Welcome to the Style Suite withÂ KÃ©la Walker, your source for fashion and style trends for power plays in the workplace. Every Tuesday and Thursday, she’ll share tips and suggestions to help maximize your style on a budget. Whether you’re the style devil in Prada or the apprentice with limited apparel, you’ll find something in the Style Suite to suit your needs.
As we wind down from the holiday season, it’s time to get ready for aÂ new year and a new you. With just a few more days left in 2012, I’m reflecting on the year and making a list of how I can be a better me, including my wardrobe and my style. Resolutions aren’t just for weight goals, character building and professional assessment. It’s also a great time to take a look in the mirror and analyze how you want to fashionably present yourself in 2013. For me, that means evaluating myÂ closet and clearing out the old to make room for the new and improved.
Perhaps you want to add more color to your closet. Or maybe you want to create a more polished andÂ professionalÂ look. Whatever you decide, there’s no better time than now to rework your style and enter the new year with a new, fashion-improved you. (Shop the look here.)
As you think of how to evolve your style for 2013, consider adding emerald green to the mix. Patone, the world-renowned authority on color,Â has declared the radiant shade of green as theÂ 2013 ‘Color of the Year.’ Described as vivid and powerful, “emerald green is a color of elegance and beauty that enhancesÂ our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” With a description like that, theÂ jewel-toned hue is sure to be a perfect compliment to your new year style. Happy New Year!
KÃ©la Walker is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer and TV host, who has contributed lifestyle and entertainment content for outlets including NBC’s LXTV, Getty Images, YRB Magazine, Madame Noire, and RTL Germany. She also has a passion for fashion and offers the latest in fab fashion trends and consumer deals withKelasKloset.com. Her chic style and trendsetting blog has been lauded by sites including Essence.com and Huffington Post Black Voices.