New Year, Same Me

Good riddens 2016 and hello 2017! I say that but I know that the last year was filled with lots of great things too. Sure you have to take the bad with the good and fortunately I can say it was mostly good! I can definitely say that I've learned a lot and grown a lot this past year, 2016 was a learning curve and rather than feeling like i've been set back, I'd rather take everything i've learned to good use. Those unconfident thoughts, they eat away at us and sometimes they even need a backbone to push back. 2016 felt like the equivalent to being the last kid picked at a stupid game of ball, but we're young and cushiony so we can get back up and stand tall for what we believe in. Being one's own enemy can be the easiest thing to accomplish at times, especially in your twenties. It takes time to learn exactly how to do the opposite, but I truly believe that this year, I can. Here's to 2017 and finally getting a hang on this thing called life. And while many are making resolutions to make themselves a better person by resolving to make drastic changes in their lives. I say be you and take all of the good things that you've learnt from the past year and put it to use this year. Let's be honest, it's quite rare to complete everything in your New Year's resolution list! Next to personal and professional goals, style resolutions are very important too, at least to us fashion obsessed. And thus, i've created a list of objectives that will elevate 2017 for a chic year ahead.

Don't Be Afraid of Color
It's no secret I try to live a minimalist lifestyle, at home and via my wardrobe. My clothes tend to very black and white, literally! I have a few colors like various shades of brown, olive green and reds but my closet is very neutral. There's nothing wrong with that, I've worked hard to build it but I'm realizing that little pops of color never hurt anyone. As long as the pops of colors are in classic shapes and timeless pieces, they should blend in with the minimalist wardrobe easily. 

Be Aware of The Trends
Trends come and go, but rather than overspending on trendy pieces that you'll just wear once, think about how many outfits/ events you can use it for. If it's more than your digits, than go for it, if not then you probably don't need it. 

Resell Your Unused
Occasionally i'll stand in front of my closet to do a quick review of items I hardly ever wear and if I can't remember the last time I wore a piece then I pluck it out! One of the easiest ways to get rid of unloved fashion pieces is by re selling it. I like to use Poshmark to sell my once loved garments, that way I can get back a bit of profit and send the piece to a new, loving home.

Tailor The Ill Fits
As a petite woman, ill fitting clothes just come with the territory! Most clothes are designed for the leggy and the tall, which leaves everyone else having to learn how to hem. I've always had to deal with this my whole life and forced myself to learn how to fix my pants and skirts. Although it's much easier to just take your pieces to the neighborhood tailor. Getting your ill fitting clothes adjusted and abbreviated to fit your body perfectly makes a huge difference. And most of the times your clothes will look more expensive!

2017, I want to make this the year in which I accomplish many things. One of those being to update my style choices with the aforementioned resolutions. I'll stand more confident and more aware to do what my heart desires. Dear readers, happy new year! What are some of your style resolutions?

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