It’s time to welcome the New Year and here at OFFICE HQ we’ve been thinking long and hard about our New Year’s resolutions over the past few days.
As well as the usual; cutting down on wine, going for a daily run and saving money rather than splurging in the sales, we’ve been thinking about some fashion-related pledges.
If you fancy doing the same, take a look at some of our suggestions below.
Try something new
If you always gravitate towards the same styles and have three versions of the same dress in your wardrobe, you might want to embrace something new in 2014. Scour the fashion magazines for items which are outside your comfort zone but look like they would suit your shape and take a friend you can rely on to be honest shopping with you.
Clear out your wardrobe
If your wardrobe is starting to resemble a bottomless pit and you can’t squeeze your most recent purchases in, it may be time to have a clear out. Set aside a full day and take every single item out of the cupboard and carefully scrutinise them before either allowing them back in the wardrobe or adding to a charity pile. Once your wardrobe is clear you’ll actually be able to see what clothes you have and you may re-discover some forgotten gems.
Don’t blindly follow trends
It’s great to keep an eye on what’s en vogue, but there’s no point modelling a high-fashion ensemble if it simply doesn’t suit your body shape or colouring. There’s so much going on each season, there’s bound to be something that’s both on trend and perfect for you, it’s just a question of finding it, and trust us, it’ll be worth it when you do!
Buy great basics
There are some items you wear again and again, so it’s worth buying a slightly pricier version rather than a cheap one which will need replacing within months. A black t-shirt, blue jeans and a great blazer will all last years, if you buy the right one.