Sunday, December 20, 2015

New Year's Style Resolutions 2016

With my New Year's Eve date, 2015
When the peeps at Farfetch (a site for designer merchandise shipped from independent boutiques) asked me to do a post about my style resolutions, I thought...Do I have style resolutions? While I've never made them in the past, it quickly hit me that I should, especially with how much I've struggled with what I put on my body these days. In a new city where people dress to the extreme, it's been a daunting task to figure out where I fall on the scale, and to resist the temptation of constant shopping. (In fact, I spent the day preparing my apartment for my upcoming move and filled three-plus garbage bags with clothes to donate.) So, to help tackle that task, I've herby formed six style resolutions for 2016. And along with these, it is probably my most important "style" resolution to share my sartorial pursuits here more often. Starting now!
1. Invest in basics: My style of the past would have favored a ton of statement pieces to fill-out my closet. But for the most bang for your buck—and your apartment space—quality basics paired with fun accessories can still be stylish.

2. Mix and match: Resolution number two is to make those basics go the extra mile by pairing them in creative ways. A collared shirt underneath elevates a sweater in the wintertime, and it only takes an extra minute getting ready.
Harris Wharf London 
3. Quality over quantity: I'm a big bargain shopper, but now that I'm getting older, I'm starting to realize that a few quality pieces can be more of an investment than a splurge in the long-term. Instead of three sweaters that will last one season, one higher-end piece can last for years.
Stella McCartney
4. Start at the bottom: Since I started working at Footwear Plus, I've noticed people's shoes more than ever before...And in turn I can't help but feel like people are noticing mine, so I'm making it a goal to stay on-trend in that department.

5. It is better to be overdressed than under: A few weeks ago, I attended an after-work cocktail party that I assumed would be business casual. It was closer to black tie, and I felt horribly under-dressed. For that reason, I'm going to go with the rule to err on the side of formal when I'm not sure of the attire.

6. Keep it colorful: In New York City, there's a lot of black. Since I'll soon be living there, I'm making a resolution to keep my signature colorful pieces as a regular rotation in my wardrobe.


  1. Love your new year resolution. Going to use some of your ideas too..

  2. Love your post, great content!

    CHRISTMAS is almost here!!


  3. Love all the items you chose!

  4. Moving the city! How exciting! Best of luck with your style and everything else in the New year.
    Chic on the Cheap


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