The Biggest Street-Style Trends of 2016

From athleisure to the Demna Gvasalia effect, Savoir Flair recaps the nine biggest trends that every girl worth her fashion salt was wearing on the streets this year, each chic and virtually impossible to ignore.

1

Athleisure Act

From the runway to the real way, this sports-luxe look got big love from the fashion crowd this year.

2

The Band Wagon

Everyone repped their favorite bands by way of graphic tees – whether vintage or merch – giving the streets major throwback vibes.

3

Cold Shoulder

All the street-style stars got the off-the-shoulder memo, as we saw the silhouette in different interpretations throughout the year.

4

The Demna Effect

It was Demna Gvasalia’s year as the Vetements founder and Balenciaga Creative Director managed to make the fashion-savvy crowd covet items that were once deemed oh-so-uncool.

5

Gucci Gang

Wearing one brand from head to toe wasn’t a faux pas this season – but only if it was Gucci, going for the geek and grandma-chic look.

6

Retro Future

There was nothing strange about the comeback of the early 80s look, courtesy of science fiction TV gem Stranger Things.

7

Sleepover Club

From the bed to the street – wearing matching pajamas outside of the bedroom was probably the comfiest trend to hit street style in 2016.

8

Va-Va-Volume

Statement sleeves spoke volumes in 2016, adding a dash of drama to the streets of New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

9

Velvet Touch

The revival of velvet is easily the best thing to happen in street style this year. Fashion insiders pulled off the trend with ease, making it look elegant but with a side of swag.