Make a Style Resolution!
Happy day, reader dear!
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you never know what lies around the corner. That feeling of no control can be not only uncomfortable, but downright frightening. I think we’ve all learned to be more comfortable with that particular form of discomfort.
But your style? Your style is one thing you CAN control! So why not take advantage of the new year and make yourself a (Or some?) Style Resolution. I started this long before I started blogging… Yes, I’ve had a thing for style for a LONG time. I’ve done a few shopping fasts, minimal wardrobe projects, and other style experiments, all with the goal of learning. I’m that geek. Life is one long learning adventure and there’s no such thing as failure if I learn a lesson from my mistakes.
2020 Style Resolutions
If you are wondering how 2020’s Style Resolutions went, here’s the short answer. Some you win, some you lose. If you want more details, keep reading. If not, skip down to 2021 Style Resolutions.
I made three Style Resolutions for 2020. #1: Explore two boutiques a month in January, February, and March. That went alright, but obviously fell apart after that. #2: ALWAYS opt for pre-loved first. (Not underwear. Or running shoes. Can’t go there.) Not bad. I certainly shopped pre-loved MOST of the time in 2020. I’ve become a pro at shopping on Ebay (Take Garment Measurements, people. It makes for better outcomes!) and learning to check the Pre-Owned filter button. Finally, #3: Do one Copycat/Style Springboard each month. This one was wildly successful! Some of my favorite outfits each season came from these Copycat Style challenges AND these posts turned into immediate reader favorites.
2021 Style Resolution
Yup. Resolution. Singular. I have just one. That’s kind of big. Or small. That depends on how you look at it! I am thankful I can use the lessons I’ve learned in the past few years to make this year’s resolution more likely to succeed. For 2021 I simply want to stick to my French 5. (Simple does not mean easy.) Five fashion additions for two seasons, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. I have better things to spend my time on, like getting outside and working on my Winter Bucket List items, writing fabulous blog posts, and creating new programs for you!
Is one resolution a cheat? Let me know what you think. I chose this resolution because my goal is to make more considered decisions. (Not perfect. there is no perfect.) That might mean shopping pre-loved or new. Depending on what I can find and on my timeline. (Twice a year shopping isn’t conducive to the long game hunt.)
So How About You?
Did you make any Style Resolutions for 2020? How did they go? So many other aspects of life derailed; I wouldn’t be surprised if your Style Resolutions went the same way… Are you making any resolutions for 2021? Style Resolutions? Organizing? Simplifying? If so, please take a peek at my Simplify Style Mini-Course! Together, you’ll discover what to keep. Clean out the excess. Find accountability partners. Build a wardrobe you love. And enjoy getting dressed again! So what are YOUR resolutions? Do tell…