Happy new year my lovelies! So. I know. It’s been six months. It’s been 6 months (!) of 37 flights, 6 inches of hair growth, 27concerts, 3 countries, 10 states, 4 trains, and 1 new job switch.
Yeah. It’s been a very crazy, busy, lovely, stressful, fun, life changing year and I’m taking many lessons and memories on to 2o16 and leaving many things behind where they belong as well. Before kicking off the official 2o16 filthycutexo site revamp here in a couple short weeks I wanted to take a look backward toward the clothes that helped make this year one of a kind and the trends that will continue to shine after the ball drops.
The beginning of 2015 started off with a bang for me – literally. I wanted a change and cut blunt bangs across my forehead and while I liked them some of the time, they were a commitment I personally was not quite ready for. Nevertheless, the heavy bang trend continues into 2016 (even more now than ever with the focus on 70′s era everything).
two: red red wine.
This deep red color was a big part of my 2015 and I’m so glad it’s here to stay in 2016 as well. It’s one of those shades that matches with most skin tones and can really be worn as a neutral (yes, I said red can work as a neutral. Try it out!). Crop tops also appear to be sticking around – for the winter season, try a cropped sweater with a high waist pant or textured skirt and for the warmer months a bralette or more delicate material is gorgeous with a pair of cutoff shorts.
Whether you consider it wine, berry, or any other food or drink – hang on to this gorgeous color.
three: live while we’re young.
One thing that really made an impact in my style this year was silliness. From fruit prints such as pineapple and watermelon to silly details on booties and bags – fun was a major theme in my fashion picks and I am very excited to keep this up into 2016. No matter if its incorporating your favorite band, favorite color, or even your favorite food – finding a little way to show your personality makes getting dressed that much more fun and this year and every year fun is always in fashion!
four: jump on it.
I’m thrilled as ever to say the jumpsuit aka my favorite type of piece for the last few years is holding steady. There are more styles available now than ever so whatever your comfort level is I promise there is one out there for you. If you are on the more petite side, a romper might be the key to help lengthen your legs. Not comfortable with your shoulders on display? A long sleeve playsuit is your answer. If you prefer to be covered up completely, a long sleeve full length jumpsuit is still sexy without showing a thing. If you are tall like me and like the look of the full jumpsuit but also the romper? Try a sheer pant with shorts underneath for the best of both worlds like above.
And as always, anything that works for a concert while also letting me try out one of my favorite looks is something to take into any year ahead.
five: make a statement.
The bold look of a statement necklace is always an easy way to add some drama to your look. Whether you are trying to bring your whole look over the top or just throwing one on over a basic tee with some jeans, they add instant style. There are literally endless combinations you can try based on your comfort level – I like to go big and mix various metals, stones, feathers, textures, etc. but a single color statement will do just fine too.
A lot of the pieces featured above are available through www.stelladot.com/filthycutexo where I am always happy to give style advise as well
six: tulle the end.
One piece I got into this year was the tulle skirt and this romantic look is one I will be carrying over. I like that you can go sweet with the ivory and ballerina inspired accessories but you can also add some edge to your look with a fun bootie and a graphic tee. You can truly make these pieces your own based on your personality. One other way I can’t wait to try out is with a denim button up (tied up or tucked in) with some leopard heels this spring.
What were some looks you tried out in 2015 that you are excited to bring with you ahead? Anything you are happy to be leaving behind? Let me know and I’m so excited to see you again in a couple weeks for the brand new launch.