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Another year, another few hundred dollars spent on skirts and jeans and fur-soled mules. As we prepare our closets for 2016, we’re taking a look back at the fashion trends that have defined the last 12 months: the good, the bad and the naked.

best trends mini

Best: A-line miniskirts

Worn atop bare legs or tights, they’re seasonless and leg-lengthening: a winning combo.

worst trends carwash

Worst: Floor-sweeping carwash skirts

Like most things, the carwash skirt is fine (nay, chic) when done in moderation. Add a few inches and an aggressive print, though, and you’ve lost us.

best trends suede fringe

Best: Ponchos

Cozy and statement-making, we pray that these guys stay around for years to come. (Not least because we’re thisclose to justifying the investment of a midnight suede fringe situation.)

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worst trends sleeves

Worst: Too-long sleeves

Stella McCartney can normally do no wrong, but we’re gonna prioritize, um, dexterity.

best trends plaid

Best: Sophisticated Plaid

Finally, the beloved print goes beyond looking like a lumberjack.

worst trends naked

Worst: “Naked” dresses

Nope. No thanks. (Unless, we’re Freaky Friday-ing with Beyoncé for the night. Then we suppose we’d give it a go.)

best trends laceups

Best: Lace-up flats

These guys are ballet-inspired, subtly sexy and look just as good paired with skinnies and a sweater as they do with an aforementioned A-line mini.

worst trends furry

Worst: Furry slides

Comfortable? Probably. Worth looking like you slid stuffed animals into your mules? Probably not.

best trends athleisure

Best: Athleisure-inspired outfits

Not only are athleisure outfits comfortable, they're so cool too. Also a great way to save room in your gym bag.

RELATED: You Guys, We Finally Found Comfortable and Totally Chic Leggings

worst trends yeezy

Worst: Yeezy season 2

Serious question: How does one wear a nude bike-shorts bodysuit? Kanye? Saint?


Best: One-shoulder tops and dresses

One of the comebacks we’re most excited about, the one-shoulder silhouette is ripe for showing off a little skin--like a lady.

worst trends ots

Worst: Off-the-shoulder tops that make it impossible to move your arms

Trending: T-rex arms? Nah. We’ll stick with the elastic off-the-shoulder ones that let you (at the very least) wave to a friend.

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Best: Culottes

We’ve said it time and time again: Culottes might be the perfect pants. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and the billowy breeze isn’t half bad.


Worst (or Best?!): Cropped flares

And now for the most polarizing of the bunch. We love 'em. (Yes, Chloé.) Others hate 'em. (How the hell do I wear them?) Discuss.

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