Essential Fashion Pieces to Stock up on for Spring Summer 2016

As Fall/Winter 2016’s New York Fashion Week commences, this year’s Winter draws to a close. It is bittersweet, bidding goodbye to the season of chilly weather and comfy turtleneck sweaters. However, the time of sunshine and romance is soon to be upon us, and we ought to be dressed for the occasion (season). Left with merely ONE more month to shop for Spring 2016 clothing, this guide will help you save hours of googling “spring summer 2016 what to wear”. For those looking for a simple Spring 2016 guide, I have curated and compiled a list of pieces to stock up on before Spring arrives. Enjoy!

 

1. Slip Dresses

Having made a name in the lingerie department, the slip dress is best known for its sexy silhouette. Tired of being confined to the walls of a bedroom, the slip dress, very much like last year, made multiple appearances down the runway. Its loose and comfortable design makes it perfect for hot summers. They are versatile pieces that are excellent for day-to-night looks.

A white slip dress and an oversized back clutch are perfect for a minimalist evening look x:  A red slip dress with ankle boots:  Festival Dream Dress White

 

2. Cold Shoulder Tops

The cold shoulder top is one of the most prominent (and fun) trends of Spring 2016. Both shoulder cut-outs and off-the-shoulder pieces were enormously popular on the runway this year, and for good reason; they are a subtle, yet sexy, way to show off some skin. This is yet another trend that has crept back from previous years, but with a twist. The latest cold shoulder tops feature an “X” neckline, as shown below. Keep on a lookout for them in shops, they’re an item that will probably quickly disappear from shelves.

Consider it a new riff on the off-the-shoulder top we saw all last spring. Spotted at Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jason Wu, ADEAM, and Derek Lam, this silhouette was top among major designers.

Also, if you want the full cold shoulder experience, go for off-the-shoulder pieces. They are cute and easy to style. However, if you are uncomfortable with baring too much of your shoulders, stick to tops or dresses with shoulder cut-outs. They are easier to wear, as they do not require constant tugging of sleeves, while displaying less skin.

♡ Summer Style - Striped off the shoulder top with distressed shorts and a wide brim fedora - If you like my pins, please follow me and subscribe to my fashion channel on youtube! (It’s free) Let me help u find all the things that u love from Pinterest! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCP8TXebOqQ_n_ouQfAfuXw:  Free People 'Toosaloosa' Cold Shoulder Top at Nordstrom.com. Crisp cutwork and tonal embroidery enhance the boho vibe of a voluminous cold-shoulder top fashioned from supersoft slub cotton. A handkerchief hem with shirttail vents completes the eye-catching look.:  Black and White Cold Shoulder Top

3. Micropleats

It is time to say goodbye to the car wash pleats we loved the whole of Fall 2015, as designers opted for a change this season. With its easy, breezy, flowy silhouette, it is no wonder micropleats was their choice for Spring and Summer. Chances are you already have a micropleated skirt in your closet. If not, don’t fret, they can be found just about everywhere right now. Loving the trend? Get them in three different lengths: mini, midi, and maxi!

Fashion Jackson Army Green Utility Jacket White V+neck Blouse Blush Pleated Skirt Blush Heels School Fall Inspo:  Pleated midi skirt , just bought this skirt! Love it but I'm too busty for buttoned tops Back in a Minute Beige Maxi Skirt at Lulus.com!:

 

4. Stripes

Bold stripes is one of the major prints of the season. Being featured on garments from structured evening dresses to casual t-shirts, these stripes are nothing but versatile. Go all out with colourful stripes, and heads will definitely turn.

A classy 3/4 sleeve modest maxi dress with black and white bold stripes and high neckline available in M-XL What to Pack for a Stylish Tropical Vacation waysify:  Natalia Alaverdian:

 

5. Shiny Fabrics

Silver definitely outshone gold on the runway this season. If you’re looking to style an attention grabbing outfit, metallic fabric is the way to go. Featured in all sorts of silhouettes, from sequinned cocktail dresses to reflective leather jackets, you are bound to be able to find something suited for you. If you prefer something not too out there, go for silver accessories instead.

Acne Silver Leather Moto Jacket by Kenzas:  Fabulous Silver Night Out Cocktail Dress. Chic looking dresses and accessories 2015.:  Metallic Faux Patent Leather Oxfords:

 

6. Blue Denim

It should come as no surprise that blue denim was featured all over the runway. Luckily for us, besides being a Spring and Summer staple, blue denim, in one form or another, is something we should already have in our closets. This season, be adventurous and pick out a piece that you don’t already own. Overalls, maybe? Also, don’t be afraid to try denim on denim. 🙂

Denim vest, white rolled up top, ripped blue jeans, and white converse for a denim on denim look perfect for the spring and summer time.:  Ripped denim pencil skirt:  Street Style Trend: Creepers | 22 Fashion Girls Who Make Creeper Shoes Incredibly Chic | StyleCaster:

 

7. Silk PJs

Bedroom inspired pieces were favoured by many this season. From floral PJ pants, to sparrow printed silk button-downs, these are what everyone will be rocking in Spring 2016. Their loose and flowy silhouette is perfect for the warmer weather, giving your skin room to breathe.  For dressier or work-related occasions, opt for silk. If you’re looking to keep it casual, stiffer fabrics – such as cotton – would work better.

Im very picky with my prints but I love these pants! JEMA FLORAL SILK PALAZZO PANT:  How to Wear Luxe Fabrics with Everyday Outfits: Glam Radar waysify Wide leg white pants:

 

8. Bright Colours

Spring is when bright colours start to make an appearance after months of monochromatic winter attire. Feeling rather fiery, designers elected red and orange as their favourite colours this season. This Spring, rock these bold colours with pride.

Go bold and bright for girls' night or cocktail wedding. Pair vibrant hues with classic pointed pumps for a effortlessly styled outfit.:  That Girl Gick Red And White Chic Outfit Red Valentine's Look | Hello Fashion Blog

 

That concludes the list of 2016 spring clothing essentials. Happy shopping!

 

Not sure how to style certain trends? Let me know! I will be doing a “How to Style” series for Spring 2016. Stay tuned and follow for more fashion posts! 🙂

 

xoxo

S

 

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