Take Note: 10 trends that will see you through 2016

1. Off the shoulder Best thing about this garment? It looks amazing on everyone. An all rounder, seeing you through the day and night. Tip: make sure you find the right volume to contrast with your bare shoulders. We suggest; The ‘Oh Hunny Blazer’ available at Georgia Alice, $589 georgia alic The ‘Two Tone Bardot Long Sleeve Top’ available at Topshop $85 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.03.37 pm 2. White sneakers A Ponsonby personal favourite, and one of the cleanest trends this side of the year 2000 – cleaning your footwear has never been so satisfying! Teamed with a pair of boyfriend jeans, and a complimentary white shirt and it's nearly too easy to look chic and comfortable. We suggest; The ‘Air Force 1’ from Nike, available at Good as Gold, $170 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.05.37 pm The ‘Tubular Runners’ from Adidas, available at Black Box Boutique, $170 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.07.12 pm 3. Super drop earrings Glam alert! Feeling like this is the year to really make a statement in the office? Look no further than a pair of low-lying gems for your ears. Perfect for every occasion; even Venus Williams has been spotted donning her hoops on the court. We suggest; The ‘Tear-drop Stone Earring’ available at Ruby, $129 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.08.06 pm The ‘Drop Hands’ available at San and Mullet, $30 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.09.14 pm 4. Bomber jackets Practical, sturdy, and tomboyish cool: bomber’s are the dressed up cousin of the denim jacket. Originally created for military pilots; soar into 2016 looking super styley. We suggest; The ‘NYC Bomber Jacket’ available from Adidas, $210 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.11.15 pm The ‘Napoleon Jacket’ from World, $357.99 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.12.49 pm 5. Lots of Layering Dresses on dresses on jeans; turtlenecks on blouses on jeans; turtlenecks on dresses on jeans. Whatever it is; make sure to throw another garment in the mix, just to top it all off.  The ‘Seabright Plunge Top’ available at Ruby, $139 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.14.14 pm  The ‘Rise and Fall’ dress, available at The Co-Op, $139 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.15.33 pm 6. Frayed hems When it hit, it hit hard – and no matter whether it is a D.I.Y job or bought as is, this little trend is not going anywhere soon. Perfect for staple and basic pieces. An unfinished garment or two is more than welcome into our wardrobe this year.

The ‘Rum-Sunner Cropped Jean’ available at Karen Walker, $206.50 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.17.56 pm

The ‘Cotton Square Tunic’ available at Bassike, $300 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.18.47 pm 7. Jumpsuits High-waisted flared legs, or short’n’sweet; the playsuit is the ultimate throwback garment. Let's give it the warmest welcome into 2016. We suggest; The ‘Zero In Playsuit’ available at Sass and Bide, $1250 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.20.07 pm 8. All kinds of pink But maybe not fuchsia. We suggest; The ‘ Summertime Dress Gloria’ available at Miss Crabb, $420 260915_MissCrabb-SummertimeDressGloria-465_1024x1024 The ‘Mid Rise Boyfriend Jean’ from Zoe Karssen, available at Superette, $209 ZKAZKDSP16015-MAUC_1 9. Fashion tote bag Every gal's best friend; attempt to fit your bathroom sink in this bad boy. I promise, you will be pleasantly surprised. We suggest; The ‘Mon Tote’ in forest suede, available at Georgia Jay online, $350 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.24.05 pm   The ‘Double Fantasy Bag Linen’ available at Miss Crabb, $650 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.24.45 pm 10. Lingerie slip dresses Flowy and romantic, looking fine as hell will be super simple this year. Note to self; go on every, and all dates. We suggest; The ‘Emma Slip’ available at The Mercantile online, $229 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.26.37 pm The ‘Claire Slip’ available at Kate Sylvester, $365 Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.27.25 pm Words by Georgina Bidois