The Top 5 Summer 2016 Fashion Trends + a GIVEAWAY!

Can you believe it’s already almost July? I can’t believe how fast summer is flying! The great thing about July though (besides America’s Birthday!) Is that you can start picking up discounted summer fashion! I love shopping this time of year as prices start to drop very low! This is also a great time to pick up some of the summer fashion trends as you’ve still got at least a couple more months to wear them. And now that a lot of them are 30-70% OFF, so why not?!

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This summer we’ve seen some really fun takes on some more traditional trends enter the picture. For instance, the culotte is back but this summer I’m seeing and loving the cute prints that are showing up on them!


Trend #1- The Printed Culotte

the printed culotte
This is such a fun take on an already kind of out-there pant.  I know a lot of us are still shying away from the Culotte pant and short. In fact, I barely only recently decided to give the culotte a try again. The thing about this cute trend is that these prints are super playful, and have such a cool beachy vibe to them, they make a great summer pant. The culotte is also extremely versatile and while the traditional black culotte is business-y enough to wear to the office the printed version is fun and playful and works great for not only a fun day at the pool, but for getting dressed up for night too! It looks and feels comfortable and chic like the maxi skirt but with a more laid back summer vibe!

Trend #2 – The Grown Up Maxi Dress

the grown up maxi dress

Speaking of the maxi, the maxi dress is back and bigger than ever this summer but with a very grown up, super chic, super sexy look to it! The new maxi has stepped out of the box to be a touch more revealing this year. The maxi dress is more low cut, has higher slits, and has more cut-out details on the sides, back, and stomach too!


Trend #3 – The Sexy One-Piece Swimsuit

the sexy one piece swimsuit

One-pieces have slowly made their way back over the years. but the swimsuits showing up this year seem to be more sexier than ever! We’re seeing tons of different and unique designs, styles, and cuts on the one piece this year, to rival the traditional sexiness often only found in the bikini. The prints are bolder, skin is more prevalent, and style is more creative, unique, and totally eye-catching!


Trend #4 – The Romper and Jumpsuit are back with a Vengeance! 

lace romper

Ladies and Gentleman, fasten your seat belts because the romper has taken off! This trend has been hitting strong the last 3-4 years, but this summer the romper and jumpsuit have both really made its mark. The little summer dresses are on the out and the romper is quickly taking its place! The romper is the perfect fashion-statement making piece and the Jumpsuit is the perfect dinner date style! This summer I’ve nearly completely but away the LBD and have been living in one of my favorite new lace rompers. The romper is so comfortable and so chic, and totally so not a dress!


Trend #5 – The Matching Crop top and skirt/short

The crop top like the romper has also been on the rise for the last few years, but this summer we saw the matching crop top and skirt set enter the picture, and well there’s no going back now! The Crop top as a complete outfit with its matching counterpart is the end-all to the boring, basic crop top and skirt we’ve been seeing the last few years.

This Cute Crop top and matching skirt from Zaful takes the guess work out of trying to figure out how to best style the crop top. A lot of us are baffled when it comes to what to wear with a crop top, and most of us probably do not have a lot of high-waisted items in our closet, which you pretty much have to wear with a crop top to not risk looking like you’re  TRYING to be 18 again! This cute matching outfit makes it feel more like a romper or dress, which kind of gives the crop top a much more grown up feel to it, while still coming off across as being playful and youthful.

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*I was given this product for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.

2 thoughts on “The Top 5 Summer 2016 Fashion Trends + a GIVEAWAY!”

  1. I’ve been seeing rompers all over the place! They’re cute but you have to get the right fit or they look weird.

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