new year beckons with a sea of opportunities and fresh styles and we are excited to start this year with loads of energy and cheer!
Have you made your list of resolutions? Not the usual “get fit” and “save money” ones because we all know how long they last! So we have put together a list of easy resolutions for all you lazy bones like us, because no matter what, we all deserve a super stylish year. And with these resolutions, you also get to indulge your inner shopaholic. Yes, that’s our New Year’s gift to you!
For the Lady!
Thou shalt purge the old and bring in the new
Yes, yes, there is still that glimmer of hope that you’ll fit into the dress from five years ago. But it is just taking up precious real estate in your already cluttered wardrobe and if or when the time comes, would you even remember to wear it? Be a good Samaritan and give away the stuff you haven’t used in a year and reward yourself with shopping for trend pieces! After all, what’s a wardrobe that’s not au courant?
Thou shalt try one daring trend
If not now, then when? It’s the time to get out of your comfort zone and try that crop top you’ve been eyeing but are too shy to wear, or even that insect print dress! It will be a good reason to hit the gym, because the better you feel about your body, the more fashion risks you’ll be able to take. But sometimes, it’s really about that “catch me caring” attitude that earns you big fashion points!
Thou shalt learn to walk in heels
No more excuses, if you want to get that sexy walk, you must learn to endure the pain of stilettos. Stand tall, head high and practice, practice till you get it right. You deserve those lustworthy heels, so don’t wait for them any longer! Flat footed? Go for the wedges, but do wear those extra inches.
Thou shalt take good care of thy skin
Party hard, but come back and remove your makeup. You can’t Photoshop all your pictures, so just give your skin sweet pamper time with yummy fragrant scrubs and creams. And the added advantage with good skin is you save your dough on make up!
Thou shalt not fear accessories
Did you know that one can turn from the plain Jane girl next door to a glamorous diva with just a few accessories? Yes, it can be pretty easy if you accessorize well. After all, everyone wears jeans and tees, but if you have a cool bag or a great statement necklace to go with it, you will be Instagram ready all year round. Also, you have the option of recycling your outfits by simply changing the accessories!
….And the Lord!
Thou shalt wear colour
Push away the cloud of blue and grey and explore the wonderful world of colour! Why deprive yourself when there is so much to choose from? Trust us guys; reds, yellows, greens and purples will come as a breath of fresh air for seekers of eye candy!
Thou shalt make the right match
No more wearing black shoes with a brown belt, or sports socks with formal shoes. Abide by some rules and being stylish will get easier than you expect. Check out our “faux pas” video and take notes for 2014.
Thou shalt clean up
And we don’t mean a deodorant bath, we mean actually having a bath and being clean. Movember is long gone, and unless you are George Clooney, we would recommend getting rid of that stubble for a smooth shave. Being a guy shouldn’t stop you from pampering yourself, at least once in a while!
Thou shalt wear what fits
Trousers sit on the waist, not two feet below it, a T-shirt’s shoulders should be where your shoulders are, not elbows and body hugging doesn’t mean asphyxiating. Buy clothes your size and see for yourself how polished you look. Mirrors and measuring tapes don’t lie!
Thou shall invest in quality
Nothing speaks class like a good leather wallet or a watch that hasn’t seen a repair man in years. What is classic, should last like a classic. It won’t hurt to spend on something you will use for years to come.
We hope you’ve taken your notes on these easy tips and gearing up for a great, fashionable year. Here’s stepping into 2014 in style!