Summer Trends

It’s June, it’s officially summer, time to get some new pieces in that wardrobe. But what are the top summer trends? What should you be wearing. Okay, we’ll tell you. We’ve picked out six of the top, TOP summer trends. The summer trends you can’t be without – the summer trends you really need to be wearing/packing/enjoying this summer.

Let’s start with a simple one – white. Although white is a perennial summer trend, it is actually one of the top trends this summer. It’s so versatile – very pretty, or uber-chic and slick – depends on how you wear it. A simple tee and shorts is impactful in white. A maxi dress is holiday-tastic, and a simple shirt dress is super chic for the city in the summer.

Summer trends whiteClockwise, from top left: Frilled sleeve Tee, £12.99, H&M, flat gladiators, £25, BHS, maxi dress, £29.99, H&M, lace back culottes jumpsuit, £29.99, New Look, white twill shorts, £12.99, H&M, white bag, £25, BHS, white shirt dress, £69, French Connection, mules, £39.99, New Look

Next up, the opposite of white – brights. Think neon, and predominently orange, pink and yellow. Mix up your brights. The best way to embrace the boldest of summer trends it to clash your colours. Be bold with a pink dress, and clashing orange shoes. Add bright yellow to your wardrobe – it’s fun!

summer trends brights

Clockwise, from top left: Bodycon bandeau dress, £120, French Connection, quilted yellow Fuji jacket, £89.99, Superdry, yellow broderie anglaise top, £18, BHS, two-tone bikini, £28, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, tricolour earrings, £10, White Stuff, orange sandals, £17.99, New Look, pink dress, £19.99, New Look, neon pom pom bag, £19.99, New Look

Khaki we explored in full this week, and it is a top summer trend this year. Khaki is such a versatile colour. It can be smart and sophisticated, or super-casual. Khaki is utilitarian, super-chic and easy to wear.

summer trends khaki


Clockwise, from top left: Patch shirt, £24.99, New Look, biker jacket, £34.99, New Look, dress, £44.99, Superdry, khaki tortoiseshell sunglasses, £79, French Connection, khaki heels, £59.99, New Look, lace trimmed cami top, £12.99, New Look

Boho is massive this summer. Think 1970s, think floaty maxi skirts, smock dresses, wedge heels, prints, and cotton fabrics.

summer trends bohoClockwise, from top left: red lace longline cardigan, £19.99, H&M, smock dress, £110, French Connection, maxi skirt, £tbc, BHS, wedge sandals, £29.99, H&M, fringed bag, £24, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, smock top, £22, BHS

Crochet is a big trend this summer. We’re not asking you to  get out your crochet hooks and make a granny square blanket, but we are asking you to embrace crocheted pieces, from dresses to crop tops.

summer trends crochetClockwise, from top left: crochet Bardot top, £39.99, Superdry, pink crochet crop top, £14.99, New Look, crochet shorts, £22.99, New Look, blue zig zag crochet top, £9.99, New Look, playsuit, £12.99, New Look, crochet sweater, £99, French Connection, maxi dress, £24.99, New Look, crochet panel scarf, £29.95, White Stuff, brights crochet top, £12.99, H&M

Sitting alongside the boho trend this summer we have tribal prints. Aztec prints, tiles, squares, pretty patterns. Prints can adorn a whole dress, a hem of a skirt, or just a bangle.

summer trends tribal printsClockwise, from top left: trousers, £12.99, H&M, print kimono jacket, £25, BHS, brights bomber jacket, £24.99, H&M, bangle, £7.99, New Look, clutch bag, £15, BHS, panel vest, £9.99, H&M, dirndl skirt, £75, French Connection



The khaki trend

Its like we’re back in the boomtime 1990s; the Britpop era, and we’re all wearing camo gear a la Oasis, and All Saints. Yes, there’s a khaki trend happening again!

Do you remember when khaki crops were the trouser of choice? Or did you favour cargo pants? Well, you’ll be glad to hear that in the khaki trend 2016 there are no crops or cargo pants, but the colour is one to embrace once again – and this time on, well, everything.

Khaki is a strange one – there are so many variations of the shade on the high street, we’re not entirely sure what the real shade of khaki green is. Mix and match them to really work this khaki trend, or go simple, and just add a jacket, or a sweater to your wardrobe. Think further ahead as well – this khaki trend will go right through to the autumn/winter, trust us.

But let’s concentrate on summer, and start on holiday, because that’s all that’s on our minds right now, let’s face it, and we’ll begin with New Look’s fabulous fringed bikini (top £14.99, bottoms, £7.99). BHS’s tummy control swimsuit (£22) is a block of khaki. Cover up in a utilitarian style with BHS’s cover-up shirt (£20). Add a peak cap (£7.99, New Look) for fun – and to keep the sun off. Keep your hair under control with a scrunchie (£3 for two, Claire’s). Finally, khaki lace-up espadrilles (£19.99, H&M), or flatbed sandals (£35, Schuh) – your decide!

khaki trend 2016 holiday

Khaki works brilliantly as a very smart alternative to black, navy, or grey. Spice up your work style with some khaki trend separates. Superdry’s slouchy yet sophisticated collarless bomber jacket (£64.99) is a great buy this summer. Culottes are on-trend, so make sure you’re doubly on-trend by getting them in khaki (£37, were £75, French Connection). Culottes look great with a body (£14.99, New Look) or a cold-shoulder top (£15, BHS). Add killer heels, like these fab rope-twisted sandals (£40, Missguided @ Schuh). Oh, and a big bag (£23, BHS) to complete your look.

khaki trend 2016 daytimeA one-piece and a pair of heels looks fab, and is a simple way to wear khaki. The fab platform heels are from H&M (£49.99). Team with a flouncy playsuit (£14.99, H&M), or some short dungarees (£24.99, New Look) to show off those legs, a great utility dress from White Stuff (£tbc) for inbetween, or a jersey maxi (£14.99, H&M) to keep your legs under wraps

khaki trend 2016 heels and legs

If yu just want to dip your toe in the khaki trend, then think about a jacket, or a piece of knitwear. New Look’s frilled sweater is vintage-style heaven (£24.99, New Look). We love the bold geo print of this khaki jumper dress (£38, Wallis @ BHS). Jacket-wise, BHS’s suede zip jacket (£120) is an investment. But if it’s 90s-style camo jackets you are after then there’s this floral embroidered version from New Look (£39.99), or plain from Debenhams (£65).

khaki trend 2016 jackets jumpers

GAP’s gilet (£49.95) is a classic take on the safari style, and this lighter shade is, according to GAP, iconic khaki. Their classic girlfriend chinos come in this shade, but we also love this deeper olive green (£29.99). Valley of the Dolls’  double split front floaty maxi skirt is super cool for summer (£45, JOY). Team it with New Look’s lattice front bodysuit (£17.99). A Bardot style off the shoulder top is a musthave this summer, as we have discussed, so why not make it khaki and get the khaki trend covered too? This one is from Wallis @ BHS (£28). Finally, BHS’s lace-up sandals (£26) complete any khaki trend look.

khaki trend 2016 separates