Fashion trends are a given – every designer brings something new, even if it’s just a twist to an ‘old’ look. Our runway rule: if you see three – you can call it a trend. There has been a shift from last year’s carryalls and totes, baggy pants and sports luxe towards sleeker cuts and shapes. The 2016 spring collections already have me compiling a super long wish list, so check out the three trends we hope to see this year.
1. Shoulder bags
This trend has a solid foundation and has been building for some time. Shoulder bags are one of the most versatile bag structures. This petite flap gives you a bag that is easy to dress up or down and works for every occasion. If you are heading out on date night or with girlfriends, go for the dainty chain strap in a classic color. On the weekend, choose something a little bigger to fit all of those essentials for a casual look.Whilst we all crave the iconic Chanel shoulder bag, you might have to wait and save up, or go for a slightly more wallet friendly option. Don’t panic - we have found all of them for you.
2. Delicate jewelry
Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to jewelry. Statement jewelry has characterized catwalks for years but there has been a strong shift towards a more subdued look. The current less-is-more look cites a return to subdued feminity and a simple and clean look. This more sophisticated and ‘girly’ look showcases fine chain necklaces, smaller drop or stud earrings and delicate rings. This trend gives you the ability to experiment and layer different chains of different lengths, mix charms and pendants and stack rings. Find some of our faves here.
3. Skinny jeans
The most comfortable, yet stylish piece of clothing is the skinny jeans. Last season we saw the loose and and flared styles emerging and many predicted the end of the skinny jeans once and for all (us included!) The skinny jean style has become more of a staple in need of a fresh way to wear them. Mix your favorite skinny jeans with an oversized coat and your favorite oversized tee for a relaxed casual look. Throw on your favorite pair of flats and you are ready to head out for the day. If it’s a statement you want to make, pair your dark skinnies with quirky boots or a unique top and balance out your classic vibe.
So, what are the trends you hope to see in 2016? Let us know in the comments!