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Fashion Trends for a Stylish Spring/Summer Look in 2016


You don’t have to be a celebrity like Ariana Grande, Ciara, Sienna Miller, Kerry Washington or even the Duchess of Cambridge to rock it in the latest trends this spring and summer. With designers at all price points taking cues from Fashion Week Spring 2016, there are affordable and fashionable looks out there — you just need to know what you’re searching for!


Colors of the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends


The PANTONE® Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016 points to “colors that transport us to a happier, sunnier place, where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute.

These colors for both men and women include (from left) rose quartz, peach echo, serenity, snorkel blue, buttercup, limpet shell, lilac gray, fiesta, iced coffee and green flash. (See the website for the PANTONE numbers.)


Highlights of the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

Flirty Slip Dresses

Slinky slip dresses are the ticket this spring, according to Marie Claire magazine. This sexy look incorporates underwear/lingerie as outerwear. Gotta love the comfort of silk and satin!

Large Plaids

Elle magazine points to “blown-out plaid” as a hot look this season. So, look for the checked prints, ladies!

Off the Shoulder

Another trendy fashion involves showing a little skin, reports Vogue magazine. Baring your shoulders, that is. Off-the-shoulder styles and cool cut outs rule this season.


Ruffles are a key detail trend this spring and summer. Glamour magazine shares that “This season’s ruffles are subtle, romantic and feminine.”

High Shine Fabrics

Think shiny, shimmery metallic, ladies. This goes for accessories, too. Sequins and any shiny material makes a high-impact piece out of a simple garment, according to Vogue magazine.


A flashback to the ’70s, suede is a hot look this season. The soft, delicate fabric is now season-less, much like leather the last few years, according to InStyle magazine.

Super Stripes

“The stripe is oh so right” this season, says Marie Claire magazine. And, we’re not talking thin, subtle stripes. It’s all about broad bands of color in bright tones.


The big trends in denim, says Vogue magazine, are printed denim, the long skirt, patchwork denim, feminine looks and the ’90s skater jean. Cropped flare jeans are also hot.

Big Sleeves

Puffy sleeves are back. Or, Old English sleeves as Harper’s Bazaar refers to them. The popular styles include bubble sleeves, bell sleeves and balloon sleeves. Quite a way to make a statement!

Other women’s fashion trends for this season include:

  • Spanish Influence
  • Victorian/Romantic
  • White Blouses
  • Pleats
  • Oversize Floral Prints
  • Fringe
  • Complicated Patterns/Mixed Prints
  • Maxiskirts and Dresses
  • Boldly Colored Actif-Sportif Outfits


Don’t Forget Your Man!

Johnny Mannah points to these men’s spring/summer fashion trends in his article on The Trend Spotter website.

  • Overalls
  • White Chinos/Trousers
  • Bomber Jackets
  • Fifties Shirts
  • Shorter Shorts

Utilitarian and monochromatic looks are also hot for men this season.


Resources for the Latest Fashion Trends

These fashion magazines will help you keep up with the hottest styles throughout the year. Simply click on the cover to learn more or subscribe!


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InStyle                                                                        Harper’s BAZAAR


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Glamour                                                                    Vanidades


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Vogue                                                                     People StyleWatch


Let the shopping begin … or, continue!


Rolling Stone magazine May 2012

President Obama Criticized for Turning to “Hip” Magazines to Talk Politics and More

Rolling Stone Obama coverAfter granting interviews to People and Glamour magazines, President Obama has caught flak for dodging the press. But his campaign says this is where Americans get their news.

Forget the days when political coverage was relegated to a handful of nightly news programs or weekly magazines like Time and Newsweek. In today’s increasingly connected—and portable—world, our news consumption habits have definitely changed.

And with the hundreds of brands and businesses that have changed their approach to reach us and keep up with us, it was only a matter of time before the White House did the same.

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has faced growing criticism for his series of sit-down interviews with entertainment outlets and softer magazines, like People, Glamour and ESPN the Magazine, while limiting his access to the White House press corps.

His deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, defended the unorthodox media maneuvering, saying that these outlets were “just as important” as political media since that’s where many Americans are getting their news.

Sure, the usual subjects are covered—hot-button topics like women’s healthcare and the like—but critics have zeroed in on the less hard-hitting issues, like the President’s playlist and Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit single, “Call Me Maybe” (which were discussed during a radio interview aired in Alburquerque, N.M).

In a Rolling Stone magazine cover story published in May, President Obama primarily discussed the issues—Middle East unrest, economic recovery, marriage equality and more—while providing snippets into his private life and media habits, like what he’s watching, reading and singing.

He’ll address women’s healthcare in Glamour’s upcoming November issue, but little other details about that interview have been leaked. Just the reputation of the magazine alone has led some political pundits to chide that they “can’t wait to see what he thinks of the new fall collection.”

Traditionally, first ladies have been targeted by women’s magazines who wanted the scoop on what life is like in the White House, raising children in the public eye or even their fashion sense. Glamour played up its female readership in order to score the presidential interview—which took five months to nail down.

Prior to his appearance in Glamour, President Obama will be featured in Vanity Fair’s October issue in an article written by best-selling author Michael Lewis, who has, at times, been critical of how the nation’s leader has managed the financial crisis. A source close to both the President and the writer says the article will be about leadership.

Good or bad idea? Tell us your take on political news in non-traditional sources.

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Moll Anderson Hosts Best-Selling Author, Supermodel, Chef Cristina Ferrare

Cosmopolitan featuring Cristina Ferrare on Sept. 1978 cover

Wow, this week on The Moll Anderson Show I am honored to have not only an amazing friend but also a true superstar—Cristina Ferrare—as my guest! Cristina has done it all—a beautiful supermodel, host of her own cooking show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), best-selling author—and did I mention she’s an amazing chef?

You will be amazed at what you learn on my show when two girlfriends start chatting. And don’t forget about her latest book Big Bowl of Love, her fifth cookbook showcasing her expertise in the areas of women’s health, well-being, culinary arts and stylistic design, as well as her great zest for life and her humor. Cristina is currently hard at work on a new project, and, as always, her focus is on helping women.

Later in the show, gossip girl Tara Hitchcock stops by to dish on the latest wedding bell news. Who can it be? Our magazine hot picks will get you ready to take on the fall season. Lucky magazine gives us the scoop on 50 must-have books for the fashion-obsessed.

Cosmopolitan provides a sexy twist on how to use the newest fall fashion trends to seduce your man. Wear the oversized shirt trend (especially the athletic shirts—rugby, etc.) with pushed-up sleeves and a belted waist (might I suggest sans pants) to yield the best returns for getting your man turned on.

I give you the dos and don’ts of fall fashion as previewed in Glamour; these tips will keep you in the know without entering into the dangerous don’t zone. Dress up your cozy knits with glam bottoms such as a sequined skirt in the same color palette.

One of my favorite designers, Donna Karan, reminds us to keep wearing our bright colors just pair them with black to bring the outfit into the colder months. Remember to balance your black and brights by incorporating accessories, coats and shoes.

With these simple tips in mind, strut into the autumn months with confidence and a seductive mindset to bring these trends to life!

Write in every week at askmoll@mollanderson.com to ask Moll for great advice!

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Glamour magazine April 2012

Magazines Catch the ‘Hunger Games’ Fever

Glamour magazine April 2012We’ve all been waiting for today’s ‘Hunger Games’ premiere, and it seems magazines have caught the fever as well, talking to starlet Jennifer Lawrence about her pivotal role.

It’s finally here! “The Hunger Games” premieres in theaters today, and it seems magazines like People and Glamour have long been just as excited about the big event as we are. Both magazines featured the sure-to-be blockbuster’s star, Jennifer Lawrence, on recent covers. And while today’s the first day of the much-anticipated onscreen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series, the film looks like it’s going to be a runaway hit.

At the center of all the fuss is Oscar-nominated actress (for 2010′s “Winter’s Bone”) Lawrence. Hers is a serious talent, which is fortunate for serious fans of the book. After all, no one wants another terrible “Twilight” series to defend, now do we?

“It still hasn’t sunk in,” Lawrence tells People of her casting. She and the rest of the cast, including Josh Hutcherson (playing Peeta) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale), have bonded over what Lawrence says felt like “some weird summer camp.”

Lawrence says she knew she wanted to be a part of the film after meeting director Gary Ross, but the star tells Glamour, “I gave myself three days. I knew from reading the books that I loved The Hunger Games. I just didn’t know if it was worth changing my life for.”

These days, Lawrence is far more comfortable with her decision, even if looming superstardom is still daunting. But there are perks, to be sure. Says the 21-year-old, “The people who used to ignore me at parties, now they’re nice to me and kissing my a–.”

Yeah, she’s gonna make a great Katniss.