It’s the spring summer season, and that means a new set of style rules come into play. Inspiration taken from the runway shows across the world filter into the looks spotted on the style mavens who fill the streets and our Instagram timelines. From celebrities and socialites to internet personalities, the street style of our favourite fashion icons never fail to captivate us. We’ve picked out our 10 favourite trends spotted on the promenades of the worlds fashion capitals this season that are set to take the Spring / Summer high street by storm.
1. Ruffled Tops
A feminine twist on minimalist styling, team your denim looks with subtle ruffle detailed blouses and T-Shirts for a simple and understated aesthetic that’s fresh for spring. This linen Grizas top is beautifully lightweight and crafted to a modern box fit for a contemporary slub shape or alternatively, opt for a sheer tiered version for a day-to-night look.
2. Ditsy Prints
Usual for a gypsy style chiffon tea dress or short fit playsuit, the timeless ditsy print is a flattering option in every modern woman’s wardrobe. This high blouse channels the trend perfectly with a dipped back hemline and cropped sleeves. Alternatively if you prefer androgynous style, opt for a busy print on wide leg trousers or a long-line waistcoat.
3. Long-line Jackets
A slimming versatile piece to flatter every wardrobe, the long-line jacket is a transeasonal choice between winter and spring that is perfect for both smart office dressing and city chic style. The Rundholz linen jacket is a casual twist with a distressed denim effect and oversized pockets. Style as long-line jacket with denim skinny jeans or a mini skirt and heels.
The new statement arm candy, small but striking designer charms have been spotted all over the high street. Ranging from Gothic Halloween-inspired skulls to sickly sweet fruit, kitsch animals or novelty themes, the impactful charms are seen adorning shoulder bags or sprinkled onto jacket lapels, either way, there’s a style to suit you. If you’re shy about trying the trend, this Marc by Marc Jacobs Accessories pin brooch blends understated charm with a timeless antique finish.
5. Metallic Flats
A heavenly piece for a contemporary wardrobe, metallic flats are a statement that are timeless for their versatility. Trainers are perfect for fans of the androgynous style whilst pointed pumps at a flattering feminine feel to casual ensembles. A look designed to suit any wardrobe, you can’t do wrong with this ageless trend.
6. Knotted Details
Knotted detailing adds a contemporary twist to every ensemble that suits any aesthetic. Channel the trend by adding this summery midi skirt or a twisted crop top to your seasonal wardrobe, alternatively, the look is equally stylish upon denim jeans for a innovative twist on casual weekend dressing.
7. Cut Out Heels
A classic trend that returns each season in a new form, cut outs have a flattering slimming effect on every figure. For spring, we’ve had our sights set upon cut out sides to ankle boots for a contemporary seasonal twist on winter footwear. These H by Hudson boots feature a suede design with pointed toes and tan leather cross-over straps, making them a versatile choice for spring that suits jeans, skirts or dresses effortlessly.
8. Cross Straps
An elegant style to flatter your shoulders, cross-over straps are perfect for both girly and androgynous dressers who love styling with maximum impact. Whether you’re dressing for a formal affair or you’re looking to style up a casual blouse, cross-over straps are an easy-to-wear sleek look.
9. Bright Stripes
As spotted on the catwalks during this seasons Spring / Summer ’16 shows, the likes of Sacia, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Kenzo among others are channeling this sporty yet feminine look. Try clashing lines on a peplum top or a cropped knit to exude a sophisticated take on the bold trend. If you don’t usually wear a lot of colour, try wider stripes on accessories or these United Nude boots add a pop of colour to all-black ensembles.
10. Fine Art Prints
For those who want to channel splashes of colour in an understated setting, the digital art print trend is the look to follow. With a mixed colour palette of neutrals with paintbrush strokes of primary colours, the look even suits minimalists with a taste for modern prints. Composed onto styles ranging from dresses to shirts and scarves, this Annette Gortz silk dress combines a modern relaxed shape with cropped sleeves and an asymmetric hem.
Shop the New Season SS ’16 collections online here.