Summer 2016 With Elsa Hosk & Free People In the City
Whether it is going to be the city you currently live in or another one, exploring cities will be a surprisingly good way to spend your summer holidays, especially if Free People’s summer 2016 ensembles are there to polish your boho-chic style. Showcased by Free People’s habitué Elsa Hosk, the American retailer’s ‘Summer in the City’ lookbook (already available online) is filled with captivating proposals and intriguing combinations of clothes that are meant to suit any taste, from the more casual to the romantic boho-chic ones.
Selected by stylist Amanda Greyson, all of the looks exude freshness and coziness, which is exactly what one needs while exploring any city in the summer heat. The Free People summer 2016 lookbook does not give up on style either, but rather embraces all that’s fashionable and all the rage right now.
The line-up particularly varies in patterns, treating us not only to botanical designs and retro prints, but also to patchwork and geometrics motifs. Although the vibes are overall retro inspired, the staples capture an undeniable sense of modernity, which is also the key to success for the retailer in general.
Youthful and modern, the pieces also feminize men’s classics, such as biker jackets, loafers and ‘cowboy’ hats with gentler tailoring lines, making everything absolutely cute and highly covetable.
As for the collection’s key pieces, we have super-skinny high-waist jeans and pants, Seventies wrap mini dresses and miniskirts, not to mention the incredible amount of statement accessories that perfectly balance the ensembles with their delicate embellishments and vibrant colors. An array of high-waist pants is what stands out the most, as their form-fitting silhouettes, tactical details and cropped hems elongate the figures, making it possible for us to easily choose either a more pin-up, Fifties-inspired look, or a grunge, Nineties-inspired one.
As for the wrapped dresses, although the line-up is strong on the maxi designs too, not opting for a fresh, ethnic embroidered wrap-dress will be almost impossible this summer, since their lightweight material and refined embellishments are nothing but a pure pleasure to watch.
Wrapped, curve-hugging and short are most of the skirts too, which got decorated either with ultra-colorful patchwork motifs or buckle details, and are also meant to be paired with basically anything from airy shirts to slip tops.
For those who feel cold or are just planning to head to a Northern European city, investing in a cozy mannish jacket to complete the looks could be indispensable. Besides, it’ll give the wearer the pleasure of creating contrasting outfits that make anyone stand out of the crowd, for sure.
Photos courtesy of Free People