While there are many things to reflect upon this year—and several areas we aspire to improve upon in the next—no change will be as quick and painless as a simple wardrobe refresh. Drowning in the despair of believing you never have anything to wear is not the frame of mind for kicking off a new year … nor should you be ringing it in feeling overwhelmed by a closet full of items you regret buying in the first place. Rather than heading into 2018 with pilled sweaters, stretched-out jeans and basic black pumps, elevate your ensembles with these five key pieces.
By the end of the holiday season, you’ll probably have cycled through all of your LBDs and statement dresses. Now’s the time to treat yourself to a gorgeous new number that will reinvigorate your will to socialize in the face of post-holiday fatigue.
Chances are you already own pumps in a few classic shades. This year, opt to add a more unique hue to your collection. An unusual color can breathe new life into your go-to trousers or add a pop of interest to your reliable T-shirt-and-jeans combo.
Nothing says “girl boss” more than a sharp blazer. Solidify your commitment to this year’s career goals with the latest take—in velvet—that will remind you just how powerful you are every time you slip it on.
Sometimes, all it takes is a fun pair of jeans to put a smile on your face. The next time you're thinking denim, reach for these rather than that old pair that’s getting a little too distressed.
You can’t go wrong with another chunky knit for the chilly first months of the year. A good sweater is the easiest way to feel polished, even on your laziest days.