Stylish New Year's Resolutions from the Lei Chic team

Editor's Picks: January 2013



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When it comes to New Year's resolutions, your track record is pretty hit or miss.

Hit: finally getting your Mary Poppins purse under control. Miss: sneaking that second slice of cheesecake at dessert (and let's face it, you're not sorry).

This year, why not make a fashion resolution instead? Read through our picks, then share your own in the comments below. Because, even if you don't keep it, the fun is in the trying.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Scrapbook Floral Corded Moto Jacket, $1,195, available on Shopbop.

"When I reach for a jacket, 99.9 percent of the time, it's a basic blazer. I love the polish they give my outfits, but sometimes they can be a little too serious, especially when I'm running to the mall or out to brunch. This year, I'll be looking for jackets with playful twists, like tuxedo trims, all-over prints, and even motorcycle silhouettes."

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Alexander Wang Agnete Patent Leather Sandals, $260.01, available on The Outnet.

"'How's the air down there?' is a rib I get frequently in the office thanks to my die-hard affinity for flats and oxfords. For 2013, I'm resolving to step up my shoe collection, literally, by working in a few pairs of seriously sleek high-heel pumps and booties - the more architectural the better."

Lei Chic
Marni beaded resin earrings, $420, available on Net-A-Porter; Givenchy golden brass magnetic shark-tooth earrings, $335, available at Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, (808) 951-8887.

"I'm the one in our fashion office whose crazy wardrobe includes everything but the kitchen sink, but, believe it or not, I hardly wear earrings (I don't have pierced ears). So for 2013, I'm making a conscious effort to include earrings in my everyday ensemble. Lucky for me, labels like Marni and Givenchy offer up stylish, unholey accessories for virgin lobes that also perfectly suit my edgy taste."

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J. Crew Collection Cafe Capri in Tuxedo Foulard in Plum Raisin Latterns, $350, available on JCrew.com.

"I didn't just jump on the color-blocking wagon last year, I dove head-first, especially when it came to my favorite color combination: orange and turquoise. In 2013, I'm going one step further and venturing into the world of patterns. A fun, printed capri would look great against the solid pieces already in my closet."

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