Seven fashion trends to play with this 2016

Finding it hard to keep up with all the evolving trends and twice yearly Fashion Week events? Don't worry, you're not alone there! Honestly the ladies here at Project Vanity would rather wear their thing, but it does pay to know a few fun trends to incorporate into our personal style this year. We listed the most within-reach styles in our 2016 Fashion Trends list below to help you out!

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

MODERN RUFFLES

Slouchy side ruffles placed sparingly on the body replaced the frills but not the thrills for this 2016 ruffle trend. Take a tip from Michael Kors and pare down the froufrou by paring your ruffled skirt with a basic tank top and sandals.

Givenchy, Takoon, and Public School

Givenchy, Takoon, and Public School

#ROBELIFE

Not everyone can pull off their dad’s bathrobes and call it fashion forward (we know because we tried), but change terry cloth to silk and poplin to bring the high-end hotel life living to your wardrobe.

ProenzaSchouler, Givency, Jason Wu, ADEAM, and Derek Lam

ProenzaSchouler, Givency, Jason Wu, ADEAM, and Derek Lam

OFF THE SHOULDER

The off shoulder gets an upgrade with a subtle X-strap and strategically cut out portions to show the collarbone and structured shoulders. This look works best for pear-shaped ladies or those whose hips are the widest part of their bodies. An off-the-shoulder look will balance your figure by accentuating your top half.

BLUE JEANS

This is not your comical Canadian Tuxedo. Brands like Opening Ceremony, Jil Sander Navy, and Garbiela Hearst reworked the denim into different silhouettes to make it fresh for 2016. However, you don’t need to splurge to get this look. We say go to Old Navy or Uniqlo and get that chambray dress, embellish with belts, or pair with a different pair of shoes to change your look with one dress. Ready to take the 1 dress 30 looks challenge with us?

FROM SHEETS TO THE STREETS

The slip dresses are also making a comeback but in a relaxed more accessible manner. Sexy lingerie is now getting coupled with sneaks, platforms, and a casually thrown in coat for a more effortless ensemble. Wear your silk robe or leather jacket out, too, ala Givency and Haider Ackermann to double down on the sizzle.

Monique Lhuiller

Monique Lhuiller

Adam Selman

Adam Selman

FLORALS

Flowers also are coming out to play in 2016, and this is what we think is the easiest trend to ride this year. There are more than a few options to choose from – patterned embroideries and impressionist florals from Monique Lhullier, embroidered floral cut outs and brushed lines from Adam Selman, or seventies-style florals with a dark color pallete ala Jill Stuart. Again, no need to change your wardrobe drastically to follow the trend. Look for similar prints in retail and wear it your way!

SÍ SEÑORITA

Flamenco-inspired dresses, ruffles, off-the-shoulder tops, elaborate side hair wear, and bold red hues are incorporated into different runway looks for 2016. Remember: don’t wear them all at once! Pick one or two (OK, maybe just one) feature to incorporate into your look for a vibe that’s more haciendera and less Halloween costume.

There are a lot of fabulous 2016 trends, but bring to mind to choose the styles that will endure and will fit your body and aesthetics nicely instead of trying on everything at once. Fancy any of the looks above? Tell us in the comments below!

Images from Elle, Forbes, Patternbank, and Harper’s Bazaar