It’s time for New Year’s (fashion) resolutions!
Tags: closet, closet caucus, luri & wilma, New Year, organization, resolutions, wardrobe, YB Green
Despite the winter doldrums, I do enjoy the fresh start that January provides. We’ve got fresh, unmarked calendars! Everyone is going to the gym with gusto! Storage bins are on sale!
Whether you’re hoping to eat better, move around more, or achieve some other goal in 2013, I knew there had to be some fashion resolution in the mix.
I reached out to some of my fashionable friends to see what made their goal list for the new year. Perhaps their fashion resolutions can help motivate yours—or give you an idea of where to start!
“My New Year’s resolution is to shop at more thrift stores, find a great tailor, and support local artists. I want YB Green to reflect this as well and therefore, will expand to include a variety of accessories using raw materials from thrifting. ” -Yasmin Bowers, Designer, YB Green recycled glass jewelry
“With clients I renew and re-energize my goal of helping people find their personal style! It’s important to me for clients to get closer to their authentic selves through the medium of clothing. I want fashion to be functional, helpful, and fun in the daily lives of others! Personally, I find that I’m going through a bit of a style evolution and that much of it centers around pattern! I’m taking many more risks with mixing and matching and am enjoying pushing some of my own boundaries. (Sequins during the day? Why not!? Floral leggings with polka dot flats? Of course!) I’m really loving the process of stretching my own style and want to continue. I’ve been shopping at thrift stores recently because it helps get me out of my normal rhythm of and pushes me to be more imaginative with clothing. Here’s to a creative and boundary-pushing 2013! ” -Kaarin Vembar, Personal Stylist, Closet Caucus
“My New Year’s fashion resolution is to incorporate more color into my wardrobe. I wear a lot of black (After all, it’s a classic!) and I don’t see that changing, but I want to have more fun with my wardrobe by adding brighter hues and maybe even color blocking!” -Kendra Ardis, Thrifter Extraordinaire, The Good Life
“I am definitely planning for a wardrobe challenge this year. I plan to go back to my 2011 challenge of not buying anything new for one full year (I truly overdid it in 2012)—“Shop my Closet for 365 Days.” In addition, each season I will designate 30 days where I will not wear the same item of clothing for 30 days and will chronicle those outfits by taking a picture every day and telling my readers when and where I purchased those items. February, May, August and November will be my designated months and I will not repeat anything from the previous months. At the end of the year I will give away any clothing I haven’t worn in two years to Goodwill. You will see the January 1st post pictures of my closets and will understand why I need to clean house!” -Jen Mason, Blogger and Sewing Instructor, Sew Frugal & Fashionable
“My resolution is to repurpose all the goodies I’ve been holding on to. You know the dresses, skirts, pants, etc that you just can’t seem to let go of, but you know they aren’t working in their current state. Whether I reach out to the lovely Gingers [of Ginger Root Design] to repurpose them or attempt a basic hemming myself, I’m going to revamp those guys who haven’t seen the light of this or last season. ” -Charlie Heck, Editor-in-Chief, luri & wilma
What about me, you ask? I’m keeping it simple in 2013. My primary battle will be against my chest-height dresser. I have a bad habit of over-stuffing the drawers and hopelessly wrinkling everything from jeans to sweaters. I’ll tackle my in-drawer organization all year by purging (almost) as often as I shop. When new items come into the wardrobe, I’ll be seeking out older pieces I can drop off at Goodwill.
If you’re hoping to lighten the load in your closet, try this reminder: If you’re planning to shop at Goodwill, have a bag of donations ready to be dropped off before you set foot in the retail store!
What are your fashion resolutions for 2013?