Musings & Miscellany

Style Resolutions

I’m not much of a resolution maker… I love the fresh start of a new year as much as anyone, but sticking to resolutions is not my strong suit. I prefer to take each day or hour new as it comes and start fresh where I am rather than wait for someone else’s marker. Since the end of the year is a good time for reflection, on the holiday break, I took a look back at my style in 2017 (Thank you, Camera Roll.) and made choices about some tweaks I’d like to make to my style in 2018. Together, these three resolutions are geared to help me spend less and embrace my style.

Mix It Up

This year, I want to be more creative in how I combine pieces in my wardrobe. I tend to shy away from patterns, and pattern mixing. (That would be the Classic in me!) I want to add some patterned pieces to my wardrobe, and mix them together instead of relying on my standard solids. Another part of this mix-it-up resolution is to be more intentional, and really work on keeping my seasonal capsules tight, and not letting extra pieces creep in. I am more creative with boundaries than a closet rod full of clothing, so to encourage my creative genie, I need to keep my art box in order. (Looks like I may need to re-evaluate my winter capsule, and adjust it to support this resolution.)

Play More

I hope to combine the Mix-it-Up with more playful dressing. I find it easy (I think we all do) to default to my uniform, and I want to make at least one day a week a Play Day where I make sure to step out of my comfort zone with color, or pattern, or maybe silhouette. I know that lots of these Play Days will break the “rules” of proportion, color, line and design, and/or composition, and keep me from looking my best, but I’m okay with that, because messing about is how we learn, as long as we are doing it consciously! The most important rule is to stay true to my personality.

Dress Weekly

When I had a go-to (work in an office) career, I wore dresses/skirts far more than I do now. I used to wear one every other day, so I had quite a few day dresses and a couple of versatile skirts. Since leaving my “real job” for Image Coaching (Which is a real job, btw!) I have gotten into a jean and trouser rut. It’s time to get out! My goal is to make sure I wear a dress or skirt at least once a week (and not just to church on Sunday…). Since I prefer dresses to skirts (one and done) and find the fit easier as well, it looks like new additions to my wardrobe need to stay dress focused.  That should be a real challenge! (I am easily distracted by sparkly shiny baubles…)

Do you have any style resolutions for 2018? If you do, please share them in the comments below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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