For those who can’t be bothered flipping through magazines, Instagram is kind of our go-to place for fashion inspirations.
With social influencers, bloggers and fashionistas sharing and modelling their favourite (affordable) brands, it all goes to reinforce the fact that you don’t have to wear designer dresses or look like a supermodel to make fashion work for you.
Which is why Instagram is always worth looking at for the latest fashion trends and here are a few we’ve spotted this year that we hope will make it to 2016.
1. Tulle skirt
Floaty and feminine, tulle skirts have been everywhere on Instagram (thanks to Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City who brought the ballerina-inspired skirt back in fashion).
Now social media’s it-girls are finding fresh and modern ways to wear tulle – pairing them with chambray shirts, slogan tees and soft knits. And here’s one of our favourite looks from this year.
2. Boyfriend jeans
Okay, ripped baggy jeans might bring back memories of the 90s grunge era reminiscent of Kurt Cobain, but today it’s more than just about that worn-down, I-don’t-really-care-about-how-I-look vibe.
Fashionistas are paying homage to this androgynous style that allows you to look bang on trend without looking like you’ve put in too much effort. Just throw in a pair of kitten heels and nude lipstick and you’re all casual chic and ready for a great night out.
Here’s one of our favourite looks from 2015.
3. Cami dress
Again so 90s (think Monica from Friends) yet so versatile, we hope the classic cami dress is here to stay for a while. Wear it on its own during hot summer months or cover up with a full-sleeve tee underneath during autumn, this dress pretty much suits all occasions.
This college-girl look is an all-rounder and definitely worth having in your wardrobe.
4. Baggy knits
Thanks to endless posts of fashionistas wearing baggy jumpers (while holding a hot mug of coffee) on Instagram, chunky knits are now officially cool.
It’s all about working that baggy jumper with the right accessories – so you don’t look like a fluffy sheep when you are out in the cold winter streets (not that we have anything against sheep!).
We love this effortless look – the beige jumper paired with a skater skirt and finished with a gorgeous green cross body bag works so well.
5. Dungaree playsuit
That’s right, playsuits aren’t just for kids. In fact, we’ve seen different kinds of playsuits over the last few years – floral, prints, cut-outs, plunging necklines… the list goes on.
But let’s take a moment to appreciate the humble short dungarees – another 90s look that disappeared from the clothes racks before the internet had the opportunity to make Mario memes.
But now dungarees are back – and our favourite look is not denim, but a more sophisticated chic yet comfy polyster version.