2018 Style Resolutions

2018 style resolutions maldives outfit
2018 style resolutions maldives outfit
2018 style resolutions maldives outfit

I thought I’d kick off the new year by sharing some of my style resolutions for 2018 – many of which I’m hoping that this year, I’ll be able to keep! Before I jump into this post, I wanted to firstly say a small thank you – I hugely appreciate each and every one of you that takes the time to drop by my little corner of the internet, and read and engage with my blog posts, instagram, and YouTube channel. I hope that you all had the most incredible time ringing in the New Year with your loved ones, and I hope that 2018 brings you a lot of joy and happiness.

Wearing Faithfull one shoulder top, Flynn Skye skirt and Sportscraft straw hat (old but this is cute and this one is one sale!)

EXPERIMENT WITH COLOUR

Taking a quick look back through my archives, this seems to be one of those re-ocurring style resolutions that I can never quite seem to keep. But, as I’ve found myself gravitating towards a bit more colour recently, I’m hoping that this year will be the year that I break that trend. I’d really like to develop a strong colour palette of blush pink, ochre and caramel so let’s see where the year takes my wardrobe…

WEAR FLATS MORE OFTEN

I walk a lot, so this next style resolution is focused on adding more ‘practical’ shoes to my wardrobe – or at least choosing to reach for them more often. I recently bought this pair of leather loafers which I thought would make a good dupe for the Gucci horse bit loafers as well as filling the gap for a good pair of flat leather shoes in my wardrobe. These have well exceeded my expectations, and I have a feeling that I’m going to be reaching for them a lot in the months to come.

BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL

I made my fair share of shopping mistakes in 2017, and I want to make sure that this year isn’t a repeat of last year. I fiercely believe that a well curated closet is a thoughtful one, so in 2018 I’m going to place more of a focus on buying less, and choosing well, which should in turn lead to a happier looking wardrobe in which everything gets lots of wear.

WEAR ONLY WHAT YOU FEEL GOOD IN

Following on a little from my previous style resolution, I found that in 2017, I would wear things for the sake of wearing it – regardless of whether it made me feel good or not. I put this down to those ‘shopping mistakes’ I mentioned; I almost in a way felt obligated to get wear out of those items that really, had no place in my own wardrobe (as lovely as they were). This year, I’m making a point of only wearing the things that I feel good in – and parting with the things that I don’t.

DON’T BUY INTO EVERY TREND YOU SEE

It’s safe to say that I don’t experiment often; my wardrobe is very basic, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy seeing what trends the year are in store for the year ahead and occasionally working a couple into my own closet. What I tend to find for the most part, is that as far as my wardrobe goes, my preoccupation with a trend is usually pretty short-lived. So, this year I think I’ll be focusing more on trends that are already present in my wardrobe – not only will it save me from buying things that I don’t really need, but it’ll stop me from making one shopping mistake too many.

Do you have any style resolutions for 2018?

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4 Comments

  1. Emma
    January 3, 2018 / 8:31 am

    I love that you do style-specific resolutions! One of mine is the opposite – I’m 5 ft. 11, so I always opt for flats. This year I’m going to make a point to embrace my height and wear heels more often. Really looking forward to more of your posts and videos this year!

    Emma
    brunettesandpearls.com

    • January 5, 2018 / 6:33 am

      Thanks so much for your comment Emma! Oh I would love to have your height (I’m 5’8″), I think it’s part of the reason I’ve always worn a lot of heels. Hopefully we can both keep our resolutions this year! 🙂

  2. Paula
    January 4, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    It seems amazing but I think I’ve only just began to realize in the last year what styles really suit me! I’m 34 this year! I remember some of your videos earlier in the year (an ASOS haul comes to mind) and I thought to my self, oh she’s branching out there, which maybe is what you mean by buying things for the sake of it when your hearts not really in it. I’ve done that so much over the last 5 years and have culled, no joke, 85% of my wardrobe now. All the ‘trend’ pieces I HAD to HAVE which in reality I didn’t LOVE. All those ‘pieces’ you think you NEED but you never wear.
    Having said that I really enjoy and am inspired by all your content and hope you achieve all your style goals. Mine are basic, more killer no filler. If there’s no love there, sell it on TradeMe and start AGAIN 😀

    • January 5, 2018 / 6:24 am

      It definitely does take time! I know I still find myself conflicted between loving the look of something, but ultimately knowing that it isn’t right for me. My wardrobe has been exactly the same – I find I’m really inspired to get rid of things also whenever I listen to a minimalism podcast haha. Hope you have a wonderful 2018 Paula! xx

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