the insiders guide to spring/summer 2016

The Insiders Guide to SS16 Farfetch
source: farfetch insides guide to ss16

When it comes to sartorial style for Spring/Summer 2016, colour is seemingly the first thing that comes to mind. And while I simply adore those sultry wintry hues, I also do have quite the affinity for colour too. An adoration which is not exclusive to interiors either. The Spring/Summer 2016 style season is proving to be rather distinct, unabashedly shying away from the standard fare of achromatic and emphasising more upon the brights and . Something which I am very much enthusiastic about.

So following on from Farfetch‘s Insider Guide, I was asked to share some of my own favorite Spring/Summer 2016 selections.

spring/summer 2016

Gingham is and always has been one of my firm favourite types of geometric print. And it is a print that I believe is terribly underrated sartorially. While it does have its style moments, I happen to liken them more to one-hit-wonders considering their staying power when it comes to trends tends to be lacklustre. Gingham will suddenly burst onto our radars, impress us, then we simply dismiss. While the gingham trend may be fickle at times, it is one which sees many comebacks, thus making this a wise investment piece. For Spring/Summer 2016 I am predicting quite the entrance; one very much unlike its previous style story. And I believe so because I, along with the masses have been adoring the idea of taking the classic gingham print and modernising it by way of enlargement. Doing so truly makes gingham seem more playful and high fashion and less country casual; like this strapless sundress by Anaak or this midi dress by Temperley London.


spring/summer 2016

Lace can be rather controversial and confusing at times; mainly when it comes certain questionable pieces. The ones that leave you pondering whether or not they should be reserved for behind closed doors or if they are indeed intended for the world to behold. Those delicately transparent styles, the kind you associate with lingerie and silken fabrics oh so reminiscent of Calvin Klein in the nineties. But I’m not coveting the usual feminine etherealness we’ve become so accustomed to. I’m talking about a new era of lace for Spring/Summer 2016, one that entails obvious opulence with lashings of tenaciousness. Gothic elements combined with effeminate and all in glorious dark hues (with the occasional rose quartz thrown into the mix). A romantic rebellion against the sartorial grain if you will.


spring/summer 2016

Cold shoulder or more like cold arms. The evolution from the slight off-the-shoulder into this flattering bohemian like cut. Halter style at the front, leaving the shoulders and more of the arms exposed with frivolous fabric pieces that no doubt catch brilliantly with the wind. I am in anticipation for this style, be it in crop form or longer, these pieces are undoubtedly flattering on any body type, even those of us with broad shoulders (who, mind you anything close to strapless can be are our worst enemies).

What are your predictions or favourite trends for Spring/Summer 2016?

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sonia // daring coco
sonia // daring coco

metaphoric love child of debbie harry and stevie nicks. weaver of words. infatuated with shoes.

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