Power Outfits To Kickstart The New Year | Clozette

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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.


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.


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.


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.

Need a little more help in finding the perfect work outfit? Check out these tips.


Along with the new year comes new makeup, new clothes, new everything, simply because we're slowly trying to transition our routines back into Spring. But with Winter (and the festive feels) still lingering in the air, there's no need to go on full revamp mode just yet.

Think your festive OOTDs are too flashy now that the holidays are done? Don't fret! We've got just the tips on how you can still sport your festive fashion pieces for the new year. 


Throw on a blazer

As we bid our holiday breaks goodbye, work comes along to greet us. So take your sequin dresses or your shiny tops and pair it up with a neutral, muted blazer, and make your way into the weekday with a perfect day-to-night outfit. 

Play with layers and textures 

Laces and slip dresses were some of the recurring pieces during the holiday season. But who would've thought that mixing and matching them up would lead to a fresher look that's perfect for welcoming the new year? 

Trying to make a formal piece of clothing subtle or upgrading a casual piece into something suitable for a semi-formal event is always achievable. Play with prints and textures. Your festive OOTDs usually provide the best foundation for inspiration. 
Create some shape

One of the things we love about the festive season is the liberty it gives us when it comes to wearing oversized pieces. But as soon as the new year starts, we would want to slowly go back to our sleek, chic, and ready-to-face-the-world ensembles. So if you're still in vacay mode but reality is already knocking at your door, simply take a belt that would go with your outfit and start shaping. This adds dimension to your loose dresses and cardigans and changes your look in a single step. 

Just have fun with it

If there's one thing we learned from 2016, it's that no trend is too outrageous. Even tulle skirts work well with a statement shirt as long as you're confident and comfortable with what you're wearing. Fashion is all about expression, and if you pulled off florals during Fall (shoutout to that lovely A/W trend from last year), then you can definitely shine in signature reds and greens even after the holidays. 


Need more tips on how to upgrade your wardrobe for 2017? We've got just the thing right here.



Sometimes a particular piece may be a stretch from your personal style and you have no idea how to style it.  Don’t let it hinder you from taking the plunge though!

Take a tulle dress. At first glance, it may seem unwearable. But when you layer it with other pieces of clothing in various textures and forms, your look can completely transform. Thanks to cleo.com.sg, here are some easy ways to rock it.

Jazz up your tee-and-jeans combo

Topshop Tulle Ruche Tunic (zalora.com.sg)

Take your basic outfit to the next level by layering over with a tulle dress. Elevate the casualness of your regular tee-and-jeans combo by evoking a hint of femininity with the help of the dress. 

Use a sleeveless dress as your base

Reclaimed Vintage Oversized Sheer Tulle Dress With Cami Slip (asos.com)

Amp up the style of your trusted basic dress by giving it another dimension through texture. Slip on a tulle dress over it to give your ensemble a nice contrast.

Layer with outerwear

Style Nanda Sleeveless See-Through Tiered Dress (stylenanda.com)

Take layering to another level by wearing an outerwear over your tulle dress. This will give a different kind of dimension to your outfit.


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