The Chic List
Say hello to the year of the monkey with trends that are expected to make a splash. Free up some space on your wardrobe, ladies, these stylish beauties are ready to take over.
Bold stripes make for a refreshing look, and they are expected to have a major moment in 2016. They work for any occasion - night or day – which makes them one of the most wearable prints around. Elevate your weekend brunch looks with cool stripes that will make you stand out. Loose and relaxed silhouettes like culottes, lounge pants, and maxi skirts and dresses are perfect for the weekends. For an unconventional twist, pieces with mixed stripes - a combination of different stripes, from horizontal and vertical to diagonal – will make your look speak for itself. Slip on a pair of polished slides for a dose of sophistication to your outfit, or you may opt for strappy lace-up sandals for a bohemian finish.
The 90s glam staple, which made a big return in 2015, is expected to stay on trend for 2016. Slip dresses have an undeniable ease and luxurious charm. However, what truly makes slip dresses special is its versatility. Attending a formal evening dinner? Heeled sandals and subtle accessories complement a full-length silk slip dress in metallic or jewel tones. On the other hand, slip dresses with a shorter length or looser fit are fashionable frock made for hectic days. Choose between leather booties, white sneakers, and minimalist slingback sandals to keep your feet comfortable even when you’re on the go.
Stock up on this elegant piece by investing in a classic black one, one with a cool pop of color, and one in bright eye-catching metallic.
While relaxed fits and silhouettes have become a major fashion movement in recent years, fashion aficionados have taken this trend a step further in the latter part of 2015, and it’s expected to be a big hit in 2016. Pushing comfort dressing to a whole new level, pajama dressing is an unexpectedly fashionable trend. Avoid looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed, and strap on a pair of heeled sandals to make your pajamas perfect for some cocktails with your girlfriends.
Thinking of wearing your pajama-inspired look to the office? Make it possible by wearing pajamas with a trimmer fit, and pair them with your favorite office pumps or refined loafers. Amp up the attitude and glamour by experimenting with different prints and patterns.
The tough oft-leather piece will continue to be a hot fashion item this year. Traditional leather bomber jackets will still shine in the spotlight when worn with mini dresses. However, 2016 will see a feminine update on the closet favorite. Designers have reinvented this classic, creating bomber jackets in sheer with lace detailing and even in ribbed military-inspired fabrics. Best paired with polished pieces, layer your feminine-injected bomber jackets with a slip dress or an A-line skirt.
However, these reinvented pieces will fit right into your off-duty weekend looks, perfect for that shopping trip. Your favorite pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans and pointed pumps are classics that will make your sheer or lace bomber jacket shine at its best on the weekends.
The slip-on take to the mules is slated to become the most comfortable pair in your shoe rack. While featuring a bare back, flat mules are impeccably tailored and will match all your refined pieces. Coming in a variety of prints, materials, and details, take your pick in leather shoe styles for an instantly streamlined look.
This double-duty pair can take you from work to play. Culottes, cuffed jeans, and mid-length skirts will bring attention to these comfortable slip-ons. We think they’re absolutely perfect for any occasion, from office meetings to Saturday brunch dates.