I don’t know about you, but I miss the days when fashion trends were predictable. Back in the day, fashion worked six months in advance and you knew what trends would blow up next season so you would start saving up. These days, however, it is easier to keep up with the Kardashians (just follow them on Snapchat!) than make sense of the ever-morphing aesthetic sensibilities of our times. I don’t know who is to blame for this–words like fast fashion, Insta-trends have been thrown around far too often. Having said that, I for one would not be want to caught dead in mom jeans when the rest of the world reverts to the skinny jeans craze. So we decided to scour the Internet, social media and rifle through insights and reports to make shopping easier for you. Here’s how summer trends are changing, so you might as well pick up these updated versions. Thank us later.

One-Shoulder

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Yes, the racks of Zara and Westside are still teeming with cold-shoulder pieces and this might lead you to think its popularity won’t wane. But all the fashion insiders have already upgraded to the one-shoulder trend. Whether it is for an evening out, cocktail parties or simply a weekend errand, baring one shoulder is the way to go. Plus, this trend is very Kendall Jenner approved and fresh off the Cannes red carpet.

Mules

Alberta_Ferretti_alb_clp_aw16_040_hro slip these shoes on and off and will end up saving you so much precious time when you get dressed for work in the morning.

Pyjama Dressing

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Enough with Athleisure and #Fitspo. The Scandinavians have the right idea when they want you to stay in and drink alone in your underwear. The runways instead want you to make it grand and throw yourself a pyjama party, and we couldn’t agree with them more. Take this from bed to work, no questions asked.

Statement Sleeves

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Sleeves have been in the limelight for some time, what with the ’70s flared versions making a comeback. But now they have gotten bolder, flouncy and will steal the show from the rest of your outfit. Don’t be afraid to go all out with this one – bigger is definitely better.

Anti-fit

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From body con and near-nude skin tight dresses, the winds of fashion have changed their course to go the opposite way. This summer, clothes just don’t want to come in contact with skin. Baggy silhouettes in soft tailoring and lightweight fabrics is the way to go. Those who dare might even give layering a shot.

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