New Style – New You – New Looks for the New Year!
Want a new start – or just fed up with the way you look?
Time to kick off the old shackles, my friends. Let’s create new from old and like alchemists come up with some new style for the new year.
Have fun with these 7 simple style challenges to reboot your wardrobe.
New Style – New Year – 7 simple challenges
Get out your diaries and find 7 days when you have a little time to enjoy these 7 challenges.
Sell, chuck out or donate – Find a quiet hour and go through your wardrobe. Minimise and re-organise. For more tips, and to see how it’s done you might like to read: Simple Wardrobe Tips for an Organised Closetor this post, Wardrobe Editing Tips.
Take a trip to the shops and update some of the ‘staple’ items which will form the basis of your capsule wardrobe and which will literally go with anything.
A vest T shirt in navy, and one in white.
A black pair of Ponte Pants.
A white blouse.
A relaxed fit dress suitable for the season which can be dressed down or dressed up.
Find more super style tips in this post – Super Wardrobe and Style Tips.
If you’re buying in the sales – take heed of the following sale tips.
- Take a list to the sales and stick to it.
- A bargain isn’t a bargain unless you need it.
- Wear comfy shoes for trawling the shops, a good bra, and easy-to-get-out-of-clothes for trying on!
Turn all the hangers in your wardrobe to face the same way. When you wear that particular piece of clothing turn the hanger the opposite way. If, after a few months some of those clothes haven’t been worn, consider why you are keeping them at all?
Check out this post Tips for Stylish Dressing for some more new style ideas to help you decide what to keep or not.
Sort out your jewellery box, and your accessories.
Even if you’re going out to the supermarket. Get into the habit of wearing those unused pieces of costume jewellery which were once hiding in the back of your jewellery drawer or box.
Have fun with scarves – experiment with the way you tie them.
You’ll soon be putting together different looks for a new style with your old clothes.
Tip: If a scarf or necklace works really well with a particular outfit then hang it on the hanger with that piece of clothing. For more ideas you might like this post: 9 Super Style Tips
Go through your wardrobe and put several outfits together.
Get creative and put together garments which you may not usually choose to wear together.
Key outfits to create some new style in your wardrobe might be:
- A pair of classy Ponte Pants, a longish swing top and a waterfall cardi or jacket.
- A skirt, fitted blouse, and cardi.
- A dress plus accessories, and a bolero cardi or jacket.
- Jeans, t-shirt, and sweatshirt.
- Fitted pants, blouse and tailored jacket.
Keep those 5 everyday style outfits together on hangers at one side of your wardrobe, ready for instant wear when you don’t want to think about what to put on.
6. Holiday Outfits. Be prepared
Make sure you have a simple sundress and a sarong at the ready for those lazy days and holidays. Buy these items in the sales, and pack them away in a drawer ready for when you need them.
Woo Hoo! New Year spells cruise season – so if you’re going on a cruise think carefully about about putting together a workable capsule wardrobe to take you through a week or two of decadence, both on and off a luxury ship.
7. Make a Resolution to Love The Body You Live In
And be proud of it. Whether it’s summer or winter in your part of the world, find a great swimsuit to take you to the beach, or the pool, and get active. Because strong and fit really is the best way to kickstart your new style into the New Year.
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