Across the globe, the New Year infamously starts off with resolutions and affirmations of goals for the next 365 days. The best thing about setting resolutions is it helps you stay within the intentions you have for the New Year. Its also a great chance to review and plan out our style for the new year. I’m sharing some top tips to get you style ready for the New Year
Less is more
Sustainability and Climate change have been hot topics for a minute and more than ever, the recent climate related occurrences are calling for us to take these more seriously. Research has shown that Fast fashion and an upward surge of fashion consumption have a negative impact on the climate. Fast fashion companies have also been found to produce in terrible sweat shop like conditions with the rapid turn around in garment production.
While new trends are on a roll with a constant temptation to indulge, 2020 is the year to be a conscious consumer. This includes shopping for quality over quantity, longer lasting versatile pieces one can wear again and again. It also includes decluttering your wardrobe , give away and recycle pieces you don’t need.
Step outside the box
Once you find your style staples and what works for your body type, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. With the New Year comes a New you (yes a lot can change in a year). Take an evaluation on how you have changed over the past year and how your fashion choices can reflect that. After all style is a way of life. For me I find that getting into my 30’s has me leaning towards suits and more structured pieces. Flat shoes are surprisingly on my wish list, maybe its due to my metabolism slowing down lol. Either way, I am happy to see where my new style interests take me.
Budget Girl, Save your coins!
I loveeeee shoes! (Dream, breathe but not eat though) and I’m constantly swaying towards indulging in whats deemed to be the hot shoe of the moment …hello Amina Muaddi. However I started to ask myself if I realistically needed to shop for shoes ever so often. Most of my week is spent at my 9-5 and the weekend is filled with errands, spending time with loved ones and most of all, me time.
Getting older also has my priorities totally doing a 360, investments (include the desire for the Hermés Kelly), side hustles, properties and a retirement plan. Hence my new approach is to budget, plan and stick to what I would spend on my style needs (not wants) per quarter. I find that doing this automatically turns off your appetite for wanting to jump on whats seasonally hot and most importantly saving more for what you need.
Find a Colour theme
Style is key when it comes to your personal brand as an individual and having a staple go to colour palette is key to establishing this. What family of colours are you drawn to?, Are you a monotone girl? or do you like to colour block?. Having a colour theme helps you streamline your wardrobe with a touch of individuality
Don’t take your style too seriously
Ok this sounds slightly contradictory different from the points stated above, but it really means not to be too hard on yourself when it comes to style. The best thing to do is to have fun and constantly experiment with your style all 2020. The truth is there is no such thing as having the perfect style, it really is about what works for your body type. No pressure!