A new year means new beginnings for your career, your health, and of course, your closet. Is this the year you shed your insecurities and try a style you’ve always admired? We hope so! And so does Alyssa, a ModStylist who spends her days answering the style quandaries of fashionistas like you. She’s come up with some helpful tips to support your snazziest resolutions. Check out her outfit advice, and share YOUR resolutions in the comments below!
In 2014, my office wardrobe was black skirt suit after black skirt suit. And that’s just not me. This year, I want to bring my quirky, colorful weekend style into what I wear to work!
There are plenty of ways to flaunt your personality while still following the dress code. For more reserved workplaces, try swapping one of your neutral staples for a version in a bright, solid color (think a red dress under a blazer, or Kelly-green trousers paired with a beige blouse). If you’ve got a little more fashion freedom, get creative by mixing in patterns and prints. Keep the silhouettes crisp and tailored to help even the boldest patterns maintain a professional feel.
Last year, I think I wore the same pair of jeans almost every day. In 2015, I want to break out of my routine and class things up a bit (but without sacrificing comfort).
Comfort doesn’t come with just denim! Different fabrics and cuts can be just as carefree to wear. For instance, knit pants in all sorts of colors, shades, and sheens have been super in-style lately. Try dressing up chic sweatpants with a button-up blouse and pointed flats, or go bold by wearing a patterned pair of flowy bottoms with a solid sweater and classic accessories.
People always say to do one thing each day that scares you. Well, I want my one thing to be crazy prints! I admire them all the time — now I want to figure out how I can make them work for any occasion.
It’s all about prints, prints, prints this season! Combining different patterns is an exciting, original way to give your outfit head-turning depth. If you’re new to print mixing, start by pairing pieces with matching shades, or with main colors that complement one another. And remember — prints aren’t just for clothing anymore. Patterned tights, shoes, bags, and other accessories make it simple to add a playful pop of pattern to your outfit!
In these looks: Gleeful Gal Dress, Show Me Your Houndstooth Boot, Here’s the Deal Clutch, One More Dance Tights, Fall My Lovin’ Top, Back on Tropic Skirt, Marvelous to Behold Backpack, The Places Jewel Go Tights, Dare to Bedazzle Necklace, Happy Birch-day Bootie
My #fashiontruth? I almost never wear pants! Dresses and skirts have been my regular soiree-style standbys, but this year, I want to bring pants back to the party.
Awesome! Skinny pants, especially high-waisted styles, look fab on everybody, plus they’re super easy to dress up or down. If you’re headed somewhere festive, try styling some brightly colored or boldly patterned skinnies with your favorite top. To make the look even more party-ready, jazz things up with glitzy jewelry and accessories!
In this look: Let’s Bring Back Cocktail Edition, Fab Floral Designer Blazer, Name in Lights Pants, Seemingly Sew Top in Red, Smart and to the Point Wedge, Play the Party Clutch, This Is Your Garland Necklace
+What are YOUR fashion resolutions?