Fashion Forecast: Here’s What You Can Safely Take to 2016 With You

2015 may be over, but you needn’t say g’bye to these style trends just yet!

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At the end of another fashionable year, here’s what you can safely carry with you to 2016.

Another year has passed! 2015 was all about fashion, panache and style. And thanks to the launch of big fashion houses like H&M and GAP in India this year, fashion catapulted to another level. Bolder prints, neon designs and long flowing dresses were some ways that defined 2015.

As we gear up for another year of fashion, let’s look back on 2015’s biggest fashion trends.

The Palazzo

Priyanka Chopra’s look in <i>Dil Dhadakne Do</i> was like a breath of fresh air. (Photo Courtesy: Movie poster)
Priyanka Chopra’s look in Dil Dhadakne Do was like a breath of fresh air. (Photo Courtesy: Movie poster)

Who inspired the look?

The palazzos were certainly popularised (if not brought in) with a bang by Priyanka Chopra’s look in Dil Dhadakne Do. Piggy Chops looked absolutely radiant in her white palazzo pants paired with a printed crop top, as she lounged against the very Zoya Akhtar-esque cruise ship background.

She also ensured a cult following for the palazzo.

Palazzos were easily the hottest style buys of 2015. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)
Palazzos were easily the hottest style buys of 2015. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)

Why should you wear it?

Stylish yet comfortable, these were the hottest buys of 2015. We also discovered that they could be ubiquitously paired with Indian wear too! (It was almost a revolution when the palazzos displaced the salwars.)

While flower patterns make for excellent day wear, solid white palazzos paired with corsets or shirts and high heels make for great evenings.

The Mid Length Skirt

Deepika Padukone rocks the mid-length skirt look here, with the loud floral print and the plain white shirt. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YehJawaaniHainDeewani/photos_stream">Facebook/Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani</a>)
Deepika Padukone rocks the mid-length skirt look here, with the loud floral print and the plain white shirt. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

Who inspired the look?

Deepika was caught at a Garnier event last year, sporting a floral mid-length skirt with a flattering off-shoulder crop top. If that didn’t get the fashion meters up and running, the sexy begum of Bollywood made sure she popularised this style when she posted a selfie with her nawab, Saif Ali Khan, on Instagram in the mid length skirt. Fashion alert we say?

There are few silhouettes as flattering as the A-line mid-length skirt. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)
There are few silhouettes as flattering as the A-line mid-length skirt. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)

Why should you wear it?

The A-line mid-length skirt was a flattering silhouette in 2015. A bandage crop top or a plain shirt tucked in does the trick without showing too much skin!

The White Maxi

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor celebrated Christmas with the Kapoor <i>khaandan.</i> (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor celebrated Christmas with the Kapoor khaandan. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Who inspired the look?

Katrina Kaif was recently snapped with Ranbir Kapoor wearing a white maxi dress, as the couple made their way to the Kapoor clan’s annual Christmas brunch. Need we say she looked gorgeous in that white floor-length tunic?

White maxi dresses remain fashionable for the many choices of fabric. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)
White maxi dresses remain fashionable for the many choices of fabric. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)

Why should you wear it?

Cool yet classy, subtle yet stylish, the white maxi was a trendsetter in 2015. Sure, maxis have been around for ages, but something about the ethereal white – which incidentally, everyone from Sonam Kapoor to Deepika Padukone flaunt every chance they get – makes it a sure-shot classic. Also? You can experiment with fabric as much as you want – lace, cotton, organza, silk, take your pick!

The Ear Cuff

Priyanka Chopra’s look in <i>Bajirao Mastani</i>. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/priyankachopra/status/663313059792965632">Twitter</a>)
Priyanka Chopra’s look in Bajirao Mastani. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Who inspired the look?

Bajirao Mastani is still fresh in fashion memory – particularly the part where Deepika and Priyanka looked all types of gorgeous. I personally loved ‘Kashibai’s’ beautifully ornate, traditional ear cuffs – a look that is big in both Indian and occidental wear.

Sonam Kapoor shows us how fashionable the ear cuff can look. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)
Sonam Kapoor shows us how fashionable the ear cuff can look. (Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)

Why should you wear it?

From bold cuffs to dainty crawlers, ear cuffs make for a great fashion accessory. Crystallised, spiked, winged or studded with diamonds – simply pick a style that suits you best!

So if you’ve missed out on any of these, it’s time to go grab ’em, for most of these styles are sure to make their way into 2016.

(A freelance food and fashion blogger, Pranjali Bhonde Pethe aims at getting people and their favourite food and style closer through her blog moipalate. Email her at pranjali.bhonde@gmail.com and follow her on @moipalate.)

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