The Fashion Weeks of the world have wrapped up, and left us with many trends to be excited about. Some trends are never-before-seen, brand-spanking new, and others are old trends that have been reinterpreted in a fresh way. Without further ado, here are the five fashion trends to watch out for in twenty-sixteen!
You might be thinking, “But stripes have been around forever!” and you certainly aren’t wrong, but 2016 will see the resurgence of this classic geometric print in a completely new avatar. This year, stripes are going to be larger than ever before – I’m talking super-sized stripes in bright, bold colours like sunset orange, fire-engine red and parrot green. Whether you rock these stripes vertically, horizontally or somewhere in between, remember that simple is always stylish.
Again, this trend has been around for a few years, but has undergone many facelifts along the way. Previously restricted to feminine items like skirts,dresses and ruffle tops, floral trends will make their foray onto more gender-neutral silhouettes like trousers, structured blazers et al. Unlike the delicate floral motifs of the past, floral prints in 2016 will be brighter, bolder and bigger than ever before. Make a statement; make it loud!
When culottes first showed up on the stage of fashion, they were met with mixed reactions from most people. In an era of streamlined silhouettes, culottes seemed out of place and impossible to style; however, the story has changed and wide-legged, flowing culottes are set to become one of the hottest trends for the year. It is important to invest in a pair of culottes that are made from high quality fabric, and that end a few inches below the knee. I like to style culottes with a fitted crop top or corset style top, and throw on a structured blazer for some extra oomph.
Bold Strap Footwear
This trend is another example of the fact that traditional gender roles and norms are breaking down, resulting in fashion trends that are more fluid and neutral. Sandals with wide, bold straps are going to be extremely popular in 2016. Not only are they super comfortable; they are also extremely versatile and make a great style statement.
These bad-boys were originally made for men; however, they are an essential part of every woman’s shoe collection today. 2016 will see brogues reinterpreted in a modern way, with new fabrics, new colours and new prints taking over this classic shoe. They can be worn with everything, from lady-like mid-length skirts to boyfriend jeans .
PS: If you have read this post till the end, here is a surprise for you, I will be personally testing and showcasing these trends on my blog in coming days, so keep following and get new tips on how to follow these new trends bang on!