Seven top items for spring/summer 2016

1. Sleeveless jackets. Jacket 2.0. It’s THE article to add a bit of poise and stature to your appearance. Choose one in a neutral colour to go with your little summer dresses. It’s a great way to wear them to the office. If you’re short, get one that falls to just above the knee.



2. Message T-shirts. Straight off the streets. Fashionistas have already been sporting them for a while. They go quite nicely both with jeans and a jacket on a Friday and with shorts on the weekend. But don’t wear them too tight — you’ll lose the cool effect.



3. Gaucho pants. So unloved, these pants! But they go well with many figures…  Do them the honour of a try! But first you need a pair of pumps AND a pretty slim top, like a shirt. Tuck your top in your gauchos and add high heels to complete the winning formula — your perfect 9 to 5 outfit.



4. Lingerie-inspired clothes. Flowing satin camisoles, lace, see-throughs…Summer 2016 is gonna be sexy! Hollywood stars are even wearing pyjama suits! Do you dare? Ok, you’ve got to admit, the sexiness quotient drops a fair bit…



 5. Button-front skirts. THE skirt for now! Very 1970s. In fact, a lot of fashionable wear is just that — bell bottoms, embroidery, flower headbands, kimonos. Basically, everything my mother wore is IN.



6. Faux suede. I love faux suede. It’s soft, comfortable and feminine. In fact, button-front skirts (see above) often come in faux suede… It’s the real deal — a classic! In my picture, my entire outfit is faux suede. Gives me that hippie chic look, right?



7. Fringes. Yes indeed! They’re (still) everywhere. For a good couple of years, it’s seemed like they’ve taken over the store windows. So now that you’re used to seeing them, it’s high time to give them a try! Here’s my fav, courtesy of ALDO.



And there’s more

Converse sneakers
Bomber jackets
Lace-ups and gladiators
Vertical stripes
Badges and pins
Palazzo pants
Platform sandals

Plus whatever your heart desires! There’s so much variety this spring that you can definitely give free rein to your creativity clothes-wise while remaining TOTALLY in fashion. Good news, no?

P.S.: All these clothes are available at Simons. Ask for Jeanne or Arianne (my photographers…). They’ can certainly point you towards some treasures of the fabric kind…


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Marie-Claude Pichette
Stylist and blogger, Les Promenades Gatineau


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