Your Resort 2016 cheat sheet

Your Resort 2016 cheat sheet

Style notes

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

An easy guide to the best resort trends you can start trying now

We can't deny that Resort (or Cruise as some may like to call it) is one of our favourite fashion seasons of the year — albeit a small collection. Needless to say, it's always been a treasure trove of must-have (tropics appropriate) pieces and styling inspirations. Here's what you need to know.  

1. Tropical floral & fauna
Conjure up a tropical escape in equatorial prints that pack a punch. Our favourite? Fendi's Birds of Paradise print.
Resort 2016 Trend Report - Tropical Flora Fauna 

2. Off-the-shoulder
The shoulders are still the erogenous zone du jour. We recommend you choose a collarbone baring top in sleek sultry cuts and avoid the boho look. 
Resort 2016 - Off-the-shoulder
3. Flared jeans
Come November (or even now), you'll want to swap your skinnies for something cropped and flare. The new jeans silhouette channels a '70s vibe with a modern aesthetic.
Resort 2016 - Flare Jeans
4. Ruffles
Ruffles are covetable again and we're not talking girly frills. Seen on everything from skirts, dresses, sleeves and cuffs, think of it as flamenco flare. For real frill seekers, Rosie Assoulin's collection of dramatic ruffles is made for you.
Resort 2016 - Ruffles
5. Monochrome stripes
The nautical trend is having a monochrome moment. Seafaring adventures never looked so polished. 
Resort 2016 - Monochrome stripes
6. Floral embroidery
It's hard to imagine any season without florals, so it's no surprise that floral looks were just about everywhere in a riot of colours. What makes it different this time around: The floral prints embroidered to 3D perfection.
Resort 2016 - Floral embroidery
7. See-through lace skirts
The new way to wear a see-through lace skirt?  Lose the petticoat and pair yours with a longline blazer.
Resort 2016 - see through lace skirts
8. Rainbow stripes
Colour comes to life in a full spectrum of technicolour stripes. A quick and easy solution for anyone looking for a colourful makeover.
Resort 2016 - Rainbow stripes

9. Thigh-high slits
Master the art of seduction with thigh-high slits in soaring heights. Plus, it's the best way to appear taller than you seem.
Resort 2016 - Thigh-high slits

10. Quilted coat
While Resort 2016 saw designers presenting a bevy of fur coats, we're not going to pretend there isn't a heat wave going on. Lucky for us, we found a slighty more practical cover-up. If temperatures decide to dip, a quilted coat is what you're looking for.  
Resort 2016 - Quilted coats