New Year, New Look: Part 1

As we shake our heads in disbelief that February is already upon us (seriously, where does the time go?), we can’t help but reflect upon last year’s choices and the changes we’ve made so far in 2014 — especially in the style department. What 2013 trend is it time to ditch, and how can we craft a new look in 2014? We’ve enlisted the help of five fashion gurus to take our style from being so 2013 to totally on trend. 

In Part 1 of this series, we chat with Kristi of Currently Crushing, Alex of Stylelista Confessions, and Dhruvi of Stilettos & Sequins about all things style.

Kristi of Currently Crushing

Kristi

Check out how Kristi styled both looks here and here. To complete her look pick up our #5582s and our #9277s.

 

What fashion trend will you gladly leave in 2013?

Kristi: I think trends are fun and I like to mix a lot of current and past styles together, but the two from 2013 that I didn’t think were right for me were “arm parties” and the high-low hemlines.

It’s a new year and time for a new look. What are you going to venture out and add to your wardrobe in 2014?

Kristi: This year, I’m going to embrace my love of menswear for more of a ’70s Yves Saint Laurent vibe.

What was your New Year’s resolution and how are you doing on it so far? It’s ok to be honest…

Kristi: One of my resolutions for the new year is to be less practical and more instinctual about my shoe and bag purchases, and only buy things that really thrill me.  I tend to overthink things like this, and I realized that some of my favorite things are the ones that were maybe not the most practical, but they’re bright and fun and I loved them at first sight.

What are you most looking forward to in 2014?

Kristi: In 2014, I’m looking forward to fun times with family and friends, and going to NYC next month for Fashion Week.

If you had to choose one quote, lyric, or piece of advice to serve as your inspiration for the year, what would it be?

Kristi: I always pick a theme for each new year and this year it’s, “Yes is the New No.” It’s a great reminder to myself to try new things and examine old ideas of how things “should” be, and see if those ideas still work for me or if it’s time to try something new!

Alex of Stylelista Confessions

Alex

Check out Alex’s blog to see how she styled our #2905s.

 

What fashion trend will you gladly leave in 2013?

Alex: While I LOVE oxblood, it’s been really overplayed, so I think I will probably be leaving that in 2013 and moving to brighter colors for the new year!

It’s a new year and time for a new look. What are you going to venture out and add to your wardrobe in 2014?

Alex: I definitely want to add more color to my wardrobe. I notice I lean towards black a lot, but I am loving all the bright fun colors! I also want to add more pieces that I can wear season after season!

What was your New Year’s resolution and how are you doing on it so far? It’s ok to be honest…

Alex: If you had asked me this in years past, I would say my resolutions have already been broken, but this year I can happily say I am holding up to my resolutions. My biggest one was to join a gym and start exercising, and my second was eat healthier — both of which I can gladly say I am doing! My other resolution was to really enjoy what I have and not always feel the need to buy things or spend money. I am doing well on this so far, too!

What are you most looking forward to in 2014?

Alex: Fresh beginnings are the best, and that’s what 2014 is for me. I want to make this year the year of being healthy and happy, and I am looking forward to achieving that.

If you had to choose one quote, lyric, or piece of advice to serve as your inspiration for the year, what would it be?

Alex: ”You only live once.” This quote is really something I want to stand by in 2014. Life is too short to not experience everything you can. I want to make sure I live every day to the fullest!

 

Dhruvi of Stilettos & Sequins

Dhruvi

See how Dhruvi styled her entire look here and grab her shades here.

 

What fashion trend will you gladly leave in 2013?

Dhruvi: Mullet hem. Or hi-low hem. I was never a fan, and I hope it’s gone (and never to return)!

It’s a new year and time for a new look. What are you going to venture out and add to your wardrobe in 2014?

Dhruvi: Some bold, colorful accessories. I have a lot of color in my clothing and shoes, but I typically stick to neutral accessories. I’m definitely hoping to change that this year.

What was your New Year’s resolution and how are you doing on it so far? It’s ok to be honest…

Dhruvi: To be honest, I don’t really do resolutions. That said, I am hoping to refocus myself, and find a job this year. So far, things aren’t going great, but I have high hopes from 2014! I also want to continue to grow my blog and am glad to say I’m on the right path there.

What are you most looking forward to in 2014?

Dhruvi: Definitely finding a job. Also, my personal style evolved a lot in the later half of 2013, and I am excited to see how it continues to evolve. Lastly, I am excited to continue to connect with fellow bloggers and readers.

If you had to choose one quote, lyric, or piece of advice to serve as your inspiration for the year, what would it be?

Dhruvi: There’s a quote from one of my absolute favorite movies, Happy Feet, that’s always been close to my heart: “Triumph starts with try, and ends with … umph! That’s right! A great, big, umph!” I would say that’s just the inspiration I need for this year!

Thanks to  Kristie, Alex, and Dhruvi for chatting with us! And be sure to check back next week as we get the fashion lowdown from two more style bloggers.