Top Summer Fashion Trends for 2015

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


Boho Babe


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


Sensational Stripes


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


Floral Fun


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


Wild Child


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

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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