We don’t like to stick to that old cliché ‘new year, new you’ (you’re already pretty great to begin with, trust us), but there is something to be said for that inspiring clean slate the new year offers. You may automatically think of cardio and celery sticks when you think of New Year's resolutions, but we have something a bit more enticing for the sartorially minded among us. Feeling inspired? Read on for our 2020 style resolutions…
Be more mindful
With sustainability playing an increasingly important role in fashion, many of us are moving toward a more mindful way of shopping and focusing more on quality over quantity - adopting a curated wardrobe and investing in pieces with real staying power. From souped up staples to contemporary classics, these are the hero pieces you'll wear over and over again.
Boost your mood
There’s nothing like a burst of colour to freshen up your look for the new season. Swap out your go-to tones of black, grey, cream and camel in favour of a mood-lifting change of pace like Pantone’s colour of the year; a tranquil Classic Blue or a bold clash of uplifting spring hues. We feel cheerier already.
Take more risks
There’s no better time than the present for stepping outside your comfort zone. Bright ideas to get you started: 1) Test-drive an unexpected style (we see you, boilersuit). 2) If a cross-body bag is your go-to, up the ante with a multi-way belt bag. 3) Welcome some edge by way of a fun midi skirt. 4) Try out new spins on old classics, like wearing a buttoned-up cardigan rather than your regular jumper – layer with gold chain necklaces to keep things contemporary.
Relax at the weekend
Kick off the decade’s down-time in effortless, relaxed styles that make getting dressed in the morning a breeze. The emerging preppy trend as seen at Rejina Pyo & Lacoste will lend itself well to this cool and casual way of styling. No matter how you spent Friday night, come Saturday morning, a casual sweatshirt and relaxed denim never looks sloppy. Add a cross-body bag and off-white trainers that will work for every occasion.
Don't neglect important jobs
Yes, unseen essentials need love too. Tackling that top drawer is definitely no fun task but it’s a purge worth doing at least once a year. It’s also worth being brutal with your lingerie sorting; if it’s holey, discoloured, tatty or partly missing in action (where do all those odd socks go anyway?) it’s time to get rid – you’ll feel much fresher and better for it.