Out with the Old, In with the New

With Christmas been and gone, it was time to tuck the turkey filled tummy into the trousers, celebrate the move into new year and bid farewell to 2012. It has been a good year for Britain, with a prodigiously patriotic, high spirited and successful Olympic games, the announcement of a new heir to the throne as Kate Middleton falls pregnant, and the Diamond Jubilee commemoration for the leading lady of our nation.


New Years is traditionally synonymous with fresh ideas, new starts and high hopes, and whether your one to dedicate to these or not, we all enjoy planning the future with optimism. A study has found that our favourite, top new years resolution is losing weight, closely followed by getting organised. However, as soon as February strikes, the jumbo sized quality box has edged it’s way from the dark depths of our wardrobe to the coffee table, and the shredder is covered by about a centimetre of dust. You may think I’m being pessimistic but studies have found most people fail in adhering to their stated New Year’s resolutions. Specifically, 22% fail after one week, 40% after one month, 50% after three months, 60% after six months, and 81% after twenty-four months .

So what about setting a fashion related resolution? Stop me if I’m wrong, but I’m sure we have all pulled a few fashion faux pas this year and have often found ourselves walking out the door head held high, to find by noon, we can’t quite believe how we managed to become such obvious suspects to the fashion police. I know I’ve often thought about setting new goals for myself to ensure this doesn’t happen as frequently as it does, and so team MSL hit the streets to find out what your new years fashion resolutions will be for 2013.

Lianne, 24: “I want to wear more bold colours like oranges and reds and get out of my comfort zone of just wearing black, especially to events and nights out. Be more confident with colour!”

Alexandra, 18: “I want to try wearing the androgynous, smart, Chanel type wear. I have a small frame so want to try out the boyish look in a classic, stylish way.”

Sandra, 35: “I think I want to be more confident with how I look and stop comparing myself to others as that’s the main reason  often feel let don by my outfit. You look as good as you believe you do so my new years fashion resolution is to make that my oath.”

Katie, 23: “I’ve recently moved to a new job and a new area having graduated from University so I think it’s time to throw out the leggings, gillet and Ugg boots and start channelling a more mature, feminine professional look. I will invest in more blazers and daring print trousers and team them together with a chunky necklace to ensure I look fashionable and my age”.

Imka, 22: “I’m really into the new popular obsession with old vintage clothes. So I think this year, instead of throwing out all my old clothes, I want to try and revive them and give them a new life; customise them to make them stand out and match the trends that feature on the high streets”.

Marni Banks







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