Moving Forward: How To Start A New Career | Clozette

You've been thinking about it for months. There's a voice at the back of your mind telling you to make a move. You try to shrug it off, but it won't go away. If you feel like your career is not making you grow  professionally and personally  it's time to let go.

It's not gonna be easy, but take the new year as an opportunity to find better avenues for self-development. It's only normal that you're scared, but with these tips, you'll find that starting a new career isn't as daunting as it may seem.

Prep early

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If you're shifting to a career that's different from what you've been doing, put in the work for your next career early. During your off time, practice the skills needed for the new career path you are going to take. Maybe even start saving if you think you'd need some time off before your new venture so you're also financially prepared.  

Start clean

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Before you venture into a new world, make sure that the one you're leaving is well before you go. Cut ties professionally and amicably. It's always good to keep professional bridges intact.

Give yourself time

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It'll be a new life, but you're still you. No matter what road you take, your courage will be your driving force. So don't beat yourself up if you don't know where to go yet. Take the time off to reflect, see friends, and travel. Once you've had time to think, making the next step will be easier.

Put yourself out there

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Once you're ready to dip your toes into new waters, do so with a brave heart. There might be obstacles along the way. Things may not go as planned, but you're already a step ahead of your previous status just by trying.

Keep on keeping on

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It will be challenging, to say the least. But you can't reach your goal if you quit. It may sound easier said than done, but if your sights are set on a new job  or an entirely different career  don't give up. Equipped with the right skills and immense determination, you'll surely find your place.  



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From an adorable little girl on Barney & Friends to a woman who can both sing and act, Selena Gomez has never been one to shy away from the spotlight she grew up in. And as she became more mature, so did her sense of style. While she opted for colourful ensembles in her teen years, she now sports more classic and edgy pieces.

So forget about Taylor Swift, Audrey Hepburn, or Olivia Palermo for now because we have five reasons why our girl crush, the multi-talented Selena Gomez, should be your style peg this year.


She's able to gorgeously combine lingerie and loungewear

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Is there anything more glamorous than wearing a slinky dress that can double as lingerie and loungewear when you’re hanging out in your home? Nope. Not only will it make an excellent 'dress' for casual get-togethers with your friends, but it can be the perfect piece to wear on nights out, too.

She knows how to rock a thigh-high slit

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Major thigh-high slits are fast becoming Selena’s signature and we can see why. It’s a head-turner and it shows off the right amount of skin yet still adds an elegant element to any look.


She works the 'no makeup' makeup look like a boss

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Bushy brows, peachy nude lips, and a glowing and blushing complexion: these are all the things you need to perfect this universally flattering makeup look which Selena always marvelously wears. So the next time you need inspo on how to do your makeup for the day, you know whom to go for.

She can rock black like the badass she is

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Everyone loves black. But it’s the way Selena wears it that makes her stand out. By putting together different shades of black and various textures, she creates a different kind of depth and dimension to her look that we've never seen before.


She can easily go from innocent and feminine to edgy and high fashion

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A true style chameleon, Selena can easily change up her look in a second and knows how to rock whatever look she’s going for. So whatever your fashion taste is, you can be sure to be inspired by her. 



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With fashion trends constantly changing and over-the-top ensembles usually dominating the runways and street style corners, today, having a minimalist style is refreshing and edgy. It's clean, sophisticated, and let's be real, having a wardrobe that only consists of a few, well-loved and versatile pieces is more fun to look at and play with. The combinations you can create are endless!

So if you’re looking to transform your closet (and style) into something simpler and more elegant for the new year,  here are seven fashionistas that will inspire you with their always-on-point minimalist looks.


Ann Kim (@andyheart)

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If you love jeans, stripes, and comfort, Ann Kim will be your new style goddess. By just changing up a few things in her look, she’s able to create outfits that are appropriate for all types of weather and all occasions.

Tara Mar (@tarmarz)

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Not afraid to mix up colours and silhouettes, fashion blogger Tara gives each one of her looks an edgy touch through smart details, her accessories, shoes, and even makeup.


Caroline Joy Rector (@caroline_joy)

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Just like Ann Kim, Caroline Rector loves to dress up her jeans and striped pieces. But while Ann is all about city-girl chic, Caroline opts for cozier and more casual ensembles that will suit all types of women.

Joyce Croonen (@mydubio)

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Love to rock the androgynous look? Then you better follow fashion blogger Joyce Croonen, stat! Never one to go beyond classic shades of black, white, and gray, her style proves that you can still look high fashion and edgy, even when rocking neutral colours.


Andrea Chong (@dreachong)

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Classic and elegant, Andrea Chong isn’t afraid to inject frills and ruffles into her minimalist looks to create a standout outfit that will take you from day to night or work to cocktail hour.

Marta Cygan (@lifeofboheme)

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By pairing various textures and prints, you would think Marta Cygan wasn’t into the minimalist aesthetic in her clothes. But she is, and she does it well. She makes a point to subtly add prints and textures so it won’t throw off her whole vibe.


Adeline Rapon (@adelinerapon)

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As the queen of effortless chic, Adeline Rapon will teach you a thing or two about turning pantsuits into party-ready outfits that will still allow you to slay the day at the office.


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