It’s January. It’s a new year. It’s time to get out of the rut of always staying in your comfort zone and wearing the same things all the time! However, sometimes updating your look can be daunting and cost a lot of money (which is the last thing you need after Christmas), so we’ve put together our best tips for giving your wardrobe and make-up bag a reshuffle. It won’t be too scary; I promise!
1. Stop wearing all black outfits
If you’re one of those people that swears by Wednesday Addams’ mantra, ‘I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour’, January 2018 is the time to inject some colour into your wardrobe. Even if it’s just in the form of some accessories, a red handbag, a patterned scarf or maybe even a pink coat to complement a black outfit and add a dash of happiness to your look.
2. Try a bold lip or a smokey eye
There are always 2 types of people on a night out: the smokey-eyed people or the bold lip people. If you’re the latter, it’s time to mix it up and try a smokey eye with a mauve or pink lipstick, and if you’re a smokey-eyed person, try a simple eye make-up look with a red or bright pink lip. I have personally started experimenting with metallic lipsticks, which seemed frightening at first but I have now officially fallen in love with them.
3. ‘Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life’
Shoes can make or break an outfit, so it’s 100% okay to treat yourself to those shoes you have been staring at in the January sales. If you usually go for flats, it might be time to give some heels a go. If you always stick to Chelsea boots, why not try some over the knee boots? They looked great on Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and they will look just as good on you.
4.‘Your hair is the crown you never take off’
It is so easy to feel stuck in a rut with your hair. This January, why not try a new colour or even go for the chop? If you’re not feeling quite this brave, then simply changing where your parting falls can make a huge difference to your style. Or even trying an up-do when you’re used to having it down, perhaps curling instead of straightening, can make you feel like a new person.
5. Find Inspiration
You’re not going to fall in love with every trend that hits the catwalks and it is perfectly fine to go with what you like rather than what everyone else is wearing. Instead, find your inspiration from Pinterest, previous decades, browse Her Campus for previous fashion articles, and even take inspiration from your favourite film and television characters (yellow checked skirt like Cher in Clueless anyone?).
Edited by Tia Ralhan