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New Year celebrations began in pre-Christian times, beginning with the Babylonians in March, but were changed to January by the Romans. January gets its name from Janus, the two-faced god who looks backwards into the old year and forwards into the new. If you haven’t thought of any resolutions yet, don’t worry, you still have the remainder of the festive period to think about it. But, in true MFM fashion, we have been thinking about the upcoming year. So here is just some of our ideas about how to resolve your wardrobe woes in 2014.

Denim

2013 has been all about coloured trousers, especially chinos. And while denim was also on trend, most designers focused on denim tops for that true ‘90s look; although it looks as though it’s set to continue with the SS14 collections of Kapital and Guess – to name a few – showcasing denim). For us, there is nothing more stylish than a simple pair of jeans, so here is our first resolution: buy a stylish pair of jeans that will go with any outfit, whether it’s skinny or boot, dark or light wash.

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Accessories

Another resolution might be to accessorise more. Whether this is a new watch, or simply a belt, now is the time to think of those finishing touches. For us, a great pair of shoes goes a long way so this might be something to think about for the upcoming season. And what could be better than this Bottega Veneta bag to cure those January work blues. What’s more, never trust a man with brown shoes, or so the saying goes. But with these Kurt Geiger shoes (on sale so get them now!), no one will mind if you’re a little naughty this winter.

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SS14 Trends

If your style is more about the present, and you like to switch it up from season to season, then this resolution might be for you. While some of us like to own a  number of stylish items that are endlessly timeless, some of us like to wear the season’s latest trends; and, like most things, these items could surface on the runways in another season and so should be kept (just in case!)

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The bells of St. Clement’s are ringing which can only mean one thing for SS14 – orange and lemon! From Agi and Sam to Burberry, citrus hues will dominate the fashion spectrum next year, with a number of incorporated bold prints i.e. animal.

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Continuing the renewed interest of pastel colours this year, SS14 collections such as Hackett and Richard Nicholl also showed a fondness once again for pinks and blues. These sky-inspired tones are great for spring and will have you looking as fresh as a daisy in no time.

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Thoughts

Whether you call it New Year or Hogmanay, or will be tucked up in bed as Big Ben strikes midnight, now is the perfect time to think about your wardrobe. Forget about diets and gyms and just take a moment to consider the fact that 2014 could be your year for fashion. Whether your resolution is to keep it timeless, or to try something fresh, just remember: if you feel good, you (should) look good, too. See y’all in 2014!