The lovely Amy Mia Goldmith will be guest blogging today providing some great advice on how to make better style choices this year, thus leading to a killer wardrobe. Thank you, Amy!
January is the perfect time of the year to make fashion resolutions, if you have not done this already. Although, we are yet to wait and see which new trends will emerge in 2016 and which old will fade away. But we are not talking about more shopping here. It is more about reevaluating the wardrobe choices you made in the previous year in order to make smarter choices this year. Here is a list of ways you can improve your personal style in 2016 and make lasting changes for the better.
1. Get out of your fashion comfort zone
Step out of your fashion comfort zone of the previous years and try something bold this time. Have fun experimenting with some of the brave trends that popped up on the 2015 runways. Although the festivities are over, there is no reason why you should not still include some sparkles into your wardrobe. The 80s are back in all their splendor along with vivid colors, so start looking for teal blue, Barbie pink, or burned orange items. Try a silhouette you do not usually wear, like flared pants or cinched waist. Since you will be diving into the unknown, make sure to add your new head-turning pieces one at a time.
2. Spend wisely
Just like we said, refrain from spending too much money on impulse. Although putting more money towards one piece seems counterintuitive, you will actually be building up your wardrobe for years to come. Invest in a few more expensive but well-crafted classics that are versatile and will never go out of vogue. Think along the lines of a leather jacket, dress pants, or a crisp white blazer. Add just a few chic accessories that reflect your own unique style.
3. Stop falling for every trend
Are you guilty of thoughtlessly falling for every trend that emerges even for one brief second? Sacrificing comfort for fashion? Freezing during winter because thin jean jackets were in fashion or wearing dizzyingly high heels? Well, we are all doing that year after year. Do not let 2016 be the same like any other year. Refrain from following a trend just because everyone else is doing it. Embrace only the fashion innovations you really like and be unique.
4. Pay more attention to underwear
We often tend to disregard underwear because it is not visible. Or is it? Some new trends, such as trousers that hang lower than the waist or see-through tops, reveal your undergarments. Think of your underwear as the basis for your entire outfit. It can complement your figure, or do just the opposite. A quality cincher, like High Waist Cincher from Leonisa, can completely redesign your lines. On the other hand, too tight panties are responsible for visible panty lines and the dreaded muffin top look. If you are wearing a bra that is ill-fitting, there is no way your top will look good on you.
5. Shop more ethically
Every time you buy something, you make an indirect impact on the rest of the world. Do not forget that next time you are tempted to buy a new pair of shoes. Fast fashion has become a huge problem worldwide. It is the direct cause of poor work conditions for factory workers in third world countries, as well as of unsustainable consumption of earth’s resources.
To round it up, make a resolution to be more responsible towards yourself and others in 2016. Do you think you can do that?
About the author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne. Her passion is beauty and fashion and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – shopping! You can contact Amy on her Facebook page and Twitter.
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