We all have them - resolutions we make for the New Year that are broken almost as quickly as the ball drops in Times Square. Let's face it, change is hard and it becomes especially difficult when you vow to modify everything from your daily health and eating patterns to your overall life and career! The key to overcoming any large obstacle is breaking it down into smaller, baby steps that you can easily mark as complete and the same is true for your New Year resolutions.
So if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with what you already committed to, it's never to late to make edits. Here are 4 fashion resolution ideas you can easily achieve to get yourself back on the success track...
Resolution Idea: Learn To Mix Classic And Trendy Pieces To Create A Cohesive Look
If you keep up with our Style Guide on a weekly basis, you already know that trends are constantly coming and going, and it can feel quite overwhelming trying to keep up with the latest styles. But if you learn to mix what you already have in your closet with just a few trendy pieces you'll quickly see that there's no reason for a full wardrobe makeover with each new season.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to achieve this is through accessories! Take Lynlee's look below as the perfect example. She's wearing classic black from head-to-toe, but her outfit is far from boring with the addition of her leopard-print vest and tassel earrings.
✔️ This year I resolve to enhance my personal style by accessorizing my own, classic clothes with my favorite trends to create a new, yet cohesive look.
Resolution Idea: Invest in Good Denim
If you are looking for help on how to develop your own style, this is where it all begins! Denim is a closet staple in large part due to its versatility and resilience to fashion's ups and downs, but the key is investing in quality denim that is not only durable but also the right fit for your body type.
Throw on an ill-fitting pair of jeans and your backside and hips will instantly appear larger, but the exact opposite occurs when you find that pair that hugs you in all the right places. Going through the process of trying on millions of jeans may sound tedious, but it will be well worth it in the end when you are fully in tune with your unique body and style.
✔️ This year I resolve to invest in good denim that not only shows off my best assets, but that also easily dresses up or down to accompany my on-the-go lifestyle.
Resolution Idea: Wear Lipstick
You might be thinking that this resolution idea is just too easy, but it goes back to my point of breaking up larger goals into smaller, more manageable tasks.
Lipstick is the accessory of beauty products and with the right pop of color you can instantly update your everyday, classic look into something a bit more edgy and on-trend. My favorite part about lipstick is that you can put it on an otherwise bare face and it will look as though you put a lot of time and effort into your beauty routine.
The key is finding the right color that not only suits your skin tone but also your personal style. I personally love Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Beso by Stila Cosmetics, but if you're still struggling to find your perfect shade check out this article on Byrdie Beauty ->
✔️ This year I resolve to wear my perfect shade of lipstick.
1. HERVE LEGER Off-the-shoulder Mini Dress 2. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Matte Lip Colour 3. BAUBLEBAR Drop Earrings 4. MEL BOTERI Cara Envelope Clutch in Red Ostrich Print Leather 5. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pumps
Resolution Idea: Be More Adventurous
This resolution is a bit more general than the other three but I wanted to leave one open to your interpretation. Whether it's in your personal style, your career goals, your travel plans or simply in your day-to-day living, vow to make life a little less serious and a lot more fun this year by adding some adventure.
Start small, like investing in those killer, over-the-knee, red suede boots you've been eyeing and work yourself up to planning that dream European vacation. Again, break it up into smaller, manageable steps that can easily be accomplished and by the end of this year you'll be shocked at all you actually achieved!
✔️ This year I resolve to be more adventurous in my personal style, in the foods I eat, in the places I travel, in the career moves I make, in the relationships I nuture, in the [YOU FILL IN THE BLANK].
So which of these four easy fashion resolution ideas will you be incorporating into your 2018 list? We always love hearing from you so please feel free to leave your comments or feedback below. And, if you have any friends that might find this advice helpful, please be sure to post, tweet or pin using our easy share buttons ;)
Next week I want to continue this path of self-improvement and so I'll be sharing some interesting facts I found on how pajamas can actually help improve your sleep and health. Look forward to seeing you then!