2016 Upcoming Trends

2016 is set to be a huge year in fashion, beauty and interior design and all of us here at Shoetique HQ are looking forward to seeing some of the top trends over the next 12 months. Read on for some tips and inspiration…..

Slip dresses made an appearance in 2015, primarily on celebrities on the red carpet, and they are set to make the transition to everyday dress in 2016. Think light and floaty for a summer’s day! Burberry’s maxi slip dress (far right) is perfect alone for a summer’s picnic, or team with a blazer or biker jacket for a more sophisticated look.


Fashion sneakers are going to big this Spring/Summer – much to the delight of those who crave comfort! Marc Jacobs showcased some pointed-toe creations on the runway, but we have some more versatile designs here at Shoetique. Why not try Clarks Glove Glitter Nude Shoes for laid-back cool this year?


Victorian inspired ruffles were a feature of both the Autumn/Winter 15 and Spring Summer 16 fashion shows. From Victorian-gothic inspired gowns or feminine floaty blouses, the ruffle was a prominent feature, whether on collars or full skirts. Try an understated look by adding a ruffled waterfall jacket to your outfit.


We’re all busy nowadays, and a practical bag is a must-have! Luckily, the backpack is making a comeback. From furry bags to leather bags, there’s something for everyone!


Hair and Beauty
2015 gave us some outrageous trends when it came to hair and beauty – heavy contouring, plumped lips and bubble nails to name a few. Thankfully 2016 is set to be a year of more natural beauty. Think subtly blushed cheeks, and a natural, bushy but brushed eyebrow, rather than clown contouring and high, sharp arches! If you do prefer something a bit bolder, glittery eyeshadow is making a comeback from the 90’s to put some sparkle in a special occasion! We would avoid for everyday wear, however!

Our favourite hair trend for 2016 is the chic long bob (lob) which is here to stay. We saw this look on Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Middleton and Adele in 2015, and it’s universal appeal has earned it a place in 2016 too. If you prefer your hair longer, why not try ‘the twist’? It’s a new take on the braid and is much easier to achieve. Simply divide your ponytail in half and twist for a simple but original look.


Interior Design
According to Dulux, interior design in 2016 is going to be all about contrast. Their theme of next year’s trends is ‘Looking Both Ways’ which celebrates the beauty in contrast. Team block colours together for a bold statement, or go for contrasting textures. Our favourite textures are faux fur, suede and brushed velvet – this faux fur throw complements the brick walls of this bedroom perfectly.


The Dulux colour of the year is ‘Cherished Gold’, a warm and subtle colour which co-ordinates well with both pastel colours and richer tones. The 1950’s and 60’s are also set to be big next year, and brass, gold and metallic finishes in furnishings are the way to go – this trend sounds perfect to team with the colour of the year!

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