BY: HOLLY BARTTER
With a new year comes new wardrobe resolutions, but in 2016 we recommend experimenting a little more with what you’ve already got by testing out our ten fashion tips to refresh your much-loved key pieces.
These fashion tips won’t cost you a thing and they’ll provide instant style to your look, so read on!
#1: Cuff your sleeves, cuff your jeans, cuff your jacket – think softly rolled rather than tightly wound. You can further customise your t-shirts and blouses by knotting them at the waist or hip.
#2: Aside from the true formal affairs, your sleek sneakers can team with almost any outfit. Make sure you keep them in pristine condition to avoid the just-came-from-the-gym vibe.
#3: Break up your workday suit for casual wear by mixing and matching your fitted blazer with a more relaxed boyfriend pant and printed tee – instant extra wear for your business attire (and perfect for casual Fridays.)
#4: Yes, denim is here to stay. So breathe some life into your old faithful blues and build your outfit around them – they work with a myriad of pieces from statement bright overcoats to silky camisoles.
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#5: Give your lazy day garments some exposure and layer your slouchy jumpers over your more polished pieces like white collared shirts, second skin delicate knits and team with leather pants or skirts. You’ll stay warm while giving a nod to the new wave of modern grunge.
#6: While it’s a little way to go before we see chilly mornings, when you finally do break out the chunky turtleneck longer haired ladies can skip a step. Tuck your locks into the neck of your sweater to keep hair sleek and even create a faux bob on the go.
#7: Seasonal style is no longer black and white. Floaty printed skirts can team with your wooly winter wears and keep your wardrobe fresh without requiring any extra purchases.
#8: Belting your outerwear minimises bulk and quite literally pulls the whole outfit together. Try a medium width belt to keep it on trend, and you can even tie the ends together rather than buckle traditionally.
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#9: Perhaps it’s the shadow of a cape or the angular lines, but there’s something so chic about a coat or jacket being worn rested over the shoulders. It’s a clean take on cooler weather attire, so don’t shrug it off.
#10: Layer. Turtlenecks under dresses, skirts over pants, jackets over jackets, jackets over dresses, t-shirts under shirts.. Layering the most unexpected pieces not only gives your clothes all the added mileage it’ll synch you perfectly with the 2016 fashion compass.
And of course, a great way of ensuring that your choice of clothing and accessories is right for any season is to enlist the help of a personal stylist! There are several personal stylists in Melbourne that’ll help you create the right look for any occasion and any season – no matter what’s in fashion.
Will you be hacking your wardrobe this season, and what trend are you looking forward to in 2016? Let us know in the comments.