For fashion conscious ladies that like to plan an outfit selection for their tropical vacation in Thailand, there are plenty of hot trends poised to steal the sunlight during the coming holiday season. Whether you’re a fan of bright colours and flamboyant designs, a more ethnic look, or even military prints; the latest catwalk couture is daring and diverse.
Across Europe, the spring catwalks have been awash with excitement. Military styles infused with nautical twists and hippie flavours embellished with a hint of ballerina are just a few of the offerings that top designers presented this year, and almost of them were very well received by experts and fashionistas alike.
Fortunately, the range of contrasting new styles on offer this summer season make it easy to plan your holiday wardrobe because you can easily wear a completely different ensemble for each outing or leisure activity you enjoy during the trip.
Stay one step ahead of the style police by following some of the trends already predicted to take centre stage this season.
If there is one colour that we are likely to see a lot in the coming months, it’s khaki. In fact, military hues have been a runway staple for years and they offer the perfect tone for elegant sightseeing on your next vacation. Khaki made an appearance in many designers’ fashion shows this spring, including Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Ralf Lauren. The latter’s glam military take on safari style was a particular highlight with a flowing olive wrap dress combining the best of khaki with the elegant silhouette of a summer dress.
If you are not a fan of structured military silhouettes or boxy nautical lines, you may prefer the lux hippie theme that has been flowing all over this season’s catwalks. Long, light and loose, these billowing beauties are perfect for a tropical afternoon when you need to don something cool and chic. Chloe’s collection, in particular, is peppered with chic hippie must-haves, from full-length maxi-dresses and knee length gowns to draped blouses with hanging sleeves.
Cool as a Kimono
On a balmy tropical evening, you may need a long sleeved jacket, shawl or wrap to protect your skin from night time insects, which is why this Asian-inspired trend works so well all over the continent. Kimonos have been a fashion feature for several months already, but summer means it’s time to switch the warm woollen version for something chic in silk. With long silhouettes accentuated by striking waistbands, these Japanese-inspired graceful cover-ups are both feminine and practical. The rich and intriguing colours in Top Shop’s kimono make it a perfect accessory for an evening at the beach club.
If there is one theme you can guarantee will return every year, it’s the nautical look. From yachting-inspired dresses to oversized coats in red, blue and white, this ocean theme is the perfect style to aim for on a day trip aboard a private yacht as you cruise the blissful waters of the Andaman Sea. For a relaxed look, you can pair a classic royal blue and white shirt with a crisp pair of white linen trousers before setting sail.
Mix and Match
If you consider yourself something of an avant-garde fashionista, summer 2015 is set to be you chance to experiment. This means you can mix and match pretty much anything you like to create new and daring silhouettes. Designers across the board are combining silks with cottons and patchwork prints, while dabbling with a riot of colours and conceptual silhouettes. Marc Jacobs’s latest collection in particular catches the eye. His Mayu Organza Three Fold Dress embodies the spirit of this summer’s latest look.