A New Year awaits, and what better time to overhaul your wardrobe and part company with those tired items that have been hanging around for far too long? If you’re planning a post-Christmas clear out and you’re looking for inspiration for fresh new additions, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some incredible ideas to ensure you look the part no matter the occasion.
Your work wardrobe
If you work full-time, you probably spend more time in work-friendly outfits than any other type of clothing. Wearing the same thing day-in, day-out can get boring, so why not invest in a new capsule wardrobe? Once you’ve got staple items, you can mix and match them and add accessories to create a host of different looks without spending a fortune. Consider how many ways you could wear a pencil skirt, some cigarette pants or a shift dress, for example. When you’ve got these key pieces, add blouses, roll necks, blazers and boots or heels to diversify your daily look and revive your wardrobe. Experiment with colour and use bags and scarves to complete the look. Once you’ve got the basics, you can splash out on a statement piece or two to tick off seasonal trends. This winter, for example, go for a camel coat, a tweed skirt or a pillar-box red bag.
Your holiday heroes
It may not be holiday season yet, but before we know it, Christmas will be a distant memory, and we’ll be counting down the days until our next break. The contents of your holiday wardrobe will depend largely on where you’re going. For a chic city break in Rome, Paris or New York, pack a selection of jeans, jersey maxi dresses and skater skirts you can wear with trainers or pumps and add a pair of heels and a smart blouse for the evening. If you’re off to the beach and you plan to spend two weeks basking in the sunshine, take a selection of shorts, midi skirts and maxi dresses and don’t forget your swimsuit. Billabong swimwear has a great selection of one pieces and bikinis. If you’re not massively confident or you plan to go from the beach to a bar, throw in some kaftans or sarongs. In the summer months, florals and nautical stripes always work well. As new trends emerge after the festive period, keep an eye out for colours and trends that are hitting the headlines for spring/summer 2018.
Your party pieces
The party season is in full swing, and if you’re keen to swerve the classic LBD, there are plenty of other options out there. Metallics work brilliantly for festive gatherings, and at this time of year, you can also get away with a bit of sparkle and a few sequins. If you don’t like wearing dresses, consider other options. Tailored jumpsuits are a great alternative, or you could channel the androgynous trend and go for a feminine tux. If you love dresses, but you’re bored of wearing black, opt for red, gold, or jewel tones like midnight blue, deep purple or emerald green.
Your casual collection
When you’re not at work or dancing the night away, it’s always good to have some laid-back, casual clothes you can throw on and still look great. Jeans are a staple, and they go with almost anything. Once you’ve got a well-fitted pair, you have the foundations to a simple but stylish daytime look. Pair your jeans with trainers or boots in the winter and then swap them over for sandals, plimsolls or wedges in the spring. You can add t-shirts, oversized shirts, cardigans or jumpers before adding a jacket, a faux fur gilet or a coat. This season, camel is all the rage, tweed and plaid jackets are everywhere, and leather aviator styles are the ultimate in laid-back luxe. Finally, if you’re heading out in the cold, add a floppy fedora or a cosy bobble hat and a chunky scarf to keep you warm.
Are you planning to refresh your wardrobe and invest in some new pieces? If you’re getting rid of clothes you haven’t worn in years, and you’re looking forward to breathing new life into your look, hopefully, these ideas will come in handy. If you can learn to put capsule wardrobes together, this will enable you to create stylish outfits for every occasion with minimal effort. Whether you’re jetting off to an exotic island or you’re preparing for a board meeting, these style tips should ensure you look the business everywhere you go.