Style Resuscitation

Currently I am on a quest to restart my interest in fashion.


First of all, I started at Vogue. Where else? I found this street style slide show which suggested the following key trends were emerging for 2016:

  • Bomber jackets
  • Decorated denim (yikes!)
  • Shearling
  • Camel (Again?! I prefer mustard or dark brown)
  • Vintage tees

Meh. So that was no use.


Next, I went to my old favourite, PopSugar. The target audience is younger than me, but I like the fashion edits. I found this post on  what fashion trends are coming in 2016. Perfect! Exactly what I’m looking for. Or not.

Athleisure? Old school sneakers with skirts? Bum bags? Silly sunnies? No rules? Capsule wardrobes?

Sigh. How depressing.


I haven’t been to Elle in ages, and I have to say they’ve got a lot of interesting articles on their main page. I found an article listing some Pre-Fall 2016 trends that “you might like to try”. Not very convincing. Even they aren’t sure by the sounds of it.

The trends are:

  • Navy (like, literally The Navy)
  • Leopard
  • Tiers
  • Black and sheer
  • Bold shoulders
  • Kelly green
  • Large florals
  • Butterflies
  • Shearling coats

Well. It will be interesting to see what trends actually go big.


Part of the problem is of course that it is summer in Sydney, and it is a hot, wet summer this year. A lot of these trends could be big in the stores, just not yet. Maybe later in the year?

I will keep on looking but for now, my money is safe.