From left to right: Celine, Calvin Klein, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jacquemus
So we all know that the concept of “trends” is outdated, but what we do advocate is investing in new staples each season that look au current and fresh.
With that in mind we’ve picked five must have items to add to your spring/summer 2016 wardrobes. Get ready to chuck out those pleated skirts…
A Slip Dress
It’s time to slip into something more comfortable as boudoir-inspired slip dresses popped up on the catwalks of Celine, Givenchy and Calvin Klein (where the straps fell off the shoulders for a sexy look). Most designers opted for fabrics like satin while details included lace and ruching. Pulling off the look in the real world is easy – throw on a blazer and some cool flats and you’re good to go.
A Statement Shirt
Who doesn’t love a white shirt? This season it’s having a moment in the spotlight. Designers experimented with construction and fit while minimising or exaggerating proportions on areas such as the sleeves. Asymmetrical hems are also popular. And although white is the colour of choice, light blue is a fresh alternative.
From left to right: Gucci, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Chloe
Anything Off The Shoulder
We know crop tops are still going strong but the shoulder is spring’s new erogenous zone. Not only is the look sexy but also extremely flattering and easy to pull off. Ellery and Tibi are top picks for their simple silhouettes and voluminous sleeves, but also look for styles with details such as ribbons, broderie anglais and ruffles. In fact, Proenza Schouler’s Latin-inspired versions are top of our list!
Last summer was all about the flatform, but fortunately this year, the more attractive mule is back. Essentially a very chic slipper, this style will easily work poolside or for a casual day out. A simple leather pair is our first pick but we’re also loving fabrics such as frayed denim or even lace as seen at Balenciaga. Who says flats have to be boring?
A Bomber Jacket
Admittedly, bomber jackets have been kicking about for a few seasons now but thanks to brands like Chloe and Gucci it is now regarded as an investment piece. Neutral colours like khaki are always a winner but don’t be afraid to play with fabrics like mesh and details such as embroidered motifs. Phillip Lim for one has a gorgeous sheer style in black that’s perfect for night or day.