Teenage style: summer 2015 casual fashion trends

Samantha CheneyFashion 18 Comments

Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she shares some style and beauty tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style/beauty question you’d like answered. 

Okay. It’s official.

Summer is *basically* here. Well… at least in Queensland it is 😉

This week the warmer weather was definitely felt, and boy was I glad to have been able to swap my boots and jeans for a pair of strappy sandals and my favourite maxi skirt.

For those of you still experiencing the chills – hold tight! Christmas is less than 11 weeks way… which means BEACH TIME!

So to get you prepared for the season ahead – today we’ll be discussing casual summer trends.

What to wear this summer

Samantha's casual summer style

Valleygirl dress | Minkpink hat | Kmart sandals

This season… it’s all about releasing your inner bohemian – so girls, be prepared to head back to the 70’s!

And if you’ve already done a bit of window shopping, you’re guaranteed to have seen everything from big hats to big prints.

Just take a look below to find out what I’m talking about!

Summer 2015 casual fashion trends

#1 A-line Skirts

Whether it’s rain, hail or shine, A-line skirts are the perfect piece for adding some flare to your wardrobe – and are also flattering for most shapes and sizes!

Particularly this season, it’s all about white and chambray.

Pair your A-line skirt back with either a crop top or bell-sleeve blouse, and you’ll be left standing tall this summer.

Summer 2015 Casual Fashion Trends

1. Sportsgirl Fringed Tank $69.95 | 2. Rubi Shoe River Lace Up Sandal $24.95 | 3. Miss Shop Tully Crossbody Bag $29.95 | 4. Valleygirl Sweetie Denim Skirt $29.95

#2 Swing Dresses & Bell-Sleeves

Please say a big hello and welcome back to swing dresses and bell-sleeves. Perfect for the up-and-coming festival season!

Wear your bell-sleeve blouse with either an A-line style skirt or even tucked into a split leg or fitted maxi skirt (see below).

Or – rock the bell-sleeve dress with a pair of strappy sandals and some light accessories.

And if you’re heading to the beach, swap the sandals for a pair of thongs, and pop your favourite pair of swimwear underneath.

Simple, right?

Summer 2015 Casual Fashion Trends

1. Sportsgirl Button Through Swing Dress $99.952. Rubi Shoe Cambell Fringe Sandal $24.95 | 3. Cotton On Drover Felt Hat $34.95 | 4. Sportsgirl Cross My Heart Stud Pack $12.95 

 #3 Felt Hats

Another (recurring) trend about this season, that you may have already spotted in stores, are felt hats.

Whether they’re a short or wide brim, felt hats are the best way to release your inner boho girl this season.

Dress it down with your flats and swimwear throw-over, or if you’re sporting the boho look for the spring races – flaunt it there too!

Like mine? Purchase yours here.

*No Fuss Floppy Hats (100% wool) are currently $10 each with every purchase from Cotton On (at time of publishing).

Samantha's casual summer style

Cotton On top | ASOS skirt | Minkpink hat | Kmart sandals

Samantha's casual summer style

#4 Lace-up Details

Ah. Lace-ups. Probably my favourite trend to date.

So elegant, yet so versatile.

You’ll find this 70’s inspired trend amongst tops, skirts, shoes, and everything in between.

And if you’re truly ready to release your inner bohemian, rock your lace-up top/dress this summer with gladiator style sandals.

Click here to find out what I’m talking about.

Samantha's casual summer style

Cotton On Dress | Cotton On Hat | Rubi Shoes

#5 Boho Prints

And last, but certainly not least – are boho prints.

With denim and suede thrown into the mix – that 70’s style is going nowhere.

Sport your boho print on either a bell-sleeve blouse, a swing dress or even a maxi skirt.

And if it’s a blouse, why not pair back with a suede skirt?

The best part is these particularly light-weight fabrics are also ideal for the warmer season, not to mention they’re quick drying too. Perfect for beach wear!


Still in need of some more outfit inspiration?

Take a look below at the ever-so-gorgeous Yani Rae and her casual summer style she managed to rock while recently trekking through Europe.

Yani's casual summer wear

Yani's casual summer wear

Yani's casual summer wear

And lastly teen Stylers, be sure to check out ValleygirlDissh and Cotton On for your boho fix. With most items under $50 – you can’t go wrong!

So tell me, this season – what trends interest you? Are you heading overseas this summer for a vacation?

Samantha Cheney

Samantha Cheney is a Brisbane-based freelance writer at www.samanthacheney.com, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business degrees at the Queensland University of Technology. Her interests include travelling, writing, and photography. Check Samantha out on instagram to follow her adventures @sammycheney

Comments 18

  1. Sam, this is my favourite of all your posts so far!! (Sometimes I wonder if I should be so honest in my comments..) I loved the styles and the photos all look great. I’m looking for that Valleygirl dress right now

    1. I am so glad to hear Karli! I think so too. Coming into the warmer months allows for a lot more creativity when it comes to outfits. Also means party season and more fun with makeup too 🙂 oh be sure to grab that Valleygirl dress ASAP – I have a feeling it will sell fast! – Sammy 🙂

  2. you’re looking great Sammy!
    and you always have good ideas and selections for us!
    I’ve found temp have very good fabric!
    thankyou! … love m:)X

  3. I think this boho look is great on all ages. I’m forwarding valley girl dress link to my teen. Better than denim shorts!

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