2016 is coming to a close (scary, I know!). And, we really couldn’t see out the year without giving the huge athleisure trend another mention, which is why we’re reminiscing about some of our favourite fashion highlights this year—from the time we nabbed Instagram influencer (and huge babe) Rocky Barnes’ shopping list to some seriously handy what-to-wear street style guides.
Keep scrolling for the eight best fashion stories of the year.
1Rocky Barnes Shares The Items On Her Fashion Wish List
Obsessed with Rocky Barnes? Same. She’s the Californian cool girl who makes absolutely everything look good. The on-the-move fashion and travel blogger took some time out (between flights, probably) to spill the wardrobe items she’s eyeing off right now. So if you want to shop like Rocky, you definitely want to read this particular story.
2The Best Instagram Accounts To Follow For Athleisure Inspiration
Some people like to follow their friends on Instagram, but we prefer stalking the #athleisure hashtag for gym-to-street outfit inspiration. It’s here that fashion and fitness stars style up their Nike, Adidas, Lululemon, Lorna Jane, in ways that make it perfectly acceptable to wear your leggings to yoga class and beyond. In this story, we rounded up some of our favourite stylish and sporty accounts on IG to inspire your own athleisure closet.
315 Ways Fashion Girls Style Their Activewear
If we can’t wear yoga pants there, we don’t want to go. That’s the rule that more or less guided our style mantra for 2016, so it seemed appropriate to call on sporty street style stars and bloggers to see how they style their athleisure kit. We found high-waist leggings modernised with mesh panels and sporty styles topped with chic boxy bomber jackets and loud accessories.
46 Sports Bras That Are Super Supportive AND Sexy (Not Frumpy!)
The big question when working out is whether you pick the chic sports bra that can double as a top, or go for something more supportive. Girls with boobs know that finding something that does both is almost impossible, which is why we did the research for you to find six sports bras that are super flattering and comfortable, while also holding everything in place.
5Australian Beauties Jessica Gomes and Bianca Cheah Redefining Stereotypes
Size zero supermodels have been the runway norm for years, but there’s a new movement of brand ambassadors and catwalk stars who are offering a new, more diverse look. In this photoshoot and interview with Jessica Gomes and Bianca Cheah, we explore the shift through the eyes of two industry-leading figures.
6Toss Out All Your Lacy Little Things—The Leisureè Trend Is Here To Stay
It’s time to swap out extreme, boob-boosting push-up bras for something way more comfortable—and far sleeker. Introducing “leisureè,” a phrase counted by the founder of the undergarment brand Lively, Michelle Cordeiro Grant. Grant’s line is known for its high style, function and femininity—chic, pared-back underthings that you can comfortably wear all day. Gigi Hadid is an early fan, and we caught up with Grant to find out why.
730 Ways To Wear Sneakers All Day, Every Day
Hands up if you like to wear sneakers all day, every day. Same. If you’re looking for fresh ways to style those comfy flats, stop searching: We’ve rounded-up 30 outfit ideas straight from the street style elite, all of whom wear their kicks consistently with everything from lace midi dresses to jeans-and-tee combinations.
8This Fashion Show Opened With A Guided Meditation
This was such a cool moment that we’re still talking about it more than half a year later! During Fashion Week in Sydney this year, swimwear brand Bondi Bather opened its show with a guided meditation session. After the moment of mindfulness, the show kicked off and the models stepped out on the runway to show off the 2017 collection. Read on for a refresher on this particularly awesome Fashion Week throwback.Sporteluxe USA