Trends To Look Out For This Summer

May 1, 2017

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Hey! Summer is approaching everyone! I say that but I live in England, so the reality will more likely be 2 BBQ opportunities within 12 weeks and the rest torrential rain – not even kidding. However, the sun allows us to experiment and not have to wear 35 layers under our jacket. So here are the trends that are coming our way in the coming months.

1. Printed Shorts

Printed shorts have been in and out of fashion for years now, some would even say decades, and I can finally announce that the trend is back. It is primarily paired with a simple tee, emphasising the vibrant colours of the shorts themselves. Here we have Solange Knowles and Julianne Hough pulling the look off.

solange knowlesJulianne Hough

My Top Picks:

From Left to Right – Forever 21 (£6.99) , ASOS (£32), New Look (£17.99)

Mirrored Ikat Embroidery Shorts Forever 21Asos shorts  New look shorts

2. Ruffles

I was in New Look today and honestly the amount of ruffled clothing items that have arrived in store was really quite surprising. I personally am not a fan of them myself, but I understand why people like them. We should expect a surge of ruffles in the coming months, especially as major fashion houses such as  House of Holland, Michael Kors and Mulberry are backing the trend.

Image result for celeb wearing ruffles 2017

From Left To Right: House of Holland, Michael Kors and Mulberry

My Top Picks:

From Left To Right: Lipsy at Next (£25), Miss Selfridge (£17), Boohoo (£6)

  ruffled jumper

 3. Khaki / Olive

To be honest, khaki doesn’t seem like much of a summer colour (I only really wear it during autumn / winter), but its apparently it is one of the biggest trends this year. The more oversized the better – coats, jackets, shirts, you name it.

khaki oive

From Left to Right: Phillip Lim, Vera Wang and Hugo Boss

My Top Picks:

From Left to Right: Matalan (£10), River Island (£35), Missguided (£18)

Zip Front Dresskhaki trousers 

4. Statement Stripes

As well as rising trend of khaki, statement stripes are totally in this year. As some say, it must definitely be a trend if one of the Kardashian / Jenner’s are doing it. Stripes are great for enhancing particular parts of the body, especially for summer when it is all about the “perfect bod”.


My Top Picks:

From Left to Right: Topshop (£160), Wallis (£30), SimplyBe (£30)

5. Sports Wear

With changing times, comes increased pressure to look fit. The media is full of perfect bodies that many people try to achieve. As a result, the athletic clothing market has grown significantly and it is now trendy to look like you’re going to / from the gym, or to the local sports club.

(Below: Prada and Versace, Dior)

Image result for athletic wear runway 2017

6. Slogans

They’re back! With decades of slogan outfits slipping in and out of the trend circle, it finally makes it back on the runway. Feel free to show off your branded items this summer.

From left: House of Holland, Prabal Gurung, Haider Ackermann, Christian Dior

From Left to Right: House of Holland, Prabal Gurung, Haider Ackermann, Christian Dior

My Top Picks:
 From Left to Right: Missguided (£15), Lipsy (£35), Boohoo (£18)
 Image slogan.pngcest la vie
*Credit to the rightful owners of all the photos I have used*
  • Reply
    May 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I love the stripes and slogans. 👌🏻

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    May 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I love the stripes and sportswear! But I’m like you when it comes to the ruffles, however, I think I’m interested in trying out that “trend.” Hmm, I’ll see!
    Thanks for sharing,

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      Sophia Patel
      May 1, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Me too! I’m sure you could work ruffles, I think it just takes confidence, thanks for reading!

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    Marina Rosie
    May 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Khaki is hands down my favourite colour, closely followed by burgundy. I love printed shorts; this list is SPOT on. x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx

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      Sophia Patel
      May 1, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Me too, both khaki and burgundy can make such good clothing items! Thanks for reading xx

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    May 1, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Im so here for all of the above fashion statements! My favorite would probably be the stripes! They never go out of style (:

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    Audrey Knizek
    May 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I have to admit, I love a good ruffle! And that olive green color is one of my favorites. Great post 🙂

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      Sophia Patel
      May 2, 2017 at 10:07 am

      I think I’m not a fan because I’m not able to rock it, I’m sure you can! Me too! Thank you for reading 🙂

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    Tiffany Arlene
    May 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I’m totally into the printed shorts and slogans. Not sure if I can pull off a serious ruffle but it looks great!

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      Sophia Patel
      May 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Me too 🙂 I agree, they look nice but are super difficult to pull off, just need confidence I guess!

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    May 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Great blog post! I like the khaki and olive color tread, i am also a fan of the slogan trend, I like shirt slogans because their are a self expression.

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you ! Me too, it’s not out there but look a good, and that is so true, slogans can show your personality 🙂

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    May 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Love, love, love the ruffles trend but I think my favourite trend this season has to be gingham! x

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    May 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I love your picks! Honestly I live in khaki but it’s just the most beautiful colour, and printed shorts are so cute too! xo

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you! Khaki just always looks good I guess, I find printed shorts can be so difficult to pull off! Xox

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    May 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Lovin the leather! My wardrobe has got to that point where I hate everything in it, so I need some fashion inspo!

    Thank you!

    Rosie Mauu

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Glad I helped! Now you have the excuse to do a load of shopping! 🙂 c

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    Nadine Cathleen
    May 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Can’t wait for summer – the trends are so beautiful 🙂

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    May 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I love the shorts, Olive, and stripes, although I’m really not sure about the ruffles. Good post, keep it up!

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      Sophia Patel
      May 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Me too! I’m not too sure about ruffles either, they’re difficult to work! Thank you for reading 🙂 x

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