A Year in Review: The Top 5 Fashion Trends of 2016

We can all agree on one point – 2016 has been a tumultuous year. From almost everything going wrong to the surprises that hit us in the face this year, it can all only be described as crash and burn. It’s safe to say that 2016 hasn’t been too kind and we’re only hoping that 2017 may be an upgrade from the disaster that was this year. While we may collectively agree on the madness that ensued this year, there are no doubts that this was one of the trendiest years for fashion. The fashion trends of 2016 came our way, caused a rage and are still being lusted after.

2016 was the year of the throwback, if you will. 90’s trends came back in full swing and other street style favourites made a statement fully declaring the presence of these trends amongst almost all brands, retailers and donned by some of the fashion bigwigs. These fashion trends of 2016 ruled almost everyone’s feed and we won’t lie, we indulged in it too and absolutely loved it. Let’s #throwback and review the top 5 fashion trends of 2016 that had everybody whipping out their credit cards at the ready!

Top 5 Fashion Trends of 2016


1. Chokers

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The omnipresence of chokers this year has been undeniable and that is evident from the millions of times we wrote about them in many of our articles. Classic black, lacy, stringy, bejewelled or plain wide chokers, they came at us in every way, shape and form. From bloggers to celebrities and everyone in between, this trend has been a craze and it seems that it shall be carried well into 2017 as well, we’re not complaining!

2. Off-Shoulders

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This romantic silhouette has become a wardrobe staple of several fashion mavens everywhere and had a major moment in 2016. Whether tasseled, frilly or ruffled, they were a favourite amongst many and still continue to be!

3. Satin

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Right off the runway with luxe pyjamas, 90’s slip dresses or simply uber stylish bomber jackets – Satin has made a splash and earned its keeps in every fashion lovers wardrobe. Covetable, sexy and oh-so chic.

4. Blush Pink

If only we had a dollar for every time we spotted blush pink this year! This trend was only majorly boosted with Pantone declaring Rose Quartz, a blushing hue of pink as one half of the color of the year for 2016. From sneakers, to bomber jackets to bucket bags – blush pink was everywhere!

5. Athleisure and White Sneakers

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In 2016, Adidas was the coolest brand in fashion. You couldn’t help but notice Stan Smiths, Adidas Originals Superstars or the Trefoil logo t-shirts almost everywhere. And with that being said, the athleisure game came out strong with white sneakers being a central source to the athleisure style and uber cool look. It goes without saying that athleisure and the white sneaker look was one of the hotter fashion trends of 2016.

So which was your favourite trend of the year? Which other major trend was your absolute favourite?

Let us know in the comments below!