Did anyone else watch the Spring 2016 fashion shows? I did and, true to form, there were some crazy outfits on the runway. Even though there were some things that I feel were geared towards an eccentric pop star and not a normal person, I also saw a lot of similarities in styles between designers that will shape the trends of 2016. Here are my predictions.
Coffin Shaped Nails
The end of 2015 saw the decline of stiletto nail shapes and the rise of coffin-shaped nails. Coffin shaped talons might sound scary, but they’re actually less scary than nails that taper to a sharp point. I don’t mean that in an aesthetic way, but more of an “OUCH WHAT IF YOU POKE YOUR EYE” way. Coffin nails are still edgy and trendy, just a little more subtle.
We will also see a reduction in large decals and rhinestones in nail art, and instead opt for intricate paint designs like patterns and negative space art.
Another 90’s Comeback
Blush brown lips and flannels are staying on trend, but joining them this year are lingerie-inspired dresses. Elegant sheathe styles with silky textures and lace details are all over the runways for Spring 2016. As a woman who grew up in the 90’s, it’s safe to say that if Britney Spears rocked it, I’m down to wear it.
Pastel tresses are always going to have a soft spot in my heart, but this year’s hair trend on the rise is jewel-toned locks. Emerald green, turquoise, garnet, and deep sapphire will grace the heads of fashionable women everywhere. Jewel tones mean a lot of ruined pillowcases and white T-shirts. On the plus side? Less upkeep and cute pictures for your kids to laugh at twenty years from now.
Now, I don’t mean all makeup, considering winged liner is on, like, its 100th year of fashionability. What I mean here is less chiseled contour and more subtle sculpting. We’re also going to see a rise in more naturally shaped brows. (Bye-bye brows that just look like eyebrow shaped stickers!)
Victorian fashion is also making a comeback, so expect to see lots of ruffles and high necklines. Not only that, but 70’s suede seems to be the direction a lot of designers are going this year. I’ve got my eye on a pair of burgundy over-the-knee boots. Does anyone have any advice for wearing these without looking like Vivian from Pretty Woman?
Aside from the Pantone colors of the year, rose quartz and serenity, orange will be big in 2016. We already saw this trend making waves in the makeup industry this year, and now the hype has crossed over into clothes. Expect to see varying shades of terracotta and persimmon.
Where romantic curls were in this year, next year will give way to messy deconstructed waves and textured bedhead. Now if we could find a way to make this work-appropriate…
Are there any trends from 2015 you’re happy to see go?