Top 4 Style Resolutions
Okay, I know everything is on sale after the New Year, but that doesn’t mean you should hand over your credit card! Before you head to the store with the largest newspaper add or on-line coupon, let’s resolve to “shop with purpose” and make 2012 your most stylish year yet.
Resolution #1: Edit your closet
If it’s been years (let’s be honest here) since you overhauled your closet, now is the time. The more organized your wardrobe is, the easier it will be to put together outfits, not to mention how much more room you’ll have once you get rid of all of the items you no longer wear. By the way, if you haven’t worn it in two years, you won’t be reaching for it tomorrow either. By clearing the closet clutter (oh yes, that includes all the other stuff you might be storing in your clothing closet – dog crates, cake platters, Nintendo consoles, etc.) and you know exactly what you have, getting dressed becomes a much more enjoyable task.
Resolution #2: Embrace quality over quantity
While it may be tempting to buy that $10.00 top (or three of them), what’s the point if it will just fall apart after a few washes? This year, resist the urge to impulse buy or spend on things you know won’t last just because the price tag looks good. Instead, spend money on quality items that are timeless (tailored trousers, pencil skirts, well-fitting blazers) will last for years, look great and become the backbone of your wardrobe. This year, resolve to go for quality – not quantity.
Resolution #3: Accentuate the positive!
Stop thinking something is wrong with your body and start recognizing something is wrong with your clothes. Keep trying things on until you hit on an item that complements your shape (there is a science to proportion). Be patient. By buying something that’s just okay, you will run the risk of having a closet full of what not to wear. If you have doubts, step away from the register!
Resolution #4: Embrace color!
A closet full of black, gray, navy and beige is fine, but a bit boring. Resolve to brighten things up with some key pieces in bold shades. Winter is a great time for this – add a red or purple scarf to your cold weather accessory arsenal. Color is a great way to inject some new life into your wardrobe and spice up your day-to-day outfits.
Hit the refresh button and shop with purpose (when in doubt, call me).