I hope you are all well and rested and ready for the excitement of a new year, for 2019 is charging us forward with renewed energy to transform and reinvigorate. A new year to transform change in our planet, homes, minds, bodies, and spirits. A new year to embrace the transformative energy of change.
Where once you may have considered yourself a monochromatic minimalist, perhaps 2019 is your year to team pink and red together accented with saffron hues of gold. Why not? Life is here for the living and 2019 is a new year full of unbounded closet potential!
Everyone loves the overwhelming sense of calm that comes from change and transformative energy of cleansing our lives free from clutter.
Each area of my life, from my closet, to my garden, my home, my office and my list of non negotiable daily-self-care rituals, benefit from a little structure, and the transformative power of cleansing and refreshing.
Drive by any thrift store right now and you will see piles of donated clothing, books and bric brac purged and moving on to new homes, as we embrace the urge to transform.
As we move into the new year, many of us feel the tug of wanting to transform and create our best version of ourselves moving forward. This is most powerfully expressed by merging how we feel inside and translating our best version of ourselves on the outside in the way we present ourselves to the outside world.
This is where having your intentions set at the beginning of a New Year are imperative when it comes to lifting your style game.
So, in the spirit of transformation, here are my top 3 2018 style trends I'm using to renew and refresh my closet choices this year.
1. Great basics are the cornerstone of any great wardrobe.
Here at Swish Fashion the options to create a wardrobe full of great basics is limitless!
A wardrobe of great core basics will transform and extend all of your outfit choices.
Plus, a great basic wardrobe will make packing for any length holiday a satorial breeze. From one smallish suitcase you can transform one pair of trousers from day to night by just changing the colour of your cami.
One basic cami, two different looks!
2. Every wardrobe can dress up and benefit from a little structure.
Embolden your summer silhouettes with the structure of a simple tailored layer.
Layer a more dressed up layer over a casual layer or dress up your favourite tops with a more tailored pant instead of your favourite pair of jeans.
Why not try graphic loveliness of the 34022 Bold Petals Jacket.
Or the sumptuous glamour of this velvet beauty - 34036 Burnout Velvet Jacket.
3. Always, always be willing to embrace change.
Perhaps colour has always been your style mantra but this black and white palm motif is simply alluring and elegant through the power of a design, a simple print and great contrast.
Always, always be willing to try out what was once weird may become your new wonderful.
Where once you may have considered yourself a monochromatic minimalist, perhaps 2019 is your year to team pink and red together accented with saffron hues of gold. Why not? Life is here for the living and 2019 is a new year to do just that!
Create, inspire and live your best version of you. Happy 2019 everyone!
Written by Simmon Wagner
A 52-year-old Professional Writer, Style blogger, fashion influencer and Movie reviewer, writing her first novel, a psychological thriller. I love to make people smile, I hope to learn from my past choices, so I can lean into and celebrate every moment, passionately and authentically. I adore my children(a given!) and helping women dress themselves to feel fantastic.