Inspirational IG Accounts To Follow To Get You Motivated For The New Year | Clozette

2016 has been a rollercoaster ride, whether it be in our personal lives or in the larger scale of things. The new year is an important reminder that every ending leads to a new beginning, and we have to face it head on. 

So if you want to welcome the new year with a dose of inspiration straight from your Instagram feed, check out these accounts that will surely uplift your daily mood in 2017.


Humans of New York

Starting from Facebook as a page that chronicles the extraordinary lives of strangers encountered on the streets of New York, this account inspired tons of other places and communities to create their own "Humans of..." versions, upholding the idea that behind every face has a fascinating tale to tell.

Charity Water

We often take the things we have readily available to us for granted. But something to inspire us to be a little more satisfied and thankful is Charity Water. With their mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to parts of the world that need it the most, their photos will serve as daily reminders that even the things that are simple to us can mean the world to some people, and we have to cherish every single thing we are entitled to. 

From quotes to short stories, give your feed a touch of optimism with photos from this profile. Plus, with its pastel-y colour palette, it'll truly give your feed a pop of inspiration every time you scroll through.

The Traveling Mr. Fox

Whether you need to satisfy your fix for something adorable or you need something to inspire your travel goals, this is the perfect account to follow. 

Starring Jessica Johnson's Mr. Fox, which was given to her by a family friend named Gary when she was 4, the account chronicles the stuffed animal's adventures. The series started when Gary was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, and Johnson's family wanted to raise funds for him. Both the cuteness and the mission of Mr. Fox piqued people's curiosity, which prompted help for Gary to pour in overwhelmingly.



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2017 will soon be upon us, and that can only mean one thing for us fashion and beauty junkies: we need a major wardrobe revamp stat. While the thought of updating your closet might give you a headache – because you just don’t know where to start – there's no need to worry.

Hitting the “refresh” button on your wardrobe need not be stressful. So keep reading below for our five easy ways on how you can change your closet staples for the new year.


Create a colour scheme

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If you find that your clothes come in all colours and prints, 2017 is a good year to start cleaning it up a bit and creating a colour theme. You can always opt for classic hues like beige, caramel, black, and white, or go for fun pastels, such as lavender, rose gold, and periwinkle. You can be sure to always look chic and well put-together whenever, wherever with whatever colour group you go for, as long as they will all pair well together, 

Only keep trendy pieces you like

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Just because everyone else is wearing them doesn’t mean you have to. It means that if you’re not into slip dresses or pleated shirts, feel free to toss them out of your closet. Keep the trends you 100 per cent adore and can see yourself wearing for years to come. Not only will you have newfound space in your closet, but it will also give you a chance to mix things up between your favourite trendy clothes and classic pieces.


Try something new

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With that being said, if you find yourself stuck in a fashion rut, the best way to get out is to give your closet a dash of "something new." It can be in the form of a bell-sleeved dress or new chunky heels -- whatever it is, going outside of your comfort zone will instantly give your wardrobe a new look.

Raid your mum’s closet

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Hands down the most affordable way to upgrade your closet – raiding your mother’s. Since our mums are our original style icons, there’s no better closet to raid new pieces from. But if your mum won’t allow you to "steal" her clothes, you can always opt to do a closet swap instead. Trade-off different items of clothing.


Clean out your accessories

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You should never forget your accessories because they can easily make or break your outfit. To stay on top of the trends in the new year, choose to keep the ones that can go with anything; that way putting together an OOTD won’t be as complicated anymore.


Need more tips on how to declutter your home for 2017? Then read our list of things you should throw away in the new year.



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One of the highlights of the holidays, especially for countries in the tropics, is the cool winter breeze. With the weather chilling down for the next couple of months, we're sure that your travel plans to breezier destinations are already laid out. But making sure that you have everything set for your trip, including your luggage, can be a bit daunting especially if you have bulky jackets to pack. 

Before you leave for your trip, find out six types of jackets that can help you look sleek and chic without making your travel bag bulky. 


Bomber jacket

A fashion piece that made a resurgence this season, bomber jackets are not only stylish, they are also made of a material that's easy to fold and roll to fit into the crevices of your luggage. Plus, there's no need to worry about creases because these have some kind of magic that makes clothing wrinkles crisp and cool.

Seamless down jacket

Puffy and made of a breathable material, down jackets may seem bulky, but they are easily foldable to a compact size and are very comfortable to wear. 

Leather jacket

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The leather jacket may have a history of being a badass piece of staple clothing for the military people and bikers, but its evolution in fashion has turned this statement piece into a number that can be mixed and matched with even the preppiest of looks. 


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Looking for a versatile piece to wear? A blouson jacket can double up as your protection from the chilly weather, depending on how you choose to style it. 

Varsity jacket

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Similar to the sleek and suave bomber jacket, this one is also a space-saver without compromising the style. If you're going for a sporty vibe and you want an amazing piece to match almost every travel OOTD, this is the one!


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Want something to cover your shoulders but will still let your skin feel a hint of the cool breeze? A kimono wrap is the best one to pack. With its light and sheer material (not to mention tons of designs to choose from), the Kimono wrap offers light to medium protection over the cold, letting the wearer look stylish and flowy all in one go.

Knit cardigan

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This screams Spring and Summer, but a knit cardigan can also look perfect for the Fall and Winter chill. A great way to put texture and accent in this season's outfits, this can also be transformed into a shawl or a scarf, depending on your sartorial creativity.