Is your wardrobe in need of an overhaul? Is everything looking a little autumn/winter 2015? Are you preparing for a vacation or looking forward to parties or weddings?
If so, now is the time to indulge in some retail therapy and try out some of summer 2016’s red-hot trends.
The bardot neckline
If you take a look online, or you hit the mall, you’ll soon notice that bardot necklines are everywhere. I even have one on my closet!
This off-the-shoulder style is perfect for hot summer days and hazy evenings at the beach. Opt for floaty, Bohemian-style tops with vintage denim shorts for a cool daytime look. Or go for a loose cotton dress with sandals. Choose a fitted black bardot dress and add a pair of wedges and a clutch for a classy evening ensemble that'll keep you stylish for years to come.
Dirty Dancing chic
Rewind to holidays at Kellerman’s, and channel Baby and Lisa if you’re eager to impress this summer.
Embrace the versatility of plain, fitted bodysuits, and swap mini skirts for pleated midis or maxis. Go for floral prints for an exotic beach vacation or prairie prints for a country break.
Patches & embroidery
Customization is big business these days, and patches are everywhere.
You’ll find retro-style badges and old-school embroidery on denim jackets, shorts, jeans, and tees. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can create your own unique designs. If you’re not, don’t worry 'cause you’ll find ready-made beauties at high street and online stores.
Cat eye shades
Aviators never go out of style. But if you’re looking for an alternative this year, cat eye shades are all the rage, meooww!
Style with cut-off shorts, sandals and a printed cami for a festival. Or team with cigarette pants and a crisp white blouse for an evening engagement. For more ideas, take a look at Sunglass Picks online.
If you’re one of those people who struggles when it comes to packing light (hello, always me) you’ll be pleased to hear the backpack is back.
Leather styles are perfect for toughening up a feminine summer dress. Or go for the sports luxe look with feature straps for something a little more casual.
Cold shoulders have been a staple of 2016, and they’re not going anywhere. If you’re not confident about your arms, this is a great trend to try. It’s sexy without being too revealing, right up my (wannabe) alley.
The slip dress
A nod to the 90’s, the slip dress is back.
Go for something plain for an understated, modern daytime look. Or tick off the underwear as outerwear trend too and opt for a lacy number for a hot date or a night on the tiles.
Summer is here, and what better time of year to try out some new looks and treat yourself to some seasonal staples!
We’re all different, and you don’t need to fall in love with every trend. Go for items that you find visually appealing and pieces that make you feel confident.
Shop around, have fun, and don’t be afraid to try new things. If you like something on a hanger, don’t assume it won’t suit you. You never know until you give it a try!