One of the hardest things about putting an outfit together is the idea that despite the fact that we have tons of fashion pieces available, we still can't seem to find something to wear. It can be a mystery to some people, but it's a real dilemma that can be challenging to deal with, especially if you have daily commitments to attend and you always have to look well put together. 

So this New Year, take the opportunity to refresh your closet and say goodbye to 'nothing-to-wear' moments. To help you out, here's a list of new classics for every mood and style to get you started on that wardrobe revamp.

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Crew neck sweater



Living in the tropics can make it hard to pull off sweaters. When the weather is cooler but putting on layers of clothing is too much, you'll realise how much having a crew neck sweater in your closet pays off. Perfect for whether you're going casual, dainty, or even semi-formal, this piece is a versatile pair to match any type of bottoms.  

Jumpsuit



When this fashion piece made its resurgence, we immediately saw its value as a wardrobe staple. Jumpsuits are the saving grace of people who want to steer clear from dresses and skirts but still want to look put-together. Plus, it also works for those who simply don't have the luxury of time to curate a full outfit ensemble but still want to make a statement with their look.
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Carry-all tote


Always on the go? Worry no more about matching your bag with your outfit or forgetting something at home by getting yourself a neutral-toned carry-all tote. Not only is it an essential, but it's also a sleek way to be efficient. 

Leggings



Whether you like them sheer, fully opaque, or good for athleisure wear, leggings have come a long way from where it started – and it is the very reason why it's a wardrobe must-have. If you feel like jeans are too stuffy or you'd love to wear a dress but not in the mood to show some skin, this is another versatile piece that can work to your advantage. Imagine going from preppy to edgy in a snap, minus the effort!


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Last year, we had a blast feasting our eyes on mind-blowing beauty and fashion trends. From mattes and tons of glitter to nudes and avant-garde shades taking the spotlight, the beauty and fashion industry became really diverse. We figured 2016 was just the beginning, though. 

Since it's a new year, we can't help but anticipate bigger and better things to come in terms of beauty and style trends. 

In keeping with our way of delivering the latest in fashion and beauty, we came up with our list of predictions for how 2017 will shape future trends. 

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Crazy for curls



Just like what everyone said in 2016, stick straight hair is so 10 years ago. That's why we're calling it -- this year, tighter and bolder curls (think corkscrew and coiled locks!) will take center stage once more and become the base for all the crazy hair trends that will emerge. 

Still crossing over nudes and bolds


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No one really suspected that when nude shades became the biggest thing early last year, it would share the crown with big, bright, and bold colours -- but hey, it happened! From mixing and matching wild and loud prints with muted tones and pieces to balancing a pastel-inspired beauty look with a strong, monochromatic ensemble, we're still expecting a myriad of paradoxical yet pleasant trends to make its way both on the runways and the streets.
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A new wave in skincare



K-beauty continuously takes the world by storm with the philosophy that the secret to an amazing beauty look is an extensive and effective skincare routine. And if ampoules and face masks made their way into our daily regimens last year, we are definitely counting on revamped versions of serums, emulsions, and even entire skincare kits to hit the market in the months to come. 

The 80's making a major comeback



Denims, chokers, and '90s grunge, in general, made their resurgence in 2016, which made us hope and yearn for more throwback trends to hit the runway once more. And one era that hugely influenced the modern fashion scene is none other than the '80s. We already have crop tops and animal prints present, so this year, why not make power suits, funky (faux) fur, chunky accessories, and even scrunchies a thing again? Give it a modern twist, perhaps?

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Speaking of trends, give 2017's Pantone Colour Of The Year a try with these styling tips!

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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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