I've never been a big fan of runway fashion--I think it's unfair that they don't include plus size or more curvaceous models unless it is a curvy-specific runway, and a lot of the fashion is just plain OUT THERE without much reality of what you would actually find for ready-to-wear items in the mall.
However, I'm always intrigued by how these runway trends do infiltrate into common clothing choices at local malls. Summer 2016 is no exception. Here's a few of the trends we can only predict will begin to seep into mainstream ready-to-wear.
FANCY AND OVER THE TOP
PHOTO: Harpers Bazaar / Designer: Christian Dior
We've seen throughout spring that minimalist trends just don't cut it this year and we're likely to have an over the top "more is more" approach to a modernly updated vintage look. Think: ruffles, layers, embellishments and embroidery.
PHOTO: Fashion Magazine / Designer: Alexander McQueen
We may begin to see a rise in floral prints and dreamy, romantic cuts with bold shoulders and Jane Eyre reminiscent lines. I'm not gonna lie, I'm happy about this trend! I love anything femme and floral.
PHOTO: Harpers Bazaar / Designer: Dolce & Gabbana
Stripes GALORE! 'Nuff said.
PHOTO: Vogue / Designer: Marc Jacobs
This is a trend we've been seeing for a while, and it's not going away anytime soon! Starting with a variety of sequined, flashy dresses for the holidays last year, the sparkly trend has stuck around and become stronger as the months pass.
PHOTO: Vogue / Designer: The Row
Another popular trend we've seen this year is the off-the-shoulder (or moreso shoulder exposing) tops. Spaghetti straps have made a comeback, too.
What trend is your favorite? What could you see yourself wearing?