We’re kicking off a fresh start to the year with a brand-new look. That doesn’t mean we’re shopping; instead, we’re pulling from the clothes we already have and revamping our look with a few strategic styling hacks. Maybe it’s something as simple as changing up the way you drape a jacket, layering a dress, or the shoes you style with a certain outfit. Maybe it’s embracing a totally new trend. In any case, these small switch-ups can have a huge impact on how you look and feel in the new year.
1. Add a Scarf to Your Outfit
Perking up your outfit is as easy as adding a scarf or bandanna to your look. Tie it around your neck, loop it around the strap of your bag, or wear as a belt — however you like it, work it.
2. Style Your Jacket Off the Shoulders
Layer up the fashion girl way with a jacket styled nonchalantly off the shoulders. Just the simple drape can make anything you wear — even a puffer! — feel infinitely more stylish.
3. Borrow From the Boys
Take a blazer, button-down, trousers, brogues, or any other traditional “menswear staple” and give it your own twist.
4. Embrace Brights (Big Time!)
Swap out your neutrals for some high-impact colour. If you’re really feeling it, go for it on a dress or head-to-toe look. Otherwise, start small with a flash of colour on a bag or shoes.
5. Revamp a Vintage Tee
Slip on a vintage tee or sweatshirt and give it new life with a pencil skirt, cool trousers, and your favourite pair of heels (or flats!).
6. Go Head to Toe in One Colour
Embrace the monochromatic colour effect and make a statement with an outfit in varying shades of the same colour.
7. Dress Up Your Jeans
We fall into denim styling ruts easily — break it by dressing up your jeans and swapping out trainers and t-shirts for your favourite blouses and special footwear.