The end of the year is a sentimental time and evokes feelings of nostalgia. With regards to my blog, it’s always fun to review the style trends of 2016 and predict what will remain current into the coming year. Below are some of my favorite style moments from this year, including pieces I will continue to wear into 2017. Also, as usual, I’m throwing in some shopping picks…all of which are on sale (tis the time of year to snap up some deals, after all)!
Oh, how I love a cropped, wide leg pant?! Call them culottes, or not; I’m still in love with the wide silhouette and ankle grazing length. However, always keep proportions in mind here. Tuck, belt or wear a more fitted top to balance the voluminous proportion of the pant (and show off your figure).
Bomber styles became 2016’s denim jacket. I’m still obsessing over my current collection! Satin, leather, cotton, and long or short; there is a bomber jacket for everyone in 2017!
This may be a divisive trend, but body con dressing made a resurgence this year. The bodysuit even returned in vogue. However, there is a simple way of beginning to embrace your curves – try a more fitted, slimming cotton dress (make sure there is a bit of stretch), then dress it down with a pair of sneakers so that you feel more street-wise and less Jessica Rabbit. Or layer with a more casual piece like a vest or denim jacket; showing off some of your figure but in a more comfortable way.
I’m not getting out of my sneakers anytime soon! I’ve loved seeing the street-style and athletic-wear inspired fashions of 2016. As athleisure continues to be a huge trend, we’ll all be rockin’ our favorite kicks well into 2017!
Oversized and long car coats are pieces that I gravitate to year after year. In fact, I had too many pictures to share! The long length and cozy knit make them ideal for in-between-the-season dressing and are perfect for colder weather layers. In Seattle’s climate, I basically wear mine 11 months our of the year! Further justification for my collection.
My favorite cocoon coat from Buki is now $100 off! Use code “Cocoon” at checkout.
Finally, I leave you with this important thought: a good shoe can take you anywhere.
Thank you so very much for joining me on this stylish journey. 2016 has been a year full of changes for me and I have enjoyed bringing new content, interesting collaborations, and unique photo shoots to life on this blog. I hope that you have been inspired as I have been this year and I look forward to bringing you more style inspiration in the year to come.
Happy New Year and cheers to 2017!! ~Jenn