobe of everyone across the globe. Hedi Slimane, the former mastermind behind Saint Laurent, said that the tiara should be worn with “everything” for spring/summer 2016.
The tiara can help you create a unique retro look as well. Think Courtney Love in the 90’s. Messy hair, slip dresses and Doc Marten boots. The only difference this year will be instead of flower head garlands, everyone will be donning their tiaras.
There’s my list of 9 trends which are going to be hot this summer. If there’s another trend I’ve missed, or if you’ve got any comments on the above trends, let me know in the comments below.