Spring Summer 2016 Trends

In correlation with our ‘Looking Ahead…’ blog post, we also thought we would give you a more in depth look in to Spring Summer 2016 trends and the sort of things you can expect to find on the high street. Hopefully this will give you all some solid inspiration for your summer event look!

To start us off, here’s a reminder of the SS16 Pantone colours:


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I’ll be showing you options that could all be found on Farnham’s very own high street. (You can click on the images to find them online!) A selection of Beverley Edmondson hats will also be shown for each trend to give you some ideas on accessorising each look. Not all of the hats will  be available in store as they are mostly one off pieces but don’t forget, we do design and make to order with a 6-8 week lead time, so if there is something you do particularly like the look of, don’t hesitate to ask, we might have something similar for you to try!


Feminine Florals and Lace.

Although you get variations and twists every year, no spring/ summer would be complete without your fair share of pretty, feminine florals in soft colours, with lace and floaty chiffons etc. 2016 is no exception! These displays have come from Phase Eight, Monsoon and Jacques Vert press days, though Phase Eight are really leading the way with this. You can also see they have taken on the subtler tones of the Pantone ss16 pallet. The dresses at the bottom are from the Phase Eight website and are available now!

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And here are some examples from Beverley Edmondson Millinery:

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2016 Twist on Florals.

If you like florals and feminine designs, but want a more updated twist on the idea try looking at the pieces below. Bolder outlines to the florals and taking the bolder colours from the Pantone pallet makes for a funky, fresh alternative to a frequent summer favourite.

Below you can see examples of this idea. The rails are from the Monsoon and Phase Eight Spring Summer 16 press days. Again, as shown by the top line of dresses, Phase Eight have some great examples. The second line of dresses shows a Jacques Vert example, three pieces from Monsoon and the last two pieces are from Whistles. The lovely green daisy print is also available in a more fitted jersey style. Then you will see some headwear inspiration.


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Our twist on the ‘Louboutin’ shoe. Heavy stitched black raffia straw layered over a red parasisal straw. A percher hat with light crinoline bow detail and lifted back detail. Photographed by Ginny Marsh Photography.Laser cut Perspex wide brimmed saucer with natural centre and trimmed with mustard yellow Sinamay bind and twist detail. Photographed by Ginny Marsh Photography.A small, neat, clean lined fascinator in a vibrant coral finished with floating hand sculpted knots of parasisal. Photographed by Ginny Marsh Photography.

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Stripes and Checks.

Stripes and checks are another fairly standard, recurring trend. This can also be translated in various different ways. Bold, chunky, stand out stripes, or thinner, more subtle stripes.

Stick with more natural, basic colours such as Navy, or go for the bright, or clashing options with the red, pink and coral colours. Or you can take a leaf out of Whistles book, and mix the two. This season they have done a lovely job of sticking to their style or clean, simple cuts and colours just throwing in the odd piece (or stripe) of bold colour. Great for those that aren’t brave enough to go all out on the colour front!


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The top left and middles image shows the rails from the Whistles Spring Summer 2016 press days,  Top right are image from the Monsoon Spring Summer press day, as is the pink striped skirt next line down. I couldn’t find any of the pieces online, but I do know that the collection will be officially launched in February. After the colour pallet selections, row 1 you will see three, simple but classic dresses from Jacques Vert. You could either stick to the simple colour pallet for your whole outfit or jazz it up with bright, bold accessories. Row 2 shows a stripy selection from Phase Eight. The bottom row are pieces from Whistles. I love the Navy, beige and yellow striped skirt!

And now for the headwear:

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There are so many ways you could make your hat or fascinator accompany your striped outfit. Mimic the stripe with a contrasting bind or trims as in the bottom two examples. Create the idea of a stripe without adding different colours through pleats or different thicknesses of materials like the three examples on the top left. Or go for something that’s more of a statement like the gold piece on the far right from Beverley’s 2016 signature collection, or stick with something clean and simple, picking out one of the colours from your outfit,  like the coral piece, also from this years signature collection.




We often see repeats of important fashion eras coming back. This year has seen the return of the 70’s! This has already been sneaking back in the form of the iconic suede A-line skirt. For spring summer you will see a hint of 70’s boho in the form of loose fitting, printed dresses and kaftans, embroidered necklines and denim added to the mix.

This is obviously a style that can be dressed up or down. From chilled out days at the beach on holiday to beautiful outdoor countryside weddings. Here are some ideas of what’s on offer:

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 This is a great look if you are a fan of more neutral, earthy tones, but still want some embellishment. Monsoon are known for their boho chic, and have a great range whether you want to go all out hippie or would rather just nod towards the idea. The first and second row of clothes are all from Monsoon. The bottom row shows examples from Whistles, who, as you can see, have really taken on the suede and leather side of the look and have extended the look from A-line skirts to the three quarter length trousers.

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To accessories this look, for a more authentic ‘hippie’ look maybe opt for a smaller piece on a comb, like the fabric flower or feather fascinator. On a comb you have so many options on where you can place it, great for adding into an up do! For a bigger piece, try continuing through  textures with fabric choices and feathers.



Other Trends

Other trends that have shown up as popular trends for the season have included Frills; an addition that could work well with the feminine lace and florals. Classic, traditional shapes with a modern twist – sheer fabrics, metallic’s and bright colours. And the rest are more about the cut, exposed shoulders are a big one this season, whether that be off shoulder straps or halter necks or cut outs. Paper bag waists and a great one for those of us that don’t like our knees or thighs etc. mid length hem lines!

If you want to see more trends for this season, why not check out our Pinterest page: https://uk.pinterest.com/beeshatterie/spring-summer-2016-trends/

What I’ve shown you here is really just a small snippet of what’s available, and it’s all been from shops on the Farnham high street. Don’t forget to also look at the independent boutiques that Farnham has to offer. Hopefully I’ve given you some inspiration and catered to all shapes, sizes, tastes and events. Don’t forget the hats and fascinators, even if they aren’t available in store, we can design and make to order – any shape, colour, any trim. Minimum 6 week lead time, though don’t forget we have our 15% off offer, if you give us 8 weeks, for bespoke orders placed between now and the end of February.

Charlotte x