The Best Street-Style Trends Of 2016


The street-style set hit a playful stride this year, triggering endless outfit inspiration we’re still mining daily. The ’90s ruled—whether via cool head-to-toe sport (think designers Vetements and Off-White), silky boudoir separates or voluminous silhouettes from blouson sleeves to wide legs—with the fashion pack demonstrating an irrefutable sense of fun at every turn. Here, seven trends we’re rocking now and into the new year. Shop our picks ahead.

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The Best Street Style Of 2016

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Sleek Sport

Cult brand Vetements and newcomer Off-White set an elevated sporty tone with hoodies, sweats and T-shirts. Track pants and sneakers were also major.

Printed Cotton-Blend Jersey Hooded Top



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Pajama Dressing

Simple slip dresses, robe coats and pajama-style suiting brought boudoir vibes to many a look.

Pajama Style Shirt



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High Volume

Silhouettes were big for 2016, literally. From oversize shirting and extra-long cuffs to ultra-wide legs and floor-sweeping toppers.

Bow Poplin Blouse



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Cinched Waists

The waist saw major play via cinched styling and inventive layering, accomplished through corsets, bralettes and full-sized belts.

Chevron Sydney Knit Bustier Top



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Gucci Everything

Like, all the things. From Dionysus bags to double-G belts to logo-emblazoned ready-to-wear, the Italian label reigned, a celebration of Alessandro Michele's signature eccentricity.

Dionysus Blooms Mini Shoulder Bag



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Throwback Denim

'90s-style washes and remixed treatments were distinctly 2016. And lest we forget, denim jackets were the topper du jour, worn oversize or off the shoulder.

Nouveau High Rise Fit Le Mix Jeans


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Quirky Bags

Creative shapes ruled, from Simon Miller's mini Bonsai to Loewe’s puzzle purse to J.W. Anderson's pierced silhouettes to Gabriela Hearst's highly coveted Nina.

Bonsai Mini Leather Tote


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