Trends to watch in 2016

A new year brings new trends and here at The Linc we’re bringing you the ones to watch and where to get them on a budget.

Last year 70’s style was everywhere and it’s not going away anytime soon. Spring 2016 is set to be crammed with 70’s suede of the coloured, patterned and tasselled variety. The designer catwalks showed us how to wear it but if your student loan won’t quite stretch to Balmain, H&M has got you covered.

This next trend is the one all students have been waiting for: Pyjamas. While it still might not be acceptable to rock up to a lecture in your Olaf onesie, slouchy trousers and silk tops mean you can be comfortable and chic.

Classic and understated . Credit: Emily Braybrooke

Classic and understated . Credit: Emily Braybrooke

The Victorian era is also having a comeback this year. Leave the corset and underskirt at home though, this trend is more about subtle nods to the fashion of the time. Think lace neck shirts, puffy sleeves and ruffles. If you like the sophisticated way of dressing, you’ll love some of the shirts Topshop has to offer.

When it comes to your heels, your feet will be thankful that the trend to go for is the block heel. If you want extra fashion points, buckles have been gracing the feet of catwalk models at New York Fashion Week. While you may not be sold by the look of buckled, block heels at least you’ll be comfortable and the designers will approve.

Knee high boots are still as popular as they were at the end of last year. Credit: Emily Braybrooke

Knee high boots are still as popular as they were at the end of last year. Credit: Emily Braybrooke

By the time Autumn/Winter rolls around everyone will be reaching for boots to keep warm and this year the thigh-high pairs are still the it boots to own. Embrace your inner glamour and get yourself a pair of thigh-highs to look stylish and keep your legs extra warm.

With New York Fashion Week now over, London is the next destination. Once again designers and models will show us mere mortals what to wear over the next 12 months so keep an eye out for more 2016 trends to try.