Fashion Staples for 2016
The ideal scenario for any woman would be being able to buy any item of clothing that their heart desired. After all, how else is a girl supposed to keep up with the latest trends? Alas, it is a precious few who can afford to splurge on fashion forward apparel the second it hits stores. The rest of us need to be content accumulating a few pieces here and there.
All hope is not lost, however, when it comes to staying in style with a limited budget. What you need is a few important pieces from the trends of 2016 to make a statement. You can then mix and match to get chic and relevant styles. Just pick a few key items from sites such as Ax Paris and you will be set pretty much for the rest of the year.
Here are some spring fashion must-haves for 2016:
Let’s hear it for the super versatile maxi dress. Yet again, this feminine and extremely comfortable dress is a staple in your wardrobe. The great thing about this dress is that it can be worn during the summer and well into the autumn months as well. Simply slip a cute jacket on top and pair it with boots as the weather gets colder. A tip for making the most out of your maxi dress is to buy one that translates well from daywear to nightwear. Embellishments or slits on the dress will allow you to go from the beach to a party without having to change.
The button-down white shirt is another example of an item of clothing that is extremely multipurpose. You can wear it as a knot-top or wrap-top with rolled up, ripped blue jeans for a more casual look. Extra points for pairing it with a cute fedora. If you want something a little more business-y, there is no better combination than a white button-down and black cigarette pants. A coat of dark red nail polish à la Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction and you are all set.
Yes, typically this was worn under your clothes but 2016 has seen the emergence of the slip dress as a standalone clothing item. This piece can be dressed-up or dressed-down depending on the occasion. This means that you should choose one that works well with a variety of colours and accessories. You can choose to be bold and buy a slinky dress that is short and comes complete with lace. If you would like something a little more conservative, choose a long slip dress that is sexy but still soft.
All that glitters is certainly not gold – especially not with this trend. What is fantastic about this trend is that it can be worn in so many different ways! The key here, however is balance. If your top or skirt is shimmery, the other items of clothing should be muted. If you are wearing a metallic dress, keep your makeup, shoes, and accessories to a minimum. If you don’t feel bold enough to wear this trend, you can always opt for metallic eye shadows or nail polish. You can also test the waters with some sparkly shoes.
All you need is a few essential pieces and you will be ready to take on the fashion scene. The main point to remember is to be creative and always stay true to your style. You can’t go wrong.