I recently attended a fabulous event hosted every 6 months by Julie Ranzani from Off the Rails to find out more about what to expect for Summer Fashion Trends this season.
The fashionable and fashion-challenged descend on the Kelvin Grove ballroom for a few hours of insight into what trends to tap into for the coming season…
There was insider tips from experts on wearing the right underwear, which trends to look out for on the rails, a fashion show featuring some great outfit suggestions, accessory guidance and the opportunity to purchase items off the runway right then and there from a curated selection of stockists who set up pop-up shops for one night only.
It was a great night out (not least of which I spent it with my blogging buddy, Lana)
On the night I scribbled down a few notes… and have combined these with some extra info I absorbed from another fashion talk I attended with Woolworths, Bonang and Jackie Burger and my recent behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the Poetry summer launch….
Here are the top fashion trends for Summer 2015!
White on White
Wear white top to toe
Texture and details matter here so wear lots of lace, broderie anglaise, sheer fabrics, laser cut outs, linen.
Add studs and rivets to add an edge
This trend is stunning for sunny summer days!
Works well with pops of colour eg red bag, yellow cardigan, pink pumps etc
Accessorises = metallics such as gold, silver or rose gold
This is easy glamour – perfect for weekends
Think fringing, tassles, paisley, crochet, kaftans, ethnic prints, embroidery and aztec
Colours are faded and washed out. Works well with coral. Cream NOT white
Denim cut off shorts and skirts are good for this look
Prints are perfect for this look, but stick to one at a time
The best shoes for this look are sandals – gladiators, “jerusalem cruiser”, coloured
Accessories = tan, bucket bags, straw hats, printed scarves
Denim on Denim
Top to toe denim is a big look this summer
Wear denim dresses, jumpsuits, tunics, skirts, shorts
Chambre is a denim print mixed with white and is often lighter in texture
Combine denim with other blue hues such as powder blue, periwinkle, navy and cobalt
Denim always works well with white.
Accessories = tan shoes and bag, blue and white scarf
Take inspiration from maritime, rugby, rowing and tennis outfits
Pair stripes with culotte pants and print prints
Stripes can be in any direction – horizontal, vertical, diagonal
Looks for stripes in traditional navy/ black and white and pair with orange, red, green
Accessories = espadrille shoes
This summer botanical prints are big
Look for florals in all shapes and sizes, both large and fine prints
Bright colours and geometric prints are great
Shirt dresses and kaftans are a great way to wear this look
Accessories = Colourful and plain is best here. Let your prints do the talking
Natural tones such as khaki green, stone
Textures for this look include suede, leather, linen
Jumpsuits are a great way to embrace the wilderness trend
Accessories = animal print, bone jewellery, hats
For stockists of specific items, click here to visit Julie’s blog, Off the Rails.
I hope you found this round up of Summer Fashion Trends for 2015 helpful. Let me know which trend you are most looking forward to wearing in the comments below.
Images: Julie Ranzani