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New Year, New Fashion

By Elizabeth Hazard
Posted On Jan 01, 2016
New Year, New Fashion

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A new year means new styles. What’s on trend for 2016? Here’s a runway rundown of what the new year in fashion will look like.

Victorian Vintage: This Spring will see a return to romantic, ladylike, bohemian looks. Think embellishments like puffy sleeves, ruffles, feathers, embroidery, bows, brooches and lace. Both Chanel and Dolce & Gabanna are two examples of designers who incorporated these romantic looks in their Spring shows.

Be Bold: While last year was the year of mustard yellow and marsala, this Spring is all about bright, bold colors like red, hot pink and Orange. Colored patterns, tie-dyed and stripes are also hot for the Spring season. The lesson here? Don’t be shy with your fashion choices this year.

Pajama Mama: The runways saw everything from slip dresses, silk 2-piece pajama sets, separate pajama tops and bottoms, robes and lingerie make their way into looks outside the bedroom. Designers Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang are just two of the designers who took the pajama game into daylight with statement-making pieces.

Shoulder Shining: Bare your shoulders this Spring and Summer with off-the-shoulder and halter styles for subtle sex appeal. Derek Lam, Jason Wu, and Proenza Shchouler’s Spring/Summer lines all feature shoulder-baring silhouettes.

Shine on: Fabrics that glimmer and sparkle aren’t just for ringing in the New Year. Everything from sequins, gold and silver hues and metallic materials will walk off the runways and into the mainstream this upcoming season.

Denim Days: No big surprise here. When is denim not in style? This season will see a twist on the classic with lightweight shirts and dresses, patchwork and patterned designs as seen at the Alexander McQueen show.

Latin Influence: Flamenco-inspired wears are hot. Red hot that is, as this hue takes center stage in the lacy, flouncy, ruffled looks that mimic the Spanish style for dressing chic. Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta all gave a nod to the Latin look at their Spring shows.

Other trends to be on the look out for? 70s-influenced styles, floral patterns, kitten heels, to name a few. 2016, you’re looking good on us already.