New Year, new you is the general saying. We embrace the new year with the same optimism every year and promise ourselves that we will mould ourselves into our best versions.
Sure, finding what works for you is fantasic, and it’s usually best to stick to it but it gets important to shake things up once in a while to see what else is out there and how you can maybe incorporate it in your wardrobe.
No one likes to get stuck in rut, so if you feel you seem to gravitate towards the same clothing/beauty/accessory items on a regular basis, then it’s time to explore and include new pieces asap. See where you fall in from the below categories and read away!
If you believe in investing in high end gym wear and it has also become your personal style statement, mix it up by pairing it with other style staples.
Try to dress up a bit if you decide to wear active wear as regular wear. Best tip is to not wear active wear head-to-toe.
A side striped joggers can be paired with a crisp white shirt and casual sneakers to match. You can even pair your sports bra with a pantsuit to give it extra oomph.
If skirts, dresses, floral prints and pastels are your thing and you want to experiment, then you need to give an edge to your look by the following ways.
Give your outfit a twist by wearing the unexpected. Boots with a summer dress, a bomber jacket with a lace jumpsuit perhaps?
Don a pair of grungy sneakers under a tea length dress. You can even rock a leather animal print jacket with a pair of pleated skirt and blouse!
Staples like a white shirt, tailored pants and blazer are something that are found in a classic’s wardrobe. If you feel you fall into this category of style, then there is a high chance of you gravitating towards colors like grey, white and black.
There is nothing wrong with a closet full of staples but sometimes you need to a few pop pieces to make the outfit standout or simply just a piece that will be the centre of attention.
If you love your blazers for work or otherwise, you can still keep them a part of your wardrobe but can slightly shake things up and buy a blazer with colored lapels or pockets. Invest in a bag in a color that you don’t usually wear or have been wanting to try out for the longest time. Try a pair of equally chic culottes instead of your classic black trouser.
If colors, prints and neon sounds like something you wear and love, then you have an eclectic style my friend. Mixing prints comes easy to you and you feel there is no such thing as color clashing. Classics are fine, but a tad boring for you and your personality.
It takes a lot of confidence and a certain ‘I don’t care’ attitude to carry off being eclectic. Bold is usually an adjective used to describe your style which is great, but people might find it a bit too much at times. Or, you might find yourself searching for something as basic and essential as a pin stripe trouser or a black high neck jumper.
Have a look in your colorful wardrobe and just re affirm that you also have essentials that will always be wardrobe builders and last you more than the orange with blue lapel coat you bought last season. On somedays, give a chance to a single favourite garment of yours to shine though and grab all the attention by pairing it with something simple and monochrome.
Tee, jeans, converse – sound similar? A combination that rarely goes wrong, it’s comfortable, easy and is probably never going out of style. However, there is a thin line between being casual and being sloppy and no one wants to be perceived as someone who just rolled out of bed and put on the first thing they saw.
If in case you do pick up the first thing you see, then a simple solution will be to form your outfits the night before. If casual is genuinely your personal style but are a bit worried if you come in the sloppy category, then there are simple solutions for that too!
If you’ve been wearing sneakers everytime, it’s best for you to swap them with a pair of kitten heels, boots or straight up 5 inch heels if you want. Heels always improve posture and make you seem more upright and polished overall because as we girls know it, heels are not exactly casual wear. If you still insist on wearing the regular, the only suggestion is that you carry a statement bag and make sure you look polished beauty wise – hair, nails; definitely a nice watch or bracelet!