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.
A Unique Dress
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.
A Classic Pump In A Different Color
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.
A Sharp Blazer
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.
A Fun Pair Of Jeans
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.
A New Cozy Sweater
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.