Happy New Year everyone! I love this time of year as it means a fresh sartorial start and a time to revamp my wardrobe and think of ways to give a new lease on life to my tried and tested pieces. If you’re planning to do a big overhaul of your look for the upcoming year then it’s worthwhile arming yourself with plenty of style inspo to make the job that little bit easier. To help get you off to a good start, there’s no better place to turn than the most stylish of ladies on Instagram…
Belt it up
Give your favourite summer dresses a fresh new look with the addition of a belt. Cinching in the waist can not only give you a more streamlined silhouette, it can also change the look and feel of floaty dress by giving it more structure.
Pair off the shoulder tops with button down denim skirts
The denim skirt is very much one of the key staples of the season and lucky for us, it also goes perfectly well with the ultra popular off the shoulder style top. Throw in a cameo from on-trend gingham and you’ve got yourself a winning look.
Focus on back details
There’s something quite unexpected about an eye-catching back detail on a top or dress. An eyelet style top gives an interesting finish and when paired with denim, gives a pair of jeans an elevated twist.
Invest in an oversized denim jacket
A denim jacket is always a handy thing to have in your closet as it’s a great for throwing on over a summer outfit when you’re not entirely sure if the weather will take a cool turn. An oversized silhouette when it comes to denim jackets is majorly trending and can easily be paired with virtually every ensemble, making it a worthwhile purchase indeed.
Embrace neutral separates
I’m always a big advocate of having a selection of pieces in neutral shades on hand because they’re so easily dressed up or down and mixed and matched with multiple garments. Separately, a white tee and culottes can also have many incarnations over the year ensuring you get the most for your fashion dollar.
Bold prints can elevate a look
A striking print is a guaranteed way to inject life into a tired ensemble. Even if you’re wearing a skirt you’ve worn millions of times before, adding a patterned garment in a vibrant shade can instantly make it feel new.
Dressed down lace
Gorgeous lace pieces are a go-to for more formal events however there’s something to be said for wearing your dressier pieces in a more casual way. A lace bell sleeve top when paired with denim can instantly make it feel day time appropriate.
Make look-at-me colours wearable with white
A bold shade such as red can feel a little daunting to wear however it can become instantly wearable with the addition of a white tee. The same principle can work with any eye-catching colour too, so go forth and go bright!
Try a printed skirt
A fun print can give a look a slightly more youthful feel and is perfect for this time of year when fashion tends to be a little more relaxed.
Wear your swimsuit as day wear
A one-piece swimsuit can easily transform into daytime attire—just throw on a sarong or denim cut-offs and you’re good to go. Just as a side note, accessories in natural textures are huge so embrace it by going for au naturel pieces, such as this simple string shopping bag.
Add earthy shades to your style repertoire
Brown and khaki can look beautiful when paired together but work exceptionally well when there’s a crisp white thrown into the mix, making it look fresh and contemporary.
Rock a coloured tee
White tees will forever be in style however a coloured t-shirt can instantly add a little energy to a look, giving it a noteworthy focal feature.