Your Resort 2016 cheat sheet
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Monochrome stripes
The nautical trend is having a monochrome moment. Seafaring adventures never looked so polished.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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