Long years in the fashion world taught me never say never to any sartorial trend. I have to admit, some were more challenging than others, but I believe the trick to work them out, is personalizing the way to wear them and make them blend with your own style. Every year we make new resolutions that we hardly keep. So, if you haven't taken any sartorial ones yet and rearranged your wardrobe to suit the style requirements of 2016, fret not.
We will get you into the mood with this exhaustive list of elements you should adopt, and how to incorporate them in your wardrobe and more importantly what are the golden rules to follow for a long lasting wardrobe.
• Go for quality instead of quantity
When it comes to wardrobe basics like a fitted blazer, comfy jeans and a little black dress, invest in good quality pieces that will last you a lifetime and combine with them inexpensive clothes. You'll fool everybody!
• Buy responsibly
Your clothing should make you feel good, so heed impulse items that fail to flatter your figure. The goal is to cultivate a closet that you'll love throughout the changing seasons,
• Break fashion 'rules'
Rules are made to be broken. Who said curvy women should only stick to black, or that tall girls shouldn't wear heels? Experiment and wear what you feel -- what's important is that you know exactly what looks best on you and what makes you feel good. Fashion has always been about having fun anyway, right?
• Prepare ahead of time
Taking a few extra moments before going to bed to plan out your outfit for the next day makes a big difference. Try it, you won't regret it the next day!
• Your tailor is your new best friend
We can't stress enough the importance of a proper fit. Find a tailor. Priceless for the perfect wardrobe. Alterations will make your clothes look more elegant and definitely more expensive!
• Detox your closet
Doing a deep clean of your closet routinely helps you get rid of any unnecessary clutter so you can easily access the pieces you love to wear and always find place for new comers!
• Invest in undergarments
Your undergarments are the foundation to your look. Clothes will fall properly and best fitted on your body.
• Cleanliness is key
Get more life out of your existing wardrobe by taking proper care of your items.
• Always look for the details
Sometimes the little details, like a frayed hem (a must this year) makes a sartorial difference.
• Keep up with trends
Know what is happening on the fashion runaways and pick wisely your winning trend.
My suggestions for style choices for a year of #noregrets:
Grab your florals, your lace and your satin slips because '90s style is back in a big way.
Team slinky maxi dresses with luxe knitwear and cosy fur.
Just because party season is over, doesn't mean your sequins are.
Add tough touches like fishnets, biker boots, and leather jackets and flash your sequins during the day.
Metallic and sparkly looks are set to shine in 2016, with an emphasis on reflective fabrics and elaborate use of sequins.
Androgyny in fashion is not new, but 2016 made it a huge trend.
If the déjà-vu-like return of the '70s and the '90s this year culottes and sneakers are still riding the sartorial wave.
Bold, wide stripes are everywhere. From casual T-shirts to festive cocktail dresses -- reach for bright, contrasting hues to make a head-turning statement.
Another kind of stripes is on. Shirting stripes are to be found on skirts to dresses to pants, 2016 is definitely going to be the year of stripes.
Slip a cotton T-shirt underneath a dress. Try one under an evening dress to make it a bit cooler.
Expose a little skin. Outrageous sleeves or cutouts will add just the right amount of appeal.
PJs. One of my favorite trends. Opt for silk materials and lace detailing. Pair them with brogues or stilettos, a structured jacket is the best sartorial companion.
Boudoir dressing has infiltrated our wardrobes even in footwear. Adopt classic leather shoe styles, sans backs, for a tailored look.
Statement earrings huge in 2016 and wear them with your off-duty look.