Spring 2016 Trends

GINGHAM
ginghamOscar de la Renta (Getty Images)/ Diane von Furstenberg (Indigitalimages.com)/ Michael Kors(Indigitalimages.com)

Gingham is probably THE print of the Spring/Summer 2016 season. I have to admit, the Southern girl in me is secretly thrilled this is such a huge thing right now. The key to making this modern is thinking outside the box. Don’t think picnic or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, look for this print in modern silhouettes with interesting details, like the sheer skirt on that DVF dress that I am positively drooling over lately.

Photo Credit: Candid Tales Photography

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Asos/ Asos/ Zara

Jcrew/ Asos/ Zara

LUXE HIPPE
luxe hippie
Etro (Indigitalimages.com)/ Valentino (Indigitalimages.com)/ Emilio Pucci (Feudiguaineri.com)

Boho looks will always be close to my heart, probably because I remember loving it so much when it was last a huge deal when I was a high school freshman and wore nothing but boho-inspired outfits. This season’s offerings on this look are much more luxe than what I loved as a teenager. Look for vibrant colors and rich details when shopping this look this spring.

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Asos/ Asos/ H&M/

H&M/ Lulu’s/ Lulu’s/ Zara 

That 70’s Revamp
70's nostalgia
Tommy Hilfiger (Indigitalimages.com)/ St. Laurent (Indigitalimages.com)/ Prada (feudiguaineri.com)

The 2016 Spring/Summer runways were full of 70’s inspired looks. I personally love 70’s fashion because to me it is so bold and straightforward, with a carefree vibe. This season’s take is all about mixing 70’s silhouettes in different patterns and textures for a more modern take. Do not go too literal on this trend, because after all, you don’t want to look like you are going to a 70’s themed costume party!

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Asos/ Asos/ Asos/ Nasty Gal

Gap/ Zara/ Zara/ Topshop

Neutral Territory
Blank Space
Dior (Indigitalimages.com)/ Isabel Marant (Indigitalimages.com)/ Zero + Maria Cornejo(Indigitalimages.com)

Neutrals are classic and will always be in style, but I love the way these looks are so unabashedly minimal, yet still really interesting. I don’t think I have ever left my house in a head-to-toe white ensemble such as these, but I definitely want to give it a try because if it is done right, it looks so crisp and fresh.

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Gap/ Lulu’s/ Old Navy/ Zara

H&M/ Nasty Gal/ Zara/ Zara

Bold Florals
Florals
Celine (feudiguaineri.com)/ Diane von Furstenberg (Indigitalimages.com)/ Michael Kors(Indigitalimages.com)

Saying that florals are “in” for spring is pretty much something that is said EVERY spring, but I personally feel that they are a staple look for spring for obvious reasons. This season’s version is bold and bright. Again, DVF is killing me with how amazing her dresses are. If I had that dress (pictured in the middle), I don’t think I would ever take it off.

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Asos/ Gap/ Nasty Gal/ Nasty Gal/ Asos  

Lulu’s/ Old Navy/ Zara/ Zara/ Zara 

Fringe
fringe
Giambattista Valli (Indigitalimages.com)/ Alberta Ferretti (Gettyimages.com)/ Emilio Pucci(Feudiguaineri.com)

The fringe trend is really a result of the 70’s and boho trends coming back in full force this season, but I wanted to talk about it separately because I really just love fringe that much. Is anything more fun to wear than fringe? If you can think of something that is, please let me know because I would love to try it!

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Asos/ Asos/ Asos/ Asos/ H&M

H&M/ Lulu’s/ Nasty Gal/ Nasty Gal/ Zara   

Crop Tops
crops
Balmain (IMAXTREE)/ Michael Kors (Indigitalimages.com)/ Oscar de la Renta (Indigitalimages.com)

Crop tops have reigned supreme since 2013, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. This is bad news if you don’t like doing crunches because wearing crop tops is definitely not easily done. That being said, this season’s version seems to be a little longer, a little looser, and a little boxier than previous season’s crop tops. I realize that the Balmain version pictured doesn’t really illustrate this like the other two books, however, I was so obsessed with it that I had to include it.

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Asos/ Asos

Lulu’s/ Zara

Sporty Chic
sporty chic
Stella McCartney (Indigitalimages.com)/ Alexander Wang (Indigitalimages.com)/ Tory Burch (IMAXTREE)

Like it or not, athletic wear has come on the fashion scene in a big way lately. This is a little hard for me to come to terms with. I have seen street style pictures of a perfect fashion “it girls” wearing Adidas track pants with heels and a blouse. This kind of combination sort of goes against a lot of the things I stand for when it comes to fashion, but as I am always trying to think outside the box, I am keeping an open mind when it comes to this new sporty-chic side of fashion. To me, these books are like the most elevated versions of what a grown-up tomboy would wear. I was never a tomboy, but honestly, I am learning to love these “sportswear” type looks.

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Zara/ Lulu’s/ Lulu’s

Nasty Gal/ Lulu’s/ Lulu’s 

Happy Spring, and thanks for reading! xo

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