The dust might have settled on the spring/summer 2016 runways, but we are still basking in the afterglow of everything we saw in London, Milan, Paris and New York. As we usher in the new year, we also welcome the trends of 2016. They are bold, unabashed and beyond statement-worthy. And even though they come and go, trends define the season. From broad-based stripes to over-the-top geometric patterns, the retro-chic styles of 2016 are definitely worth embracing.

Slip Dresses

Hints of boudoir dressing is making a comeback. The slip dress has returned and is slinker than ever before. Trimmed in lace slip-on dresses in see-through chiffon or satin should be high on your list of must-haves. Sleek and sexy underwear as outerwear is a lead concept for the upcoming SS16.

Bold Statement in Stripes

Stripes are making a bold comeback in a variety of geometric formations. For SS16, the bold stripe is definitely fashion forward.

Sheer Beauty

Chiffon and organza are back with vengeance. The key to wearing this dream-worthy trend is layering and building the opacity for a look that’s “politically correct” for everyday wear.

Spanish Flair

Brocade textures with 3-D florals combined with layers of ruby red ruffles will coax the inner Matador out of you.

Return of the 70’s

With tie-dye and fringe making a huge comeback this year, it’s must to incorporate a few pieces into weekend wardrobe. You always knew that if you were patient, you would finally be able to break out those go-go boots

Pleats Galore

Who says pleats are only for Yuppies? Pleats have found their way back into mainstream style and can be found in the most unexpected designs.

Metallics and Geometrics

Both of these are going to be heavy-hitters this spring and summer.

The Victorian Era Rises

Ruffled blouses, flouncy skirts and ultra-feminine florals have made their way back into mainstream fashion.


The white button should be staple in everyone’s closet, the latest designs kick things up a notch. Bold cuts and draping gave the classic oxford a makeover.

The Comfort Factor

The flat mule received rave reviews on the runways this year. Found in a variety of patterns and hues, they a key element to this season’s designs.

His and Hers

Androgyny is once again blurring the lines of fashion and making strong cuts and unexpected pattern combinations popular choices among the top designers.


From faux fur to stylized leisure suits of the 70’s men’s fashion is equally eye-catching. Bomber jackets in dark hues are a staple this spring and summer season. They easily convert from causal day to night. Make the most of this trend with rich hues and a variety of different materials to keep things contemporary.

Textured shirts paired with a tailored pants marked the runways of Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons. Contrast is the key when combining colors to achieve sophisticated look.