And here we go, lets start our summer engines to dive into the sunny, humid days ahead for the remaining two months. Winter wasn’t as brutal as winters a la past, but it feels amazing to know that the heavy layers are now tucked away until the fall.
For summer 2016, certain summer styles and trends are really exciting and refreshing to see amongst the buzz of the streets in city that never sleeps. The following are just some highlights of those trends starting from the runway and embodied in street style, that made an effortless transition to summer from spring.
Updated Classic: T-shirt Dress
For the ultimate lazy girl at heart, this look is bliss. Not only can you find an effortless oversized, long t-shirt in almost any store (aim for two sizes larger), but with some cool accessories its an effortlessly chic daytime look.
Off the shoulder (aka cold shoulder) look, brought into focus a hidden gem to the surface through showing exposing shoulders, the neckline and occasionally maybe a bit of décolletage. But for 2016, it seems to be not enough because the emphasis is aimed at the sleeves. They’ll range from wide and voluminous pieces that vaguely reference those from the 17th century’s.
“And so, this part cowboy, part angel was born.” -Ella Alexander, GlamourMag
This look ties in elements of femininity and workmanship with high necklines, low waistlines and ditzy floral patterns. The style embodies functionality, since the original prairie women led more of an active, free spirited, outdoorsy lifestyle. As your assembling your style, beware because it can potentially fall into fancy dressing or sickly sweet butterscotch, therefore balancing is key. By adding touches of edgier accessories for a modern look.
Patches & Pins
Street style has a new accessory that adds a little fun (a bit of nostalgia) to any piece of item that needs a bit of tune up. Although you can purchase already made pieces with patches or pins attached on them, sadly it takes away most of the fun of customizing your pieces. With so many choices available, the biggest challenge will be to stick to a theme, a particular size and the sense of direction to each patch or pin.
These are just some of my personal few but there are many more floating around. Thanks so much for reading through it and let me know if any of these are your personal favorites too!