20 March 2018Last updated


New Year, new stylish you!

Three Aquarius readers confidently leave their 2015 style behind to try out the bold stand-out trends of 2016...

Danielle Elmes-Hughes
31 Jan 2016 | 10:58 am
  • Dress, Dh400, Warehouse at Debenhams; Belt, Dh99, Mango; Heels, Dh219, New Look; Leather bag, Dh399, H&M; Earrings, Dh59, Mango.

    Source:Stefan Lindeque/ANM

The geometric print

Doaa Tahboub, 34, from Palestine lives in Motor City and is a marketing manager

Stylist’s tip: There is no getting away from the geometric print in 2016 and there are a lot of very wearable flattering styles in the stores right now. Go for a tailored classic shape and keep accessories simple in block colours or vice versa with geo print details and plain block colour separates.


Jacket, Dh450, Mango; Sunglasses, Dh150, River Island; Belt, Dh55, Accessorize; Skirt, Dh250, River Island.


Bangle, Dh85, Accessorize; Dress, Dh600, Monsoon; Boots, Dh400, Autograph at M&S.


Bag, Dh350, River Island; Top, Dh400, Esprit; Earrings, Dh60, Mood at Debenhams.

The block colour


Dress, Dh179, H&M; Heels, Dh425, Zara; Bag, Dh129, Mango; Earrings, Dh49, H&M.

Mallika Sharma, 27, from India lives in Oud Metha and is a marketing manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at an IT Multinational

Stylist’s tip: Bold and bright block colours are here to stay for another year! If wearing full-on block colour from head to toe is too much for you, try introducing it in accents instead. A new take on this trend is block colour detailing on hemlines or with bold stripes and squares. The accessories in this trend are perfect for updating your look in an instant – just add an LBD!


Ring, Dh60, Debenhams; Scarf, Dh300, Jigsaw; Skirt, Dh200, River Island; Heels, Dh250, New Look.


Dress, Dh350, M&S; Dress, Dh200, Koton; Top, Dh200, Red Herring at Debenhams; Bag, Dh150, M&Co.


Jumper, Dh185, Dorothy Perkins; Jeans, Dh150, M&Co; Heels, Dh380, Aldo.

The asymmetric cut


Jacket, Dh355, Zara; Top, Dh269, River Island; Trousers, Dh115, New Look; Boots, Dh425, Zara; Necklace, Dh99, Mango.

Kari Troy, 34, from the US lives in Mudon community and is a stay-at-home mum

Stylist’s tip: Choose exaggerated asymmetric cuts that are not only slimming as they elongate your shape, but are also a top trend right now. The streamlined shape is perfect for achieving that smart, sassy and stylish combination. Sticking to one tonal colour head to toe will be super-slimming.


Clutch, Dh200, Principles at Ben De Lisi at Debenhams; Dress, Dh325, Evans; Dress, Dh920, BCBG.


Jumpsuit, Dh895, Reiss; Top, Dh55, New Look; Skirt, Dh350, Topshop.


Necklace, Dh100, M&S; Top, Dh400, Jigsaw; Heels, Dh200, New Look; Heels, Dh849, Kurt Geiger; Jacket, Dh179, New Look; Sunglasses, Dh50, New Look.

Danielle Elmes-Hughes

Danielle Elmes-Hughes

Fashion and Beauty Director