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Michelle Smith, fashion designer, Milly: "I'm digging off-the-shoulder silhouettes and Doc Martens. I'm over the 70s trend."
Karen Lord, Pilates instructor and owner, Karen Lord Pilates Movement: "Favorite is inclusivity: models of all shapes, sizes, colors, genders/transgender models coming into the mainstream — I just sincerely hope it's not a trend. Unique, diverse beauty is so underrepresented in fashion — we want a spectrum because, you know, we as humans are a spectrum."
Amy Yee, owner, Maeven Vintage: "Right now I can't get enough of head-to-toe knitwear, bright leather shoes, statement sterling jewelry, off-the-shoulder pieces, turtlenecks and basically everything 70s. I can always do without heels that are too high, it's never a good look for me."
Alicia Yoon, owner, Peach and Lily: "Loved the easy, breezy chic look of culottes. I'm all of (almost) 5'2" and was happy that this is a look that even the more petite could pull off relatively easily. On the other hand, even though mom jeans stayed strong through 2015, I never really liked this look for me, so never got behind this trend."
Shira Suveyke, co-president and chief merchant, The Outnet: "My favorite is the luxe-bohemian, free-spirited and eclectic maximalism on display at brands such as Gucci by Alessandro Michele, Valentino, and Anna Sui. My least favorite is leggings as pants."
Cynthia Sakai, jewelry designer, Vita Fede: "‘Borrowed from the boys' is always my favorite trend, I love a good jumpsuit or tuxedo. My least favorite trend would have to be fit-and-flare dresses. Fluff and ruffles are just not my thing."
Rebecca Perkins, makeup artist and owner, Rouge: "This year I loved a good jumpsuit (as always), but my least favorite is high heels."
Desiree Verdejo, owner, Vivrant Beauty: "I've loved me some flare leg jeans since high school and I definitely enjoyed seeing high-waisted varieties everywhere this year."
"Can we say goodbye to sheer, overly embellished dresses? Any tolerance that I had for the trend was exhausted at this year's Met Ball when almost every uber-celebrity sported the trend."
Jessica Schiffer, senior online editor, V Magazine: "I really enjoyed all of the Victorian-era details popping up this year — they were surprisingly versatile, suiting ladies with style both boyish and ultra-feminine. As for my least favorite... baggy mom jeans are still going strong, and I just don't see the appeal."