Oh Summer… What’s Trending?


How goes it my loves? My wish is that all is going well with each of you. That life and the Universe are both treating you kindly. I’m doing pretty well. I’ve had a bit of “writer’s block” lately so that explains why I haven’t posted new content in about two weeks. In the words of one of  my bestest “sometimes it beez that way.” 🙂

So here comes the part where I ask if you’ve caught up with my previous post/posts… So have you? LOL! Since it’s been two weeks, I’m going to ask if you’ve had a chance to read my last two posts. The first “My Beach Day Essentials” was a fun one where I listed all the items I need for the perfect beach day. Check it out and see if I missed something. The second was incredibly sad for me as it was my tribute to one of my all-time favorite stars – Prince, titled “Heaven Has Turned Purple.” His death was so untimely and unexpected. I mean who else thought the man was immortal? How could he leave us so suddenly? Go ahead and have look. I felt so melancholic for days after his death. #sadness 😦

Alrighty, let’s lift the mood up some shall we? I figured, and I feel this post has been overdue, that I’d let you all know what the designers decided would trend for spring/summer in 2016. Technically, this post is not really overdue because it’s still spring per our calendar so there! 😉 Anyways my darlings, I’m pretty excited about these trends and y’all know I’m not really big on them but these are making me feel like I can jump on a bunch. Some not so much but I have to add those as well because everyone has different tastes. Plus, there are lots and lots of my favorite thing… COLOR! Yasss! So let’s get to it:








Shoulders were a thing on the runways, and I will include other examples so you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Off-the-shoulder dresses and tops are screaming summer no? I love this look and I really want the two dresses on the left! Oh screw it I can rock all these looks. My point is, is that this look is so girly, flirty and summery that how can you NOT go for it? Whether it’s a short dress, a maxi dress, or a top, anybody can pull this off. You can match with flat sandals for the boho look that I adore, with heels or flip flops for a more casual day. Accessorize with hoop earrings, bracelets, a wristlet as shown above and even layered necklaces. Note: Make sure to highlight your shoulders with a little bit of bronzer.

Photo from left to right: Paul & Joe, Peter Pilotto, Chloe, Michael Kors, and Francesca Liberatore






Tassels were also a big thing on the runways. I think they’re pretty cute. I wouldn’t let mine trail to the floor since I live in New York City and with the hustle and bustle of the crowds, someone is sure to step on them and have me tripping. Yikes! However, I’m down to try this look. They can match your outfit or you can just add a long piece of fabric to make your look unique.

Photos from left to right: Boss, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, and Joseph






Yasss! <3! This is the pant version of the low-rise jeans which I adore. This look is more loose and slouchy with a wide leg so you can maybe get away with wearing them to the office just make sure your top reaches a little below your hips. For any other occasion, go ahead and rock that cropped top and show off the pants. I’m definitely going to try this trend.

Photos from left to right: Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Derek Lam






This is another example of the bare shoulders. This style is called “shoulder cut-out” for the obvious reasons. This is also a very girly and flirty look. I have a long sleeved dress with shoulder cutouts that fits like a glove. It’s a very sexy look and you can go with the long or short dress or a cute top paired with a flirty skirt or the low-slung pant.

Photo from left to right: Bernard Chandran, Guy Laroche, Andrew Gn, Issa, and Milly






Y’all know my love affair with denim yes? I mean if I could wear jeans every day, I would. Jeans are that item of clothing that you can dress way up or dress way down and still look good. This summer your jeans will come in patterns, textures, indigo, acid washed, etc. I’m going to buy a pair because… Yes! Will you?

Photo from left to right: Chanel, Chloé, Tomas Maier






I have a confession to make… I HATE ironing! I do! So this trend is perfection for me. I’m feelin’ it though. How about you? I would try the crumpled skirt or top and use that item as the wow piece. I’d go with muted tones like the photo in the far right. Also try nudes, grays, browns, and even metallics.

Photo from left to right: Margaret Howell, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Nina Ricci






I’m not a huge fan of pleats but these are okay. The key word is “micro” so I can work with this. If you choose to wear a pleated skirt, I’d pass on a pleated top. Let the skirt pleats shine.

Photo from left to right: J.Mendel, Gabriele Colangelo, Sonia Rykiel, Giles, and Stella McCartney






I had to add this trend only because it’s very interesting. So designers decided to take a dress shirt and do a variety of intricate things to it. Of course, most of these are not created for the workplace and I’m not sure how wearable they are in our everyday lives, but I just had to add this because… Interesting. 😉

Photo from left to right: Zac Posen, Palmer Harding, Jacquemus, Delpozo, and Fyodor Golan






Here is another example of the bare shoulders. I also love this look because again… girly and flirty and so lovely. This trend shows less of the shoulders than the other two. This leans more to that one shoulder look. A great look for a sexy night out with the girls or a date and go all out with heels and stuff… 🙂

Photo from left to right: J JS Lee, Christopher Kane, Antonio Marras, Sacai, and Versace






Ruffles were in full effect on the runways. They have that romantic feeling to them and let’s not forget that Prince made them look sexy as f**k during his Purple Rain days. While ruffles come in all shapes and sizes, it seems this year they’re larger and varied in shape. I have to add that when I’m sketching, I love drawing ruffles for some reason. LOL I know, totally not related but I wanted to share that. HA!

Photo from left to right: Marques’Almeida, J.W. Anderson, Luisa Beccaria, Lanvin, and Gucci






I love stripes! This year designers went for the bold and colorful stripe. Yeah, make that statement! Go for a striped dress, a top or mix the stripes as shown in the middle photo above. I love striped tank tops with jeans. I’ll accessorize with a bunch of layered necklaces, some hoop earrings and some nice sandals and I’m ready to go. Also, contrary to popular belief, there are stripes for every body type. If you’re curvy or plus-sized, try a thicker or wider stripe as opposed to the thin.

Photo left to right: Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Christian Dior






And last but not least… Of course when I saw that there was a “Latin Influence” on the runways, I just HAD to add this trend. I mean I have to represent no? So yeah, there were ruffles again, flamenco skirts, bold colors like red and anything Latin in between. Of course, these are more for a night on the town as opposed to the office. If you’re feeling sexy, go for it. Slip into those sexy high-heeled sandals and go dance the night away in these dresses.

Photo from left to right: Blugirl, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, Osman, and Roberto Cavalli

*Photos found on both Glamour.com and Fashionista.com.

**All Photos used in this post were from Imaxtree, The Brand and IndigitalImages.


…The End…


Well there you have it my lovelies. These are some of the summer trends chosen by the top designers. Do you agree that some are over the top but some are doable in real life? I’m going to try a few especially the bare shoulder looks and the low-slung pant. How about you?

Don’t forget to accessorize your outfit. Silver or gold hoops are lovely during the summer months especially if your hair is pulled back from your face. Layer your necklaces, add bracelets or cuffs, over-sized rings and don’t forget your sunnies. Also, add powdered bronzer to your bare skin to give it that glowy effect especially on your bare shoulders. Last, go light on the makeup and accentuate with a bold red, matte lipstick because those are also in this season. Well it doesn’t have to be red or matte, but make your lips the focus. I love a glossy, dewy lip tint during the summer as well.

Sooo… You all know the drill. Comment below and share your opinions. Will you try any or most of these trends or will you pass because they seem over-the-top to you? If you’ll try, which were your favorites and how will you match them up to make it YOU? What are you most looking forward to wearing this summer or are you just a laid-back, chill and relaxed type of gal who doesn’t follow trends and wears what she wants? I lean more towards the latter but I also love dressing up spontaneously even if it’s to go to the office. Let’s discuss because I love hearing about and/or checking out other people’s style. Feel free to share photos in the comments. Don’t be shy and share your thoughts below. I look forward to your feedback. Let’s chat. Go! #engage


AnnaCris ❤


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