Happy New Year everyone! We can’t say we’re not slightly upset that the Christmas period has come to an end, but we’re also very happy that we can now embrace the New Year ahead! 2018 has the opportunity to bring your life a refresh, in whatever area you need it. There’s no better place to start than with your wardrobe. A wardrobe update will leave you feeling refreshed and reinvented for the challenges ahead. Bonmarche’s tips below show the key fashion rules they’re following for 2018 and how to get the most out of you wardrobe…
Keep it Classic
When you know what you like, and what looks good on you, getting dressed in the morning will no longer be hard work. Take note of the items you find yourself wearing the most often to see if there is a common thread. Opting for classic shapes that flatter all figures, such as a Longline Shirt means you’ll be sure to get the most wear out of your purchases. With a button through design and long sleeves, there’s nothing more classic and chic! Having a good idea of your personal style will not only make shopping more fun, it will also make getting dressed in a morning much more exciting!
Try a Trend
Everyone falls into a style rut at some point in their lives. If your winter wardrobe has consisted of more oversized jumpers and leggings than you’d realized, January is the time to try something a little outside of your comfort zone. Take a stab at a tempting trend or play with a silhouette you don’t usually wear. The off-the-shoulder trend really kicked off in 2017, and we don’t see this trend dying down anytime soon. The look is incredibly flattering for all women because everyone’s shoulders look great! Even if you don’t stick with the new style, thinking outside of the box will get your creative juices flowing.
Less is more in every sense. Curb the urge to spend your money on impulsive bargain purchases that might not be true to your personal style. Instead, take time to consider what you’re buying, and think “would I still wear this in a years’ time?” and “would I have worn this last year?”. Answering yes to both these questions means you’ve found yourself an item that is true to your classic style! Clever purchases like a 2 in 1 top not only saves money by not having to buy a blouse and a cardigan, but also does the hard work of coordinating for you.
You will always look your most comfortable when you FEEL your most comfortable. The main purpose of clothing is to keep us warm and safe from the environment around us. Clothes are meant to be functional. It certainly is nice when clothes look attractive, but no matter how appealing something is, if it doesn’t feel pleasant against the skin and if it is a pain to wear, why should we subject ourselves to it simply because it’s fashion? A funnel neck sweater featuring buttons, long sleeves and pockets is both extremely comfortable, practical but luckily looks great too!