December 28, 2016

16 Faves of 2016

Sydne Style rounds up the best moments of 2016 as a fashion bloggerEvery year, I round up my top favorites to look back and reflect. This year has certainly had its ups and downs but overall, I feel incredibly lucky: I was able to travel to so many amazing places, meet such remarkable people and work with some of my favorite brands. So I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with me as I round up my 16 faves of 2016…

Sydne Style shows how to wear a tunic sweater#1 Fave Outfit

My favorite outfit is from the beginning of the year, because it combines so many of my favorite trends of 2016: neutrals, monochromatic looks, turtlenecks and white jeans. I also wore variations of the tunic and and skinny jean or leather pant throughout the year, which was a new combo for me.

Sydne Style shows what to wear with a skinny scarf#2 Fave Video

I’ve had so much fun creating weekly videos for you guys over on my YouTube channel. I’d love to hear what you want to see more of in 2017. This year, my favorite video I did was how to style a blazer ten ways. The tricks work year after year!

Sydne Style shows what to wear when visiting Paris
#3 Fave City

Paris completely rejuvinated my mind, body and spirit when I visited in October. I’m so thankful for the ten days I spent in the magical city and I can’t wait to visit again soon.

Sydne Style reviews limited edition blue chanel bag with red stitching in Paris#4 Fave Purchase

I splurged on a Chanel bag when I was in Paris. It’s a limited edition but a classic that I know I will have forever. And every time I look at it I’ll remember that fabulous trip.

Sydne Style shows unique Cabo experiences with breakfast on the beach at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica#5 Fave Travel Buddy

My mom and I took a few trips in 2016 from kicking the year off in Hawaii to ending it in Mexico. I can’t wait to see what adventures 2017 has in store for us!

Sydne Style shoots underwater like americas next top model in cynthia vincent dress with oneill#6 Fave Photo Shoot

I had a major America’s Next Top Model moment when I got to dive into a pool in Beverly Hills for an underwater photoshoot!

Sydne Style shares boomerang app on the beach#7 Fave New App

Boomerang. From beach shakes to dress twirls, this was hands-down my favorite app of 2016.

Sydne Style wears Stella & Dot leather tote bag to the beach#8 Fave DIY

It’s funny what you discover on accident. By accidentally staining my favorite jeans I created a very easy do-it-yourself fix.

Sydne Style shares vegan appetizer ideas with earth balance plant made#9 Fave New Hobby

I started cooking more in 2016. I’ve been basically teaching myself through Pinterest. It’s been going pretty well so far (aside from some cuts and burns from being so clumsy in the kitchen). I’m definitely going to continue to cook more in the new year so let me know if you have any recipe recommendations!

Sydne Style shows the best pilates studios in West Hollywood#10 Fave Workout

In the beginning of the year, I set a New Years resolution to workout at least three times a week. Because of my travel schedule, I fell a bit behind at times. But I did find a workout I’m obsessed with: Hot Pilates. I’m going to majorly need it when I come back from my Australian holiday!

Sydne Style wears Henri Bendel denim bag in front of bouganveilla wall in Venice#11 Fave Shoe Trend

I’ve always been known as a heels girl. So I shocked even myself when I started wearing sneakers. Now I can’t get enough of the sporty style… and my feet are majorly thankful!

Sydne Style wears Citizens of Humanity rocket jeans for petite girls#12 Fave Denim Trend

2016 was the year of cropped denim. From cropped flares to raw hems, the shortie in me rejoiced as I DIYed my way through jeans instead of visiting a tailor.

Sydne Style shows the best nude lipstick from drugstores in loreal colour riche julianne moore#13 Fave Lipstick Color

Blush! I got really into blush pink nudes this year. My three top faves were (and still are!) Burt’s Bees “Blush Basin,” MAC “Velvet Teddy” and L’Oreal “Julianne’s Nude.”

Sydne Style shows view from nomo soho hotel new york city for best places to stay#14 Fave Hotel

I spent a ton of time at the Nomo Soho in New York. Between the bright and airy rooms to the gorgeous restaurant downstairs, it’s my go-to in the city.

Sydne Style rounds up the best looks from the sstrendguide#15 Fave Ways You Wore It

You guys totally rocked all the trends in my Trend Guide videos! It was super hard narrowing it down but here are some of my top picks from Panot 711, Dayami Rabassa, Glam Karen, Angelica Sandoval, Miss Glo, Ivon Amanda, Sassy Teacher Chic, From CH to NZ, Shannon Elise and A Million Bucks

Sydne Style rounds up the best quotes about uncertainty and life chapters#16 Fave Insta-Quote

I continued last year’s “Quotes” album on my phone, where I screen-grab inspirational quotes I find on Instagram. I found this one extra inspiring about embracing uncertainty. I always want everything to be so perfect. And I’ve always been very scared of change. So I constantly look at this quote and try to smile at all the good that has happened in my life… and smile even brighter that the best is yet to come.

Thank you for joining me on my 2016 journey and I can’t wait to spend 2017 with all of you!


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