It’s a new year and time for a new resolution. Why not change your style along with your 2019 goals and ambitions? Style is one of the easiest ways to transform your life. Here are our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions which will take your wardrobe from 2018 to 2019, while aiming to improve confidence, happiness and longevity.
Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions
As 2018 comes to a close and we enter 2019, it’s time to turn over that new leaf and think about how you want to present yourself in the new year. Here are our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions. Take the ones you love and want to try for yourself:
1. Feel Confident in Your Clothes
Now is the time to be confident in yourself and let it show through your clothes. It might be more of an inner battle, but certain clothes definitely have the power to transform someone’s personal confidence. Whether it’s a pair of jeans which you think make your body look amazing, to a dress which makes you look like a Greek goddess, to a jacket that has all of your favorite details -- wear what makes you feel like the confident woman you are.
2. Invest in Yourself
It is tempting to shop the bargain bins and cheap stores in malls but those low prices are a complete siren’s call -- they draw you in, you buy the item and then after wearing it a few times it becomes shapeless, wears out or disintegrates. Instead, invest in yourself and your look. Shop staple pieces, like little black dresses, which you will wear for a long time and won’t go out of style. The key here is to shop for quality pieces which can be worn for a long time, due to both timeless fashion and design.
3. Find Your Own Personal Style
Not everyone is a monochromatic minimalist, nor is everyone a color enthusiast. Find what colors and styles you like and then fill out your closet to complement. When you look into your closet and see item after item that you love (and that match one another), you’ll be happy to dress in your own personal style. Plus, having a personal style makes it easier to shop!
4. Perfect Your Everyday Outfit
This goes hand-in-hand with feeling confident in your clothes and finding your own personal style. Ideally, you should have a go-to outfit which you can wear most days without having to think too hard about. You may even already gravitate towards one look in particular. This is your everyday look, excellent for times when you’re running late or can’t be bothered choosing an outfit or just want to wear something you know looks good. Whatever you love and want to wear -- whether it’s feminine dress and ballet flats or jeans and ankle boots -- will be perfect for your everyday outfit.
5. Have Fun & Try Something New
Okay, so if you’ve found your personal style and perfected your everyday outfit, now comes the fun part -- diversifying your options. You won’t know if you like something on yourself unless you try it. So, step outside of comfort zone and try something new. It could be wearing more color than normal or even accessorizing more. Try something different and you just might find a new favorite.
6. Tailor Items You Love to Hug You
Fit is everything. For example, a poorly fit dress may hang awkwardly on your frame or pull and gather at odd spots. Meanwhile, a tailored dress will hug you like a second skin, framing your body and its curves to perfection. Whether you’ve found a vintage gem or are refitting a dress you used to wear, tailoring will make you look polished and put-together.
7. Gather a Few Classic Go-To Pieces
There are timeless pieces which never go out of style: a trench coat, black sunglasses, a white t-shirt, a little black dress, a leather jacket and nude heels, just to name a few. Slowly gather pieces which you can see yourself wearing for years and years to come and make sure to implement them in your everyday wear to stay both timeless and chic.
8. Accessorize with Items that Make You Smile
Too often we accessorize with recent trends and forget about the pieces which make us smile. Bring the smile back by wearing a family heirloom with good memories attached, a recent purchase made on a holiday or even a funny or cute accessory which makes you laugh. Life’s too short to not enjoy your fashion.
9. Get Inspired
If you’ve felt in a rut lately concerning the clothes available in your closet, it’s time to look for styling inspiration. Often, it’s not a matter of buying new clothes, but seeing new ways to style old pieces. Scroll lookbooks of brands you like or peruse Instagram for ideas and get inspired by the looks other people are serving.
10. Take Care of Your Clothes
Once you have all of these pieces you love, that make you confident and smile and that fit you well and are high quality, do you really want to trash them? Take care of your clothes properly by folding the ones which need it and hanging those that require it. Dry clean when recommended. Take care of your clothes and they will serve you for 2019 and years to come.