Start the new year in style

Happy New Year! 2013 is upon us, and whilst you’re all recovering from a night of celebrations we thought we’d take a look at a few ways you can start the year in style. A few additions to your winter wardrobe will leave you ready to take your place in the fashion stakes, and if you do it well you won’t have to spend a fortune either.

New year sales are a great opportunity to grab some high fashion at bargain prices, so make sure to head out there and see what you can uncover. But, you need to go in there with a plan rather than buying indiscriminately, and by concentrating on wardrobe staples you can’t go wrong—you’ll have key pieces of clobber that can see you through this season and beyond with ease. Don’t be tempted by that impulse purchase if it’ll simply end up in the back of your wardrobe, and ideally make a list of dream items that you could track down at a great price.

Be on the lookout for things like a decent pair of winter boots, quality knitwear and perhaps a leather biker jacket for the spring, but for a truly wise purchase a good old duffle should be at the top of the list. The start of the new year means winter coats will often be reduced in price as shops start to make way for spring attire, and if you can get a quality duffle coat at a fraction of the cost (which you can if you take a look around) you’ll have the ideal solution. Plus, a duffle is always in style, so what are you waiting for? There’s nothing better than knowing you’re turning heads, so start as you mean to go on by investing in a few key purchases that will see you through the new year in style.