A New Year means a “fresh start’ for our wardrobe, says Gina Akers

Protected Species Waterproof City Walker Jacket, £87.50

A new year is the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and go for a fresh start with your style. 

Working from a blank canvas is the perfect pure platform for building your new look. 

For fresh foundations add neutral tones, light shades and white to your wardrobe, as they pretty much go with everything. Build onto this with colours and tones from your existing wardrobe. As the year goes on take full advantage of your neutral base to get the confidence to add bolder colours, and become more daring with your image… 

A White Porcelain Triceratops Dino Egg Cup looks awesome on any breakfast table £9.99, visit www.firebox.com

Firebox White Porcelain Triceratops Dino Egg Cup, £9.99

The men’s Beck Sweater (£49.99) above is the perfect go-to top and the women’s Momentum T-Shirt (£24.99) left, the ideal under layer in soft cotton jersey, both by Protest visit www.protest.eu

Protest Mens Beck Sweater, £49.99
Protest Womens Momentum T-Shirt, £24.99

S’ip by S’well’s Clean Slate Travel Mug is perfect for that morning hot drink. www.sipbyswell.com 

S’ip by S’well Clean Slate Travel Mug

Fade Out have created a unique formulation to create a brighter, more hydrated skin tone. £9.99 from www.lookfantastic.com 

Fade Out Even Skin Tone Eye Defence Cream, £9.99

The Protected Species Waterproof City Walker Jacket will see you stay dry in the winter rain, £87.50 from www.protected-species.com

Protected Species Waterproof City Walker Jacket, £87.50

The Scentered Mindful Aromatherapies Mini Tin is the perfect restore, support and rescue kit for those January winter blues £26, visit www.scentered.me 

Scentered Mindful Aromatherapies Mini Tin, £26.00

Leighton Denny Expert Nails have the ideal clean slate nail polish shades in Natural White and Pure White, £12 each, from www.leightondennyexpertnails.com

Leighton Denny Expert Nails Pure White, £12.00

The Orchid White Leather Jewellery Box (£166.50) by Stackers is ideal for an organised focus to the new year and adds a light look of luxury to any room, team up with the White Mini Phone Valet (£28) and you are off to a truly tidy start, visit www.stackers.com

Stackers Orchid White Leather Jewellery Box, £166.50

The Tangle Angel Classic is the ultimate detangling brush for minimalists, £14.95 at www.tangleangel.com

Tangle Angel Classic Brush, £14.95

MAD Beauty’s Clip & Clean Lemonade Gel Sanitizer is the essential on the move hand freshener, £2.50 from www.madbeauty.com

MAD Beauty Clip & Clean Lemonade Gel Sanitizer, £2.50

Sugarcube Bag is carefully handmade out of real leather in England, £37.50, available from www.zatchels.com 

Zatchels Classic White Leather Sugarcube, £37.50

Kipling’s Niman Fold Backpack in smooth grey is a foldable backpack that can turn into a shoulder bag or vice-versa, giving a minimal effortless look that’s practical and on trend, £59.40 at www.kipling.com 

Kipling Niman Fold Backpack, £59.40