Trying to find a New Year’s resolution that isn’t impossible to keep? Why not bring in 2013 with an edgier style? Updating your wardrobe is the easiest way to give yourself the bold make-over you’ve been dreaming of for the New Year. While you’re shopping for your new winter statement pieces, pick up these items to mix with ones you already own. Contrasting feminine pieces with leather and studs can ease the style transition. And who can pass up a resolution that involves shopping? Who knows, you might even look forward to starting classes to show off your vamped up style…just maybe.
From left to right: Trouvé Quilted Panel Leather Moto Jacket, $298 at Nordstrom. French Connection Lace Mini Dress, $79.16 at Asos.
1. Leather Jacket
Pair a leather jacket over a floral or lace dress. The rough and edgy look of leather will compliment the soft texture of a feminine dress. Throw a pair of stockings on if the dress is too short to pull off in the winter breeze.
From left to right: Pucker Up Leggings, $47.60 at Nasty Gal. Shaggy Knit Pullover, $98 at Free People.
2. Ripped Leggings
Throw an oversized sweater over a pair of ripped leggings to pull off that super comfortable, yet rocker chic look. The cutouts show some skin while the soft sweater tones it down a notch. Not feeling the revealing leggings? Try paneled leggings with mesh fabric over the cutouts.
From left to right: Coventry Studded Boot, $330 at Nasty Gal. Skinny Jeans, $39.99 at American Eagle Outfitters.
3. Studded Boots
Pair studded boots with an old pair of jeans to pull off that edgy, vintage style. The rugged boots will be perfect with those ripped jeans in the back of your closet. If you prefer a more feminine look, lighter denim will do the trick.
Easing into your new look or style keeps the adjustment much more manageable. Remember that the best way to keep a New Year’s resolution is to have it broken down into simple steps… buying a whole new wardrobe might not be feasible for your budget.
Images courtesy of Nordstrom, Asos, Nasty Gal (1,2), Free People, and American Eagle Outfitters.