2016 has begun and most people have headed back to work and normality. Along with the new year comes new resolutions, with many people choosing to set goals or make changes over the next 12 months.
While some resolutions might be broken, others could prove to be successful. So, as well as heading to the gym more, giving up smoking or making your diet more healthy healthier, why not make some style resolutions for 2016?
It is really easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to what you wear, which can mean your wardrobe is left looking and feeling a bit uninspiring. This year is the perfect time for a revamp – whether big or small – to allow you to step out of your comfort zone a bit.
Here are some style resolutions that you might want to make and stick to this year:
Have a clear out
The first place you should start is getting rid of any clothes, shoes and accessories you don’t wear anymore any more. If items are just taking up space in your wardrobe and haven’t been worn in the last six months, it is a good reason to donate them to charity or throw them away if they are a bit tatty.
Not only will this free up storage, it will also help you start fresh this year, so you can really embrace your style. You’ll probably find you have plenty of clothes that no longer represent who you are, so there is no point in keeping them.
You could also keep track of what you do wear by turning all your clothes hangers to face one way and then putting them back the opposite way when you’ve worn the items hanging. At the end of June, any clothes on hangers facing the original way should then be cleared out as you obviously don’t wear them.
Pick a different colour
We all have our favourite shades, often choosing to stick to these no matter the season or occasion. However, this can mean that much of your wardrobe looks the same, leaving you with little variety.
This year, make it your resolution to try and incorporate different colours into your look each week – even if it is just for one day. You’ll find that this will revamp your outfits and make them look fresher. It will also allow you to experiment with different combinations, meaning a capsule wardrobe goes further.
You don’t necessarily have to wear a coloured dress or jacket; you can be more subtle about it in an effort to ease you into a different colour palette by opting for a handbag or jewellery in a different shade to usual. You can also do the same with makeup for a really new look.
Step out of your comfort zone
As well as colours that we feel comfortable with, some of us have styles that we keep to. This could mean that you only ever wear trousers, stick to skirts or like to have certain areas covered at all times.
While it is good to be comfortable, you could be missing out on other styles that really flatter you and leave you feeling fabulous by refusing to branch away from what you know.
Try and set yourself a goal so that at least once a week you try and wear something that is a break away from your comfort zone. You can start off small and go for bigger changes as you gain confidence or – if you feel able – go for something totally different from the start.
Just remember to make sure you feel comfortable, as this is the most important thing.
Let us know what style resolutions you’re going to be making for 2016.