It’s fair to say that spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but my desk is already awash with piles of lookbooks for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections – and there’s so much to look forward to! A far cry from the dense layers and moody palettes of winter, this year promises to be a riot of colour, print and inspiring summer style. Not many of these designs are available online just yet, so make sure you file them away for the coming months. Check out part 1 of my top trends round-up below… more to follow next week!
Trend 1: Carnival
Hero brand: Debenhams
Look out for: Jungle prints, birds of paradise and exotic motifs in a vibrant palette. Inspired by the impending Olympics in Rio, it’s a sun-filled, tropical trend – make a note of the Butterfly by Matthew Williamson collection from Debenhams for instant summer vibes. Like the look? Don’t miss the palm-covered Jangala cushions at Made.com, the colour-rich Amazon range from House of Fraser and parrot-adorned prints from George’s Island Way collection.
Trend 2: Pretty pastels
Hero brand: Made.com
Look out for: Classic Scandinavian designs reinvented in pretty pinks and baby blues. For a substantially more pared-back effect than the Carnival trend, try teaming pastel pieces with classic Scandi furniture, such as the beautiful Joseph dining table, £269 from Made.com. Spy the garden green hues at Oliver Bonas and the Loft collection from Marks & Spencer for more Scandi style.
Trend 3: Traveller
Hero brand: House of Fraser
Look out for: A folksy take on the trend, with distressed wooden textures, paisley prints and kilim patterns in deep reds, soft purples and off-white, as seen within the Traveller trend at House of Fraser. For a bolder feel, discover occasional pops of shocking pink, bright orange and fresh turquoise within the Jaipur range at Marks & Spencer.
Trend 4: Casual Coastal
Hero brand: Sainsbury’s
Look out for: A modern, relaxed twist on the typical summer trend. Roughed-up textures and a soothing palette give the scheme an effortless, undone feel – don’t miss the upcoming range from Sainsbury’s Home for all manner of seaside-themed accessories at great prices. Check out Very.co.uk, Lexington and Dunelm for more options.
Don’t forget: Pop back next week for the second half of my trends round-up!Read more →