New Year, New Style

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It’s the time of year for reflection but if a twelve month gym pass seems a bit extreme, why not use the opportunity to make some simple style resolutions to keep things fresh for the year ahead. Whether you’re a regular in the fash-pack or whether you prefer to keep things low key, there’s something for even the fussiest of footwear fans to try.

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You may have lost touch in 2015, but there’s no time like the present to reconnect. Those sneakers at the back of the wardrobe? You loved them once and you can get back to that place again. Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. Better yet, snap up a reinvention of an old favourite – think unmistakable Converse toe cap, with a super luxe quilted finish and suede details. Everyone can change.

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Yes, it’s comforting to stick to what works. But what if this year, you try something completely off-the-wall? And who knows, you may even like it. If you want to dip your toe into footwear chaos, try a high heeled Timberland boot for the ultimate style shake up.

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So you’re the sort who’ll wear a classic pair of trainers until they wear out? Invest in high quality full grain leather for a pair that lasts longer and looks sharper. And if you’re worried you’ll end up looking too smart, pick a leather or suede version of the most in-demand sports brands. A tan leather version of the adidas Superstar? You’re not spending money, you’re investing it.

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While it’s fun to experiment with new styles, it can all feel a bit overwhelming without any proper direction. Luckily, designer brands are seasons ahead when it comes to the latest trends, so you’re in safe hands. Pick up some designer runners in on-trend burgundy tones from DKNY for instant wardrobe rejuvenation.

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You don’t need to go overboard in order to make a statement – sometimes it’s all in the details. Just a hint of colour, a dash of texture or a glint of something metallic. Burberry have taken their luxury designer trainers and added a flash of their signature checked fabric. Sometimes a small hint is all you need to get your message across.

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