While we’re all fashion people at heart (c’mon, you know you are!), we totally get that it can be tough to keep up with the industry’s constant changes. One minute something’s in, the next it’s out. Well, to keep you up-to-date on what exactly you should be wearing (and not!) next year, we tapped Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at trend forecasting company Fashion Snoops, to give her advice on what trends to adopt and retire in 2016.
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“Turtlenecks are key, thanks in part to vintage sport inspiration. While they could certainly be worn alone, turtlenecks are also a great layering item under pinafore dresses.” — Melissa Moylan
“Peplum tops have had their fashion moment, but they’ve never been easy to wear. Retire!” — Melissa Moylan
“If you buy one dress in 2016, it should be the slip dress. Available in a variety of lengths, the lingerie-inspired slip dress is best worn as an under-layer with a statement jacket.” — Melissa Moylan
“Athleisure is major, but there are some elements that just won’t last. Neoprene—the stuff that scuba suits are made of—is better suited to actual sporting gear than dresses.” — Melissa Moylan
“Spice up your wardrobe with new rust or copper hues. Set to materials like suede, they have a cool retro vibe, but they could just as easily transform pretty fabrics like lace or chiffon.” — Melissa Moylan
“With so many hemlines to choose from—minis, midis, and maxis—choose one and stick to it! It’s time to move on from high-low dresses.” — Melissa Moylan
“Mary Janes make a comeback with the addition of a delicate ankle strap that transforms platforms, pumps, and sandals.” — Melissa Moylan
What trends do you think should be retired? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!