From entertaining you with the inexcusably bizarre to keeping you comfortable and presentable, fashion fulfills its function and does it well. That said, it’s had it’s ups and downs the past year. Trends you loved came back, and ones you wish had never seen the light of day did the same.
Seemingly always in style and constantly undergoing reinvention, denim was in the 2015 spotlight for good reason. Denim on denim is no longer for Pinoy 80’s action stars thanks to the many variations and styles that came out last year. Look forward to enjoying this trend well into 2016.
6. Trousers & culottes
Comfortable, breezy and polished? Sign us up!
Hate heels? Then thank the trainer trend that dominated not just street fashion but most runways. Paired with a skirt, dress, shorts or jeans, sneakers have been embraced by most offices and fashion houses and is now a fashion game all its own.
4. Gingham & Plaid
Welcome to the print party! Gingham and plaid are enjoying their rustic return, although a bit more tailored this time around.
3. Single and off-shoulder tops
Looking casual yet put together was a breeze this year thanks to off and single-shoulder tops. Fun yet flirty, comfortable yet chic. You could eat like there was no tomorrow thanks to this trend and still look great in the Instagram pictures!
2. High waists and hemlines
Though the high-waist trend has been around for decades, it’s safe to say that it’s in full, flattering swing thanks to 2015. Looking slimmer and making your legs look longer has never been easier thanks to higher waists and consequently higher hemlines.
Break out the hallelujah chorus–athleisure has arrived on the fashion scene. Thanks to a combination of the paparazzi stalking your favorite celebrities and some fashion-savvy street style icons, you can now hit the town without having to change out of your gym clothes (the shower post-workout is, of course, entirely your business). Whoever said style and comfort were mutually exclusive was wearing the wrong sized shoes.
8. Sheer dresses
7. Flash tattoos
I don’t care what you say, flash tattoos were a terrible trend. Not only were they flashy, tacky and an insult to people with real tattoos, but they gave you weird tan lines if you wore them on the beach. If you want to sport meaningful body art, make the commitment and nut up or just don’t even try.
6. Furry shoes
They might be a nice way to keep your feet warm, but can you imagine trying to explain to a kid why you’re wearing Elmo?
5. Statement shirts
This trend was cute in 2007 when we were all still clueless college freshmen–not so much when we have real jobs and actual taste in clothes.
4. Extreme sleeves
From straight-jacket to extra long sleeves, this fall fashion trend is just plain weird. If your hands are that cold, wear gloves.
Unless you’re five years old or a pop mega-star, you have no business wearing onesies outside the comfort of your bedroom. Save it for Halloween, yeah?
2. Kylie Jenner lips
Anyone else remember the #KylieJennerChallenge? We do, and it’s not a good memory. Love yourself the way you are–otherwise, there’s definitely make-up that can fake it for you.
1. Yeezy Season 2
Did I miss the memo about society collectively crying out for sheer, nude and ripped athleisure wear? No? So it was just Kanye. Okay. You do you, Yeezy.
What were your gr8est & h8est fashion trends this year? Share your thoughts, or better yet photos, with us in the comments below!