Fashion Focus: Out with the old in with the new

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Maxi dresses should always be a wardrobe must have

So 2015 is off to a flying start with one cold month behind us and half way through February.

I have to say I always like to see the back of January because for me it’s usually quite a non-eventful month and most of us like to keep our heads down, save a bit of money and recuperate from a busy festive period.

Although January is a great time to start a new hobby, clear out your wardrobe or make new life changes I always feel that all the good intentions take a little longer for some people. Because Fermanagh January’s are particularly cold and dull and we Fermanagh folk usually take a little longer to get round to things, February is generally the starting point for most. Have you ever tried to start a diet in January for example and then given up and vowed to start again for Lent.

We all need a little time to get into the swing of things so February is the perfect time to start again. In terms of our wardrobes January and February are often months where we struggle with what to wear. We don’t really want to buy new things because we are all broke after Christmas and because of the sales we are bombarded with last season’s stock, which may be cheap but we probably won’t get that much wear out of it come the Spring.

I always like to give my wardrobe a bit of a shakeup up at this time of year when the new spring stock is on its way it’s always good to make room for a few new things and get rid of things that you don’t plan on wearing again.

If you’re into fashion it’s also a good idea to keep note of the upcoming trends and think about these while doing your wardrobe clear out. Surprisingly spring summer 2015 will see quite a few stereotypical winter trends such as the 1970’s Bohemian looks with layers, floaty maxi dresses, gillets, floppy hats, suede and faux fur. Military will also be a big thing for the summer so keep hold of your khaki greens and camouflage colours.

Sequins, glitz, waistcoats and neck ties or thin scarves make up the ‘rock star’ look which will also be big this summer so if you want to be a Fermanagh trend setter pay close attention to what’s going in and out of your wardrobe over the coming weeks. Giving your wardrobe a detox once in a while may just save yourself some money in the long run and it always helps to remind yourself what’s in there!

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