When it comes to fashion, 2015 could be known as the year of crop tops, cutouts and chunky shoes. You might have loved the trends, or you are ready to move on from them. It is a new year which means we are going to be seeing a fresh batch of trends popping up. The Fashion Month shows and Pantone forecast give us some insight into what we can expect.
These are the fashion trends that you can expect to see in 2016:
Remember a few seasons back when it was all about strong shoulders? This time the focus is lower on the arm. Look for tops with eye-catching sleeve details like pleats, flared sleeves, gathers or even cutouts.
The 1970’s have been a favorite source of inspiration for designers lately. (Hello skinny scarves). The ’70s aren’t going to disappear completely. You can expect to see a lot of suede still. However, the ’80s influence was clear in some shows at Fashion Month. This will be a trend for the bold street style stars.
This is a trend that is already starting to take over. Winter is typically about more somber colors, but we have seen a lot of pastel pieces in the shops. Furthermore, Pantone did name Serenity (pale blue) and Rose Quartz (muted pink) as the two Colors of the Year for 2016.
Remember how Rihanna‘s Puma collection featured a creeper? If Rihanna does something, everyone else is eventually going to be doing it. The chunky “ugly” shoe trend from last year will continue. Expect to see lots of thick-soled shoes pounding the pavement.
Minimalism has been having a subtle moment in fashion for awhile, but the maximalists are taking over. You can thank/blame the over-the-top street style looks at Fashion Month and designer’s bold mixing on the runway. Think sequins with stripes and a splash of neon. Remember the philosophy: “More is better.”
The crop top probably isn’t going to go away completely, but we are going to see a new variation on. Crisscross tops, or tops with a “X” detail, are going to be a fresh take on the popular style. They’re one part crop top, one part off-the-shoulder top.
Fashion loves looking at different decades for inspiration. Decades from the 1900’s are the most popular eras that get referenced, but the Victorian era is getting some attention. The Spring 2016 Fashion Month shows featured a number of Victorian details including ruffles, high necklines and lace touches.. Expect blouses to be huge this year.
You may want to call them slippers, but the fashion crowd is calling this new footwear trend flat mules. Fashion has taken a break from sky-high heels lately, and this is a trend if you’re looking for a sleeker flat.
A plain white shirt is a classic wardrobe piece, however the latest versions are anything but basic. The latest white shirts have interesting details from pleats to asymmetric necklines. Don’t worry, most of them are just as versatile.
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