New Year, New You: Revamp Your Wardrobe


    Girls: Delicate, Yet Chic

    Lots of Leather

    Leather is no longer limited to those chic leather jackets — say hello to leather leggings. Pair them with an oversized sweater and some high top sneakers, and not only will you be comfy, but so trendy and edgy. Also, don’t think that leather is a fixture for the cold seasons alone. Thanks to the abundance of spring leather ensembles for the new year, there’s no need to retire from this modern texture as seasons change. Look for leather jackets with bold prints, texture and colors. It’s an investment, so don’t go cheap on this.

    The Hidden Height

    Sneakers have a new look. They have officially been upgraded with new hidden wedge styles, allowing many women of all style backgrounds to get achieve a more athletic look. This perfect combination of the femininity of high heels with the comfort of a sneaker is a great way to look cool and get some extra height without the pain. Sport this new and seriously flattering trend early to stay ahead of the fashion crowd. Burgundy and olive green are the hot colors this season.

    See Through The Veil

    The fashion world has adopted new transparency measures using softer, free-flowing sheer materials. Sheer looks give not only the strongest statement of sexuality and femininity, but also the beauty of fragility. Curiosity is everything (i.e. peek-aboo in sheers and cutouts). A quick word of advice: get some amazing undergarments, as they’ll be on show for the world to see.

    Boys: Classic and Urban

    Color My World

    Most guys’ closets are made up almost entirely of basic colors. The color hues that were once being used as accents only, like orange, green and mustard, now have become the main focus. Don’t be afraid to wear bright fluorescent colors to catch that sunlight. Burnt orange and inky blue are in, but earthy tones like tobacco and straw shades are an upcoming trend that is certainly gaining popularity.

    Sport the Look

    The 2012 London Olympic Games made quite an impression in terms of fashion last year, and it’s continuously breezing its way into the new year. Chic and punk-y mashup of athletics and fashion are making it easy to capture the sporty look without looking gym-bound. Whether you’re an athlete or not, invest in some key activewear pieces in metallic hues. Not to mention, fashion trends have shown that the sporty look is the key to impressing the opposite gender.

    Bold Stripes

    Thick or skinny, horizontal or vertical, stripes are a trend to watch. For this season, the nautical stripes have been re-polished to take on a whole new modern feel. From rugby stripes to pinstripes, warmer weather will surely make these stripes this year’s top fashion trends. A clean, crisp stripe will give spring outfits a preppy flair that denotes sophistication. Play it safe by limiting to one or two striped pieces.

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