THE STYLE EDIT: Fashion Forecast

February 1, 2016

THE STYLE EDIT: Fashion Forecast

A new year heralds new trends and 2016 is going to be a defining year in fashion, with simple clean lines, bold prints and a play on classic ladylike chic. Let’s take a closer look at the trends we will be seeing this year and how they can translate from the runway into your wardrobes.

Minimalistic
This simplistic style trend is one that has stood the test of time, but it will be ramped up a notch in 2016 as fashionistas follow the minimalistic mantra, ‘less is more’. Think clean lines, neutral tones and denim for a pared-down look. Blazers, the classic white button-up shirt, skinny jeans, basic t-shirts, a simple slip dress and trench coats are great pieces to invest in to nail this trend.

LEFT: Oasis Lightweight Tailored Jacket, RRP $89. www.asos.com. RIGHT: CÉline resort 2016
LEFT: Oasis Lightweight Tailored Jacket, RRP $89. www.asos.com. RIGHT: CÉline resort 2016

Patterns
Embrace all things patterned, from stripes, polkadots, florals and graphic prints. Throughout the year there will be new releases of patterns and colours to reflect the changing seasons, which you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe to instantly update your look. My biggest tip when adopting this trend is to avoid investing too much, as you will tire of wearing the same print or pattern.

New Romance
The Victorian era will be popular in the coming seasons. Prepare for this ladylike look with ruffles, lace, high-collar necklines, pleats and bows. Colour pallets for this trend include soft pinks, whites, cream and taupe. Romantic floral patterns will be popular too. I think this feminine look will be a hit in the Profile office.

LEFT: alexander mcqueen spring 2016. RIGHT: Greylin Chennai Ruffle Mini Dress RRP $287, www.asos.com
LEFT: alexander mcqueen spring 2016. RIGHT: Greylin Chennai Ruffle Mini Dress RRP $287,
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