Best Outfits of 2016

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT all black everything dark street style goth best outfits of 2016 compilation.

Between holiday packing and Christmas festivities I didn’t get chance to look back over the last year and put together my usual roundup before I left. I do enjoy looking back though, and I find it’s pretty useful in helping develop my style further and also to avoid becoming lazy, or stuck in a rut with it. So, a very belated compilation of my favourite outfits from 2016!

One of the main things I noticed whilst trying to pick favourites this year, is that I actually really liked almost all of them. I had quite a hard time narrowing them down, whereas in previous years I’ve had clear favourites and plenty that I shot, but then realised I really didn’t like. It’s funny how unforgiving the camera can be sometimes! I’m not sure if this is a good thing, in that I’m developing and standards have gotten higher, or a bad thing, maybe they’ve been a little safe and there’s been less experimenting?

The big experiment of the year was the black and white striped sundress. I was so unsure about this dress when I first got it, it’s quite bold with the huge blocky stripes and I really didn’t know if I could pull it off. I’m a little surprised that even now, looking back on it, I still really love it! It’s striking and very unusual for me, but I still think it fits with my aesthetic and works. I’m looking forward to hopefully getting to wear it to a few weddings or events this summer to give it a proper outing.

My favourite buy of the year was the Rick Owens leather jacket. I only posted two outfits including it, but I think both of those outfits are easily in my top 5. I could wear just a simple black dress with this and it would still be a killer outfit, it’s such a great statement making piece it really doesn’t need anything else.

Also, check out all the previous years compilations of you haven’t already. It’s starting to look more like a little style journey now there’s a few years worth – 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

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  1. Posted 02.02.2017 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    you are killing it with every single all black look! smokin hot! xO!


  2. vivien_noir
    Posted 03.02.2017 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Oh yeah! These are my most favourite Posts of all, I have saved and printed and pinned every single one of them and so often I use them as style Inspiration!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for it! (It also reminds me I’m still drooling over your short leather jacket so much. I’m not quite sure if it will suit my Body, which is the only Thing Holding me back, as I can’t fly over and try it on :D)

    My absolute favourites are the first three Looks!

  3. Posted 05.02.2017 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    This is so inspiring. I love all the different textures and layering – it’s really interesting to see the variety throughout the year with all the outfits side by side like this. Your style seems to come to you so naturally, everything looks like it was built to suit you!

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