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Pinterest’s style predictions for 2016


Pinterest’s 100 for 2016 board features its predictions for 2016’s biggest trends, based on trending pins from influential pinners. And from checking out its style and beauty picks, 2016 is looking like it’s going to be all about relaxing waistlines and putting comfort first. Which is totally fine by me.

Return of “mom jeans”
The “mom jeans” are back in full force. It’s time to loosen your skinny jeans’ death grip on your thighs and let those gams relax for once! Because Pinterest predicts you’re going to want to slip into a baggy pair of “modern mom jeans.”

“The skinny jean has ruled denim for the last five years, but this year, all kinds of fresh shapes are gaining ground,” says “Pinployee” and stylist Larkin Brown. “One of the most popular styles is the Mom jean, a high rise straight leg with a relaxed fit.”

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Hands-free bags

Now that you’re all relaxed from letting out your pants, you’re not going to want to ruin that vibe by grasping a silly little clutch for dear life, desperately trying not to forget it on a bathroom counter or somewhere random. Even looking at shoulder straps is going to make you feel all “I can’t even.” You’re going to want a no-fuss, hands-free belt-bag, because according to Pinterest, the “belt bag is the new fanny pack.”

And what’s the actual difference between a belt-bag and a fanny pack you ask? Belt-bags make you look sleek and streamlined, whereas fanny packs make you look like either an American tourist or a rural drug dealer.


And if you need any more convincing, Beyoncé recently jumped on this trend, with plans to partner with Top Shop and launch a new athleisure line in April (available in Canada, U.S., Europe, and Australia). I don’t care what you have to say about it and no I wasn’t just working out. I’m a big proponent of wearing yoga pants to the grocery store, the movies and basically anywhere I can get away with it. So obviously I’m happy to see Pinterest predicting that “Athleisure” will be even bigger in 2016. Expect to see high-performance materials combined with upscale materials like cashmere.

More: Hilary Swank to launch clothing line

Throw-back sneakers

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“Game-changing throwback sneaks like the Stan Smith gold toe by Adidas are all the rage,” writes Pinterest.Since we’re letting it all hang out, don’t forget about those toes. No need to cram them into canoe-shaped heels made for aliens with pointy Barbie feet anymore. Instead, Pinterest predicts you’ll want a pair of rebooted, old-school sneakers.

Letting your hair down

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Not spending hours on my hair, never losing my bag again and never having to even look at pants again? 2016 is looking pretty good. Now if only someone would buy me a cashmere sweatsuit for Christmas.

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