After Christmas and New Year, the return to normal life can leave us feeling a bit deflated – and heading back to work wearing the same old wardrobe is bound to make anyone feel blue. If you’ve entered 2020 feeling fed-up with your clothes, we’re here to help you revamp your style and reinvent yourself with some of the new year’s key trends.
Try out the trends
Whether you’re someone who follows fashion or not, checking out the latest trends is sure to freshen up a tired wardrobe. As it’s still frosty outside, the cape is the perfect winter trend; cosy and comfortable, at the same time as looking stylish. Go for a dark knitted cape over a cream jumper for effortless chic.
When the weather starts to get warmer, you’ll be able to get away with lighter, floatier fabrics. Crochet blouses are also set to be popular this spring, so add one to your wardrobe and dream of sunnier days. To really showcase the new you, dare to mix and match your new garments. Pair woolly winter cardies with floaty summer dresses, layer a knitted jumper over a button-up shirt, and test out different colour and pattern combos.
Make a statement on your first day back at work with this navy cape:
Patterns, prints and textures
If you normally shy away from experimenting with your style, 2020 is the year to really let your hair down. Cast aside plain, simple clothes for new patterns and fabrics. The winter runway is awash with bold and exciting patterns and prints; from houndstooth and check to polka dot, whilst high street shops are bursting with textures, including feathers, faux fur and leather. Leave being boring behind and invest in something more fun – whatever your style, you’re sure to find something that suits you.
If you’re after a more subtle office-friendly print, you can’t go wrong with this lovely tunic dress:
Wearing a patterned item can instantly jazz up a boring outfit, such as this houndstooth skirt:
Ruffle a few with this printed peplum miniskirt:
Expand your colour palette
We all know that wearing colours that suit us works, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. If all your clothes are similar colours, be brave and leave your comfort zone this year – why not try out that shade you’ve always been too scared to wear? Neon is set to be popular this season in a range of shades; from daring neon green to muted pastel pinks. If you’re bored of wearing black and grey, go for items in marigold yellow – this season’s boldest colour – and pair with contrasting or clashing colours for that extra wow factor.
If you’re keen to jump on the neon bandwagon, this pretty knitted crop jumper is perfect:
Bring some sunshine to your life with these statement tapered trousers:
Accessorise to the max
If your budget won’t stretch to a new wardrobe, don’t worry! There are plenty of tips and tricks to renew your style without breaking the bank. A key way to do this is by accessorising. The range of accessories available means that it’s easier than ever before to breathe new life into old outfits – think chunky gold necklaces, dangly earrings, floaty scarves and wool berets. Using accessories can totally transform an outfit in seconds – have a play around to see what works for you.
Even a new bag can do wonders for a tired outfit – and this leopard print option is no exception: