5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016 #dorothyperkins #clothing #upcycling #embellishment #diy

Excess is the name of the game for the new season, from romantic ruffles and frills to supersized earrings, our wardrobes have taken a playful turn. SS16 is the time to make a statement with your look, and embellishment is the key to capturing this confident new season style. To give you a head start, Dorothy Perkins and Hobbycraft have teamed up to bring you the biggest and best embellishment trends for the season, hot off the catwalk.

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016

Flower Power

Florals have been given a tactile update for SS16. From delicately layered silk petals to chunky, oversized appliqué flowers, this fashion favourite has taken a step beyond the bounds of print and has received a pretty, playful upgrade. Whether it’s on your blouse, your bag or your belt, injecting 3D florals into your outfit will instantly elevate your look to high fashion territory. By day, accessories are the way to work this trend with an off-duty attitude and by night? Luxe lace overlays and intricately layered floral beading will hit the right style notes for a glamorous after hours look.

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016 #dorothyperkins #clothing #upcycling #embellishment

Test Your Metal

The humble eyelet is enjoying a major fashion moment this season, giving our wardrobes a decidedly tougher edge. This simple yet versatile embellishment can take you from the boardroom to the bar – it’s all about styling it your way. An eyelet and ribbon neck top offers a subtle nod to this trend for an understated dose of catwalk-inspired style, whilst an oversized eyelet trim dress or jacket will make a seriously on-trend impact. Keep the colour palette to a minimum and let the embellishment do all the talking.

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016 #dorothyperkins #clothing #upcycling #embellishment #diy

Jewel Purpose

Max out your embellishments and indulge your inner aristocrat this season with larger than life jewels and oversized sequins. On the catwalks, heirloom-worthy jewels were seen dripping from earlobes, adorning jackets and elevating occasionwear to newly decadent levels. This trend is party-perfect, ticking all the right boxes for all out glamour, but translating it to every day wear is easier than you might think. A gem-encrusted trophy jacket worn with jeans or a bejewelled skirt paired with a simple t-shirt will earn you serious style points this spring/summer.

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016 #dorothyperkins #clothing #upcycling #embellishment #diy

Fringe Benefits

Hot on the trail of the boho trend, fringing is an easy-to-wear solution for adding a 70s vibe to your wardrobe this season. This trend stormed the SS16 shows, with fringing poking out of sleeves and hems, and layered on jackets. Elsewhere, tassels swung freely from bags. Put your best foot forward and get easy access to this look – suede fringing adds a carefree, festival feel to ankle boots.

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016 #dorothyperkins #clothing #upcycling #embellishment #diy

Stitched Up

Embroidery proved to be the perfect pick me up for our favourite wardrobe staples this season. Everything from bomber jackets to ball gowns were given the embroidery treatment on the spring/summer catwalks. Off the catwalks, the way to nail this look is with a bohemian twist; embroidered peasant blouses and kimonos will step up your spring style. Ensure all eyes are on you and take your cues from street-stylers by piling on the textures for an eclectic mood.

5 Embellishment Trends for Summer 2016 #dorothyperkins #clothing #upcycling #embellishment #diy

These trend-topping embellishments are top of our wish list for SS16. Feeling crafty? Get prepped for the new season by doing some embellishment of your own with a little help from Hobbycraft. Hobbycraft has a vast range of product which allows you to embellish and personalise anything your heart desires!

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