To get an idea of what’s in store for summer 2016 on the fashion scene, Fashion Stylist & On-Air/TV Style Expert Michelle Washington lent her expertise.
Color, color, and more color! “There’s no single stand-out color trend for this season,” shares Washington. Brands brought out a wide range of shades to the S/S 2016 catwalks, from vivid hues to pastel shades, which were popular with almost all labels.” Keep an eye out especially for autumn tones, black and white combos, and silvers.
Stripes in all sizes and directions are also primed to be big going into the warmer seasons. “Most [labels] opted for multi-colored stripes in sometimes psychedelic combinations. Whether vertical or horizontal, wide or super-fine, stripes of all kinds were seen on summer dresses, skirts, tops, and pants.”
The boho-chic style, loved by so many stars, will be hot this summer. “Jumpsuits, skirts, and dresses with long, floaty cuts in light shades or powdery pastels” give womenswear a “stylish yet romantic, carefree, and bohemian vibe.”
For the stylish men out there, look for “military-inspired overcoats and camo prints” inspired by “aviation and early 20th century safaris.” The Cuban collar short-sleeved shirt will make the move to replace the tired Oxford button-downs and pairs perfectly with a slightly looser-legged pant.