Spring 2016 Fashion Trends

Spring 2016 trends for men and women

We can’t say when the weather will reflect the Spring season, and that’s why it’s vital to prepare your Spring wardrobe ASAP! The Spring 2016 fashion trends from New York to London and Milan to Paris all brought a variety of styles for both men and women, and we’ve narrowed it down to 5 styles that can work for anyone. From 50’s inspired shirts and bomber jackets (gentlemen) to sculptural pleats and striped apparel (ladies), amplify your look using modern shapes, traditional colors, and a range of unanticipated accessories. Be bold, stay ahead of the curve, and we guarantee you’ll turn heads when you walk down the streets of NYC!

For Men

Male model wearing bomber jacket on runway in Spring 2016 NYC fashion show
Designer: Todd Snyder

Bomber Jackets

Unsure which jacket you should choose from your closet, or still wearing the same jacket you’ve had for the past five years? Take a hint from the trending menswear Spring/Summer 2016 collections and invest in a 50’s bomber jacket. It’s versatile for casual days and makes you cool and comfortable at all times. Channel this style with a variety of new colors and materials available to keep things more contemporary, such as the gray jacket above. To show how multifunctional it is, models wore it in a variety of ways: under suits (our personal favorite), as a light top layer, and tied around the waist.

Male model wearing fifties shirt on runway in Spring 2016 fashion show
Designer: Lanvin; Photo: courtesy Vogue

The Fifties Are Back

It seems like grandpa knew what he was doing! Make the crowd swoon and feel relaxed through baggy polos and textured retro fifties shirts, as portrayed in the runway collections of Lanvin (photo above), Louis Vuitton, and many more distinguished designers. Balance the look out with tailored trousers and Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer sunglasses for a true fifties vibe. Most importantly, contrast colors to maintain that polished spring look.

Male model wearing white trousers

White Chinos

In case you didn’t know, chinos are a certain style of trousers having an American military origin. Less formal than dress pants and more dressy than casual jeans, these pants are made of a cotton or cotton-blend material that allows it to be dressed up or down.

The amazing thing about white is the number of items it’s compatible with, and white chinos are in this season! Match them with dark-colored navy shirts, bright-colored jacket, and dusty brown boots and belts. Because of the current ‘sweater weather,’ you can also style the white pants with traditional cable-knit and patterned sweaters for a preppy-vintage look. When it’s time for the weekend, go for a classic look by combining white denim with washed out chambray button down shirts.

For the full Spring 2016 Men’s collection, go through this riveting slideshow by Vogue. You’ll find the latest designer clothes and accessories at MR PORTER, the popular online shopping destination for men.

For Women

Pleats by Oscar de la Renta at Spring 2016 fashion week
Designer: Oscar de la Renta


Spring 2016 fashion week definitely proved that pleats aren’t only for those preps or ‘girly girls’ anymore. Lately, designers are transforming silhouettes with sculptural pleats, thus adding elegance a touch of flirtation, all with the bend of the fabric. Plus, they totally give off the season’s positive essence, especially if you wear brightly colored and floral patterned pleats. Oscar de la Renta is the perfect inspiration, with his creative treatment of pleats and ruffles in this alluring outfit above.

stripes at spring fashion week


You can never go wrong with stripes, and this year’s fashion shows revealed the classic pattern on suit jackets, eye-grabbing dresses, silk shirts, and almost every other clothing item you can think of. Whether you’re meeting with a client or partying at a rooftop bar, you’ll blend right in and even get them talking. In honor of Spring, we suggest adding bright color stripes to your closet.

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