Today I’m covering the key fashion trends for spring 2016.

I of course being a blogger love fashion and like to keep up with the trends, however I don’t always follow them fully and like to subtly include them in my classic outfits. It all depends on how wearable I find them and how I feel that I would be able to use the item in the future. I try not to buy things just because they are on trend and instead buy things that I like and that I feel would be a good long term item.

I have already subtly featured a few of these key items over the last few weeks on the blog but in my own way that I feel is age and style appropriate for my lifestyle. Here are some of the trends that I have tried so far.

The Fringe Trend

I like fringe and think it looks lovely. I feel myself I can not wear anything too extreme as it doesn’t fit into my lifestyle but instead like it a little more subtle. I wore this Fat Face Fairisle Waterfall Cardigan recently which I think would be a nice subtle take on the trend. You could also try a fringed accessory like a small fringed bag.

Skagen Sea Glass Necklace

WoolLand Norway Bukkehoi Merino Wool Dress

Pouch Bag

I love a good pouch and find them really easy to use when not wanting to carry around a big handbag with me. They are a huge trend right now.

I recently showed you the Liberty London Pouch.

Liberty London Pouch

And I have also recently purchased this leather Scalloped Zip-Top Pouch from Boden and can’t wait to style it! It’s a fantastic price for a real leather item.

Boden Scalloped Zip-Top Pouch


I love stripes and although they are a trend for this spring they are also a classic in my opinion. They always look chic and fresh. I recently showed you this pink striped Joules top in an outfit.

Joules Embellished Jersey Top

I also embraced striped in a striped shirt and top in a recent trip to London.
Aquazzura For Target Shirt

And a striped breton hereLondon Blogger

And this beautiful Joules striped dress below:

Stripes Trend for spring 2016

Blue denim

Jeans, denim dresses, denim skirts or shirts all form key looks for this spring. Below paired with the stripes I am wearing a denim pencil skirt which is a key look for spring and a subtle take on the full on denim trend.

Joules Outfit

I also love wearing blue jeans these are a classic in my opinion and do not date so a risk free, way to embrace the denim trend. So many people wear jeans all the time so you may be embracing the denim trend without even knowing it!

London Outfit

Grey Long Sleeved Tee

Granny Chic Shoes /Mid Block Heels

I like this kind of shoe and heel height whether they are in fashion or not but lucky for me they are a key trend this spring. My favourite ones of the season so far are the Jemima Vine Matilda in python print leather which I have recently added to my wardrobe.

Jemima Vine Matilda

Key Trends 2016



More key trends to try this spring

  •  Camera Bag / Crossbody Bag Trend

Yes bags are getting smaller in fashion and a key item for this spring is a cross body or camera style bag. This trend has been around for some time and I like to wear these bags if I haven’t got a lot to carry round with me. I think buying a small bag like this could be used going forward as they are always handy to have for days out or a day to evening bag.

  • Western boots

Western style boots are a big trend this spring especially the ankle boots with a pointy front. I like them and I have been wearing western type boots.

  • Romantic Florals

I love florals and flowing dresses so am looking forward to the weather being good enough to wear these dresses again. This trend gets a thumbs up from me!

  • Pyjama Trouser/Nightie Dress Trend

This is one trend I have not really tried. I’m unsure if I will as I in the past have not found these styles flattering for my body shape. Lingere style tops and dresses usually have very thin straps and I think don’t offer much support when you have a larger chest size. I may change my mind when it comes to the spring and try some flowing pj style trousers but I’m not sure yet.

  • Off the shoulder tops

Unfortunately as much as I LOVE off the shoulder tops its not something I feel that I am able to wear. I love to see them on other people. There is an option of a cold shoulder which only has the shoulder cut out. It is a little easier to wear for me as you can still wear a bra with straps. I will probably be trying this in the spring in the form of a top with some jeans.

  • Metallic silver shoes

Silver shoes are on trend and also futuristic shapes. I currently don’t own any silver shoes but I do like them.

  • Sneakers

Always a good go to comfortable style to have on hand and something that most people already own in some form. Although I do wear sneakers when out walking or when I’m exercising  I rarely wear them in an outfit. Maybe this is one to try!

  • Slides/ mules

Mules are back in the shops and will be big this spring/ summer but also flat mules that have a covered toe and wedges will be a key style. I personally love them and will be looking for a pair this summer.

  • Puff sleeves

Yes you read that right. Puff sleeves are back and I will not be embracing this trend as I don’t find them flattering at all on me.

I hope you enjoyed the Key Trends for Spring 2016 post like I said I like the new trends but also like to work them into my classic everyday wardrobe in a subtle and wearable way. Will you be embracing any of the more full on trends or will you be taking elements of them and wearing them in your own way? Let me know in the comments section below.



  • Linda Libra Loca

    I see quite a few I like, blue denim and stripes being the easiest, and shoulder cut-outs and puff sleeves if I get a little more adventurous. maybe some florals or metallic shoes, but no way I am joining the nightie/pajama trend anytime soon!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jacquard Flower

      Haha thanks Anne, me neither 🙂 Gemma x

  • Kelly Kalinkewicz

    All about spring trends! It’s one of my favorite seasons for fashion! Especially loving the mules trend!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kelly. I love mules, can’t wait for the summer to come! Gemma x

  • Miss Makeup Magpie

    I love the stripes trend! I would happily wear stripes all year round xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Gemma, Me too you can’t go wrong with stripes! Gemma x

  • Lauren Farrell

    Gemma, I am so excited about the granny chic shoes! Something about them I find to be quite charming and they are a nice break from stilettos 😉 Love your trend forecasting/sharing and also love that you are right on trend in styling your own outfits! Always looking so beautiful and stylish! Have a wonderful day!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lauren! Me too they are just so comfy! Have a great day. Gemma x

  • Wendee Isaacs

    amazing photos. Stripes are always in style

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Wendee x

  • Kathrine Eldridge

    Thanks for sharing all these amazing trends. Fringe is my fave and dying over your snakeskin shoes!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Katherine! Hope you are having a great day so far! Gemma x

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Gorgeous looks! Great styling! Have a wonderful day doll!

    Much love, Len

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Len. You too! xx

  • Alejandra Ramirez

    Nice post, i love the fringe trend!!

    Zapatos Rojos

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks xx

  • ShyScout

    Thanks for the trend update! I love that the granny chic shoes are on trend because I can’t manage heels any taller :]

    • Jacquard Flower

      Lol, I know the feeling 🙂 Have a wonderful day! Gemma x

  • Shireen

    I have one fringe cardigan and yes to stripes! But I only have two that are listed in this post as on trend…gosh, I am really now fashionable, eh? LOL! Great list, Gemma!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Jacquard Flower

      Haha fashionable without even knowing it 🙂 Have a wonderful day Shireen. xx

  • Paola

    Great trends, I love mid block heels!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Paola. x

  • ajmylolita

    Very nice look and post, have a good week, kiss.

    AJM para
    Melange-Boutique Blog

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks my friend, have a lovely week too. Gemma x

  • Candice Petersen

    I love the stripes shirt it’s so cute

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Candice. x

  • Tash Collier

    Loving that bag. You look great!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tash. xx

  • Aimee Bustillo

    great tips thanks for sharing, Love your pictures <3

    Capturing Life Memoirs | bloglovin’ | Instagram

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Aimee x

  • Carol in a Page

    What an interesting post! I love pyjama pants and off-the-shoulder tops!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much, I can imagine they would look nice together. Have a great day! x

  • Jalisa

    Gemma, this is such a great informational post on staying trendy this spring! I love nearly all of the trends and I really can’t wait to experiment with them. I’m loving your snakeskin shoes, they are the perfect heel height and style, making them so practical; I need to get a pair! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far!



    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Jalisa! They ship international for freeI think and the shoes are currently half price so definitely worth checking out. Have a lovely day! Gemma x

  • Alyssa Monique Bustillo

    This is so helpful Gemma! You look so beautiful in your outfits. It is nice to read on, the latest trends, such a great share.

    Instagram | Styleccentric Fashion |Current Post – Magnificent Falls | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Alyssa, x

  • Charlotte

    Such a good informative post! So interesting to know the new trends! Love frilled items!
    Charlotte //

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Charlotte. x

  • Morgan Miller

    Loving that collar!
    -Morgan x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Morgan. x

  • Sara Meireles
    • Jacquard Flower

      Haha thanks Sara, x

  • Besugarandspice

    Love the granny chic shoes!!Kisses!!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lara, have a lovely day! Gemma x

  • Helen Veyna

    I loved blocked heels, so I’m excited to rock them all this spring!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Helen me too! x

  • Euge Etcheverry

    I love fringes!

    Obsessed Fashion Blog

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Euge, me too 🙂

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great trend report! I love the fringe! I’ve been a fan since last year!! 🙂

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Vanessa. x

  • Monika

    I love the way the pouch bags look but I’m not a fan of having to hold onto them. Love the cross body bags, western shoes, off the shoulder fringe etc.


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Monika x

  • Izabela Nair

    I love this post, Gemma. I’m similar to you and I only buy certain ‘trendy’ items if I feel that they suit me and will serve me well for months…I can’t wait to wear more stripes and florals in the coming months as they are so classic.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Izabela, Oh I do love a good floral print, can’t wait to wear them more throughout the spring and summer! Gemma x

  • Ela BellaWorld

    I don’t mind wearing stripes in any season, so it is good to know that they are trendy in Spring. I guess I will be reaching for floral and off shoulders items a lot! xx

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ela, Have a lovely day. x

  • tia_cherie

    I love stripes all the time. Really loving fringe detailing at the moment, need to add some of that to my wardrobe.

    • Jacquard Flower

      I agree. x

  • Gabrielle

    Of all your interpretations of trends, my favourite so far has been of you styling the blue/white pinstripe shirt – it looked so chic on you Gemma!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Oh thanks Gabrielle, I must admit that is one of my all time fav’s too. Thinking about it now I remember the first blog post of yours that I discovered was that beautiful Ralph Lauren Gingham Shirt that you had in blue and pink. So I could see you recreating a similar outfit. Have a wonderful day! Gemma x

  • tr3ndygirl

    all very nice these trends
    have an happy day
    fashion blogger

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks xx

  • thefashionsalt

    Great roundup of the trends. I tend to buy into some of them and end up wearing them only once or twice. I need to stick with more timeless classics like you do so I can build a better, more wearable wardrobe. Wonderful post!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Lili, yes classics will never date. Have a lovely day my friend. Gemma x

  • Laura Jane Atelier

    Thanks for sharing all of the spring trends

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks, have a lovely day! Gemma x

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  • The Chicster Diaries

    Loving your picks! the Jemima block heels and Boden clutch are soo pretty!

    The Chicster Diaries

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much, x

  • Vicky

    You look gorgeous! I love the granny shoes <3



    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Vicky! x

  • fashionandfoodandotherstuff

    Well, I cant see the fashionality in pyamatrousers. I for sure dont like it, and I surtenly hope I its not gonna grow on me!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks haha 🙂

  • Sophie Athawes

    Totally summed it up! I LOVE stripes all year round! Block heels are totally timeless too xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Sophie, I’m so glad you liked the post! I agree I love stripes so much and even wearing today! Have a lovely evening. Gemma x

  • Katelyn McPhee

    I’m so excited that granny shoes are in again! 😀 I’ve always loved them. I used to love wearing my grammie’s shoes and everyone would make fun of me in high school haha. I’m also really excited for stripes- I’m a HUGE stripe fan! 😀 Great post Gemma 🙂 xo

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Katelyn, really glad you liked it. Gemma x

  • Yvonne Kong

    I really like your python mid heels. They look so cute yet practical!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Yvonne. x

  • Beauty Follower

    Great snake print shoes!

    • Jacquard Flower


  • Viviene Kok

    Well, I kinda rock stripes all day everyday already. Perhaps too excessive hahahaha! Would love to give the lower block heels a god this year. Thank you for sharing Gemma x

    Real Life Nerd //

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Vivienne, have a lovely day! Gemma x

  • Grace Olivia Susan

    I’ve recently done an order with Boden. Hadn’t a clue who they were until someone introduced me to the brand. Its a brand for real British women. Finally a brand that has trousers that will fit my fat ass! However I’m really jealous of that clutch bag, looks really unique. Also, I want those python print shoes, can’t justify the price tag… even though they are in the sale!

    Again, thanks for the tips, I’ll be using them.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Grace! I LOVE Boden so much! The clutch is so unusual I just had to have it! Have a wonderful weekend. Gemma x

  • Kristy Harper

    Haha ‘granny chic’ – I love it! And I love the snakeskin shoes you chose to feature – gorgeous. I need some mid block heels now! <3

    Kristy x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Haha thanks Kirsty! Block heels are the best and so comfy! Love them. Have a great day. Gemma x