Approach your closet. Give it some credit, let it reinvent itself. It might be bored with you, too.
Consider a new silhouette.
Shoulders are key. Everybody looks good when they stand up straight.
Consider the power of footwear.
Consider the power of feet. Balance is everything. Three might be the new two. Bare is definitely the new strappy. Stand as bare and balanced as you can, on a ledge, even, and see what that does for you.
Back up and look at the lines. Consider what other people see that you can’t due to where you usually stand. It probably all looks great from a few steps away. For example, you probably don’t need half that much eyeliner. Stop standing so close and you’ll like everything a lot better.
Accessorize! You don’t have to buy anything new. Pick stuff up off the ground, drill a hole through it and call it a charm. If somebody else needs it more, let them borrow it. Get it back someday, but no rush.
You’re the only one who has to believe this stuff works. If you wear it like it works, it works. It’s totally working. You look really good. No, I mean good. A new year’s worth of good.
Photos at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the yard sale of ceramic artist Jake Zeiher, who has so many pendants, teapots and three-footed beauties you wouldn’t believe. Look!