The Trends That Are Going to Be Big in 2016

With January in full swing, I’m sure many of you have had some time to write out your resolutions (and begin accomplishing them, too). Speaking of resolutions, this year I’m making a promise to myself to add some more fun pieces to my wardrobe. I’ve done some research on 2016 fashion trends, and so far I love what I’m seeing. Let’s just say I’ll be adding quite a few of the items below to my shopping cart! From slip dresses to mixed metallics, here are the trends I’m predicting to be big in 2016… Happy shopping!

A slinky, silky slip dress is all you need to feel sexy. It’s as simple as that. I’ve been seeing this feminine silhouette pop up here and there lately, and I know it’s only going to get more and more popular as the year goes on. Invest in a classic black style, one with a pop of color, or a pretty gold metallic version.

Bell sleeve tops are fun to wear with shorts, pencil skirts, and your favorite pair of jeans. And they’re on the fashion forecast for 2016! I’m loving the red, white, and printed styles below. It’s all in the little details…

I love wearing metallics in any way, shape, or form. So when I saw that mixed metallics are in this year, I started pulling all of my shiny, shimmery pieces out of my closet to prepare. Rock this trend by combining hints of metallics in your shoes, bag, clothes, and even nail polish.

While the heeled mule had its moment in 2015, this year, it’s all about the flat mule. This slip-on style is so easy to wear with cuffed or cropped jeans, and it gives off those effortlessly cool model-off-duty vibes. Slide into a leopard, velvet, suede, or black tasseled pair to get the look.


There’s something about the texture of suede that makes me feel like I’m transported right back to the 1970s. This year, suede button-down skirts, jackets, and accessories continue to be all the rage. You can wear these pieces with a bit of boho flair or create a streamlined look by pairing your suede pieces with classic silhouettes.

There’s nothing more ladylike than a dress or top that has pretty pleats. In my opinion, wearing a light and airy pleated piece feels special. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out that pleated pieces are predicted to be big this year, especially in the spring. Capitalize on this trend by adding pretty dresses and lightweight tops to your wardrobe.

It seems that 2016 is taking a style cue from the ’70s! If you couldn’t get your flower child fix from the fringe and suede pieces I already have on this list, then this next trend is for you. The romantic, flowy maxi dress is a gorgeous silhouette, and it can be styled so many ways. I love each of the styles below paired with some heeled booties and a crossbody bag for a breezy look.


Opening Image: Cosmopolitan

What trends are you most excited to wear this year?

 Let me know in the comments.

 XO Lauren