Fashion Friday: Summer clothing trends for 2016

Are you wondering what's hot (besides the weather) this season? Have you noticed some controversial trends while you were out and about, and thought to yourself, "is this person crazy or just crazy fashionable?" Modern Mississauga has you covered with what's new, what's out, and what's back in style.

Summer 2016 is all about prints. Floral, ethnic, striped - it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s on your body. Colours and patterns are heavily Cuban influenced, and dress trends are rewinding way back to Victorian inspired pieces, and relying heavily on ruffled garments and the notorious cold-shoulder.

Solids are out - if it’s not printed or patterned, it’s white. White jeans, culottes, shorts, shirt dresses, anything. White pieces can be paired together, or with this season’s bold colours, focusing on green and orange—and maybe a hint of grey and navy just to bring your eye-catching outfits together.

Designers this season are choosing many of the go-to styles we saw in the spring 2016 collections. Culottes, distressed denim, bright shorts, jumpers and rompers, are all back, with the addition of a few new choice trends. Lace and satin slips are no longer just for the bedroom, meggings (man leggings) have made their way into summer fashion, and anoraks are a must-have, especially for the summer-to-fall transition.

For a visual representation, see more summer 2016 trends below.

 

BELOW THE BELT

1) Culottes

Keep it casual:

ZARA culottes, $69.90

ZARA culottes, $69.90

Combine three fashion trends in one with this printed culotte jumpsuit:

ASOS Influence Tall Culotte Jumpsuit With Knot Front, $41.15

ASOS Influence Tall Culotte Jumpsuit With Knot Front, $41.15

2) Get flashy with a wide leg trouser:

3) Knee-length shorts:

James Perse Linen Shorts, $175 USD

James Perse Linen Shorts, $175 USD

J Crew 9” Stretch Stanton Short, $92.50

J Crew 9” Stretch Stanton Short, $92.50

4) Slim fit joggers, leggings, and skinny chinos return this season, but this time, with…shorts on top?

Try these:

H&M Slim fit cotton shorts, $19.99

H&M Slim fit cotton shorts, $19.99

With these:

Meggings, $19.95-$49.95 USD

Meggings, $19.95-$49.95 USD

5) Distressed denim:

BEBE Heartbreaker Jeans, $74.99 USD and up

BEBE Heartbreaker Jeans, $74.99 USD and up

AG The Nomad, $227 USD

AG The Nomad, $227 USD

Urban Outfitters Cheap Monday Tight Black Destroyed Skinny Jean, $104

Urban Outfitters Cheap Monday Tight Black Destroyed Skinny Jean, $104

UP TOP

1) Anoraks

Michael Kors 2-Pocket Utility Anorak, $184.79

Michael Kors 2-Pocket Utility Anorak, $184.79

Eliza J. ‘Cire’ Print Chintz Anorak, $198.19

Eliza J. ‘Cire’ Print Chintz Anorak, $198.19

Urban Outfitters CPO Citywide Colourblock Anorak Jacket, $94

Urban Outfitters CPO Citywide Colourblock Anorak Jacket, $94

2) Slim suit jackets

TOPMAN New Fit Skinny Suit Jacket, $149

TOPMAN New Fit Skinny Suit Jacket, $149

ZARA Studio Jacket

ZARA Studio Jacket

PERRY ELLIS Linen Blend Jacket, $233.40

PERRY ELLIS Linen Blend Jacket, $233.40

 

DRESSES

Loose, light, patterned, off-the-shoulder, mini-pleated and flowing (or any combination you choose):

H&M V-Neck Dress,$69.99

H&M V-Neck Dress,$69.99

Lush Surplice Maxi Dress, $64.28

Lush Surplice Maxi Dress, $64.28

GUESS Temperly Pleated Dress, $118

GUESS Temperly Pleated Dress, $118

LINGERIE & PAJAMAS NO LONGER JUST FOR THE BEDROOM

TOPSHOP Cross Strap Slip Dress, $60

TOPSHOP Cross Strap Slip Dress, $60

ZARA Pyjama-Style Jumpsuit, $69.90

ZARA Pyjama-Style Jumpsuit, $69.90

JUMPSUITS & ROMPERS (NO SURPRISE HERE)

AEO Cutout Jumpsuit, $63.77

AEO Cutout Jumpsuit, $63.77

ASTR Floral Surplice Romper, $99.09

ASTR Floral Surplice Romper, $99.09

ECOTE Lula Off-The-Shoulder Romper, $99

ECOTE Lula Off-The-Shoulder Romper, $99

RUFFLES, RUFFLES EVERYWHERE

BANANA REPUBLIC Sleeveless Ruffle-Placket Blouse, $95

BANANA REPUBLIC Sleeveless Ruffle-Placket Blouse, $95

Ruffled Dress, $79.95
GUESS Sadie Sleeveless Ruffle Dress, $108

GUESS Sadie Sleeveless Ruffle Dress, $108

 

Keep an eye out for part two of our summer fashion series, where we will explore trends in accessories, makeup, footwear, and swimwear.

*Prices shown are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices are listed at regular price, not sale price