Every year we all sit down and make New Year’s resolutions such as being more healthy or improving our relationships with others. On top of self-improvement resolutions, I like to make fashion resolutions too! I find this to be a really simple way to freshen up your style or try something new to break out of your comfort zone. There’s something about starting the day with a new look or simple change that really has an effect on your mood and can even be a much-needed perspective shift!
Fashion resolutions don’t have to be drastic unless you want them to be.
You don’t have to adopt a new clothing style or reinvent your wardrobe but if that’s your goal, more power to you! Maybe for you, it’s more of a WHERE you shop vs. WHAT you wear. Simply exposing yourself to new brands, stores, and sources can lead to an exciting world of discovery.
Last year, I started a goal to shop at second-hand stores, thrift stores, and unique designers more than shopping at fast-fashion retailers. I achieved that goal while rediscovering one of my favorite second-hand stores, Buffalo Exchange, and purchasing from designer sample sales! Just exploring these new environments was something that yielded tons of new ideas I wanted to try out.
Another fashion goal of mine was to branch out from wearing black (the picture above was pre-resolution.. or maybe a cheat day). I think a lot of us can relate to this. Yes, it is a versatile color that can be slimming (I wear it out at night and during the winter a lot) but there are so many other colors in my wardrobe that make me feel just as confident.
I want to give my colorful clothing some love this year, and even try to buy less black. There will definitely be days where I am lazy and wear almost all black because let’s face it, black consumes about 70% of my wardrobe (my roommate can attest to this). Whenever I go home for the holidays in San Diego like I did these past few weeks, I always tend to wear more bohemian style clothing and gravitate towards earth tones.
Ultimately, even a small change like adventuring into new stores or introducing different colors to your palette can lead to the mood enhancement you seek starting the New Year! I hope this post inspires you to step out of your rut of wearing the same usual colors. Of course, it’s always good to have staples in your wardrobe, but mixing it up every now and then is actually incredibly liberating and makes getting dressed exciting!