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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The one I like the most is getting out of the comfort zone, this is definitely my fashion goal this year.
Oh totally. I agree with that too. When I worked in retail, I was always amazed at how many people were afraid of trying new things? What have you got to lose? If you try something on in a store and it doesn’t look great, fine. Put it back. But what happens when you discover something like pink really is your colour and you look amazing in it, but you’ve been avoiding it your whole life?? Fashion doesn’t have to be daunting! Thanks for reading! xoxox
I agree! We always have to try things before saying it doesn’t suit us. I love to break rules as long as I feel comfortable. For example, I’m not tall, but I often wear midi skirts with flats. I used to like wearing plunge necklines a few years ago, maybe I should give them a try now as a way to start getting out of the comfort zone.
EXACTLY! I feel that it your body is well proportioned for whatever look you are trying, height doesn’t really matter. I hear so many women complain about being afraid to try midi skirts, over-the-knee boots, mini skirts, etc. You name it, people will find an excuse to not try it and languish in their comfort zones. Thanks for stopping by, Luiza!
absolutely loved this post. really great ideas to keep in mind this year and gave me something to think about in regards to my clothes and where i purchase <3
Hey! Glad you found it a good read. Amy really hit the nail on the head! Thanks for stopping by!
Great article! I’m not much into fashion, but I would like to step out of my comfort zone for once. It’s just hard…. Lol.
Almost all of these are on my own list of fashion resolutions! The two most important to me are spending wisely and buying ethically, and I think they go hand-in-hand. Often, ethically made pieces are more expensive than fast fashion clothes, but they’re made with much better quality and make great investment pieces. Great rules!!
Exactly! I agree with you totally. Buying ethically too includes avoiding counterfeits. I’m always surprised at those who buy fake bags and are not aware of what exactly they are supporting (human trafficking, terrorism, etc.) Thanks for reading! xo
Thanks, luv! xo
Such a great post – especially the tip to think of your underwear as the basis of your entire outfit! x
Definitely! Your outfit could be on point, but if I can see those panty lines, kinda ruins it for me. Thanks for reading! I will pass on your comments to Amy! xoxo
Great advice!! Especially when it comes to investing in the classics. Like a lot of people who collect vintage fashion, I can sometimes suddenly find myself with a closet full of statement-making novelty pieces and not a single good black cashmere turtleneck in the mix. (This is not a hypothetical example. I don’t own a black turtleneck, or a single crisp white shirt that I actually like).
Working on investing in the basics! 🙂
Hahaha! Oh man – I would LOVE a black cashmere turtleneck. What a perfect piece. Could you imagine with some big pearl earrings? I would feel myself up all day while saying “Cassshhh-mere! Cassssh-mere!” (Seinfeld episode). I have officially given up on finding the perfect white shirt. xo
Yes!! Big pearl earrings! 🙂
Clearly, you’re a woman of good taste. 😉
Have you made a post on your favorite classics/good-quality basics? I truly respect your fit-focused sensibilities, and I would love that!! 🙂
Thank you! One of my first posts was similar to that, but actually, you are not the first to request something like this. I will get to work! Top of that list? Pearl earrings! Second? Black cashmere turtleneck! LOL!