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What’s in Style Spring 2016

Though it may not feel like spring in certain parts of the country, I’m dreaming about the warmer weather and what’s in style for Spring 2016.

What are the hottest trends for Spring 2016? While you may not follow the trends and what’s in style, Spring 2016 is paying tribute to many of the fashion trends of the 1990s. Here is a breakdown of what’s in style for Spring 2016!

What’s in Style Spring 2016

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The 90s

The 1990s was the most popular decade for inspiration at the SS16 runway shows.  I’m a 90s alternative rock junkie so of course I’m happy that some of my favourite styles are back –slip dresses, chokers, grunge look, bomber jackets, and mules.

It was New Year’s Eve in 1995 maybe? I wore a long black slip dress I purchased from Victoria’s Secret. I think I still may have it my closet (don’t ask). Well, the slip dress is back and looking sexier than ever!

While the slip dress is intimidating because of its clinging silhouette, you can wear an A-line version, or pair the dress with an oversized sweater or leather jacket.

If you want to wear mules, go for a heel or a flat, and pair it with ripped jeans, a moto jacket, or a penciled skirt and blazer for work.

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Zara Floral Camisole Dress, $50; zara.com

 

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Filigree Lace Choker, $25;  Simons.ca 

The Backpack

Let’s not forget the 90s mini-backpack too! It’s back again, but this time more sophisticated and less grunge.

Spring 2016 trends Style Trends Spring 2016 | amotherworld | www.amotherworld.comemerson place jessa bag, $328; KateSpade.com

 

Stripes

Stripes are never out-of-style, but many designers are into bold super stripes for spring. An all-over striped look is trendy this season. But if you’re not so bold, try an over-sized striped blouse or top, or even a bag.

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Sweater, $109;  Ann Taylor

 

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Striped skirt, $116; Ann Taylor

Extra Long Earrings

Shoulder-grazing earrings are the accessory to have for Spring 2016. This is one of the easiest style updates for spring. Buy two new pairs of earrings to clash, or pick some from your jewelry box.

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Very long earrings beaded fringe, $48; Etsy

 

Off the Shoulder

There is nothing quite sexier than an off-the-shoulder blouse or dress. Bare a little skin and pair it with a statement necklace, or long earrings.

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TOPSHOP Off-The-Shoulder Bardot Blouse, $58; Hudson’s Bay

 

Culottes

I know many of you wouldn’t dare wear these cropped pants, but they are a must-have this season. Tuck a blouse into a pair of culottes, and throw on some pointy toe stilettos and you’re put together.

Fashion Spring 2016 | amotherworld | www.amotherworld.comZara Frayed Denim Culottes, $30; zara.com

 

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Culottes, $17; H&M

Ankle-Tie Shoes

An ankle-tie shoe is another trend with variety. Wear a pair of flats with a tie at the ankle only, or dare to strap on the stilettos with the laces around your calves.

Latest Fashion Trends Spring 2016 | amotherworld | www.amotherworld.comVince Camuto, $190; Town Shoes 

 

White Lace

Add a little romance with a white lace top, or dress.

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Jack by BB Dakota Browning Ivory Lace Dress, $75; Lulus.com

 

Trench vest

The trench coat will always be a classic but this spring, it’s trending in a sleeveless silhouette. The trench vest is a perfect layering addition to your favorite outfit. Pair it with a dress, or a blouse with jeans and heels.

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Trench Vest, $39; Target.com 

 

Midi Skirt

The midi has been trending for a while and it’s here to stay. Play with different silhouettes; either A-line or pencil. Wear it with a crop top if you dare, or tuck in a button-down shirt.

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Traffic People Greek Gods, $64; Asos.com

 

 

Which of these Spring 2016 fashion trends could you see yourself wearing?

What’s in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

Erin Nadler of Better Styled can’t get enough of my closet! The personal stylist came back to rummage through my closets once again – this time, to help me scale down my Fall wardrobe.

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

Erin visited earlier this year for a Toronto Star piece on Capsule Wardrobe for Spring Summer. My closets were full to the rim with clothing that either didn’t work with my style, didn’t fit properly, or were simply outdated. I didn’t realize how freeing it would be to ditch the pieces that no longer worked, and donate them.

So how thrilled was I to have Erin return to tackle my Fall wardrobe! She helped me downsize my overflowing closets, with advice on stylish outfits to compliment my lifestyle. Watch her video on her best Fall Essentials:

I’ll post some fabulous outfit ideas in another post. But in the meantime, here are some pieces that made it to my “new” closet.

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

What's in Style? Fall Essentials with Better Styled

 

After our visit, I felt as if it was just the beginning to feeling “lighter” – I was on a mission to tackle other areas of my home. It felt great to de-clutter my closet, and organizing my closet to make it easier to put outfits together.

If your closet is over-flowing and you don’t know what to keep and what to donate, you NEED to have help from Better Styled.

Enjoy 10% off your first purchase at Better Styled by referencing amotherworld!

What to expect? Well, you’ll have a consultation first about your your wardrobe, the styles and colours you like and dislike, your clothing needs, and what kind of style you’d like to have. Then, your personal fashion consultant will select pieces to suit your fashion goals, right in Better Styled’s salon.

Better Styled also comes to you with an in-closet visit, to help you assess what to keep and what to ditch. Your consultant will give you photos of outfits to help achieve your look, a shopping list of pieces to purchase, and ideas of complete outfits. This package is great for mom who is looking to purge and update her closet, or going back to work post-baby. See how it works here.

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One lucky amotherworld reader will win a wardrobe consultation with Better Styled!

If you live inside Toronto, Better Styled will come to you for a 1-hour in-closet consultation. If you live outside Toronto, you will come to Better Styled’s salon in mid-town Toronto.

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