Go Ask Gab: Style Resolutions

January 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm , by

It’s resolution time! Mine are: shed some pounds before my next birthday, sleep more (this zombie look ain’t cute) and break out of my fashion rut. Yes, even a fashion “expert” needs to get motivated from time to time. Here are a list of some fashion resolutions we should all commit to!

Try something new. Get out of your comfort zone! Instead of another black dress, why not get one in a bright color or a print — both are big trends for 2012.

Clean your closet. I am constantly organizing and purging my closet — I find it very cathartic. If it’s something you haven’t worn in awhile or doesn’t fit, get rid of it! Spend time really looking at each piece and figuring out if it has a place in your closet. (Also check out our February issue for some additional closet tips!)

Mix it up
. It’s so easy to fall in to a slump during the cold month (says the girl who is having another boots, jeans and over-sized sweater day). Figure out what works for you and have go-to stylish outfits ready. Maybe it’s skinny jeans with a blazer or shift dresses. It will make getting dressed in the morning so much easier.

Trust others.
You are your own worst critic so ask a trusted friend — preferably one with good taste — to be honest with you. Be open to what they say and don’t get offended, they are there to help.

Quality over quantity. I know we can’t afford to splurge on everything but I do believe in spending a little more on a piece each season, especially if it’s classic or timeless. Sign up for websites like Gilt, which sells tons of designer items at a discount. Also be an avid sale shopper. J. Crew’s sales are always great and department stores like Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor also are great places to find deals. You should also buy items on sale at end of a season: See a cashmere sweater or wool pea coat in February or March for dirt cheap? Buy it for next year!

Find your style. What kind of look do you want to present to the world? Start an inspiration board on Pinterest and print out styles you want to recreate yourself and hang it on your mirror.  Its important to be creative and inspired!


6 Responses to “Go Ask Gab: Style Resolutions”

  1. Happy New Year! Great resolutions!! You are such an “expert”!

  2. [...] Do you wear your brown boots to death? How about a back up pair? (I promise you: You’ll be happier buying them now then next fall when they’re full price). For more tips to help you figure out what you need and what to get rid of, check out Clothes Call, our fashion/closet organizing story in our February issue on newsstands now. And if you need even more help with some style resolutions, check out Associate Fashion Editor Gabrielle Porcaro’s tips here. [...]

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