The fashion behemoths have cast their votes and agreed on the hottest Spring – Summer 2016 fashion trends. Are you ready to embrace ruffled fiery red dresses or don bedazzling hair jewelry? Some styles are more extravagant than others, but our list of 20 SS2016 fashion trends also comprises low key must-haves.
Hair & Makeup
If you’ve been growing a bit tired with sock buns and smoky eyes, here’s what’s in for Spring Summer 2016 in terms of eyeshadows and tresses:
1. Tropical Eyes
If you’re an avid user of Instagram or Pinterest, you’re way ahead on this trend. Tropical eyes have been taking the fashion world by storm. A tropical storm, we may hazard to add. Go ahead and put that nude eyeshadow palette on the top shelf because you’re not going to use it much this season. Instead, get ready to perfect your technique of blending purples, yellows, reds and deep turquoises if you want to look like Katy Perry in “Roar”.
2. Tomboy 90’s look
Loose fitting pants, flashy Nikes, masculine blazers, and oversized tees are all the range in SS 2016. If you’re one to reach out for 5-inch heels on a daily basis, give your feet a break but still look fashionable in metallic Oxfords paired with rolled up loose jeans. The secret to the perfect tomboy outfit is the low-key makeup and messy bed hair. Go for natural blushes and tight line the eyes for an effortless, natural make-up and throw your hair up in a negligent bun to polish off the look.
3. Wet Surfer Hair
Take a cue from the Paris fashion week catwalks and sleek down your hair to make it look like you just got out of the ocean. This sexy look is easy to achieve and stays put the entire day, with minimum touch ups. Stock up on hair gel and mousse to achieve the out-of-the-pool look that Kenzo and Burberry revived for Spring Summer 2016.
4. Bed Hair Loop
Not a big fan of sophisticated updos that take more than 5 minutes of your morning routine? Then you’ll fall head over heels in love with this 2016 hair craze. We’re already acquainted with bed hair (think natural, uneven waves and even kinks), but the style has just been updated with a loop. The best thing about this hair do? You’re highly encouraged to not use a mirror. Simply brush your hair with your fingers and first make a low ponytail and then create your loop. Voila! You know look like you just stepped out of a Vogue shoot.
Accessories & Shoes
Spring Summer 2016 fashion trends are all about being comfortable and looking natural while still standing out of the crowd. These accessories and shoes tick all the needed criteria to help you do just that:
5. So Real Sunnies
You don’t have to be Riri to sport this show-stopping sunglasses. With a mirror-like lens design and minimalistic silver frames, the Dior So Real sunglasses quickly became a must-have among celebrities. Those who can’t just splash out a few hundred dollars on a pair, worry not! The popular design has already been picked up by affordable brands and is ready to complement your visage without you breaking the bank.
6. Shoulder Duster Earrings
These need little to no presentation – they’re drop dead gorgeous and beautifully frame the face. If you’re just getting acquainted to shoulder duster earrings, try wearing just one for starters. The asymmetric look is perfect for daytime outfits that are not too elegant.
7. Leather Bags
If you usually need to carry a lot of stuff with you, a leather bag is a perfect investment for Spring Summer 2016. Roomy, yet classic and elegant, leather bags are a constant presence on the runway. This year, fashionistas gravitate towards dark toned backpacks that can fit books, a laptop, a lunch box, makeup and still have some spare room.
8. Hair Jewelry
Yes, you read that well – hair jewelry is very much in this Spring Summer season. Bust out your most embellished headbands that you usually wear on 90s themed parties and get ready to rock them to school and uni. Don’t shy away from tiaras or oversized hair clips either. Adorned with small or big flowers, bright, muted or monocolored, these unique hair jewelry pieces flooded the catwalks at the beginning of 2016, setting the tone for a colorful Spring & Summer.
9. Bold Flatforms
Ready to look 6 inches taller without putting a terrible strain on your back? Then welcome flatforms. Whether they’re grunge, mainly or cute, flatforms are here to stay and you either love them or hate them. Even if you don’t choose flatforms, fashion experts recommend bold patterns and vivid colors when it comes to footwear.
Styling & Cuts
Fabrics too have been reinvented for this season. Get inspired by these styling ideas and clever cuts to put a fresh spin on your wardrobe:
10. Seductive Fringes
Let them sway with your every movement if you like the idea of a fluid silhouette. Fringes first made a timid appearance on shoes and bags last year and now they just got more daring. Go for a cape or a dress with fringes that will instantly make you look all dressed up and ready to git the red carpet.
11. Layered Ruffles
Designers have combined ruffles and swishy materials to create stunning dresses that scream Summer parties! The secret to rocking layered, voluminous ruffles is to create an elongated silhouette, as seen on Cavalli and Michael Kors. Don’t hesitate to pair ruffles with flatforms for a killer trendy combo.
12. Bare Shoulders
Spring Summer 2016 is going to be all about exposing those sun-kissed shoulders. There are plenty top, shirt and dress cuts to choose from if you want to channel your inner trendsetter. The shoulder cut outs wowed the crowds especially when they were paired with asymmetric necklines and sleek updos.
13. Streetwear Vibes
Bright and bold is what best describes the essence of streetwear Spring Summer 2016. Feel cozy wrapped in oversized jumpers, XL khaki parkas, and white sneakers. Designers have given us the green light to beanies and ripped black denim jackets, so go wild with accessories to look as street as possible.
14. Romantic gowns
Go ahead and call us old-fashioned, but we had to include the most romantic gowns seen on the catwalks for the Spring Summer 2016 collections. You can’t help but swoon over the delicate fabrics combined with dainty jewelry and minimalistic makeup. For the modern woman who is in love with plaits and rosy cheeks, the romantic gowns this season has delicate nude shades and are made out of slinky sheer fabrics.
Patterns & fabrics
Here’s what you should be keeping an eye out for when shopping:
From skirts to bras, oversized bags and hairbands, suede has been incorporated into every clothing item and accessory in the SS 2016 haute couture collections. The catchiest shades were warm tan, muted coppers, and intense mustards. Balmain especially made extensive use of suede, boldly pairing it with aquamarine shoes that stole the show.
16. Sensual Fire Reds
Turning to Spain and the latin women for inspiration, designers took a liking to fire reds for the Spring Summer 2016 collection. A red dress paired with red shoes and a red cocktail hat was an ordinary sight on the runways at the beginning of the year, encouraging fashionistas all over the world to pair and match same color clothing items.
17. Shiny Materials & Sequins
Another must-have of the season, sequin dresses, and vests will inject a glamorous, Gatsby-like element into your outfits. The colors that popped up most often on the catwalks were rusty ambers, emerald greens, and warm golds.
18. Embroidered denim
If you can’t step out the door if you’re not wearing at least a denim clothing item, we have a feeling you’re going to love this Spring Summer 2016 trend. Embroidered denims are incredibly fun to wear and can even make for a weekend DIY. Alexander McQueen set the tone to the denimbroidery with bold and intricate patterns covering dresses, pants and jackets alike.
19. Earth Tones
It’s not all about neon colors this year. There’s definitely a place for earth-toned attire in your wardrobe as proven by Hermes and Stella McCartney. Opt for ice coffee nudes, pale blushes, and lilac grays if you want to obey by the latest trends when it comes to Spring Summer 2016.
20. Loud Patterns
Not afraid to be the center of attention? Blown out tessellating patterns, big flower prints and exaggerated checkers are all that’s in at the moment. The lovely surprise of Spring Summer 2016 is that we find this patterns not only on dresses and tops but also on shoes, trousers, capes and accessories.