Out with the old and in with the new. From new takes on old classics to little risks with big fashion payoffs, we've found 10 updates your 2017 wardrobe's just going to love. Cheers to a happy, extra stylish, new year!
STYLING TIPS | Whether it's a cool chambray shirt or a classic white button-down, chances are you've already got those staples covered. For 2017, look for longer, flowier versions of your beloved basics - as endlessly wearable yet just a little more 'now'. If you consider yourself all fash-un (or want to push yourself in that direction this year), wear this shirt w a long cardi or soft bomber and over-the-knee suede boots. Prefer to keep it classic? Just add blue jeans, baby.
WE LOVE | Long Shirt, $34.99, H&M
STYLING TIPS | The best thing about stripes? They never go out of style. The worst part? You can only have so many striped shirts. Enter the racing stripe pant, perfect for pairing with everything from a grey crewneck sweatshirt and white kicks to a slouchy tank and killer heels.
WE LOVE | Pull-On Trousers, $29.99, H&M
STYLING TIPS | You love your Stan Smiths. I mean, who doesn't? You wear your Superstars on repeat. Yup, so do we. But if you're hoping to step away from the crowd and be a fashion leader in 2017, time to upgrade your white kicks. We're loving the Adidas Tubulars - so white, so right. Wear them with literally everything and ideally, not anywhere near an actual gym ;)
STYLING TIPS | It can be hard to part ways with your hard-earned paycheques and we get it - there are so many more important things to pay off. But if you're hoping to love yourself more this year, a gorgeous new handbag is a totally justifiable buy. Set your goal (mine is this navy beauty from Coach that I'll wear and enjoy every single day, no regrets), make some good choices to help you reach it (no daily lattes for the next few months, a few smart sales of your old things at the local consignment shop) and you'll have yourself a beauty of a bag that will carry you through 2017 in style. If you typically buy black bags, a navy bag is a great little way to push you out of your comfort zone - and yes, it goes with everything (even black).
STYLING TIPS | You can't go wrong with classic minimalism but check out any It-girl's Insta feed and you'll start to notice a common theme: attention to detail. She'll be wearing a camel coat and basic black leather leggings, but then there's a pair of amazing red shoes to go with. She might be in all black, but peeking out under the collar of her Celine coat is a fab frilly sleeve. It's the little things - luckily, you don't have to spend a fortune to look like you've put in the time. A cold shoulder detail here, stunning floral embroidery there and suddenly you're an offish fashion girl.
STYLING TIPS | Whether you're 25 or 65, we're all looking to stand out just a little. While fashion is one of the most powerful ways we can express ourselves, you might not be down with an alpaca coat or purple hair. My favourite way to add my own edge? Footwear of course. This season, I'm going biker badass in a pair of moto boots and I'll be adding a pair of silver booties to my shoe closet to instantly liven up all of my classic pieces.
STYLING TIPS | A brand new year is the perfect time to jump out of your fashion rut. For 2017, try a new style, a new silhouette, a new way of wearing something you might not have thought possible in 2016. A super easy first step? A drapey poncho you can play around with until it feels just right. The bonus? The extra layer will keep you cozy on the daily until spring arrives.
WE LOVE | Fine Knit Poncho, $39.99, H&M
STYLING TIPS | Your basic black leggings have to go. They just do. Whether you love to downward dog or go for epic winter runs, detailed leggings (like these reflective leggings from Titika) will help you crush that workout and quite possibly cause a little style envy in the process.
STYLING TIPS | A tattoo is a legit risk. A leopard jumpsuit? Also not a gamble every woman's willing to make. Costume jewels on the other hand are where you can have your fun, with little damage to your bank account and majorly stylish consequences.
WE LOVE | Statement Choker, $49, RW&CO.
STYLING TIPS | Whether you're an XS or an XL, repeat this mantra with me: size doesn't matter. Style might be about looks but it's actually more about the feels: feeling good, feeling comfortable and feeling confident. This year, forget your size and buy clothes that actually fit. If you usually buy a small, try a large sweater if it hangs better, and remember: nobody's looking at your tags, they're looking at beautiful, confident, oh-so-styling you. xo
WE LOVE | Marled Tunic Sweater, $89.90, RW&CO.