Prints that work as personal statements and solid Nineties inspirations are the focus of the newest Urban Outfitters summer 2016 collection, which celebrates all of the natural joie de vivre we usually exude during the long, sunny summer days, making us feel the urge to go and just look for an adventure with our best friends. Colorful and fresh, the Urban Outfitters summer 2016 line-up is all about color-blocking combinations and contrasting motifs, as well as lines and cuts that vary from ethereal frocks to clean-cut, geometrical crop-tops, as well as swimwear that already retail at UrbanOutfitters.com.
Cover-ups and high-waisted bikinis are the icing on the cake, and will particularly please those lucky ones who year-round live by the beach. As for the collection’s recurring motifs, on the one hand we have bare shoulders, while on the other botanical prints rule. When combined together, these two evoke everything that was fashionable in the Nineties, with the sole addition of subtle Seventies inspirations that make Urban Outfitters extremely prone to mixing street style with boho-chic vibes.
Aside from the feminine floral patterns the line-up is filled with stripes and even solid-colored prints that make it possible to mix and match the tops with the bottoms, when it comes to the swimwear line. Thanks to the high-waisted bikini bottoms, you could also play a little more with your personal style, creating a more pin-up look or channeling a girl-power attitude depending on the matching patterns you choose (and the hairdo). Bandeau and sporty-chic bikini tops easily complete the looks.
The best part of the Urban Outfitters summer 2016 collection is the range of cover-ups, wherein simplicity leads to versatility, letting you wear them over a bikini on the beach or when out and about with friends, both during the daytime and the evenings. Colorful and flattering, the sarong-style-dresses are super wearable, and feature completely different cuts especially on the necklines.
From more curve-hugging ensembles to A-line oversized pieces, the dresses alternate delicate, romantic sweetheart necklines with Americana or off-the-shoulder styles, coming as what could be regarded as modern-day, summer-approved versions of the slip dress (along with its iconic V-neckline). As for the sundresses, the key-piece in the collection is the goddess-appropriate asymmetrical maxi dress with a front slit, the sensuality of which will make heads turn, along with its jocose botanical print.
Ironic t-shirts with contrasting hems and short jean shorts with high-waists complete the collection with more conventionally fresh pieces, reminding also that when shopping at Urban Outfitters the accessory line always needs to be taken into consideration too. From shoulder bags to sunglasses, from jewelry to sandals, everything screams ‘style’ in this collection, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it!
Photos courtesy of Urban Outfitters