Make this a Fabulous Summer!
Read on for a trend forecast with classic items that every woman should have in her wardrobe this summer.
Spring is finally here! Time to pack away the boots and the jackets, and to slip into some sexy, cool outfits that show off your best assets. We know there’ll be some awesome new items lining your favourite store aisles. All of these items are inspired by the runways of the New York and Paris fashion weeks. That’s why we’ve found the hottest trends for spring/summer 2015, so you know exactly what’s on trend when you go shopping. These are the Vogue top 20 trends.
From left to right: Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Ralph Lauren
Khaki first hit the runway over 40 years ago and has since become a fashion classic. This season, it is making a huge comeback. A number of fashion houses showcased varying styles, including suede khaki by Chanel
, sexy, military silhouettes by Marc Jacobs
, and safari-style glamour by Ralph Lauren
Boho to the max
The temperature is rising and we will be welcoming the warm weather and cooling breeze with long, light and flowing dresses. From soft silhouettes, to kaleidoscope motifs and lace and pleat effects, the hippie trend is here to stay.
This season, designers took inspiration from the world of industry to create fashion-forward utilitarian looks. From fighter pilots to technicians, jumpsuits were strutted down the runways, and accessorised with leather belts, scarves and statement jewellery. The jumpsuit is definitely going to be a uniform for the trendies.
Designers keep reinventing classic denim for the runways. This season, we can expect to see patched denim in faded blues and a range of textured effects.
The delicate lace fabric made a return to the runways with edgy looks that play on the transparency of white lace. There’ll be a lot of showy numbers, so get ready to see a little more than you might expect.
From left to right: Céline, Gucci, Marni
The Kimono look is one that we’re quite excited about. The long silhouettes tied at the waist are chic and sophisticated.
We’re guessing that the Durban July theme inspired this trend! The oversized coats, yachting-inspired dresses and sailor's uniforms with a couture edge are expected to be a big hit this season.
Shimmer and shine
Everyone can have their time to shine with the 70s metallic trend. From mini dresses to trousers and blouses, the shimmery designs should make for some interesting nights out!
From left to right: Giorgio Armani, Valentino, and Alberta Ferretti
Save your toes from the torture of ballet flats, and enjoy the elegance of the classical dance through fashion. There’ll be long tutu skirts and tulle dresses in stores, worn with pumps, heels or gladiator sandals laced up to the knee.
Mix and match
Different fabrics pieced together, including silk, cottons, patchwork prints and materials, as well as an assortment of colours are the order of the season. Look out for these crazy/normal mix masala numbers.
It’s effortless, elegant and sexy. The sheer look took to the runways in black, and the suggestive style is one to watch for a night out on the town.
Mixing, contrasting and stitching together of fabrics, designers brought a surprising twist to the runways. Spring/summer 2015 will see vintage fabrics and unexpected combinations of prints and textures coming together.
Black and white suits, flared trousers, longer and more minimalistic tops paid homage to the 70s era. This sophisticated and edgy take on suiting will give office attire a whole new spin.
Shake your tail feathers
The fashion birds are flocking together and giving us lovely pieces of delicate style. Spread your wings and embrace this wild and wonderful trend.
It’s hot and vibrant, and red will be the colour on our lips, nails and shoes!
The simplicity of polka dots makes this trend a fashion favourite. This season, it has made a return in fun mini skirts and dresses, and even 3D designs. The only condition is that polka dots are only to be worn in black and white.
Contrasts, cut-outs and changes to form have been in the air for some time now. This season, we’ll see sexy masculine suits, asymmetric cuts, and streetwear - against-the-grain styles galore.
From left to right: Loewe, Junya, and Dries van Noten
This playful trend can now be worn! Circle motifs, bright colours and bold, intersecting stripes will bring vibrancy to skirts and panelled dresses.
Create mystery and fun in mesh this season. Worn all-over, or a as a single piece as a top or a dress, it’s light, fresh and lets you show what you want to show.
Optical effects that were simple yet elegant turned heads on the runways. It’s a stylish illusion that we can’t wait to stock up on.
These are the classics that every fabulous fashion lover should have in their wardrobe this summer. Remember to keep a bottle of Skip laundry detergent
on hand so that your favourite clothes stay amazing, because Skip loves what you’re wearing!