Summer is here, so we can finally warmly embrace the biggest fashion trends of 2016.
The cold shoulder trend still remains huge; rucksacks are the bag to be seen with and prairie is the new boho, but which looks will make the biggest impact on your wardrobes this summer?
We’ve curated 8 catwalk looks that will most influence your wardrobe choices (and bank balance) this year – from dresses to sandals to bags – and then have then found its most desirable high street incarnation.
See the 8 pieces everyone will be wearing below:
The slip dress
Underwear as outerwear is a big trend for next season (as it is every summer, truthfully), but it was at the Givenchy show that we really fell for its allure. The slip dress was ubiquitous both on the catwalk and front row and who could knock its breezy, understated and effortlessly sexy appeal?
The humble rucksack has never looked chicer. Those who can’t afford the Burberry version (so all of us then) should choose one of the many high street versions that have appeares this summer. Sew on your initials for a similarly personal look.
A ruffled dress
Dresses that look as if they belong in a modern day fairytale. Dramatic, beautiful and with cascading ruffles – Erdem’s latest collection will be a must-have for anyone with a penchant for luxury and drama.
Chanel’s light-up sandals are obviously top of our (aspirational) shopping list, but Kenzo and Burberry offered equally desirable options.
A logo T-shirt
Logos are back in a BIG way for spring/summer 2016 – a trend by Vetements’ now sold-out DHL T-shirt. But it’s no longer a show of ostentatiousness, rather a show of irony (and fashion loves irony). It’s also part of the big 90s revival – as French Connection’s relaunch of the FCUK T-shirts prove.
A prairie dress
Our festival look for next summer solved – a drop-waist floral dress that might also have been seen onThe Little House on the Prairie.
The denim mini skirt
Dig out that denim mini you wore in your teenage years, it’s back – courtesy of cult label Vetements.
Off the shoulder top
The cold shoulder trend is still big this summer. Shoulder-baring is sexy without being obvious; chic without being attention-grabbing. There’s a breezy nonchalance to off-the-shoulder looks that’s difficult to find fault with.
Ah the tiara – friend of teenage prom-goers, brides, hens, royals and now Saint Laurent. Hedi Slimane, the former gaunt-looking mastermind behind Saint Laurent, said his take on the headpiece should be worn with “everything” for spring/summer 2016. Think Courtney Love in the 90s; messy hair, slip dresses and chunky boots. Forget natty flower head garlands – this year’s Glastonbury must-have will be a tiara, and it’ll look all the better with an unavoidable splattering of mud.