Have you made any new years image resolutions? Do you want to become more stylish this year? There is something about the turn of a calendar year that makes everyone crave dramatic change. Here are some almost effortless ways to update your appearance. They are quick, inexpensive and require zero willpower. You do not need to buy a whole new wardrobe…just make people think you did, by updating the items that get noticed the most, like your handbag. Accessories are also a cost effective way to update your closet’s contents because you can wear them day after day. This year, look for pieces made from faux crocodile leather and other exotic skins. To make your outfits appear more high end, choose a handbag that has brass hardware instead of silver; it looks expensive and is a bit more unexpected. How about trying a new bold red lipstick? Do not be scared off by its boldness…the truth is, red is one of the most universally wearable lipstick shades, and it is a classic way to add both impact and femininity to your look. Rediscover the pointy toed shoe. The tapered toe fell out of fashion’s favor for a couple of seasons, but this season, it is the shoe shape of choice. There is simply nothing as flattering to a woman’s leg than a pointed toe pump. The biggest resolution you can make is to clean out your closet. If you only wear a fraction of the clothing in your closet, getting rid of the excess will help you rediscover classic items and determine what additions could take your wardrobe to the next level. Start by only pulling out items you are sure you will never wear again.