They sold out in matter of days and have been Instagrammed more times than we’ve referenced Gucci. Here are the most popular buys of 2016...
You know what we’re talking about: those amazing pieces you happen to see on your favourite blogger, which make you feel like you just have to have them. 2016 was full of them, from showstopping frocks to awesome ankle boots and gingham frills and, because we were so obsessed with most of them, we’ve decided to round up each and every incredible buy that sent us all into meltdown. The best news? You can still purchase a lot of them. Better make your way through the year in fashion pretty quickly then, before they go again!
When super blogger Lucy Williams teamed up with Missoma, we knew it would be a sell-out collection. Owning the Horn necklace was like a rite of passage at Fashion Week.
Gold horn necklace, £139, Missoma
Hades’ colourful band slogan knits were a huge hit with celebrities and bloggers alike. They exploded onto the scene at the beginning of the year but Alexa Chung kept the love going at Glasto.
Sonic Youth knit, £160, Hades
After racking up over a thousand views a week online and being spotted on the likes of Olivia Palermo, Zara’s sports-luxe trousers became an overnight must-have.
Missed out? Snap these up instead…
Wide leg trousers, £29.99, Zara
The shoe of the year from the brand we can’t seem to stop talking about. It was a given that Gucci’s black loafers were going to be at the top of everyone’s wish list.
Image: Annie Bing
Black loafers, £540, Gucci
Archive by Alexa: Part 1
When Alexa Chung’s debut Archive collection for M&S launched in April this year, 20,000 pieces had shifted by 4.30pm, and ALL of the hero items – including the green trench – sold out by the end of the day.
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Green trench, £59.99, Zara
If you missed out on these ASOS showstoppers fret not, they’ve now been released in black and we LOVE them!
Black embellished heels, £65, Asos
Realisation Par Frocks
Realisation Par’s printed tea dresses were spotted on everyone from Bella Hadid to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley this summer.
Printed dress, £157.50, Realisation Par
We all went crazy for Office’s Jazz Hands ankle boots and wore them with everything from embroidered dresses to jeans.
Silver boots, £78, Office
River Island Jeans
Speaking of jeans, these fringed-hem, River Island beauties were harder to get hold of than a Birkin bag.
Jeans, £42, River Island
J.W. Anderson Pierce Bag
The bag of the season, J.W. Anderson’s incredibly Instagram-worthy bag was seen on the world’s most famous bloggers within just a few days of going on sale. Naturally, it led to a surge of ring detail accessories on the high street.
Red bag, £750, J.W. Anderson at Matchesfashion.com
New Look Bomber
The sales of the embroidered bomber were <so> good in the summer that New Look has re-stocked this jacket for the new year. If you missed out the first time around, this is your chance!
Embroidered bomber, £44.99, New Look
Monki’s Ruffle Skirt
The Monki gingham frill skirt was a huge hit on social media and sold out almost instantly. So, you can’t really blame M&S for following suit with its own version in the SS17 collection.
Gingham frill skirt, £35, Marks & Spencer [Out in March]
As ubiquitous on the FROW at fashion week as Moschino-encased iPhones, these £70 heels were the talk of the high street. We’re still obsessed, even if they have sold out everywhere.
Tan heels, £69.99, Mango – sold out
Tan boots, 5£59.99, Mango – sold out
Accessorize’s Camera Bags
If you weren’t carrying J.W. Anderson’s Pierce then you had Accessorize’s cute camera bag on your arm. Available in new colours for spring, make sure you don’t miss out this time round.
Leopard print bag, £19, Accessorize
Topshop’s Velvet Pleats
In every colour of the rainbow and in the fabric of the season, it’s no surprise Topshop’s pleated velvet midi skirts were a hit.
Pink pleated skirt, £58, Topshop – out of stock
Missed out? Don’t worry- Topshop still has some colours in stock:
Purple velvet skirt, £55, Topshop
Dorothy Perkins’s Dream Dress
We dubbed it the worlds #1 dress, and after a sell-out performance, DP has brought the oriental print dress back for round two. In stores now. Go, go go!
Floral print dress, £45, Dorothy Perkins
H&M + Kenzo= Shopping Sensation
As one of <the> most anticipated H&M designer collabs, we knew the Kenzo collection would be every bit as popular as last year’s Balmain range. The tiger print sweater with ruffle detail was the fastest to sell out.
Tiger print sweater, £39.99, H&M – out of stock
Monsoon’s Broderie Blouse
As seen on pretty much every fashion editor, the Monsoon blouse was such a huge hit for the brand that it now stocks black and nude styles too – with a white sleeveless version coming in March. Hurrah!
Blouse, £59, Monsoon