The Australian summer trends to rock in 2016

Australian Fashion Trends

With the latest Australian summer fashion trends overwhelming our social media feeds for 2016, we've decided to share a little insight into our latest wish list inspired by the best fashion trends for the season.

Including everything from high-waisted flares, metallic clothing and oversized retro sunglasses, there's something for everyone no matter the occasion or your style.

High-waisted flares


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The 70's silhouette is massive this season - especially when it comes to denim. So this summer, push those skinny jeans aside and step into a pair of high-waisted flares. Team the style with a crisp white shirt, block heel and oversized bag for a modern take on this retro look.

Metallic clothing

White bags

One of the biggest Australian summer trends for 2016 will be simply mesmerizing. Iridescent fabrics will have you turning heads and shining throughout this season. Let the metallic fabric speak for itself by keeping the rest of your look quite simple and understated. To make it pop, team your lustrous piece with a strappy stiletto, matte clutch and nude lip.

White bags are the new fashion crush for the season. You'll find them as an irresistible Australian summer trend for 2016. There's nothing more chic, elegant or sophisticated than a white 'it' bag against bronzed skin, chunky platforms and bold accessories.

90's slip dress


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There's something super sexy about a slip dress from the 90's. It's effortless and flattering and will take you from day to dusk in major style. This body skimming number is playful and easy to experiment with when it comes to accessories. Because it is such a timeless style, almost anything goes with the slip dress! This season, add an oversized clutch, metallic sandals and tasseled hair for a fresh take on a minimalistic look.

Shoulder grazing statement earrings

Dramatic earrings are summer 2016's go-to! This season you must adorn your lobes with statement earrings that graze at the shoulder. It's bold, beautiful, daring and totally fabulous. Play with your look and team this flirty accessory with bright and busy looks. Don't be afraid to add more or less, as this season is all about experimentation.

Oversized retro sunglasses

Oversized retro sunglasses prevail in true form as a key Australian summer trend for 2016. Let's be honest, they are comfy and totally practical! Shades demand attention and you can be the ultimate trendsetter by simply adding a red lip, statement necklace and cheeky smile to make an unforgettable impact.

The Australian summer trends for 2016 are listed above and as your Brisbane fashion magazine, we hope you embrace the upcoming season as fearless and fabulous fashionistas!