What to wear in January can be a tricky one. It's still freezing so you need to stay warm and cosy, but it's also a fresh start. We've all likely made a resolution of some kind and have our eyes firmly fixed on moving forwards, so it's understandable if stepping back into 2017's wardrobe feels a little, well, stale.
Luckily there's a solution—and it's not throwing everything away! Naturally, a little wardrobe detox is a great idea at this time of year, but budgets are also tight post-Christmas. So before you toss the lot, consider the pieces you may be able to use as a gateway to 2018's earliest trends.
We're talking teasers of the S/S 18 colour palette, lots of layers, some chic suiting, and plenty of stripes. The key trends for the coming season have already made themselves known, so here's your guide to easing your wardrobe into 2018—while staying warm.
Keep scrolling for all the street style inspiration you need to inspire your January wardrobe.
Pink isn't going anywhere, so wrap up in pretty hues and offset the sugary sweetness with trainers. Extra points for pulled up sports socks.
Pink does have competition, however. Yellow is making a play for the shade of the season next spring, so start slow by added a few citrus accents now.
Rainbow stripes are big for 2018, so if you're ahead of the curve and have already bagged yourself a rainbow knit, team it with vinyl or leather.
The quickest way to update your January wardrobe? Switch beanies for berets, or if you're still not sure about the French signature, try a peaked baker-boy hat.
If you're ready to move on from winter shades, swap deep wine reds for bright and bold orange-red. A key colour on the S/S 18 runways, tomato is set to rule.
Keep the puffer jacket—you'll need it! But liven up your weekend wears by introducing statement boots. Editor note: Don't shy away from bold prints here.
Tonal looks make for an easy uniform, but if you've grown tired of yours, update it instantly with a bold accessory. Remember what we said about rainbow stripes?
Want to start buying spring dresses early? Go for it, and layer them like you've never layered before.
Bold prints and patterns are back for 2018, so it's time to get onboard with the "mile off" trend (as in, you can see these prints coming a mile off). Start with a bright coat—you might even be able bag a great one in the sale.
Trouser suits were a hit at NYFW S/S 18, so get in on the trend early with co-ords in key colours. Luckily, rich browns are sticking around, so if you invested for autumn, restyle them with a fresh knit.
Pantone predicted it, and it was right: Deep chili oil is set to warm up the spring colour palette. Pair it with cooler spring shades like lavender, and layer up while it's still chilly.
If you're tired of the tights, opt for a midi dress or skirt layered under super-cosy knits. Close the bare-skin-gap with a pair of boots, and pile on the cosy accessories.
This ticks all the boxes: warm, effortless, chic. Finish with those white heels you've been keeping for spring.
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