Better start making room in your closet this 2016.
2015 was all about the “less is more” mantra and meant muted color patterns, clean lines and simple shapes. Recent runway shows around the world showcasing their 2016 collections although made not-so-subtle hints as we’ve seen bolder and much more feminine pieces. Traditional springtime English garden florals will get juxtaposed with black lace for a grunge edge. Louis Vuitton and Balmain shows are ruffling fashion, with the lady-like detailing proving popular on dresses and blouses and skirts. Here’s a quick peek at the trends that will likely dominate this 2016:
Stripes are a perennial fashion trend. But the more common dainty Breton stripes we see appear in spring are being usurped by wide, colorful stripes.
From bold, all-over flamenco ruffles on dresses to subtle ruffles at hemlines, the feminine detail is a designer favorite for 2016. Whether a dress has a ruffled sleeve hemline or just about all over the piece, expect an overflow of ruffles in different colors this year.
A statement necklace has the superpower ability to transform an entire jeans-and-T-shirt outfit or add a "wow" factor to a shift dress. Go for unique and statement pieces with mixed textures like four strands of beads that harmoniously blend mixed metals, blue hues and cream, marble-like stones.
A little bit preppy, dainty, knife pleats are re-emerging for 2016. This time around, designers are transforming silhouettes with sculptural pleats, adding structure and sometimes just a little flirtation, all with the bend of the fabric.
Designers like Jason Wu and Michael Kors have been previewing pretty marled knits in their 2016 collections. Start the New Year off in style with a marled knit sweater dress that's classic, but chic.
Floral patterns blossom every spring. This year, they are less soft, more moody. Find delicate florals mixed with lace details on blouses and dark backgrounds on dresses.
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