These Are the Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing in 2016
The first day of 2016 may begin only mere moments after the last day of 2015, but there’s something about a new year that makes us want to, uh, start fresh.
As we look forward to 2016, we have a pretty stellar list (if we do say so ourselves) of trends that are going to hit it big in the New Year. We can’t wait to try them all, but the below 11 are, far and wide, our favorites of the bunch. From bright and bold stripes to sexy exposed shoulders; statement earring and embellished bags, these are the trends you need to try in 2016.
Choose color this season as you go for bold, wide stripes. In any silhouette—from casual T-shirts to festive cocktail dresses—reach for bright, contrasting hues to make a head-turning statement.
Layered T-Shirt Under a Dress
Up your styling game easily by slipping a cotton T-shirt underneath a dress. Try one under a slim pencil silhouette for the office or beneath a gown to make a black-tie a bit cooler.
Expose a little skin in the New Year. While off-the shoulder hit it big in 2015, this coming season’s take on the trend is a little more dramatic, with outrageous sleeves or cut-outs adding just the right amount of appeal.
Keep it casual or dress it up with PJs dressing in 2016. For a fancier take on the silhouette, opt for silk materials and lace detailing, while a more casual vibe may call for a stiffer cotton and colorful piped detail. You can even wear them to work if you follow these tips.
When it comes to your hanbag, this is the year to go for color. You can rock it in every handbag style or size. Grab an oversized blue tote for weekend travels, or opt for a mini red box bag for a night out.
Low Slung Pants
The biggest pants of 2016 are going to be of the low-slung variety. Reach for a pair that’s softly tailored to keep them appropriate for any occasion. Pair your trousers with a T-shirt on the weekends and grab a silk button-down for office days!
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We’ve always had a bit of an obsession with striped shirts, but it’s time to expand the pattern to our entire wardrobe. On skirts to dresses to pants, 2016 is definitely going to be the year that shirting stripes took over.
The multi-tone texture of marled knits adds dimension to any look, but they’re not so crazy you can’t wear them with nearly everything. Pair a slim sweater with a leather skirt for work, or opt for a slouchier fit with your denim on the weekends.
Boudoir dressing has infiltrated our wardrobes in more ways than one for the coming year but one of our favorite iterations of the trend is in footwear. Seek classic leather shoe styles, sans backs, for an ease of dressing that looks tailored and classic all the while!
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Statement earrings are going to be huge in 2016—no pun intended. The more graphic and structured, the better: Reach for abstract shapes in bright hues, and wear them with your off-duty look or you’re favorite cocktail dress.
The detail of the moment when it comes to bags this year is patched embellishment. They were all over the spring and fall runways and certainly worth an investment. Whether you shop the bag pre-embellished or DIY a bag you already own, this style is a major eye-catcher.
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