It may be hard to imagine, given the weather at the moment, but spring is just around the corner and so it’s time to start folding away your knits and dusting off your Spring/Summer wardrobe. But why not treat yourself to a few summer staples for the new season? To make sure you’re bang on trend we’ve created a list of easy-to-wear SS16 styles from the catwalk with JOY The Store.
Pleats Pretty Please
Pleats are going to be all the rage this season. Wide or narrow pleats, skirt or dress… any pleat will do. Pleats can get a bad rep, bringing to mind blue-rinsed ladies, but trust us, they look fabulous. Pleats with a light fabric allows the material to flow as you walk, just perfect for the summer, or a wider pleat in a thicker fabric gives a sophisticated and structure look. Try a floral patterned A-Line pleated skirt teamed with a plain white Tee and sandals for a gorgeous and relaxed summery look.
This SS16 trend is easy to achieve and works not only for the evenings, but also looks great for your daytime look. Don’t go overboard, adding just one metallic piece to your attire will complete the daytime disco vibe!
Let’s face it, stripes are a staple in all of our wardrobes, but this season the stripes have got bigger, bolder and brighter! A bright striped sun-dress teamed with trainers is perfect for a beautiful summer’s day. Or, for when the weather gets a bit chilly (it’s summer in Britain after all!) this stunning Valley of the Dolls Pasadena Skirt with a simple cami and wedges looks great. Keep in mind this stripe mantra when planning your stripy wardrobe – Horizontal stripes add width so only wear them when you wish to create volume and vertical stripes elongate.
Bare shoulders are big this Spring/Summer, and the off-the-shoulder trend is the perfect mix of incredibly sexy whilst not being too revealing. It’s suitable for all styles and body shapes, plus, you have plenty of room to accessorise – try large, statement earrings. So whether it’s a daytime picnic in the park or a wedding guest outfit, shrug those shoulders free for a gorgeous and on-trend look!
For more Spring/Summer styles take a look at JOY