1. Invest in accessories. Iris Apfel, Lady Gaga and Rachel Zoe; what do they all have in common? They know their way round an accessory drawer. As every fashionista worth their grain knows, there is no quicker styling tip or indeed time enduring trend than accessories.
We love Gemma Redux’s Liz bracelet.
2. Make a change. While there is nothing wrong with a signature piece, we are betting you would feel like a whole new woman if you made a few changes style wise. Are rings your thing? Why not try stacking those bracelets instead? Known for your oversized totes? Then challenge yourself to a down size and try a clutch. After all, fashion is meant to be fun so why not mix it up every once in a while.
3. Support an emerging designer. Thanks to Boticca you can discover hidden gems from Morocco’s souks, peruse markets in Tuscany and even discover vintage gems from India without ever leaving your desk. With interaction between customer and designer being easier than ever, from asking a question, requesting a bespoke piece to simply leaving feedback, why not make a fashionable friend on the other side of the world?
4. Add a splash of color. We know it’s practical and it sure is easy but plain, simple colors aren’t going to win any awards in the style stakes. Make it a New Years resolution to dip your toe in the key fashion trend for 2012 and add a dose of color to your day. For essential inspiration, look to the Queen of color, Leandra from themanrepeller.com or Boticca alum Roxy from cupofte.blogspot.com. Color wise, we love: