Try Something New Style Challenge

It's tough for some of us to step outside of our normal, everyday routine, especially when it comes to fashion. You may have been wearing the same colours your whole life, or the same tired jeans day in day out just because they're comfy, but I challenge you to embrace something every day using clothes and accessories you already have. It may be as small as adding a belt or stepping right out of your comfort zone with a bold colour you've never tried before, but give it a go, for at least a few weeks. Make it your styling mission and prepare the complements roll in.



* Borrow from the Boys: Channel your sharper style with pieces that look as if you've stolen them right from his closet. Test-drive a blazer, a smart suit, brogues, or an oversize button-down to get started.



* Top it off with a hat: Whether you opt for a cap, a fedora, or a floppy boho style, a hat might just be the easiest way to top of your outfit and really make a statement with your style.



* Mix Up Your Prints: Liven up your look with bold patterns — and don't worry if they don't "go together." Just keep them in the same colour family and have fun with geometric shapes, floral prints, polka dots, you name it!



* Wear Daytime Metallics: Turn heads all day long when you add a flash of silver or gold to your daytime look. Sure, it's unexpected, but it works in more casual silhouettes.



* Belt Your Scarf: Inject a little pattern or texture and define your waist all at once; layer a cool scarf over your ensemble and cinch it to breathe new life into your tired looks.



* Dress/Skirt Over Pants: This layered look can be sleek and subtle. Add a tunic over pants at the office or try a floaty chiffon dress over leather pants for a night out. Let your imagination run wild with cool combinations to mix things up.



* Go Bright: Liven up your look with bold, notice-me colour. Challenge yourself to wear as little black as possible.



* Animal Instincts: You needn't be a fierce leopard-print fanatic, but try injecting a little bit of the wild print on your shoes or a clutch or even a scarf.



* Full Skirt: Ground a feminine full skirt with the right layers. Adapt this style for warmer weather by adding a mid-riff top and some killer personality heels.



* Statement Tights: They might be a necessity sometimes, but there's no reason why you shouldn't be fun. Try drawing attention to your bottom half by wearing a bright coloured or patterned pair, especially if you've got killer legs.



* Leather Up: It doesn't take much - a leather jacket, leather pants - but even a little leather can go a long way to making your look feel cooler.



* Colour Blocking: Try not to reach for greys and blacks just because it's easy. Look for complementary colours and go bold with colour block outfits.



* Transform Your Dress Into a Skirt With a Top: It's an oldie but a goodie. Give a dress a whole new feel simply by adding a sweater or shirt to top it off.



* Layer Up: Why not double up on shirts or try a vest? Experimenting with layers can give something as basic as a button-down a fashion-forward feel.



* Belt It: Transform bulky outerwear or define the waist on a billowy top with a belt; thick, thin, textured, coloured - anything goes.



* Play with Texture: Whether it's lace, a fringed sweater, denim on denim, playing with texture might just be the most interesting thing you do to your outfit.