After another strenuous and stressful year, the determination to start 2022 with a positive outlook is non-negotiable. A fresh mindset, accompanied by new stationery and a meticulously detailed vision board, can make the start of the new year feel like your own personal playground. It’s a brand new year with new goals, new vibes, and new…whatever you want, really. Many of us thrive on the idea of a fresh start and the opportunities afforded with it; a way to put actions behind the self-work we did all year.
For many of us though, this can be achieved by implementing simple habits and routines that effortlessly enhance your day-to-day. An uncomplicated way can be by cultivating an everyday look that breeds confidence while maintaining a level of comfort. Especially if you’re still working from home, looking your best is a surefire way to feel good and perform at your best. A bright sweater on a rainy day or an oversized blazer on a meeting-heavy day can effortlessly uplight and enhance your mood.
Aligning the unique energy of each day with your wardrobe can make you feel prepared, self-assured, and focused. Keep scrolling to see a week of my life through outfits that make me feel ready to tackle the new year.
"Since my weeks start meeting-heavy, I gravitate towards looks that make me feel self-assured and put together. Nothing says that like tonal dressing, so I paired my favorite chunky knit with my favorite trousers for an elevated WFH ‘fit."
Where to Shop: Re Ona Sand Trousers (Black-owned), H&M turtleneck, Nike Air Forces, Telfar Mini Oxblood (Black-owned).
"For snow-filled days, the assignment is easy: Stay warm. So when I did venture outside, I reached for this baby blue puffer without hesitation. It’s pretty lightweight so I wore a thicker long-sleeve bodysuit underneath, paired it with faux leather leggings, and topped it off with the pièce de résistance: Oversized white combat boots."
Where to Shop: Express Faux Leather Leggings, Black bodysuit, Steve Madden Boots, Telfar Mini Cream (Black-owned).
"Causal vibes for humpday, especially when it’s below freezing outside. Since I opted for my satin blue joggers to elevate the look, I dressed it down with a white sweater and camel teddy coat. To keep an element of style to the look, I added my retro 1’s and Pillow Tabby Coach bag."
Where to Shop: TIER satin blue joggers (black-owned), H&M white sweater, Jordan 1’s, Zara Teddy Coat.
"If I had a ‘winter uniform,’ this would be it. There’s something so simple and marvelous about a perfect pair of denim and a structured blazer. I opted for a cutout high-neck top and Doc Martin-style boots to add a bit of cool."
Where to Shop: American Eagle loose denim, Zara white blazer, All Saints Boots, Urban Outfitters top.
"Date night is here and sis is ready! I love to play with ‘less is more' during the winter, especially on date nights. I adore this peephole turtleneck for that exact reason. When paired with this midi-length faux leather skirt, the silhouette can’t be beaten. I added the leopard platform shoes for a bit of sass, and my Telfar mini to keep it all the way cute."
Where to Shop: Undra Celeste turtleneck (black-owned), SHEIN leather skirt, Jessica Simpson leopard platforms, Telfar Cream mini.
Featured image by Courtney Simpson/xoNecole