From flowing fabrics and fringes to ruffles and open shoulders, the new spring/summer 2016 trends will have you jonesing for the warm, breezy season.
The spring/summer trends from the runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris have us dreaming of warmer weather, flowing fabrics and open toe sandals.
It’s the perfect time to start purging your closet (you may have some of these hot styles already in there!) and making room for the season’s hottest fashions and trends.
To break it down, we’ve compiled a few of the top recurring themes from the designer shows to help you add a few new pieces to your spring/summer wardrobe.
Into the Fringed Fray
Last season there was a lot of fringe. For spring 2016, fringe has taken a slight turn in direction with spaghetti-like shredded hemlines on skirts and dresses. It can also be seen in small details and in the hems that lose their stitchings transform into delicate adornments.
Just like the crop top made a comeback, open shoulders, once a 90s staple makes a huge comeback. Off-the-shoulder and shoulder cut-out tops were a big presence on the runways. This season’s trend has a bit of an update with the addition of straps or a halter look.
Your grandma’s old knitting style just got an upgrade. For spring 2016, crochet gets delicate with intricate designs and is updated with beautiful design, shapes and colour.
Whether you love it or hate it, this season lace will have a presence. If you’re not totally sold on a head to toe lace look, try added pieces that have a lace as accents or sleeves that adds a delicate, feminine look.
To continue on with the fashion as comfort train, the pajama look we’ve been seeing in the last while will continue with the addition of the “robe look.” #RobeLife
A little goes a long way here. Ruffles and flamenco skirts came together in the many Spanish-inspired looks for spring 2016 runways.
A few more trends to consider: bringing back your old ’90s look, bold stripes and colour, wide-legged pants, low-rise pants and hot orange and light metallics.