Except summarizing the year by best posts, it’s also fun to do a proper recap on the fashion and beauty of 2016. What did we wear, what did we look like and what will we remember.? Here are some thoughts on the fashion and beauty 2016!
Fashion of 2016
So this was the year where fashion embraced new trends to the fullest. Off shoulder pieces went big, most commonly as tops/blouses but also as dresses. The trend was paired with statement sleeves, and created a contemporary look. The top was often paired with distressed jeans and loafers. If you’re a true fashionista you probably also went for a statement bag, like a Chanel or a Chloé. Velvet became huge and was praised for its luxurious appearance. I also gave it a proper dose of love in this post. Culottes were also major and shared the popularity spot with the midi skirt, preferably pleated. Denim jackets and bomber jackets with patches also grew in popularity!
As for shoes and accessories. Boots with “an awkward” heel have been popular. Often in velvet, a floral pattern or a fun statement heel, like transparent. The OTK boots delivered this year too and it feels like it ought to be a permanent “trend” soon. Refined training shoes became even bigger during 2016. Often in faded colors such as beige, dusty pink, mauve and olive green. Regarding the accessories, a bandana around the neck was popular. This in combination with the explosion of the choker made the neck the favorite body part to highlight. Speaking of colors, pink got a proper dose of love and so did burgundy and beige.
Beauty of 2016
As for the beauty life of 2016, eyebrows on fleek still went high. Both painted eyebrows, as in this, and natural eyebrows, as in this, kept its popularity. Mattified lips in colors of mauve, red and pink (and different shades of it), have been a go-to choice for many makeup people. By all right too, a mattified lip is chic! It also feels like highlighters/bronzers/shimmer all peaked this year, with a healthy glow in focus.
All of us with long hair probably did a – bun up, hair down – hairstyle at least once. Other than that, braids in all different shapes were popular and a classic bun is never out of style. Doing a bun with a bandana scarf was quite popular and a chic statement too!
Folks that’s a wrap on some of the fashion and beauty 2016. What will you remember from 2016 regarding the fashion and beauty department? Xx
48 thoughts on “Fashion and Beauty 2016”
2016 had so many fashion statements and they were all nice but I cannot wait for 2017.
Happy 2017, I hope you have an amazing year!
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So true, I’m so excited for 2017 as well. I’m sure it’ll be a fun and exciting year for fashion and beauty! Same to you love, hope it will be magical! Xx
Hooray for the bun and top knot. Especially for those of us with long hair – in summer. Life saver! One of my fave trends had to have been off the shoulder and velvet.
Happy New Year!
Right? They’re genius during hot weather! Happy new year doll! Xx
Happy New Year, my darling! I hope that 2017 is a fab year for you, and I can’t wait to see what Fashion Folks has in store for us – so excited! This is a fab summary of 2016’s beauty and fashion trends. I feel like 2016 was a pretty bumpy year for a lot of people, but it was definitely a great year for fashion, beauty and blogging in general! I do quite like the fashion trends of 2016, although I never identified myself with many of the beauty trends… I am forever unable to achieve eyebrows on fleek, and I’ve never been very good at contouring and highlighting, because my skin is so oily and therefore providing me with a permanent highlight, lol. 😀 But I do like the matte lip trends, and I’ve been enjoying a lot of mauve shades myself. Thanks for sharing this, lovely! I hope you’re well. 🙂 <3 xoxo
Thank you so much love for your support. I’m so happy we’ve connected this year babe. Hahah but a permanent highlighter sounds amazing though haha. A little bit of oil can be good sometimes. And the matte lips have been amazing. I’m obsessed with a red one atm. Have a lovely start to 2017 babe! Xx
That bit about the eyebrows is so true! I do like them though, so I would like them to stay in 2017 c:
Little Moon Elephant
I love statement eyebrows too, they’re genius and I want them to stay forever kind of, lol! Xx
What a great recap! Happy New Year
Thank you love! Xx
Those boots are so stunning!! Have a Happy New Year!
The boots are genius! Xx
I love that 2016 was the year of natural beauty and a healthy glow. Great roundup girl!
So do I and I hope it’ll remain through 2017 too! Xx
There were definitely some amazing trends this year like velvet, off the shoulder, chokers, etc. I also loved all the options we had with booties like you described from velvet to embroidery. But I could not get behind the completely clear ankle boots. No one needs to see my whole foot haha! Happy New Years babe!
Hahah completely clear ankle boots was something else huh? Haha I kind of loved it but still couldn’t figure it out. lol! Have a magical start to 2017! Xx
I think 2016 has some great fashion and beauty points! I look forward to seeing what 2017 will have in store 🙂
Same here, I bet it’ll be an amazing fashion year! Xx
I’ve really loved the fashion trends of 2016, especially chokers and statement sleeves – preferable worn together! 😉 I’ve loved reading all of your informational posts throughout the year, and looking forward to more in 2017!!
Statement sleeves were magical this year, I just want them to stick around forever haha. And thank you for the kind words babe! Xx
Absolutely loved this one! Basically all of the trends in a nutshell. Chokers and off-shoulder tops were my favorite go-to fashion pieces, definitely not forgetting these xx
Thank you love!! Them two in combo will forever be associated with 2016, such a distinct but chic combination! Xx
Such an awesome summary of all of this year’s hottest fashion and beauty trends! Shoulders, necks, and sleeves definitely had a MAJOR moment this year. I actually feel that nearly all the trends we saw debuted on runways were all practical and unique, which is why they took off so much. I’m really excited to see what trends will be huge this upcoming year, though I have some guesses!
I hope you have a wonderful New Year, beautiful, and I wish you and The Fashion Folks much success this 2017! May everything you set out to accomplish come into fruition! It’s been an absolute pleasure stopping by and reading up on the latest trends and history of fashion, I’ve learned so much! Cheers to a fabulous start to 2017!
That’s a great analysis. The trends that have exploded this past year have all been distinct and worked perfectly for so many different styles. And thank you love for the kind words, same goes back to you. I know you and The Style Contour will slay in 2017 as well! Xx
Loving the movement in that skirt! Have a wonderful New Year!
It’s a lovely touch of movement! Xx
Great roundup Mia, I hope you have a really Happy New Year and really looking forward to reading your blog in 2017! Gemma x
Thank you love, that makes me so happy to hear! Xx
OMG braids were liiiife for me this year – and they will definitely remain huge for me as we enter 2017!
Braids are genius, I need to embrace them more though! Hahah goal for 2017 indeed! Xx
Oh yes, love your overviews – almost forgot about Culottes now that summer is so far away 😀 hahahaha I think my favorite trends were also off-shoulder pieces, stan smith sneakers and bomber jackets..and now also the fishnet socks 😀
Have a great parfty tomorrow evening babe & happy New years eve ♥
Hahha I had actually also forgotten about them, it feels like it was ages ago they were popular! And fishnet socks have been a fun trend huh? Hahah, I haven’t embraced it myself but I’ve been loving the inspo pics so far! Xx
I definitely loved off the shoulder pieces this year and I think my love for them will be carried into 2017 too. However, I am excited to see what fashion trends arise in the new year 🙂 xo, sharon
The trend will hopefully and probably continue for awhile, which I love! Xx
Great sharing. Liked your post.
Thank you doll! Xx
I have loved the fashion and beauty styles of 2016. Nice post dear for the recap!
Right? It’s been so many good ones and I hope a lot of them will stick around! Xx
I really loved the off shoulder trend and full embraced it this year! I’m still wearing it into the fall and winter months. The dress I may wear for New Years is OTS. I also really loved the ruffle trend too but I didn’t pick up too many pieces with this style. Can’t believe it’s 2017 next week already! The Year flew by!
Ohh gonna have to check it out! You worked the OTS lovely this year doll and I know you’ll keep slaying it too! Xx
Oooh, I hope bandannas around the neck and culottes stick around for awhile. I haven’t had enough of those. I’m honestly a little tired of chokers at this point though. I’m probably the only one lol. I can’t wait to see what trends come along next year!
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I’m tired of chokers too, they are everywhere and people just style them the same way over and over again. Hahah sigh! Xx
I remember them all!!!
I loved a few ha
Hahah same here, some have been genius and others, not that much! Xx
Yes, eyebrows were so huge in 2016! Let’s what happens in 2017! 🙂
Happy New Year, babe!
Hahah yup, it will for sure be an interesting year 2017, hopefully the eyebrows stays though! Xx
Fun recap! I don’t keep up with beauty trends as much, but I have loved the fashion trends of this year.
Straight A Style
The fashion trends were so good, have loved almost everyone of them. Especially statement sleeves though! Xx
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