FASHION is about reinvention and transformation. Nothing builds confidence quite like a radical new look and new accessory or twelve. Keep the winter blahs at bay by obeying the following edicts:

1. GET RID OF EVERYTHING
…you are not wearing. I just cleared out my closet. I took everything I was not wearing and sent it to Housing Works. It felt very liberating. #fashionenema #clarity #lotsofroomfornewstuff

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Housing Works will gladly accept you whatever schlock you cull from your wardrobe and apply it to a good cause. #fashionkarma


2. ADORN YOURSELF WITH A SIGNATURE FLOURISH

Carlyne Cerf has her jangly armfuls of bracelets. Karl Lagerfeld has his high collars and ponytail. I have my flowery shirts. Get yourself a signature flourish which is yours and yours alone. Maybe you have a one already, in which case, ditch it and get a new one.

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Sure, floral shirts have served me well as a signature piece, but thoughts on tassels? I think they’re the earrings to the soul.

 

3. GO BOLD
Everything in your closet should really count. Throw out all your “basics” and “essentials” and only wear IMPACTFUL clothes.

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Basics are just so…BASIC. Life’s too short not to wear shiny Saint Laurent sneakers. #twinkletwinklelittleshoes

 

4. PRETTY UP
Have you been glopping on the same old makeup in the same old way for too long? Time for a refresh. Make an appointment with one of Barneys’ resident makeup gurus to step into the new year with a perky puss. New Yorkers, for you that means Jason Ascher at Madison Avenue, and for you Angelinos, give Patrick Foley a jingle. You’ll be glad you did.

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These boys know beauty. Jason and Patrick are just the guys to help you head into 2017 fresh-faced and fabulous.

 

5. GET SHADEY

What is the most important accessory for the winter months? No, it’s not a new set of thermals—nobody can see them.The most impactful transformative winter accessory is a new pair of oversized, mirrored glamour shades. #Gstaad #SaintMoritz

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A few simple style updates, and your 2017 will be so bright, you’ll have to wear shades.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

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