There’s something exciting about a new year. The chance to start anew, to clear out the old and get a new lease on life. If you’re doing your annual wardrobe clean-out, though, there are plenty of things you can hang onto and see with new eyes and the year ticks over. Whether you’re considering what to wear in spring 2014 or even into fall 2014, here are 5 key trends to keep.

5 womens looks to keep for 2014

1. Checks & plaids.

Plaid in 2013 has been everything from classically Scottish to defiantly grungy. As the New Year rolls around all forms of checks and plaids are keepers: hang onto them and wear them well.

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Checked patterns at Celine F/W ’13 and Jenny Packham S/S ’14.

2. Pyjamas as daywear.

If you decided to take the leap of wearing pyjama-inspired silk pantsuits or slips out of the house in 2013, you were one of fashion’s braver flag-bearers. And fear not: if the runways are anything to go by, you can carry on wearing them into 2014. Spring loves lightweight fabrics and billowy cuts, so bringing ideas from the land of nod and into real life isn’t such a stretch.

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Pyjama dressing at Marc Jacobs F/W ’13 and Nonoo S/S ’14.

3. Metallics.

From candy-foil coats to reflective mini dresses, metallic clothes are set to carry on as a wardrobe staple. The shinier the better, so keep a hold of all your gold.

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Metallic clothing at Balmain F/W ’14 and Pucci S/S ’14.

4. Grunge.

2013 was, in many aspects, reminiscing on the ’90s. The love of grunge is one element that will carry on across the New Year: attitude and all.

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Grunge at Phillip Lim F/W ’13 and Saint Laurent S/S ’14.

5. Florals.

This one almost goes without saying, since florals are one of the most perennial prints going. Take your summer or winter florals and take them easily into 2014.

Florals at Giambattista Valli F/W ’13 and Stella McCartney S/S ’14.

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