When you’ve found a look that you’re comfortable with, it’s easy to fall into a style rut. After searching hard and long to discover the silhouettes you love and the styles you crave, it can be tempting to just stick with them. Though it’s true “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” you can always enhance it. The new year is the perfect time to push yourself beyond the sartorial boundaries you’ve set. Why not experiment with the hairstyle you’ve always wanted to try, or embrace prints in new and exciting ways?

Here are just a few new looks you could give a shot in 2013:

1. The Printed Suit

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We’ve seen bright and colorful suits, but the printed suit takes the look to a new, unprecedented level of fabulousness. It’s bold, confident and striking and can be played down with neutral hues or dressed up with equally colorful accoutrements.

2. Bold Colors


No matter your complexion, there’s a bold color that sets your skin off perfectly. There are few things as stunning as turquoise against deep skin tones or mustard against rich brown tones. Discover the colors that complement your color the best, and rock them with pride.

3. Lipstick


Set aside classic lipstick colors like red and nude for this season’s eye-catching hues: orange, lavender and even bright pink. The pairings (like orange lipstick with a purple dress) are limitless.

4. New Haircut


Nothing better complements a fresh new start in life like a new haircut. From the popular choppy bob to a funky razor-sharp short “boy cut,” a new haircut enables you to transform your look beyond what you could have imagined. Why not start 2013 by taking the plunge?

5. New Shapes

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It’s such a treasure to find a silhouette that flatters your shape that it’s easy to start to rock the shape incessantly. Why not discover a new look? From peplum to ruffles to volume to full pleated skirts, designers are churning out dresses that can highlight your shape in new and exciting ways. One might be worth giving a try, at least for a special occassion.

What daring trends are you open to try this year, Clutchettes?

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