Another year, another chance to make good on your fashion promises.
I am not someone that is particularly fond of resolutions. I break diets within a week. I start swearing like a sailor within a day. My nails get bit the second I get anxious. And yes – that’s a glass of wine on a Monday. I have bad habits just like the best of them, but I usually need to grow out of them rather than force myself to break free.
But this year, I want us all to make a few fashion resolutions for the year ahead.
I’ve never actually purchased something that’s made my wardrobe better because it’s on sale. Stalking something and buying it once it’s on sale is an entirely different thing. I’m talking about the impulse splurges. Let’s put an end to them once and for all in 2015.
I really hate the mornings where I wake up and walk out the door feeling uninspired and lacking confidence. If I focus on just buying clothes I actually love, this probably would happen a whole lot less.
Let me explain.
I have a few items in my closet that I “hate” because they a) don’t fit like they used to or b) my memory of wearing them is tainted. But I’m going to try and give some of these items a go again in the new year. But if I still hate them, it’s time to donate.
See the resolution above. When in doubt, throw it out.
This is a fun one for me. There’s a million items out there that I haven’t worn because I don’t think I can pull them off.
For example – these hats. I feel hesitant towards them because they don’t feel specifically “me”. But screw that! I think they’re adorable and there’s really no reason why I shouldn’t.
Each year I hope to achieve this. I have multiple style icons, but photographer Jamie Beck is someone I consistently look at and think, “Huh. I wish I dressed like that more.”
So what did I do recently? I bought her classic wardrobe essentials so I can be an official copy cat. Nothing says “I love your style” like “Let me steal your style”.
Not everyone can pull off every look. But that doesn’t mean I should assume something won’t look good on me without trying it out first.
One of my best friends in college never wore tube tops. (Bear with me – this is when tube tops were in.) One day I was out shopping and bought her one. I believe it was black and from Forever 21. She put it on and loved it. In fact, it became a bit of her signature look that year.
Sometimes listening to a friend suggest something or just taking a leap of faith will actually inspire you to find something new and brilliant for your wardrobe.