The sun is out and Michiganders are collectively thawing themselves out in preparation for the upcoming summer weather. Is your closet warm-weather ready for Summer 2016? Here are six hot trends from a pro to look for this summer in Detroit.
Lisa Woerner
The Wedding Cat

Lisa Woerner is a style maven and fashion blogger at A recent bride who DIY’d the majority of her Detroit wedding, Lisa is also a blogger, fitness instructor, and self-proclaimed cat-lady.

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Show The Shoulders

You’ll see off-the-shoulder tops all over this upcoming summer in various styles. Whether you go with an all-shoulderless, blousy, bohemian-inspired top, or a chic fitted bodysuit with shoulder peek-a-boos, you’ll stay on top of the trend with a shoulder-baring silhouette.

Lace It Up!

This summer, we’ll be lacing up our sandals and our tops. Retailers are stocking varieties of the shoelace-inspired design from long sleeves to tanks. Pick your favorite style, and rock it all summer long to stay on-trend. If ‘shoelace chic’ shirts are not your thing, go for lace-up sandals this summer. From flats, to gladiator-style knee-highs, lace-up sandals are popping up everywhere. It’s a comfortable, laid-back style with a touch of flair.

Not-Your-Mother’s Culottes

Trade in your shorts and capris this summer for a pair of culottes. Denim culottes are coming back, and the wide-leg shape is forgiving to a lot of body types. Plus, they are comfortable and versatile. Start with denim to see if the look suits you with some heels or mule slides, and then consider a more tailored pair for the office.

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White-On-White Chunky Sneakers

You can get your Adidas shell-toes out of the closet and clean them up for the summer because the white sneaker is back, but it’s got some new friends. Pair your sneakers with a short floral dress, or a long maxi dress for an unexpected trendy look.

The 90’s Are Back

Babydoll dresses, chokers, spaghetti-strapped cropped tanks, slipdresses, and plum-hued lipstick, they’ve all returned for 2016. Taylor Swift called chokers “the new flower crown” at Cochella. Even Courtney Love collaborated with NastyGal ( on an exclusive collection of clothes inspired by her 90’s grungy styles. There’s no denying that 90’s fashion has been revived.


Athletic + leisure wear = Athleisure.  Trending in a big way is Athleisure-style silhouettes. Think track pants, your white chunky Adidas’s (from #4), and a cropped tank top, and you’re on the Athleisure trend. Celebrities including Beyonce, Rihanna, and Kylie Jenner have all designed and worn, Athleisure collections this spring. Retailers have stocked up on the chic streetwear look and have plenty to offer locally. Grab a pair of chic fitted joggers, and you’ll be comfy and trendy.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and