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Five fab fashion tips to kick off 2005 in style

Get a great new you for the new year with these terrific clothing and beauty ideas from "Today" style editor Judy Gordon.
/ Source: TODAY

Ready to start the new year with your best foot forward? Let all style mistakes be forgot and never brought to mind!

We’ve pulled together five simple tips for your fashion and beauty routines to help you shine throughout the dreary winter months. 

Think lighter, brighter, smother and longer, and before you know it, you’ll be well on the way to fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions.

From hair, makeup and “dressing slim” tips to at-home beauty treatments, it’s all right here in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update.

Trend Tip: Fashion designers at all price points have caught on to the “color your world” trend as a great winter mood booster, so you’ll find wonderful jackets in leather, suede or silky corded cotton at more moderately priced stores such as Ann Taylor or Express. Check out Dana Buchman for a more classic, yet statement-making jacket in turquoise suede or pink mock croc.

PARIS FASHION WEEK from october 4th to october 11th 2004 Ready to Wear SPRING SUMMER 2005 Chloe backstage

Trend Tip:One small change can have a dramatic impact on your entire look, so don't overdo it! Emphasizing all your features at once will cancel out all your hard work.

Donna Karan backstage ready to wear spring summer 2005 NEW YORK fashion week september 2004

Trend Tip:Get the most out of your daily moisturizing routine with the latest and greatest products. The Perfect Cream, from 3Lab, is a new blend of “must-have” ingredients (antioxidant co-Q10, DMAE and seaweed extracts) sure to firm skin tone and soften your visage. If you like tried-and-true Johnson’s Baby Oil, then you’ll love its new non-greasy, light-oil mist form.

Oscar de la Renta backstage ready to wear spring summer 2005 NEW YORK fashion week september 2004

Trend Tip:Not sure? Do a hair color makeover on your own photo with L’Oreal’s Easy Expert online tool, available at .

Trend Tip: You will find this slimming style of pants and jeans at The Gap and Banana Republic, to name just a couple. We’re also partial to pants from Donna Karan — they fit wonderfully and may be worth the splurge, especially if you wear them all the time.

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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