Even though January might seem like a bit of a damper after the holiday season, it’s the perfect time for a fresh start. Figuratively speaking it’s the first chapter out of the book you’re going to write this year, and we all know that a book that has an exciting beginning keeps you reading on. Meaning: now is the time to focus on what you want to achieve in the new year and to start sticking to your new resolutions.
When it comes to personal style, it’s no different for me. I always like to go through my outfit files at the end of a year to see what I want to change or perhaps try more of. It helps me to get a clearer view of what I really like and to set some goals for the new year. These are some of those:
Last year I discovered how jewellery can really elevate your outfit. It might seem odd, but I was never a fan of earrings, necklaces and other ornaments. Since my style is quite clean, I felt like it was merely a distraction and therefore I usually left it out completely. Now, I’m getting more into the art of accessorizing everyday and I even like big, shiny earrings every now and then.
Trying out different (bold) colours and prints
Being kind of a minimalist in my own way, I also wasn’t really a fan of bold colours or prints. The only print to be found in my wardrobe was a classic breton stripe and my colour pattern consisted of something like black(/navy)-grey-nude-repeat. Even though I’ll always be a fan of muted colours and stripes will forever be my favourite, I’ve learnt that throwing in a bright colour or an unexpected print is a nice way to add a little something extra to my day-to-day outfits. Definitely something I want to keep up in 2017.
Not everything has to be pretty
Not so much a resolution, but true nonetheless: different items from what you usually wear or stuff that wouldn’t exactly be marked as “pretty” can make an outfit really interesting and therefore I would like to be more open for things I otherwise wouldn’t have picked in the frist place. Being up for trying out new things and thinking a bit more outside of the box is a great way to further discover and even underline your personal style.
What about you? Have you set some personal style goals for the new year?