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Fashion Trends for a Stylish Spring/Summer Look in 2016

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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

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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

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.

Suede

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.

Denim

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!

 

Fashion Magazine Covers Spring Fashion Trends 2014

6 of the Most Fashion-Forward Spring Magazine Covers

Fashion Magazine Covers Spring Fashion Trends 2014 Best CoversWant to look runway-ready this spring? Take some inspiration from these trendy fashion magazine covers which showcase some of the season’s hottest styles!

Back in the fall, the top fashion designers unveiled their spring looks on the runway. In the past couple of months, what are being called this season’s hottest trends have made their way onto magazine covers.

Whether you’re a diehard fashionista or prefer to set your own trends, you’ll be inspired by these looks that top fashion magazines declare as being hot right now. Here are some of the season’s most fashion forward spring magazine covers:

New York Magazine, Spring Fashion Issue:  Actress Lupita Nyong’o is everywhere these days—the big screen, the red carpet, and now fashion magazine cover girl. The artistic execution—which we love—serves a dual purpose here, as it showcases an eye-catching floral print that’s all the rage this spring.

Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Spring 2014: Rising star Naya Rivera of “Glee” fame wears several spring trends on the cover of this Spanish-language magazine. In addition to the colorful floral print, Rivera’s top is both athletic-inspired and cropped—the latter of which we’ve seen on quite a few magazines.

InStyle UK, March 2014: English actress Anna Friel also shows off a couple of in-style looks on this British fashion magazine. For starters, the boxy shape of her dress is said to be a popular cut in both blouses and jackets. It also appears to be a dressier sweatshirt material, which going to be hot this season.

Vogue, March 2014: Singer Rihanna lights up the cover of this iconic fashion magazine, rocking four spring trends. The cropped top is one, but it’s also mesh and is embellished with beads and sequins, like her. Finally, her top is fringed to round out her very fashion-forward cover girl look.

Marie Claire, March 2014: Everyone’s favorite she-vampire takes center stage on this fashion magazine. Her heavily beaded dress earns high marks for incorporating two seasonal trends. Embellishments are hot now, and her dress is certainly that, but its graphic design adds another stylish dimension to it.

People StyleWatch, March 2014: “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez highlights one of the hottest—and easiest—trends on this celebrity style magazine. White blouses, white dresses, and white pants are everywhere this season. Lace details on her blouse also add a sheer touch which is popular this spring.