Runway Trends Spring 2016

There are a couple of things that I have noticed repeating themselves on the runway. And usually, when things repeat themselves frequently and in various places, it means they're a trend :) So here are the trends that will be showing up more often for the spring season:

Shoulder-Revealing Tops

This trend has translated from Fall 2015's off-the-shoulder peasant tops. This season, however, the off-the-shoulder look is being remixed with cutouts and fun necklines, specifically the "X", that lend the look a sexy-but-pretty vibe.

Prabal Gurung
Giambattista Valli

Left to Right: Proenza Schouler,  Givenchy, Jason Wu, ADEAM, Derek Lam

If you wish to add this look to your own wardrobe, ASOS actually has a page devoted to the cold shoulder. There is also this pretty one from Topshop, another from H&M, and this dress from Urban Outfitters.

Revamped White Button Down

I first saw this trend on Man Repeller and immediately thought it was a super cool take on the men's classic button down. Observe:


It's now showing up on the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tome, Monse, Delpozo and Zac Posen, in a way that is new and innovative. See below:

Gap is a great place to find clean, white button downs - or any type of button downs - but there are some funky ones at

Flat Mules

I saw these a while back, when a girl in my English class wore them to school. I'm not too sure how I feel about them yet, but like it or not, these shoes did make me do a double-take. The flat mules are a laid-back twist on the original heeled mule, with the style of the typical shoe and the casualness of a loafer. These showed up on the runway at Trademark, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and Edun.

If you'd like a pair of your own, there are these nude ones from Bloomingdale's or these sleek, black ones from Urban Outfitters.


High necklines, ruffled collars and puffy sleeves brought the Victorian era to the runway. I think this trend is so versatile in terms of being able to incorporate itself into a more menswear-inspired wardrobe as well as a more feminine wardrobe. The trend showed up on the runways of Emilia Wickstead, J.W. Anderson, Erdem, DSquared2 and Fendi.

Victorian inspired pieces here, here and here!!

Lingerie As Clothes

You now have an excuse to show off those pretty silks, lace, and pastel colors in your drawer! These lingerie-inspired looks were seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Wes Gordon, Givenchy, Calvin Klein and Yigal Azrouel.

If you're more of a functionality-over-fashion type and don't own any fancy undergarments, here are a few to check out: this top from Journelle, this one from The Outnet, and this one from Net-A-Porter.

That's all folks! Hopefully it was informative??

xx. K