You might be bored of the “New Year, New Me” clichés crowding up your Facebook timeline, but these serial optimists might just be on to something. If you’re still left feeling stuck in a festive coma then what better way to shift your mood by updating your wardrobe? With a few simple switches to your current looks, you can transform your current looks into something fresh. It’s time to reinvent yourself because after all, if you look good then you feel good.
1) Window Pane Suits/Blazers
Taking its name from the wide windowpane like checked pattern, this style has recently been brought back from sartorial exile. A windowpane suit isn’t for the light-hearted; it’s a bold print of retro elegance that makes a statement. For a more pared back approach, a palette of steely and ice sharp greys will keep the look more understated. For those seeking a braver look, inky navy with fiery orange details will make sure you stand out.
2) Pin Your Collar
To make a slightly different style statement with your shirts this season, pin your collar. Nail 20s tailoring with a pin collar shirt and pin bar to fix the tie and elevate it into a shape of smart sophistication.
3) Accessorise with Watches
Accessorising isn’t always about matching your pocket square to coordinate or clash against your blazer. Get back to basics with a classic watch. Leather straps have a classic feel of the refined gentleman, whilst gold plated metallics can be matched to any outfit.
4) Update your Knitwear
Instantly transform an outfit with a statement sweater. Leave tacky Christmas jumpers in 2014 by introducing heavy wool blend knits with roll necks in colours of midnight navy, moody oxblood and classic camel.