5 Ways To Dress Happy For 2014 (Glam Slam)

Happy Lucky Friday the 13th! While I’m enjoying the last two weeks of the year, I am also looking forward to the New Year.

For plenty of fashion inspiration, the new InStyle offers tips to help you dress happy in 2014!

Here are five ways to remix a few essentials and beat the winter blues…

Sweat It: Trade a blouse for a dressy sweatshirt (see Alicia Keys, pictured, for inspiration). It’s comfy chic at its best!

Embrace Laid-Back Leather: Buttery soft lambskin in a slouchy fit isn’t as constricting as leggings. Pair with high heels for a dressy and feminine look.

Super-Size Your Studs: Wow-worthy earrings elevate any look, but dangling ones can snag delicate knits. Choose rounded studs that won’t catch on a scarf.

Up Your Sexy Shoe Game: Wearing stick-thin stilettos can be a balancing act. Try a chunkier heel; the extra support will keep you grounded.

Breathe Easy in a Blazer: A tailored jacket is a work-week staple, but opt for an unlined one. You can layer it over a sweater and it won’t look of feel bulky.

The January Issue of InStyle is on sale now.

-- Ryan Patterson

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