The 10 Biggest Street Style Trends of 2016 So Far

Now that we’ve pretty much reached the middle of the year (Wait, what? When did that happen?), we thought it might behoove us to take a quick snapshot of what the most popular street style trends have been so far in 2016. Why? Aside from having an excuse to sift through a gold mine of inspiring outfits, it’s also interesting to see which trends you’ve participated in and those that you haven’t. Scroll down to see and shop the list of the biggest trends this year so far.


From sneakers to tracksuits to bomber jackets, the athleisure trend shows no signs of slowing down. 


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You can't beat a footwear trend that favours form and function simultaneously. 


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Of all of 2016's most wearable trends, the bomber jacket takes the cake thus far.


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Style it with everything from your favorite LWD to a graphic tee and leggings. 


No matter your body type, showing off your shoulders (and collar bone) is universally flattering. 


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Otherwise known as the Vetements effect, deconstructed and reworked denim are having a moment across the brand spectrum. Do you have yours yet?


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We predicted this bag would be a street style sensation back in January, and sure enough, almost every fashion lover has dipped their hands in the metal-handle-bag cookie jar.


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This comfortable shoe trend has become so integrated into our lives that seeing them paired with a dress or worn in an office environment is no longer novel. Our podiatrists would be so proud.


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This easy accessory has been spotted on almost every blogger we can think of, and even a large handful of stylish celebrities, like Olivia Palermo, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid.


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Looks like everyone is taking a cue from Jane Birkin this year, and why not? This bag is endlessly adorable.


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Regardless of whether or not skinny jeans will stay in or out of style, one thing is for certain: Women are loving the cropped flare silhouette right now. Not only is it fantastic for shorter statures, it's a great way to add proportion play to any outfit.


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Which of these trends would you wear? Tell us in the comments, we want to know!

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)