Winter 2016 Style Trends

Winter 2016 Style Trends

  1.  Fantastic Fur.  From snow white to fox fluff--we see it everywhere from the hoods of coats to the trim of boots.  And in between there are fur vests and fur scarves.  It’s hard to be a hermit when designers are adding a touch of soft, warm, fluffy fur to every layer this year.
  2. Volumes of Velvet.  Fall and winter has seen the approach of long flowing evening gowns in full velvet.  There is something drastically sophisticated about a woman adorned in full black velvet with a soft feminine silhouette.  The art of portraying this statement trend is choosing a style that shows some skin--sleeveless, backless, and plunging necklines offer a contrast to this thick and rich fabric.  
  3.  Question of Quilt.  To quilt or not to quilt your outerwear this year?  That's a question we ask ourselves when thinking of our overall shape.  If you like it puffy, then quilt up!  But if you prefer your figure to show through all of your layers, or if a sleek shape suits your taste, then leave the quilted pieces to the status quo.
  4.  Breton Stripe Savvy.  A French fashion signature that originated from Naval uniforms.  Designer Coco Chanel first used the Breton stripe in her 1917 nautical line.  Lace & Envy has pulled this season's revamp of the colour block  Shrug ($40).  This print always pairs well with metallics!  
  5.  Past Performance.  The eighties are written all over this season with faux leather, leg warmers, bright reds and blues, colour blocking, and the endless flow of palazzo pants revived in every print imaginable.
  6.  Dressed up Jersey Style.  A dress that is comfortable is a dream come true.  You look great, and you feel great.  Jersey dresses offer stretchy softness at pajama-level wearability.  Jersey dresses this year are an optimum style choice with many options such as cowl, turtle, scoop, boat, and v-neck.  And a hem from mini to midi to maxi.  Take that Jersey dress to town!
  7.  Light up the Night.  Sequins are a favourite feature on evening wear.  Notable designers Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, and Ralph Lauren featured full length glittery gowns on the runway in an attempt to outshine the dancefloor’s disco ball.  Look for sequins in poncho and shimmery evening bags to accessorize!