We are sure you may have picked up how overly-excited we are that the end of the winter season is so nearly behind us for the year! And with a change in season comes a change in fashion trends; we have stayed glued to the international media scene over their current summer season to assess which trends are HOT this year.

We spotted a few of the trends that will be dominating the retail floor space in the coming weeks and put them together for you. You know…so you can be ultra cool in the summer heat! 😉 You are welcome!


The runway was dominated by an unfussy brand of femininity. Right in step with the season’s many womanly wiles were the flamanco-tinged tiers and ruffles.  


romance and ruffles

Clockwise from top left:-

Frilled Satin Dress – R599 – H&M; Chiffon Dress – R499 – H&M; Patterned Dress – R399 – H&M; Frilled Dress – R499 – H&M; Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse – R349 – H&M; Satin Skirt – R599 – H&M; White Ruffle Skirt – R649 – Mango; Blue Ruffle Cami – R399 – Mango; Playsuit with Lace Details – R749 – H&M


The body part to bare for Spring? Your shoulders – a chic new way to show a little skin while leaving plenty up to the imagination.


exposed shoulders 2016

Clockwise from top left:-

Short Scuba Dress – R529 – H&M; Necklace Trim Dress – R899 – H&M; Off The Shoulder Dress – R149.99 – Mr Price; Wrapover Top – R429 – H&M; Off The Shoulder Dress – R799 – H&M; Black Off The Shoulder Dress – R749 – H&M; Off The Shoulder Blouse – R529 – H&M; Floral Print Off The Shoulder Blouse – R699 – Mango


This isn’t the head shop standby. Tie-Dye’s new side is simple, sophisticated and all grown up. 



Clockwise from top left:-

Striped Maxi Dress – R350 – Woolworths; Halterneck Swimsuit – R429 – H&M; Leilah Striped Dress – R599 – Poetry; Sheer Blouse – R949 – Mango; Strata Scarf – R899 – Mimco; Siesta Neck Pillow – Cotton On; Bikini Bottoms – R180 – Woolworths; Twist Bikini Top – R225 – Woolworths


Less look-at-me than gold, this metallic is having a major moment. It makes a high impact piece out of even the simplest styles. 


silver shine

Clockwise from top left:-

Reversible Sequins Top – R549 – Mango; Skagen Stainless Steel Mesh Watch – R3999 – Spree; Metallic Bomber Jacket – R329.99 – Mr Price; Metallic Utility Pants – R1299 – Country Road; Metallic Cap – R399 – Country Road; Pleated Midi Skirt – R149.99 – Mr Price; Metallic Brogue – R139.99 – Mr Price


Spring’s most sensual proposition? The bevy of lusciously languid styles that are taking lingerie out of the boudoir and onto the street. All that supple satin and frothy lace were too good for sleeping in, anyway.



Clockwise from top left:-

Crinkled Strappy Top – R349 – H&M; Lace Body Suit – R299 – H&M; Satin Slip Dress – R1299 – Witchery; Lace Body Suit – R429 – H&M; Lace Trim Kaftan – R599 – Mango; Lace Bustier – R399 – H&M; Strappy Camisole – R69.99 – Mr Price; Crepe Strappy Top With Lace – R299 – H&M; Calf Length Skirt – R799 – H&M

After a long winter season, we both can’t wait to slip into something less layered and bulky than a knit jersey and coat (with a tan and a cocktail in hand, obvs)! So far Ilaria has already added an off the shoulder top to her “must-have list” for summer, while both of us will be on the lookout for feminine ruffles! Which trend will you be rocking this season – and how will you be styling it?

Comment below and stand a chance to compete against one of us in our next Polyvore style-off challenge!


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2 Comments on Spring/Summer 2016 | The Must Have Trends

  1. Suvana
    August 23, 2016 at 11:41 am (4 years ago)

    Definitely an off the shoulder top/dress!

  2. Gomo
    August 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks Sam&Ilaria,been waiting for this piece.
    Loving the Lace Bustier, gorgeous.


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