Think about it – this time last year, you probably thought chokers were best left to the cast of Reality Bites, and over-the-knee boots were a little, well, over-the-top for everyday wear. From Calvin Klein underwear to all Gucci everything, we’re taking a look at 11 trends that blew up big in 2016.
When Marc Jacobs launched his beauty campaign this September, Gen X did a double take: Was Cindy Crawford back in action? Of course, fashion fiends knew the real story. It wasn’t the ‘90s supermodel, it was her 15-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber, a celeb mini-me also seen in Paris Vogue and ads for Alexander Wang and Miu Miu.
Alicia Keys turned her bare face into a movement this year. Men are breaking barriers and wearing foundation, concealer, and even lipstick as they please, while women are shifting away from societal expectations of physical appearance, proving that makeup should be about choosing what you want for yourself based on what makes you feel confident and authentic. Alicia Keys ditched makeup completely.
Hair is so much more than just hair. It personifies our culture and beauty standards. From Beyoncé’s statement in Lemonade with “Becky With the Good Hair” to sister Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” manifesto, 2016 has proved that hair is political and personal. We’ve rounded up 13 moments and trends that define the year in hair.
" A simple Gucci Princeton loafer became one of the best ways to add a bit of irreverence to an otherwise polished look. On the other hand, we've also sold the Gucci Princeton loafer in jacquard and velvet, amongst other fabrics, and it allows you to dress up a simple t-shirt and jeans. We can barely keep them in stock!” “Smoking slippers are a strong trend for fall, and the understated yet elevated silhouette in velvet from The Row was one of our best selling styles. The Alys is also available in a beautiful nappa leather in three colors for spring. Our customers have long awaited The Row's debut collection for shoes, which has been an enormous success. The impeccable construction, luxurious materials, and discriminating sensibility of the collection resonate strongly with our discerning customers.” The Row Alys Venetian loafers in velvet ($975), Barneys Jennifer Meyer xo Barneys New York cocoon coat ($695), Barneys.com Barneys New York Collection lambskin leather biker jacket ($795), Barneys.com In 2016, all the fashion crowd seemed to have on furry leather slides and oversized hoodies (courtesy of Demna Gvasalia and Alessandro Michele ). But did the public buy these items too? Lisa Aitken, the retail fashion director of Net-A-Porter, said they did, citing Balenciaga, Vetements and Gucci as its customers’ favorite brands. And no surprise over at Matches Fashion, Gucci and Vetements again dominated their best sellers’ too. We take a look at the best-selling items of 2016 and see exactly what people loved the most! Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Once the Access Hollywood tape starring Billy Bush and Donald Trump went public, “p***y” became a buzzword, appearing everywhere from CNN to the Wall Street Journal.
Stocking stuffers are oftentimes considered tiny trinkets that are a last resort when you can’t afford or find the perfect holiday gift. But after doing some serious sleuthing, we’ve discovered some pretty amazing presents all tucked inside small packaging. These 13 beauty stocking stuffers will cost you no more than 20 bucks.
In 2016, you may have thought to yourself, Is everyone wearing a bomber jacket? Thanks to Polyvore, there's proof that everybody on the bus was rocking an MA-1.
According to the “Best of Polyvore: 2016” trend report, the OG makeup company is still the most searched among the social commerce site’s community of users. No doubt the young reality TV star’s risqué marketing ploys of teasing her cult Lip Kits have made a huge impact on the beauty biz. NARS ranked as the No. 2 beauty brand, with its iconic Orgasm Blush in the accompanying spot on Polyvore’s list of popular products.