“The Dia Diaries” European Summer Trends

Our favorite season of the year is finally here, so put away those coats, snow boots and forget about the freezing weather! It’s time to revamp our closets, not by throwing everything away, but by putting outfits together, using the newest trends.

We’ve rounded up all the top trends from the leading European Fashion Capitals catwalk shows; from the Spring/Summer 2015 collections to the Resort 2016 look books. And while it’s always nice to see clothes on models, it’s even better to see how our favorite style icons are wearing them.


                             WOMENSWEAR

DENIM

Jeans are by far the easiest thing you can throw on and look fabulous in them. While roaming around our favorite fashion cities, we’ve spotted celebrities wearing denim on denim. It is a hard look to pull off, but some of these fashion icons have done it so perfectly, that it seems effortless.

 

RIPPED JEANS

It is not easy to find the perfect pair, and because it consists sometimes of showing a lot of skin, our advice is to choose the color carefully depending on the look you want to go for. Lighter shades give off a wholesome daytime look, while darker shades are more slimming.

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From left to right: Street style during Milan Fashion Week, Miroslava Duma during Paris Fashion week, Valentino Spring 16. 

DRESSES OR SKIRTS WITH SNEAKERS

Wherever you are in Europe, especially in Milan or Paris, you will notice a lot of women pairing dresses or skirts with sneakers. Strange at first glance, but practical for women who tend to do a lot of walking.  It is by far the coolest fashion statement we’ve seen these days. To us, it’s the “new look”.

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From left to right: Italian Blogger, Chiara Ferragni, street style from London Fashion Week featuring Y-3 sneakers, Vogue Japan senior fashion editor, Giovanna Battaglia, and Valentino resort 2016

 

BOHEMIAN STYLE

The 70’s are back and this may be due to our desire to be part of such an effortless, yet stylish time period. Although we have music festivals like Coachella to unleash our inner hippies, nothing can compare to Woodstock and that peace & love era, we all wished we lived in. The new boho chic style being modeled on European runways allows us to incorporate bohemian looks like flowered headbands, round sunglasses and flared pants on a daily basis.

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From left to right: Alberta Ferreti Spring 15, Emilio Pucci Spring 15 and street style from London Fashion Week

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Streetstyle from Milan Fashion Week

 

SUEDE

What would the 70’s be without some suede? Usually this material is used on shoes, but in our opinion because of the blasé effect, this is exactly what you want to wear if you want to give the impression that you didn’t try too hard.

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From left to right: Lacoste spring 15, Fendi spring 15, Matthew Williamson spring 15, Chloé spring 15

 

                     FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

MIXED PATTERNS

In the past, simultaneously wearing different patterned pieces was considered a fashion “faux pas”. The usual dress code was to have one patterned piece paired with neutral or solid colors to tone down the outfit. However, times have changed and wearing mixed patterns is the new stylish thing to do. A designer who has mastered the art of mixed patterns is the Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean.

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From left to right: Stella Jean Spring 15 collection, A détacher spring 15, street stlye from London Fashion Week.

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From left to right: Stella Jean Spring 15, Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 15, Hermès Spring 15

 

Pictures courtesy of: www.style.com , www.thesatorialist.com , www.fabsugar.com

By: Anne-Isabelle Saint-Pierre (The Dia Diaries, Milan Fashion Contributor)

 

Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.


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