‘Tis the season for change. Now that you’re well into your resolutions, we’re sure you’re thinking they’re harder to maintain than you initially thought. Ideas to be more social have turned into lazy days on the couch, and vows to stop smoking are quickly forgotten after a tough day in the office. Somehow, the drive to succeed is lost between words and deeds.
But for Vixens, style resolutions are obtainable. The difference between daring and boring lie in the tiniest details, and if you’re looking to spice up your look (and keep it that way), consult our list of fashion and beauty risks worth taking.
Socks With Heels
This casual meets high-end look has slowly migrated from the runways to real life. Similar to shoulder pads, wearing socks and heels is about balance. If your socks have a crazy pattern, rock a simple colored heel and vice-versa.
High Waisted Pants and Skirts
High waisted items aren’t just for pregnant women. Combined with a tucked in shirt, an empire waist will give your body a gorgeous feminine shape. It can also give off the illusion of a flat stomach.
Wear Shorts With Everything
One of the biggest fashion misconceptions is that summer clothes should stay in the summer. Wrong! Whether they’re micro or knee-length, a well-tailored pair of shorts look great with funky tights and just about any top and a blazer.
Photo Credit: Film Magic
For an effortless evening look, match an outrageous pair of fitted pants with killer heels and button-up. Best of all: this multi-purpose fashion item doubles as daywear.
Photo Credit: Startraks Photo/Rex Features
As long as all of the patterns are simple with few colors, mixing prints won’t be too overwhelming to the eye. Fashion maven Solange pulls this off with perfection.
Photo Credit: Zimbio
Head to Toe Denim
This isn’t just for cowboys. The key to pulling this off is a good fit and slightly different shades of denim throughout your ensemble.
Not wearing white after Labor day is the most controversial fashion rule. But contrary to popular belief, white works in the winter as long as weather-appropriate elements are added.
Amp up a simple outfit and get architectural with your jewelry. Let things hang longer, looser and look bolder. When paired with bold prints, you’ll easily look like you belong in an art gallery.
Photo Credit: Associated Press
Lipgloss is an easier option, but a funky lipstick color can transform your entire wardrobe. If this is a completely new concept for you, pick out a daytime and nighttime color at Sephora.
Yes, we are serious. This 1980’s trend has stood the test of time. Paired with narrow hemlines and a sleek style, these will make your body look longer. Wearing shoulder pads is all about keeping the right balance.
Photo Credit: PR Photos
Customize Your Nail Color
Thanks to Beyoncé and Katy Perry, nail art is more popular than ever. While most of us can’t afford their crazy looks, blending different colors is a simple way to spice your hands up.
Photo Credit: Wire Image
Color Your Lashes
Mascara isn’t only available in black. A brighter hue like blue or purple will bring out your eye’s natural color and make them look bigger.