View 2016 as you may, but it did bring us some unique new styles.
Between showing off specific brand labels (i.e. Supreme, Tommy Hilfiger and Champion), to finding the most unique pieces at a thrift store, 2016 proved to be the year where we could mix styles, patterns, and fabrics to create something totally new. The following trends have made their mark on 2016 and will be remembered for it.
It began with the comeback of the classic Superstar sneaker. Kanye collaborated with them on Yeezy, and soon, everyone was wearing all things Adidas. It was the brand to be wearing, whether all over or as a simple embellishment on an outfit.
Tee Under Silk Tank or Dress
This style took a minute to be adapted as a popular trend, but it took off all the same. The purpose of silk slips originated for going underneath your clothes. This year, silk slips became a go-to dress to wear on its own. In order to push this trend into the colder fall weather, a tee was added underneath for extra warmth and extra style.
Fish Net Tights Under Blue Jeans
2016 was the year of exposing styles and pieces in reinvented ways. Whether you credit Kim with this trend or not, she for sure made it a popular one. This pairing of fish nets and jeans has also spawned into wearing fishnet socks with high cut jeans and sneakers. Whichever way you wear it, make it yours and make it show.
Just when you thought black was the only color you could get away with wearing explicitly, nude came onto the scene. In its varying shades and simple designs, nude has sprung up as a top competitor to the more traditional shade of black.
Laced-Up Deep V Tops
This had to be the most donned top of all of 2016. It was donned by a variety of fashion cultures, from sorority girls to top models to streetwear activists. The style was adapted for tanks, tees, body suits, dresses, you name it.
Since the rebirth of the classic 90s choker, varying offspring styles have hit stores and made their way onto essentially everyone. From lace to suede to leather, chokers can change up and boost an outfit. To pair with the other trend of a deep v, some chokers are designed to wrap around the neck multiple times prior to being tied up further down the neck.
Black & White Vans
Vans made their ultimate comeback this year. Whether low-top or the Sk8-Hi style, these shoes became a closet staple.
Exposed Calvin Klein Undies
Comfiest underwear bottom and top duo you can find on the market, the Calvin Klein underwear line has freed us from the terrors of underwires, all while making it okay to not wear a traditional bra.
Shout out Rihanna for finally making these dope shoes trendy. These chunky high platform sneakers may be a battle to walk in, but their versatility will take any outfit to the next level.