The Best and Worst of 2016

2016 has been a year of several ups and downs - to say the least. As the year is quickly coming to a close, it’s time to take a closer look at the eye-catching trends that should either die and never return or continue on into 2017.

WORST

Nude-Illusion Dresses – Honestly, bye. I get it, everyone wants to be Beyoncé, but let’s relax; you just look like Britney Spears in the Toxic music video, and not in a good way. It was interesting at first and a testament to celebrity personal trainers, but just like Brad and Angie *sheds a tear* it’s over now.

Mass-Culture Designer Bags - Moschino has always done a good job at pushing boundaries and coming out with bags featuring far-from-subtle cultural references on them (i.e. McDonald’s Bag). Now, two years after the initial launch of the bag, have they taken it too far? I’ll let this Super Mario inspired bag decide that.

Birkenstocks – These shoes are like that ex from five years ago that you forgot all about and then hits your phone up with a, “sup”. You really don’t want them around, but for some reason, they just won’t leave you alone.

Rather than dwelling on the negative (yay positivity), let’s look at the bright side, and focus on the incredible trends that both you and I should continue wearing in 2017.

BEST

Bell Sleeves – This glorious trend has truly become a dear, dear friend of mine. From sweaters, to blouses, to dresses, bell sleeves bring new and interesting dimensions to any outfit.

Athleisure – Athleisure is a personal favorite because it basically gives us an excuse to wear the comfiest workout clothes while looking good. Brands like Lululemon have always provided stylish options for workout apparel, but lately a plethora of designers have jumped on the comfy/cool bandwagon. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are constantly spotted rocking the trend.

Backless loafers/slides – Amongst a generation where ease, convenience, and comfort are basic essentials, backless loafers and slides have become staple pieces in every fashion girl’s wardrobe.

Floral Embroidery – This trend was noticeably prevalent throughout 2016 and I think it’s one that if done right, can be timeless. Floral prints are so delicate and beautiful but when embroidered onto an incredible boot, bag, or even pair of jeans, they can add a rocker vibe to a once conventional outfit.

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