5 Ways to Update Your Style in 2015

New year, new you  at least that’s the mantra that the WTJ team keeps telling themselves as they head to Soul Cycle and the gym five times a week. With February right around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you made 2015: The Year of Style upgrades. In order for you to achieve this feat, we have come up with five solid ways for you to leave your fashion faux pas behind.cd84c149f96df07c7e912807a0ada2ee

Invest in a quality blazer: If you don’t already have one of these in your closet (or 10), go out to the store and get one really good one….we’ll wait. A great piece can elevate any ensemble — whether you’re throwing it over a t-shirt and jeans, or already wearing a spread collar shirt and sweater — a blazer is a surefire way to up your style game with a simple solution.

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Play with layers and lengths: If we learned anything from the recent London men’s collections is that the brits layer better than anyone— and we should all take note. Layering will allow you to mix-and-match and discover new outfit you never would have tried. Pair your paisley with a print or go monochromatic and add a neoprene sweatshirt over a cotton button-down. Experiment with long tees and unexpected lengths in shirting.

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Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize: It’s no secret that the WTJ loves a good statement piece, and we think you should too. Whether you’re committing to adding items to your arm party, or jazzing up your feet with a hot pair of socks, let your accessories be the cherry on top of a great outfit.

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Don’t forget about your feet: Your clothes can’t always be the center of attention — sometimes you have to let the accessories do the talking. Instead of wearing a bright shirt or printed pants, let your shoes start the conversation. Maybe you want to go with an unusual pair of wingtips. Or perhaps you want to jump on the sneaker trend and step into a pair of fresh, white kicks (just make sure you don’t forget to buy the shoe cleaner, too).

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It’s in the bag: Nothing kills an outfit like an out of place bag — it’s just a fact. While your new suit may be on fleek, a bad looking brief or portfolio might be the only thing people notice. Our suggestion? Invest in one expensive leather bag and one everyday canvas bag. Both will last you years and — like fine wine and women — will only get better with age.

Do you think you’ll try our five style upgrades? Are there any fashion tips you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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