This may be a bit delayed as we are now six days into the new year, but as it happens, I am a bit of a procrastinator. (Perhaps I should add “stop procrastinating” to my list of personal new years resolutions.) Better late than never I guess! I always set goals and resolutions for myself every year, because it really helps me have a vision and renewed energy to start the new year off strong. However, in the past these resolutions usually get forgotten by February. To help prevent this short term memory loss, I’m going to write down my resolutions for this year and stick to them! Here’s a couple things I want to try to do different in 2014 when it comes to style!
1. BE MORE ADVENTUROUS
I have definitely come a long when when it comes to my personal style. I like to try new things and play around with new trends. When I go shopping, I make an effort to find something to try on that I would normally not even think twice about. These are all great things, but I do believe I can step it up and take more fashion risks, and going forward that is what I plan to do.
2. BUDGET AND PLAN
A couple years ago when I first moved to LA, I was very careful about spending money, especially on clothes. When I did go shopping, I would only pick a few things, and kept my shopping sprees to the least amount possible. Over time as I became more comfortable with living on my own, I started to get more and more lax about how much I spent and what I spent it on. Shopping is definitely therapy for me, and recently online shopping has been a definite problem. I’ve started to realize that I will buy the most random things because they’re on sale, only later to realize that I’m not too crazy about those pieces after all. So in order to put a stop to this, I want to start planning the pieces that I actually do want and go out in search of them instead of mindlessly buying randoms because I’m bored and feel like online shopping. This one i think is going to be the toughest of my resolutions, but I am gonna try!
3. INVEST IN CLOSET STAPLES
At this point, I know for a fact that I have plenty of clothes. My lack of closet space is a testament to that. I’m 25 now, and I think its time for my wardrobe to grow up a little with me. Just a little, not a lot. I want to start investing in staples for my closet that will last me for years to come. They may be a little more expensive than what I’m used to purchasing, but the “quality not quantity” mindset needs to be applied to my wardrobe in the future.
4. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to part with old clothes. I’m the hoarder of wardrobes. I can’t get rid of anything! I swear, I still have clothes from high school. Some of them I still wear because they’re classic, but some of them I never wear because they’re trendy. I hold on to them because “they’ll come back in style again!” Ok. Get a grip Jessica. You DO NOT need that macrame purse you probably bought at Wet Seal for $10 in 2004 because it will be a trend again someday. If it does come back in style and you want a macrame purse, you can buy a better one, its not the end of the world! Wow, I should probably stop yelling at myself on my own blog. I swear I’m not crazy! They say that if you haven’t worn something in the last 6 months, its time to let it go. This way, I’ll have actual space in my closet to hang newer, better things!
5. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST….GIVE LESS OF A CRAP ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
This is one that I definitely need to work on but its pretty important. Fashion is for you, the individual, to express yourself. Its supposed to be fun. I’m going to resolve to dress for myself and not for anyone else. Haters gonna hate, so let them! Apparently it means that you are doing something right!
Well, there you have it! Here’s to making 2014 a better, more fabulous year! Thanks for reading, and have a great day! xo
*Photos in this post are not mine