Monday, January 7

New Year's Style Resolutions

I know it's a little late to be talking resolutions, and I probably won't be able to keep all 6. But if I manage to honor three or four of these style resolutions in 2013, I'll consider it a win, since each and every one of them helps make getting dressed an easier experience—and a more fun one, too.

collection cafe capri in jade jacquard, $198,

1. Embrace Dressy Pants.  Jeans are great, but I definitely do not need more of them. What I need are pants with a dressier backbone so I can wear them on occasions where denim or corduroy just don't cut it. (As I get older, I'm encountering more and more of those.) 
2. Unload Unwanted Stuff.  There are dozens of sites that make it SO easy to sell or consign the little-loved stuff in your wardrobe (this one's Threadflip, and it's great). Between those new options and good old brick-and-mortar stores, I really have no excuse not to turn some of my not-worn-since-college stuff into cash.

"maverick" jacket, $495, tibi,
3. Plan (A Few) Outfits Ahead.  I could never be one of those girls who choreographs a week's worth of outfits every Sunday. Still, I could maybe do this: if I know I have a big meeting on Thursday, I could probably save my favorite confidence-boosting item for that day. Usually I don't have that foresight, and I wear things early on in the week that I wish I'd saved for later. It's annoying, but so preventable.

boucle pencil shift dress, $110,

4. Spend More Money on Tailoring. It's the difference between a good piece of clothing and a great one. Every, every time.

5. Swap Silk Shirts for Cotton Ones. I adore a good button-down, but I don't love instant wrinkles or big dry cleaning bills. That's why I've started buying cotton button-downs instead of silk ones. They have a bit of tomboy charm and look so great with the collar and cuffs peeping out of a sweater—and, of course, they're machine-washable.  Reverse seam shirt, $178, steven alan,

6. Air-Dry My Hair. Being tethered to my hair dryer and heat tools has never been healthy for my hair. I know. But it's vanity that's steering me away from those things lately, when I feel like the natural, air-dried look is the way to go. It's sort of nonchalant and charming. (And with the right products—argan oil, Moroccan oil—I'm actually having better hair days than before.) Argan oil hair serum, $30, josie maran,

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