Be print-tastic! Prints are nothing new, but there’s a reason they remain in vogue season after season. Prints are fresh, stylish, elegant, eye-catching, dazzling, and can easily take an outfit from drab to fab. In 2014, along with colour, dare to add a bit of whimsy to your daily ensembles with decadent florals, fierce leopard, or romantic damask. And have fun pairing prints as well. Just make sure you don’t overdo it!
But truth be told, investing in quality, timeless pieces goes a long way, especially given that fast fashion finds are likely to be outdated—and worn out—six months down the road. Not to mention that trendy wares are just that—trendy—and many others (meaning: everyone) are likely to get on the bandwagon. In others words, uniqueness goes out the window. It’s an old, but true prescription: less is more. It’s best to spend sparingly, and to actually save and fork out on a timeless investment piece, one you’ll never tire of, and that will last you for years, even decades, with proper care. Hence, the next time you feel like spending galore at your favourite fast fashion retail shops, take a step back. Start growing a carefully-curated collection of clothes instead, each one picked out after careful consideration. Also, with seasonal markdowns on designer pieces, having a quality, timeless wardrobe isn’t that unfeasible if you think about it.
Wear only what you like. While we may try out different trends, prints, and colours, we can all attest to having a few beloved items on rotation. It’s because they fit so well, and look so good, and make us feel like a million bucks when parading in them. They feel made for us. This year, do make a point to buy more clothes like these. Remain true to yourself, what works, looks good, and most importantly, feels good to you. Here’s to dressing up and having fun!