Here's a lowdown on what carries forth in the new year in terms of fashion, accessories and make-up, so that you focus on staying fashionable and evade any fashion blunders.
Baroque detailing: From Dolce and Gabbana’s lace dress to Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Ritu Kumar’s outfits, baroque lace woven intricately into blouses or dresses will make a sensual dominance in the next year.
High-profile couturiers turn to prêt: Minus his usual six-figure price tag, Tarun Tahiliani will introduce translucent tunics, lungi skirts and draped dresses in his flagship stores in Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. “As an Indian couture house, we need to be more accessible to the changing demographics,” the designer says. This year, Rohit Bal had created a special festive line around Diwali on fashion website fashionandyou.com.
Kimono collar: It looks rather dainty, a favourite in the Victorian era. The kimono collar makes a comeback in the new year, in both office wear and for a casual lunch out.
Pastels are the way to go: Neons give way to pastel shades in 2013. You can let the prints go eclectic.
Clean cuts: Where silhouettes are concerned, let them be clean and fuss-free. Think Duchess of Cambridge, with her high necks and sombre hemlines.