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Taking the SS16 Trends Straight From the Catwalk to the streets

Fashion Week SS16 Trends From left to right: Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger & Proenza Schouler

With London and New York fashion week well and truly over, it’s time to recap on all the amazing trends that were spotted and boy were there a lot. From sequins to lace, there was something for everybody, regardless of your style. I will also be providing you with some items that you can buy, to start rocking these trends today for less!

Stripes

From left to right: DKNY, Alexander Wang

Stripes were more common over at NYFW, which was expected, given that they went for a more relaxed vibe. Leading the way for this trend were Alexander Wang featuring striped jackets and trousers, which added to that cool, summery relaxed vibe. While DKNY opted for a more formal and structured look with pinstriped jackets and dresses. Rocking this trend is not hard to do, especially as stripes never really go out of fashion and they can practically be worn in every season. Below I show you how you can rock the stripe trend for less.

From left to right: Missguided Stripe Sleeveless Maxi Duster Coat – ?28.00, Missguided Strappy Stripe Cross Back Dress – ?20.00, Missguided Drawstring Waist Shirt Dress Burgundy Stripe – ?28.00, River Island Navy Smart Stripe Belted Jacket – ?55.00

Off-the Shoulder

From left to right: NYFW – Proenza Schouler, LFW – PPQ, NYFW – Proenza Schouler

Off-the Shoulder trends were huge all over the London and the New York catwalks. With dresses, tops and robes, the designers were all putting their own unique take on this skin bearing look. Offset with feminine ruffles, black ribbon and bold colours, this was perhaps one of my favourite trends and one I am looking forward to rocking very soon! Below I show you how you can dare to bare those gorgeous shoulders!

From left to right: Missguided Bardot Smock Dress Black Stripe – ?25.00, River Island Brown Cold Shoulder Top – ?26.00 ,Boohoo Karina Pleated Metallic Skater Dress – ?22.00

The Eighties

From left to right: Ashish, J.W Anderson

Think bucket hats and shiny metallics, last season saw the filtration of the 70’s trend and this season it was the 80’s! I find the 80’s to be a much more fun time for fashion than the 70’s, it was a time for partying and just really living life and I think it really shows in the clothes on the catwalk. Find out below how you can wear those sequins like an a pro!

Mesh/Net/Lace:

From left to right: Simone Rocha, Bora Aksu & Alexander Wang

All the fabrics came out to play for fashion week this season and it was all about which one could bare the most skin – in a modest way of course! Grungy mesh, bright lace and delicate netting was used to accent or act as a cover up to some looks. Have a look below for some seductive, yet chic lace dresses!

Missguided Circle Lace Bodycon Dress – ?35.00, Missguided Lace Short Sleeve Bodycon Dress Navy – ?35.00, Boohoo Masie Mesh Long Sleeve Crop Top – ?10.00

And that concludes my SS16 trend report! I hope you enjoyed looking back on some of the highlights of fashion month and have maybe found some inspiration in the suggested items I have included!

What has been your favourite trend from London Fashion Week? Would you buy any of the items I have suggested?

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