New Year, new us right? I am a self-confessed clothes hoarder, and recently I have come to the conclusion that I have absolutely no more space for clothes. But, I still struggle with the “I have nothing to wear” situation. So, I’ve come up with some fashion resolutions to get myself on track this year to have a fool-proof wardrobe AND set myself up for success so I will always love my outfit!
Don’t buy it just because it’s on sale
I wrote a whole post about one million years ago, on how to shop smarter. But, one thing that I’m still struggling with is saying “NO!” to items that I’m not in love with just because they’re cheap. Then my closet is filled with clothes that A) aren’t my style or B) don’t fit very well just because I like a good bargain.
Invest in classic pieces
This goes hand in hand with my first point. Instead of buying 10 $5 t-shirts that are ill-fitting and tear after one wash, buy 1 $50 top that will stand the test of time and actually compliment my figure so I can look good and feel confident.
Add some color to my wardrobe
Since I am a hairstylist my closet consists of black, black, black, and more black. This year I want to incorporate more color into my life. Whether it be through makeup, handbags, jewelry, or just pops of color for my days off.
Dress it up with new accessories
You can basically double your wardrobe by using different accessories to transform an outfit to suit different occasions. It’s so simple to throw on a different jacket and necklace, which makes the last minute outfit options so much less stressful.
Stop wearing athleisure all the time
So this is 100% a personal goal for me specifically. Because, when I’m not at work I am in a pair of leggings and a baggy shirt. But, I have SO MANY other outfit options that I never get to wear (because of my strict dress code) that just chill in my closet until they’re out of style. I want to push myself to actually get dressed and use ALL of my clothes. (I do have an addiction to yoga pants because I got distracted and started shopping for some as I write this)
Donate anything that doesn’t fit or make you feel good
We all have that dress that we bought but it just doesn’t fit right and makes us look lumpy in places that we most certainly don’t want lumps. Or, we don’t like the fabric of a top, or we have jeans that are a little too snug for comfort. As a rule of thumb, if you put it on and you don’t feel like a million bucks, give it to someone who will work it.
Get it repaired, or get rid of it
I don’t know about y’all, but I am MUCH more crafty in my head than in real life. I have a pile of clothes that need to be hemmed, repaired, or have a button replaced. But, they’re never a priority in my life so they just stay in their pile. From now on, I’m going to give myself a time limit to get it fixed or just get rid of it. What’s the point of having a broken top hanging around when you have no intention of fixing it?!
Donate old “trendy” items
I have such a love/hate relationship with trends. I have a hard time using something for a season or two than having to get rid of it. So, a lot of the time, I don’t end up getting rid of it in hope that fashion will recycle and it’ll be in style again. I’m ready to end this cycle once and for all and find a way to donate items that aren’t my style anymore to someone who would love a new outfit.
Guys, I have a really good feeling about this year (even though I’m already falling behind on my goals) and I know that we’re all going to look and feel the best we ever have! Let me know, what are your fashion goals? What is your fashion esthetic going to be this year?!