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Remember how a new year often means a renewed, refreshed, and clutter-free life? Well, that doesn’t just mean decluttering your makeup stash and wardrobe, it also pertains to people and relationships.

Toxic people are notorious for wanting to always be in control, are highly manipulative, and never sharing your joy. That's why the dynamics between you and them usually entail you always trying to please them. Does this sound like anyone you know? If so, here are five quick ways you can let go of all the toxic people in your life to give you a better year ahead.

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Be brave


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If you’re keeping these people in your life because you’re afraid to lose friends or cause drama, don't be. Having all that negative energy in your life won’t do you any good, so cut the cord and be firm with your actions. We guarantee you’ll feel better after!

Get real


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Do you have a toxic relationship with your best friend or boyfriend? If you suspect so, then be true to yourself. We know it might hurt to let go of them, but staying in these types of relationships won't benefit anyone.

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Stay calm


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Whatever happens, just stay calm. If drama arises, then handle it in a civilised manner – there’s no need to act like you’re in a soap opera. Not only will you save time and energy, but it also might spare you and the person you are letting go of unnecessary heartache.

Focus on your goals


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This year, put all your energy into achieving your goals and dreams and surround yourself with people who will encourage you and make you happy. Since toxic people can often stress you out, focusing on something positive will change your life for the better.



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Communicate well


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Be frank with your intentions. If you aim to let go of this or that person this year, make sure you do it well. Be kind, be respectful, and above all, don’t treat them the way they treat you.


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Every year, Pantone announces its highly awaited Colour Of The Year, and for 2017, it’s Greenery. After the numerous highs and lows of last year, it’s only fitting that a bright and zesty shade, which symbolises the reinvention and reinvigoration of the spirit – a fresh hue that not only stands for nature but symbolises a rebirth as well – be made the "it" colour for everyone to draw inspiration from for the rest of the year. 

If you're wondering how to wear the colour all year, because Greenery looks more like a spring shade, don't worry. Ahead we listed down the versatile and stylish ways you can wear the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year, as well as other tones of green, without transforming into a field of grass on a warm summer day.

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Wear it in a minimalist way


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If you thought that there wouldn’t be a neutral version of green, well, you thought wrong. This khaki shade is the perfect hue to incorporate into your style if you like a more minimalist approach to clothes, allowing you to be right on trend without sacrificing your personal aesthetic and colour scheme.

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Stick to accessories


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Think that green won’t pair well with any of your current outfits? You’d be surprised at how versatile it actually is. So if you don’t want to “wear” green, the best way to incorporate the Colour of the Year is through your accessories. It will add a beautiful balance in your ensemble, and if you live in a tropical country like us, you’ll always be ‘in season’.

Make it pop


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Go bold this 2017 and make Greenery the new white. In other words, switch up a few of your wardrobe staples for this bright shade and mix and match it with your other clothes. You’d be surprised how it can add a nice pop to your overall look. Plus, the hue has the perfect undertone to make all Asian skin tones glow from within.



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It may sound cliché, but a new year always means a new you: a chance for you to get rid of all the negative energy from last year, and embrace and encourage all the positive things in your life. But if you’re a fashionista and working girl like us, you know that the new year also brings new ways to create and style outfits. 

With the latest trends and releases already coming in, the combinations are endless. So to help kickstart your 2017, below are the power outfits that will inspire your next power-dressing OOTD  all of which are appropriate from day to night.

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Striped Up


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Stripes have always been a staple in the office and in the streets because of its versatility. To give your look an update, why not opt for vertically striped pants like the one pictured above? Not only will it elongate your figure, but when paired with neutral tones and a chic purse, you can also easily go from desk to drinks without having to change a single thing.


Feminine Pantsuit


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Throw out your old pantsuits and embrace this feminine one. The wrap top and cropped pants will complement all body types, and its sleek black colour makes it easy to style up and down.

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Classic Cut


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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to add more colour to your wardrobe, then this is the perfect ensemble to take inspiration from. It's soft yet colourful, and the balance between the art deco-printed top and the baby pink trousers gives a nice contrast against the minimalist accessories and bag.


Modernised Wrap Dress


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Wrap dresses will never go out of style. So if you want to take it up a notch this year, go for a wrap dress with a velvet finish. It’s right on trend and will look gorgeous with your favourite choker necklaces.



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Sophisticated Details


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Can’t bear to part with your favourite work wardrobe staples? You don’t have to because you can still give them an update by changing your accessories and shoes. Instead of going for a satchel and basic pumps, why not switch to a chic sling bag and lace-up sandals  they will add a new spin to your OOTD yet still look appropriate for the office.

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