The new year is a perfect time to embrace the classic adage “Out with the old, in with the new.” One of the easiest (and most enjoyable) places to start with this idea is your own closet. While we’re all for learning French, cutting back on Gossip Girl reruns, and finally reading War & Peace cover to cover, sometimes reinventing yourself just takes a little bit of style. To help get you started, here are five style resolutions for 2017 you’ll definitely want to embrace.
Let’s face it: our style influences, and the way we look from day to day, tend to come from a wide variety of sources - some valuable, some not so valuable. This season, resolve to take a step back and honestly consider your personality, style preferences, and lifestyle. You may be surprised by what you find. Put together a custom look book, either from magazine images or online sources (thankfully, Pinterest has done half the work for you), and start to redefine what your own unique “look” might be.
It’s good advice for work, it’s good advice for your social life, and it’s definitely good advice for your wardrobe. There’s no harm in keeping your finger, at least slightly on the pulse of current trends as long as you’re not sacrificing your own individual style. It’s all about intuition. You know that warm fuzzy feeling when everyone compliments you because you’re wearing something a little bit different? Aim to get that reaction once a week, rather than twice a year.
This is an easy one. Not only will opting for better shoes help keep your feet healthy and happy, you may also be pleasantly surprised at how effectively a great pair of shoes can ground your favorite outfits, both literally and figuratively. Best yet, with the advent of savvy boutique shopping experiences on the internet, finding stylish shoes for women has never been easier. Of course, knowing when to replace your shoes is also important. (Hint: It’s probably right now.)