The beginning of the year is a great for making new resolutions. Start a new project. Join the gym. Pursue a new career. Revamp your wardrobe and style. After all, look good, feel good, right? Not to mention, you get dressed every day. Why not make it easy and enjoyable?
We’re here to help. Our list of style resolutions for 2022 are so simple you’ll have no trouble sticking to them. Make style meltdowns a thing of the past.
Let’s take a closer look below!
1. Shop for Quality, Within Your Budget
Not all clothing items (or resolutions) are created equal. It’s easy to give in to fast fashion. After all, who doesn’t want nice clothes for cheap? But often, we get what we pay for. Draw up a monthly or annual shopping budget. Then, look for the best quality looks you can afford.
Think of your wardrobe staples. Are there any pieces you wear more than others? Would they last you a lifetime? Or will they lose their luster after a few washes? If you answered “yes” to the latter, it’s time to start prioritizing quality over quantity.
Revisit the basics of any good wardrobe. Buy a great pair of jeans or pants and a flattering coat. Get a few versatile tops, warm sweaters, and of course a great dress. Remove all low-quality clothes from your closet. It’ll make a world of difference.
2. Have A Signature Look
We’ve all been there—staring at a pile of clothes, not knowing what to wear. Having a signature look is an easy way to beat a fashion crisis. Choose a go-to look that always makes you feel good. Is it a blouse and skirt combination? Maybe loose jeans and a chunky sweater?
It’s entirely up to you. Let your personal style decide for you. The most important part is having an outfit that makes you look and feel your best, every time. Set it aside in your closet. Store it in your mental archives. It’s the perfect remedy for a lack of fashion inspiration.
Resolutions like this one should be hard not to keep.
3. Get Organized
Develop a system for your clothes. Base it on size, colour, season, function, style, or all of the above. The important part is having a sense of order. Finding something to wear is simple when you systemize things. Why waste precious minutes looking for a sock or a dress you haven’t seen in ages?
Fold and hang things back up when you try them on. Put things away as soon as laundry is done. Taking baby steps makes keeping resolutions easier. Decide on a timeframe that suits you to do a bigger clean up. This will ensure your closet, drawers and shelves are always orderly. It’ll save you tons of time (and stress too).
4. Pick Outfits in Advance
This is similar to having at least one failsafe outfit. Does it take more time upfront? Yes, it absolutely does. Is it worth it? Also yes, it most certainly is. Think of it as meal prepping, but for your clothes. Check the weather. Verify your schedule. And plan a few days (or more) of outfits.
Iron your clothes in advance. Pass a lint roller over them too. If you’re feeling really ambitious, pair them with socks, underwear, and jewellery as well! After all, is there such a thing as resolutions that are too well-kept? We don’t think so.
5. Experiment with New Looks
Great personal style is about taking risks (however small). In fact, a lot of it boils down to trial and error. Think of trying new pieces and styles as the next step of your resolution to find that sometimes illusive signature look. Every few weeks, each month, or season—experiment a little.
Is there a colour you like but tend to shy away from? Perhaps it’s a certain type of hat, shoes or jewellery. You’ll be surprised and refreshed by how much one new item can change how you look, and feel, for the better.
The great part about this resolution is that it doesn’t necessarily require new pieces. All you need is a new perspective. Try combining looks in a way you never had previously. Dress them up or down. Above all else, be curious and have fun.
6. Only Buy Pieces You Really Love
If you can only keep one of these fashion resolutions, make it this one. It removes or greatly reduces a lot of other personal style problems. Chances are, if you love something, it’ll be of good quality. And since you love it, you’ll wear it often, making it your signature look.
You’d be less stressed and disorganized because, well, the pieces in your wardrobe would be styles you love. Getting dressed would be fun and easy. This in turn would reduce the need to pick outfits in advance because again, you’d love your clothes. Should you still experiment with new looks on a regular basis? Of course. But only with styles you truly love.
This approach to shopping requires discipline. That said, it will save you money and make shopping more of an enjoyable experience. Your closet will flourish with truly stylish, classic pieces. And that’s a resolution we can all get behind.
Do you have any other style resolutions for the upcoming year? Share your thoughts below!