How to Wear the Top 5 Women’s Fashion Trends for 2016

How to Wear the Top 5 Women’s Fashion Trends for 2016

Every fashion conscious woman loves to update their wardrobe. So you’ve probably stocked up on the hottest wardrobe pieces and accessories for 2016. It’s easy to buy clothes according to the latest trends; not as easy to style them correctly. You’ll want something that looks on-trend while evoking your personal style. Here are a few tips on how to wear the top women’s fashion trends for 2016:

1 – Culottes – This style has come a long way from early 20th century France. Now you can find tailored pieces in all sorts of patterns and textures. It’s not easy to pull of culottes, so make sure you wear them only if you feel comfortable in them. For starters, you could wear culottes with spaghetti tops on warm summer days. Complete the look with flatforms or strappy stilettos. You can also wear it with pointy toe skimmers, but it might be a bit risky as you need to be elongating your legs.

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You can also wear culottes with a tie-neck shirt and channel a geek chic vibe. The key to pulling this off is by making sure the shirt has some textures or embellishments. With this look, wear your classic pumps or platform Mary Janes.

2 – Slip dress – The nineties are back with top celebrities like Rihanna wearing the popular slip dress. Slip dresses come in a wide variety of colors, materials, and patterns. When you wear something like a satiny number with lace trimmings, you might end up looking like you’re wearing a night-dress. To pull this off, add some layers with something more rugged like a flannel or denim shirt. You can also wear it with oversized cardigans, sweatshirts, and coats.

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A slinky silhouette will hug your body in all the right places. However, a lot of women are uncomfortable with this design. Go for an A-cut piece instead, as this will flatter any body type. To create an edgy look, step out in classic white kicks and a slip dress with a shirt or sweater tied around your waist. You can wear the dress for an evening event with a leather jacket and structured stilettos.

3 – Victorian blouse – The classic Victorian blouse is a hot trend this year with fashion bloggers and celebrities alike sporting the trend. There are many ways to style this piece without looking like you’re wearing a 19th century Halloween costume. Maybe you could give it an edgy look with a leather skater skirt and balance out the look with white sneakers. For evening wear, you could ditch the kicks and wear the outfit with minimal strappy stilettos instead.

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If this is too edgy for you, try wearing the blouse with tailored trousers for a more professional look. You could dress down the Victorian blouse with relaxed denims or denim shorts as you wish. Complete the outfit with pointy toe skimmers or patent leather Oxford flats. Just make sure you create balance throughout the entire wardrobe so you don’t look too frumpy or too polished.

4 – Utilitarian jumpsuit – If you’ve invested in a utilitarian jumpsuit, chances are that you’re unsure of how to wear it but once. The truth is that there are scores of ways to style this piece. For a chic yet tomboyish look, wear it with your classic white sneakers. You can tie a sweater or jacket around your waist to add some layers and balance out the monochromatic look. You can also wear a denim or leather jacket over the jumpsuit on colder days.

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The utilitarian jumpsuit also works great with heels – whether it’s closed-toe pumps or strappy stilettos. Tie your hair back in a neat ponytail, add some statement jewelry, and then carry a classic handbag. This look will be perfect for a night out with the girls or even on a formal brunch.

5 – Chinoiserie – Eastern-inspired textiles and patterns are huge in the Spring/Summer 2016 designer runways for both men and women. There are plenty of options for this trend – from dress pajamas to bomber jackets. To adopt this trend into your wardrobe, maybe you could get a satiny blouse with oriental blossom patterns. The blouse will work with distressed denims and tailored trousers alike. If you wish, you could also clash patterns together by wear the blouse with a printed midi skirt.

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Another way to wear Chinoiserie is in the form of a bomber jacket. This jacket can work as a layer for any outfit in your wardrobe. Maybe you can wear it over your basic jeans and tee outfit or a blouse and skater skirt ensemble. With the detailed embellishments, a Chinoiserie bomber jacket also works with formal clothing. You could throw it over your favourite cocktail dress for a night out in town.

While there are plenty of other style trends around the block, these are some of the top picks. If you already own these pieces, follow the tips given above to create a unique look. Whatever you decide to wear and however you choose to style it, make sure you express yourself freely through the clothes that you wear.


Written by Brandon Leibowitz. Brandon is a seasoned writer for global thrift retailers, Savers and Value Village. He is a frequent contributor to blogs such as Social Media Examiner, Business 2 Community and several others. Brandon is recognised as a strong social media influencer due to his knowledge of and dedication to the industry.

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