I first published this back about five years ago but it still holds up! Make 2019 the year you stay true to your personal style! (Not sure how to do that? Stay tuned!)
We are just weeks away from a new year and that means some of you are already thinking about your New Year’s resolutions! If you’re trying to come up with some ideas on things to tackle this year, might I suggest some style resolutions?
1. Organize Your Closet
Not the most fun way to spend an afternoon, but you’ll definitely benefit from this task! Considering you get dressed every day, make it easier and more fun by having items easily organized and accessible. This will save you time and frustration!
2. Do Inventory
Just like stores do their inventory before the new year, take stock of your own closet. What are you lacking? What do you have too much of? If you’ve got 14 black crew neck sweaters and you only wear two of them, consider letting go of a few. How are your staple items holding up? Make a list of the items that are getting too worn: stained t-shirts, shredded jeans (and not in a fashionable way), and any other beyond-repair items.
3. Decide to Invest
Been eyeing those designer jeans or that statement bag for years? Make this the year you stop dreaming and buy! Investing in good quality pieces you love doesn’t means you’re being financially irresponsible, in fact, they can actually save you money over time! So save up, make that purchase and love every second you wear it! Take care of these items and they should last you years!
A new year is the perfect time to start fresh and that includes your style. If you’ve been feeling stuck in a style rut, break out! Wear your favorite items in unexpected ways, try out new trends, and see what you like! Don’t let those items you’ve bought but don’t know how to wear just sit in your closet another year!
Make this year your best style year yet!
Originally published December 30, 2014