20 Wardrobe Pieces From This Year You Should Keep In 2016

Save these when you’re doing your year-end decluttering

1. Boyfriend jeans
02 Nov 2015

1. Boyfriend jeans

So comfy yet cool, and so easily dressed down or up — we’re never letting go. 

2. Anything military
02 Nov 2015

2. Anything military

Military-inspired pieces always end up back on the runway, year after year, so hold on to your camo jacket.

Photo: Marc Jacobs

3. Whimsical phone accessories
02 Nov 2015

3. Whimsical phone accessories

2015 was the year for kitschy phone accessories. Even luxury labels were in on the hype, like Moschino and its much-raved about ‘window cleaner’ phone case that just debuted on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway.|

Photo: Moschino


4. Sneakers
02 Nov 2015

4. Sneakers

Think about it - sneakers are the one type of footwear that looks great on everyone, whether you’re five or 85. Plus, they look and fit better with age.

5. Flares
02 Nov 2015

5. Flares

Once a forgotten '70s staple, now a wardrobe must-have if you want to look instantly pulled together. And believe us, everyone can rock these.


6. The Little White Dress
02 Nov 2015

6. The Little White Dress

We still love our little black dress, but when that gets too predictable, Spring-Summer 2015’s little white dress offers a fresh take on this classic.

Photo: Louis Vuitton 

7. Off-shoulder tops
02 Nov 2015

7. Off-shoulder tops

In our weather, any excuse to show off a little skin (and allow for more air circulation) is welcome. You don’t even need to own an off-shoulder top to rock this. Take it from street style mavens and their clever use of button-down shirts.

8. Shirt dress
02 Nov 2015

8. Shirt dress

There are so many things we love in a shirt dress: It’s comfy, versatile and perfect for work and play. You can update it whenever you need to, like by layering a longer skirt underneath to channel the long-over-long trend that’s gonna be hot for months to come.


9. Lace-up heels
02 Nov 2015

9. Lace-up heels

These were everywhere this year, and if only because everyone spent so much money on them, we’re sure they’re gonna stick around for a while to come.

10. Bag trinkets
02 Nov 2015

10. Bag trinkets

From furry baubles to pop art charms, bag embellishments are here to stay. Take it to a whole new level with personalised bag straps like Fendi’s Strap You.


11. Mini bags
02 Nov 2015

11. Mini bags

Teeny-tiny bags aren’t just uber cute, they also force us to carry just our bare essentials around instead of a huge bag filled with unnecessary stuff. Your shoulders, neck and back will thank you for keeping yours.

Photo: Fendi

12. Ponchos
02 Nov 2015

12. Ponchos

You only need one reason to keep this 2015 trend: They’re basically fancy blankets you can wear in public. Who doesn’t love that?

Photo: 3.1 Phillip Lim

13. Oxfords
02 Nov 2015

13. Oxfords

Toeing the line between casual or professional, and boyish or girly, these smart pairs will take you to 2016 and beyond.

14. Tulle skirts
02 Nov 2015

14. Tulle skirts

Because no matter what year it is, we all need something in our wardrobes to make us feel like princesses. Find styling tips here

15. Slingbacks
02 Nov 2015

15. Slingbacks

Slingbacks - specifically slingbacks with a little kitten heel - came back with a bang. Don’t have a pair? Invest in Fall/Winter 2015’s two-toned slingbacks from Chanel, designed by Coco Chanel herself.

16. Colourful faux fur
02 Nov 2015

16. Colourful faux fur

Our love affair with Muppet-hued fur will go on even as Kermit and Miss Piggy remain consciously uncoupled. While the multi-coloured fur coats that ruled the Fall-Winter runways aren’t practical for our weather, a fur gilet or a collar is a closet must-have for instant glamour and drama.

17. Pussy-bow anything
02 Nov 2015

17. Pussy-bow anything

Goes with just about anything, for any occasion.

18. Nose rings
02 Nov 2015

18. Nose rings

Maybe next year we’ll man up and get our nose pierced for real. But until then, here are some inexpensive pierce-free options.

Photo: Givenchy

19. Bomber jackets
02 Nov 2015

19. Bomber jackets

The luxed-up version of this military/varsity/punk coverup - like those found in the Resort 2016 collections of Chloé, Gucci and Valentino - is a keeper.

20. Slides
02 Nov 2015

20. Slides

When pool slides became the footwear of the moment this year, it was like a Singaporean sartorial dream come true. Now, why let that get away?

Some trends come and go, while others are made to last forever (or at least a few seasons). But which to keep and to dump? Here, we list 20 of the biggest, most popular trends this year that will take you safely into 2016. This is what you shouldn’t throw away just yet.

Photos: Imaxtree

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