Keeping your look up-to-date
- Pick up a women's magazine you normally wouldn't buy (hint: should have more fashion than recipes on the cover). Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and W are good starters.
- Go to a different store (online or physical) and try on new labels, even if the style is similar to what you already own. You may be surprised what you're missing if you rely on certain set merchants and brands.
- Slip in some punchy color. Every season there's a trendy color palette, and it's usually not too hard to figure out what it is. Use color as accent pieces -- a bright scarf, a camisole under a suit.
- Accessories are the easiest ways to update a look. Choose a new handbag, sexy sandals or a new necklace. If you're not sure what's modern, ask a sales associate to point you to what's hot -- they usually know what others are asking for.
- Don't try to radically change your look -- no one in real life ever emerges looking like the "After" picture in a fashion makeover Make subtle changes over a period of time.