Move over Fall/Autumn, we’re ready for fresh Spring 2016 trends. Here are some of our top 8 picks of trends for Spring to start adding to your wardrobe.
The suede trend is upon us! The luxurious 70s-style fabric was spotted all over the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalks, such as Jonathan Saunders, Alberta Ferretti, Rebecca Minkoff, and Olivier Rouesteing. Incorporate this trend into your wardrobe in small, sophisticated doses, mixing it with other fabrics and textures for a balanced look. Try an A-line suede skirt with a crisp shirt tucked underneath for a classic look with a twist.
Keeping with the 70s vibe, one of the decade’s iconic trends, fringe, is here to stay! Labels like Derek Lam, Edun, Boss, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, and Prabal Gurung have fully embraced the swingy trim in their pieces. Fringes add a bohemian and romantic sway to every step. Go full blast with fringed hemlines on skirts, dresses or jackets, or test the waters with accessories like a fringed clutch bag.
Spotted at Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jason Wu, ADEAM, and Derek Lam, the X silhouette was one of the top necklines this season. A creative spin on the off-shoulder trend, the ultra flattering crossed silhouette lets you show off your collarbones and shoulders for a subtly sensual look.
White shirts reinvented
According to labels like Phillip Lim, Delpozo and Zac Posenhite at the Spring 2016 runway, white shirts are anything but basic. Get ready to tuck away your usual plain white shirts for a reinvented version with bold, unusual and eye-catching details. Who says workwear needs to be boring? Don a white shirt with unique draped necklines, asymmetrical hems and wrap details for a fresh twist to a traditional look. For maximum impact, pair it with a bold coloured pencil skirt or trousers.
From Proenza Schouler to Altuzarra and Tome, Spring/Summer 2016 runway was nothing short of a pleat parade! The trend has seemed to have downsized into a more petite version of itself, with tinier, tighter pleats that exude a more feminine flair. When done right, pleats can be flattering and romantic. Stay away from schoolgirl territory by opting for longer lengths. Pleated maxi dresses and midi skirts are perfect! Define your waist with a belt and complete your outfit with mid to high heels for a modern, structured look.
Plaid & Gingham
There seems to be no escape from the 70s! Say goodbye to Fall/Winter trends and welcome one of the 70s prints, spring plaids & gingham! The print was seen on the runway from Thakoon and Marissa Webb to Victoria Beckham, and Wes Gordon. Keep your look polished and sophisticated by pairing the print with more luxurious fabrics like leather or satin.
Sparkle & shine
Prepare to add glitz and sparkle to your wardrobe! All things shiny, form glitter and sequins to metallic discs, made multiple appearances at the Spring 2016 shows, including Marni, Vetemets, Sonia Rykiel, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford. Don’t shy away from this trend, when done tastefully, can look elegant and classy while making a bold statement.
The Spring 2016 season is all about elegant, fine lines. Labels like Dior, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Emporio Armani sent their models down the runway dressed in flowing, intricate lined and striped pieces. Quintessentially classic, and a never-dying trend, lines in its thin form creates a more sophisticated
Contributor: Karmen Leong
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