10 best spring/summer 2016 runway trends to try now
The new season calls for fresh exciting trends to see you through the season in style as the temperature climbs. Discover new ways to update your warm weather wardrobe and suss out the key pieces you'll need for effortless summer dressing. Here's what you'll need to get your SS16 wardrobe sorted — pronto!
1. PJ sets
Who says pyjama parties are confined to the bedroom? Do like Sonia Rykiel and Dolce & Gabbana and take yours outside to see the light of day. To ace PJ dressing in public, we recommend picking up a sumptuous silk set from luxury sleepwear brand, F.R.S For Restless Sleepers.
2. Bold stripes
The ubiquitous stripe returns bigger, broader and bolder. SS16's linear narrative is clean, defined and in primary colours.
3. White shirt remix
A versatile wardrobe staple that knows no bounds, the humble white shirt is anything but basic this spring/summer. Draped, twisted or deconstructed, the endless, elevated riffs presented on the runways give new meaning to the classic button-down.
4. Dark denim
If you're a denim addict that's always struggling to convince yourself that fashion's favourite off-duty fabric is office appropriate, think again. Swap your fail-safe black tailored pieces for dark rinse denim in streamlined and sophisticated silhouettes. For off-duty days, turn to Chloé.
5. '90s nirvana
The grunge era has been pervasive for the past few seasons and shows no signs of abating. To emulate the melancholy spirit effortlessly, simply populate your wardrobe with hoodies (preferably from Vetements), slip dresses and tough coverups... and then come as you are.
6. Flamenco flamboyance
From bold red hues to sultry ruffles and floral prints — in particular the red carnation seen at Oscar de la Renta, Spanish influence swept across NYFW in fiery passion.
7. Afrocentric tribal
Join the tribe in exotic prints, ethnic decorations and folkloric accessories. Our favourite tribe of all? The Valentino goddesses drenched in African artistry seamlessly combined with the storied house's traditions.
8. Floral patchwork
The new way to wear florals this summer? Pieced together and artfully combined into patchworked perfection. When blooms are involved, more is definitely more.
9. Psychedelic tie-dye
Turn heads and uplift moods in spring/summer's favourite eye-catching swirls in a kaleidoscope of colours.
10. Cold shoulder
Proven to be the sexiest asset time after time, stand out this shoulder-centric season by choosing a cross neckline over cut outs and off-the-shoulder silhouettes. We call this shoulder baring with an 'X' factor.