A new year is a reason to reinvent yourself and your closet and the perfect time to update your wardrobe with quality pieces and fresh silhouettes for 2016. We’ve scooped the 2016’s fashion trends and pieces you can actually wear now.
This sophisticated piece is all over the runway that can bring you from coffee to cocktails. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, trade your typical straight leg pants with a pair of culottes paired with chic blazer and black shoes perfect for a creative workplace. Looking for inspiration on how to refresh your street style? You may think of a tunic to wear with your culottes, or simply go for boxy top and vest that will create an architectural outfit like fashion blogger Masha Sedgwick did.
- Matching Sets
Forget everything you know about not wearing color blocked pieces or mixed prints and give this sophisticated trend a shot. From blazers to jumpsuits, to culottes and shorts, you’ll be the most chic girl on the streets. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, you may opt for a matching set of bandeau top and pencil skirt in a form-hugging silhouette to flaunt your womanly curves while still looking classy and elegant. For a playful vibe, think of novelty and quirky prints that will show off your personality with a twist like Nicole Warne did.
- Playful Stripes
Whether you’re a fan of traditional black-and-white stripes or rainbow-colored ones, the pattern will give you a chic and trendy vibe. For a classy yet trendy look, copy Annabelle Fleur’s style of wearing a striped crop top with her green skirt that makes her outfit creative and artistic without going overboard. For a playful look, then go for a rainbow-striped dress and spice it up with a pair of quirky sunglasses like Blair Eadie did, making her street style look fresh and fashion-forward.
- Off-Shoulder Styles
Show off your beautiful collarbones with an off-shoulder top or dress. From the runway to everyday street style, off-the-shoulder styles are here to stay. Whether you’re going for a ruffled, lace, or plain off-shoulder tops, the style itself will scream feminine and chic, perfect for an effortless yet classy vibe on the streets. Hit two trends at once by going for a lace off-shoulder top and silk culottes like fashion blogger Nicole Warne did, looking breezy and chic on her street looks.
- The Slip Dress
Though slip dresses can seem intimidating because of its clinging, slinky silhouette, going for an A-line style of this trend is just as chic and a much easier wear. You may go for the classic shades of black, bronze, gray, and brown for a sophisticated look, or simply top your outfit with a coat to tame it’s sexy and alluring vibe making the trend work for you.
- Pencil Skirt
Pencil skirts may be classic and timeless, but the midi length has been trending for a while, and making a comeback with buttons, zippers, and leather. Looking for ways to spice up your plain top? Then go for an embellished pencil skirt in midi length that will surely make a bold statement even you don’t wear accessories at all. It’s all about the hardware and texture. So, play with touch-enticing fabrics like tweed, leather, chiffon, silk and such to create the most stylish look you can have.
Mules are here to stay, whether you’re ready or not. You may start with a flat version of mules that can be a great alternative for your ballet flats and thong sandals. To spice up your casual looks, go for a heeled or printed version like snakeskin or leopard that will look classy and sophisticated. This way, you’re giving your feet a break from all those stilettos while still looking sharp and fashion-forward on your street looks.