For much of the world, the New Year means coming up with a list of things we’d like to do; projects we need to finish, skills we’ve always wanted to learn, places we want to visit. But another component of the year is keeping up with the trends. Whether your resolutions have to do with reinventing yourself or bettering what’s already there, one thing is certain: you have to pay attention to the trends. If those are cries of exasperation I hear, don’t worry–paying attention to trends doesn’t necessarily mean subscribing to all of them (that would make for an alarming wardrobe!). Instead, knowing what the trends are, helps you create garments, designs, or gifts in agreement or contrast to them.
To help pin down some of the more prevalent trends for the coming year, we’ve put together Spoonflower’s own 2016 trend report (according to 2015’s New York, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks’ and compiled using designs from the Spoonflower community) to keep you stylish and informed through the rest of Winter and into Spring and Summer!
Animal prints never truly fall out of style, but frequently see a resurgence. Popular in the Fall/Winter months, this year’s styles especially favor bold, classic leopard designs, as well as the lesser seen zebra prints.
Bold patterns and colorful, vibrant blooms on sheer backgrounds. The Spoonflower Marketplace has tons to choose from!