Ever loved a style so much and suddenly realized so does everyone else? Not everyone likes twinning, especially when there are a hundred others sporting the same style. If there’s one thing true about fashion, it’s that it’s always in an exasperating state of flux. But every once in a while, a fad turns into a micro trend eventually making it so big to the point that it’s all you’ll see for the rest of the year (or more). It’s all over the internet, on IG shops, and once it hits tiangge territory, uh oh, it might be time to let it go. Below, five trends that you probably still see… and wear.
After the big mod reign in the 1960s, the art of blocking made a resurgence on the runways in 2011. The combination of a super saturated hue with another equally bright tone was so photogenic, it was the perfect trend to shoot for editorials and on the streets. The trend lasted for a few more years until it trickled down to being great #OOTD backgrounds for a color blocked IG feed. Walls painted in pretty pastels or solid hues make outfits pop even more—the perfect trend for a color-happy feed.
A year ago, we tried to define the term normcore. The next thing we knew it was in everyone's faces. It paved the way for the rebirth of the Birkenstock and ugly shoes, man-repelling jeans, and jogger pants. But now, a more polished adaptation of the “normal” look paired with the still ongoing sneaker craze introduced us to #TeamCozy. That, we’re happy to say is still here.
Print on print happens when two opposing yet complementing patterns are paired together to make an ensemble. After the grungy and denim-filled ‘90s, the rise of the prints became a trend again in 2013. Much like the designs back in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, they were vibrant, happy, and unbounded. The trend may have taken a step back now, but they’re still very much visible. The difference? Instead of pairing two different patterns, one design cut from the same cloth is made into separates as in: co-ords.
The era was probably too big to the point that it’s now back again in fashion’s good graces. The mighty seventies with all its fringe, flare, and boho glory are everywhere and it looks like it’s here to stay for the rest of the year.
Boho didn’t quite make it as big as its sub-trend, the flower crown. It has a long and interesting history and hey, it even made its way to our cover last year! From music festivals to celebrity brides, and various random OOTDs, the It hair piece is now actually back with skinnier, less-flowery versions as seen on Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss on the runway of Atelier Versace Fall 2015.
Style Bible forecast: We think off shoulders are bound to make this list late next year.