Saturday 26 December 2015

Guest Post: The Worthy Trend Picks from Spring 2016

The spring 2016 fashion weeks ended a couple of months ago and it’s almost like a hangover of what we want to do and achieve with the ideas from the runways. Every season there are some new trends which make an instant mark, and then, there are others, which are more tweaked and twisted versions of the trends we saw in the past. To be honest, spring 2016 has been a mixed bag of both. So let’s unleash some of the best trends of spring 2016 right here, right now, and we'll also talk of a few tips to help you stay in budget for the shopping season.

Shouldered Well

Many designers loved emphasising the shoulders it seems, so we have seen cuts and textures that have been used to create highly unique outfits. Designers that made the maximum impact with this type of detail include Prabal Gurung, Louis Vuitton and Peter Pilotto. The thing is you can find a lot of well-cut shoulder outfits online, and there are some ideas that may seem similar to what you have seen on the runways. The idea is to shop smartly and for some quick online shopping, you can click here.

Back with the Belt 

If you had followed the spring 2015 trends, you may remember how the obi belts were all over Vogue and some time back, we had the kimono inspired outfits with belts designed to accentuate curves. The same idea continued for spring 2016 too, with many designers adding the belt to show off the body in style. Some of the top fashion houses like David Koma, Michael Kors, and Chanel have some great ideas to offer. In case you have never experimented with many accessories, you can choose to try the concept of changing your entire look by playing with belts for next year.

The Stripes are Back in Town

Pastels, soft colours and gingham were some of the common trends in the last couple of years for spring, but for 2016, the focus has shifted back to stripes again. This is clearly an indication that this is a trend that never goes out of fashion and if you have made some stripy designer investments, you'll probably be wearing them in years to come. The stripes for spring next year are bold, effective and very appealing. If you are looking for ideas, you can check out the collections from designers like Christian Dior, Alexander Wang and Max Mara.

Return of the Ruffle

Finally, let’s also talk of ruffles and pleats, which also made a serious mark on the runways in many shows with ruffles used for cute detailing around the hands and pleats working wonders for bright & girly dresses. If you're still not convinced, check out this divine piece from Kenzo...

Hope you found your call for spring 2016! Get started with experimenting right now!

Author: Suzy Walsh is a fashion blogger and the chief editor for the budding fashion blog- The House Of Elegance Fashion. Known for her quirky and amazingly practical style statements, she is also a stylist by passion.

[Images 1-3:, Image 4:, Photo by Giovanni Giannoni]

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