We all know we need to give our wardrobe a bit of a refresh every season, but the question is how? Second to ditching your beanie hat and chunky scarf when the sun (finally) comes out, investing in a handful of key trends is the easiest way to keep your capsule collection current. Here’s a breakdown of spring/summer 2016 key pieces that’ll up your game in a matter of seconds.
Tired of turtlenecks? You’re not alone. Luckily, this season it’s all about off-the-shoulder silhouettes. Spotted all-over your Instagram feed teamed with everything from high-waisted trousers to a midi skirt, it’s time you shrugged off your sleeves and bared those shoulders.
The Slip Dress
Forget bowl cuts and dungarees worn with one strap undone, SS16 pays homage to the 90s with grunge slip dresses that are back and slinkier than ever. Keep it casual with sneakers and layer yours over a simple T-shirt for extra coverage.
From personalised initials at Burberry to the signature Intrecciato weave at Balenciaga, the humble backpack just got a makeover. No longer reserved for gap year students and pre-schoolers, going hands-free just got cool. Swap out your oversized clutch and impractical mini bag for one of these, and your back (and wardrobe) will thank you later.
Extra Long Earrings
There’s a place for simple studs in every jewelry collection, but they’re hardly a game changer. This season’s extra long earrings are a different matter. Whether worn with boyfriend jeans and a white shirt or used to elevate an LBD, statement shoulder-grazing earrings are a simple trick to polish up your look.
Tired of struggling in your higher than high heels and nursing your aching feet at the end of the day? Trade in yours for SS16’s flat slippers. Super comfortable and easy to slip on, backless mules are one trend you won’t want to see off come autumn/winter.