2015 was the year of the 70’s psychedelia, sporting details and cold shoulders but we’re now in 2016 and New Look has been thinking about the trends we’ll be trying out in the next 12 months. From statement sleeves to Spanish-inspired style, they highlight next season’s style predictions fit for your resolutions list.
GO AU NATUREL
This new year sees an end to airbrushing as models and stars a-like are leading the way to keeping things real. The Balenciaga runway and beyond have demonstrated that barely-there beauty is best as 2016 sees an embracing of imperfections and a highlighting of individuality.
TAKE PYJAMAS TO THE PARTY
Pieces normally relegated to the bedroom will spend their days in the spring sun as we embrace silk two pieces, in head-to-toe prints and elegant night-time slips in an attempt to tackle those transitional days. Platforms and heels act as the perfect partner to your pyjama ensemble- it’s the slumber party you’ve been waiting for.
WEAR IT ON YOUR SLEEVES
Reminiscent of decadent days in old English history, giant sleeves will be a main focus when it comes to a vintage revival. From elongated lengths in striking patterns to pretty princess puffed sleeves, the feature breaths new life into your soft separates.
STAND OUT IN STRIPES
Irregular and unconventional, the bold stripes of the new season are a far cry from classic Breton. Embrace compelling colour in varying vibrancies over shirts and dresses, cover up in linear-patterned furs and add a graphic pop to officewear with bold lines- this season calls for colour.
From Michael Kors to Oscar De La Renta, the catwalk was awash with Spanish influences for the new season. Striking reds make way for matador influences as black flamenco lace compliments high impact prints. Encapsulate the trend with rich rose prints, opt for vermillion-hued chiffon and layer bold hues for statement Mediterranean style.
ALL IN THE NET
Forget the sheer panelling; 90s netted gowns are set to become a staple part of spring separates. Whether it’s fishnets layered underneath extreme rips, or mesh inserts that give a nod to sporting cool, the spring will see all manner of netted pieces.
CHOOSE LIGHTWEIGHT DENIM
Warm weather denim may be nothing new, but fashion week’s proud showcasing of the lightweight fabric showed it will take centre stage in the coming months. From relaxed raw hems to tailored silhouettes, the layered bleached blue will prove to be your best friend for spring.