Trend Predictions: Summer/Fall 2016

We are seeing a transition in mood, which is more important than fashion qua fashion – fashions change frequently, moods do not.  

  1. Androgyny is in.  Ultra-femininity is out.  Practically, this means that you should skip investment in suits that include peplums.  Go for a more classic blazer look, with a narrower collar than you might have chosen 2 years ago.  Virtually all the designers have a little industrial edge going on.
  2. Sheer is in, as is mesh.  This will be a good summer to pick up a fun topper in a sheer or a mesh.  This is a one-or-two season item, don’t spend much.
  3. Pleats are back, thank heavens.
  4. While body-con everything is still holding on teeth and toenails, I predict that in the next couple of years, a boxier silhouette will return to popularity.  Wearing ease – it’s time to reacquaint yourself with the concept.  (Those of us whose figures don’t allow bandage dresses are cheering).  Volume – watch for a change.
  5. Skirts are firmly in.

The point of fashion tips is to keep you from looking dated.  If you’re looking to buy something that should last you for five or ten years, you don’t want to be insensible to fashion.


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