New Year, new you means new wardrobe too! You may have set yourself a number of goals for 2017 and if you’re off to a good start then kudos to you. If you haven’t, January is a good month to examine areas you want to improve. Whether it’s improving relations with friends, family, you have your heart set on travelling more, or you’re saving up to buy something nice. Whatever it is, it’s important to be realistic with the changes you want to make to better yourself.
We all know that retail therapy brings us great joy, so when it comes to styling your 2017 wardrobe, Life & Style can help you opt for a new look that will inject confidence so you look and feel great at all times. There is no better feeling of a ‘new you’ like a wardrobe overhaul.
Your Personal Style
First assess the things you already have in your wardrobe. Fashion is always evolving so it will be a good idea to see which items are in good condition and can take you into the new year. Ask yourself, when did I last wear this and will I wear it again? If it’s been over six months then it might be time to reconsider your attachment and let them go. You can always donate them to charity or sell them on eBay for a bit of extra cash on the side.
Rotate Your Basics
It’s easy to tap into a new source of inspiration. When you scan your closet you’ll know exactly what is missing and that’s usually a good place to start. For everyday winter clothes you’ll want basics that can be rotated with each other. Invest in long lasting clothes like denim jeans, knitwear jumpers in different cuts and colours and trainers or boots. A statement winter jacket is a must for your wardrobe as they can really take your fashion sense to a whole new level.
Brighten Up Your Wardrobe
If you find yourself wearing a lot of dark colours like black, grey and navy don’t worry as it can easily be brightened up with lighter colours. Play around with different shades of hues that will bring warmth to your style. Wear your knitwear like this chunky grey jumper you can find at George with white jeans and layer up in pastel coloured accessories like dusty pink, blues and lilacs. They are a safer option to go for if you’re not ready for bold tones. Don’t be afraid to wear summer items now as they are good way to introduce colour by layering up.
Spend a bit more on things that you love. Don’t feel guilty as it’s important to treat yourself so you glow inside and out. You’ll want a few key pieces for birthday parties, work do’s and dinner dates. Have a stunning staple dress that offers versatility. You may first wear it on a night out and find ways to dress it down for work or casual days out with boots or trainers.
Shirts and blouses can also be dressed up and down. This season is all about the details that can add fun and sophistication to an outfit. If you’re in need of some inspiration have a look at George’s spring blouse article for sleek and smart looks that will help you up your style credentials.
New you doesn’t mean you have to dress to impress every day as you may not have time every morning. If you’re a busy mum that needs to drop the kids off to school, head to work as well as do food shopping on your way home. Invest in a classic warm overcoat in a bold colour and you’ll never be short of compliments. You’re sure to feel like a super mum in a belted waist coat that’s elegant for all kinds of occasion to your everyday wear option.
Welcome 2017 in style and start the year as you mean to go on – look fabulous! Head over to George clothing to find the perfect outfit that will make you shine this year.