Now that the year is coming to an end, it's time to do a little reflecting. We're not the same women we were 12 months ago, and our closets should reflect that. While we've dabbled in some of 2017's buzziest trends, the day has come to do a bit of reflecting: what can stay and what needs to go in the year ahead. To help jump-start your own wardrobe journey, we've tapped seven stylish women to share the changes they're making before the year is over. From swapping out their go-to denim style to finally ditching the pieces they couldn't manage to part with six months ago, these industry insiders are ready to shake things up. Read on to check out their insight, and to do a little shopping to help you kick off the New Year with a fresh take on fashion.
Read on for a look at what women are retiring now.
"I'm ready to give up big earrings and replace them with long pendant necklaces, especially over turtlenecks."
Wear with a silken shirt and jeans.
"I'm retiring my Nike Cortezes and moving full steam ahead with Nike Air Force 1s. From the Nike x Riccardo Tisci Air Force 1 Hi RT to the simple white-on-whites, I'm very into the iconic shoe's chunky sole, and I love the way they look with everything from high-waist mom jeans to wide-leg trousers."
These will be worth the investment.
"You can find me retiring my cropped, wide-legged pants. They just don't get me excited anymore when I get dressed in the morning. I'm going a little slimmer and longer."
The perfect workwear piece.
"This year, I'm retiring anything that doesn't fit correctly. I have a huge bin of things that need to be tailored, but if I don't feel excited to run to the tailor the moment a piece is in season, it's not worthy of sticking around. That and anything off-the-shoulder. I cleaned out my closet this weekend, and the off-the-shoulder trend was the first to go."
Super flattering worn with heels and a roll-neck.
"I'll be giving up backless shoes for obvious reasons. Not that I don't love them, but I'm not the kind of person to leave anything exposed when it's cold out. And I have a slight hunch mules may be out in the New Year."
These are at the top of our wish list. The fresh lilac colour is to die for.
"I will absolutely be waving goodbye (permanently) to the skinny jean or anything denim with any kind of Lycra content, for that matter. They lingered for a while in the back of my closet, I forgot about them, and now that winter is upon us, their days are numbered, as I need that precious closet space for something more structured. I'm delighted everything seems to be even higher waisted—it's absolutely my favorite silhouette."
Weekday denim—our high-street secret.
Courtesy of Carolyn Yim
"This year, New York is getting a very cold winter. I have retired my beanie and beret for a stylish and useful navy fisherman's cap in Loro Piana Storm System cashmere from a chic store in Paris's 8th called Crimson. Its shop owner, Linda Wright, might be the most stylish person I know. So when I found out she released a fisherman's cap—mind you, before Maria Grazia Chiuri sent models down the Dior runway in navy newsboy caps and before the Hadids donned the '90s-style hat—I knew I had to get one before it sells out. It keeps me always polished and warm."