FASHIONABLE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS






Even if you're not the resolution-making type, it's fun to imagine the first day in the new year has the power to hit our internal reset buttons and inspire us to make major changes. I don't usually make resolutions, but I try to create semi goals  especially when they pertain to clothes.
Applied to my closet, the "Out with the old, in with the new" mantra translates into editing my wardrobe. Small adjustments actually do have the power to change the way we think about and celebrate style in the long run.
No matter what the upcoming year has in store, your style will always be a reflection of you. These tips are designed to help you take control of your wardrobe, feel empowered by it, and have some fun in the process. Plus, they're pretty simple, too. 

1. Start establishing a strong and informed sense of style that feels all your own by seeking out inspiration from folks whose looks are as much a part of them as their names. Now is the time to decide what you want your signature style to be. Look at the pieces of clothing you left hanging up in your closet, the ones that made the cut. What do they all have in common? Some things to think about:
What message are you trying to get out about yourself to people? Your personal style speaks volumes about your personality. Think about that when putting your outfits together.
Wear the colours that work with your skin tone and hair colour.
Embrace your shape. Get items tailored to make them fit perfectly for YOU.
Accessorize with one of a kind jewellery, belts, and chic shoes.

2. Be thoughtful in your fast-fashion indulgences. Ask yourself what you honestly need to purchase and what can be left on the rack. When you do buy, look for unique pieces that serve a purpose or challenge you to step outside your comfort zone without dishing out major dough.

3. No more wistful lusting for those Louboutin shoes or that Celine bag (I'm actually talking to you, Portia). Divide your dream item's price by 12 and come up with creative solutions to save that amount every month. Skip a monthly manicure, or make some cash selling an unworn item in your closet. Even if it takes all year to afford that investment piece, you know you'll wear for a lifetime.

4. Whether it's the main fixture of your wardrobe or simply plays a supporting role, the basics are important. Buy basics that can stand up to months or years of wear.

5, Most likely, the majority of the people in your life won't be seeing you in your undies. But you should shop for your intimates like you do your outerwear. You want them comfortable and covering the goodies, and also pretty.

6. Make it a point to store everything properly. Invest in sturdy hangers, extra drawers, and a shoe rack — whatever will keep your wardrobe space organized and your clothes in the best possible condition. Don't neglect to enforce the reduce, reuse, and recycle routine. As far as I'm concerned, the best wardrobes are well-edited — a combination of high and low, new and vintage — and also regularly purged. Be sure to maintain the flow of items out of your wardrobe as often as you maintain the flow of new items in. Resell, Consign, or donate used or unwanted pieces whenever possible

7. Don’t let what others think affect your sense of style. The right outfit can transform any boring day into something spectacular. It can even transform YOU and the actions you take. If you’re more confident in an outfit that you think you look fabulous in, people will recognize that and be drawn in by you.

8. Spend your money wisely. If you go back to the clothing you got rid of, you will most likely find it was a lot of lower quality clothing that you bought just because it was on sale. Stock up your wardrobe with beautiful, high quality pieces of clothing that will never go out of style.


Now lets get started!

JANUARY: I WILL CLEAR MY CLOSET
Now is the time to clear out all the clothes and accessories you never use, and sell them: all proceeds will go towards buying that delicious designer handbag you've been dreaming about but would never normally be able to afford.


FEBRUARY: I WILL LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Eat healthy, Work out more, Stress less, Sleep more and don't forget to drink lots of water!


MARCH: I WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH MAKE-UP

We all get stuck in a make-up rut, but with so many cheap and cheerful ways to update your make-up bag, now's the time to experiment. If you're not ready for an extreme makeover, start small, powder, blush and lip-gloss. A good outfit isn't complete without good make-up. If you are completely clueless about make-up, got to Youtube for tutorials, its been of tremendous help to me.


APRIL: I WILL MAKE AN EFFORT EVERY DAY
When you're getting dressed in the morning, imagine you are a celeb and that the paparazzi is outside your house waiting to take your photo. Now, step away from that boring black ensemble or that plain jeans n tee outfit and wear a fitted dress, add a bright accessory, maybe some fabulous heels, and make the side walk your catwalk.
My sis an I refer it to as constant slayage, all day, everyday. Don't be caught slipping! lol


MAY: I WILL WEAR PRINTS
It's so much easier putting a look together with plain separates. Polka dots, Stripes,  Crazy colour prints can be worn to make a statement. Try adding prints to your wardrobe before they go out of fashion again.


JUNE: I WILL PAY ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS
It's no good having a perfect wardrobe if you disregard the details. This year, make a regular date for a manicure and pedicure, facials, body massage, hair etc.

JULY: I WILL CONSIDER COLOUR
Newsflash: pink is the new black, red is the new white and orange is the new grey. You get the picture. Ditch the monochrome and make colours your muse this month.

AUGUST: I WILL PAY ATTENTION TO  MY UNDIES
Good underwear helps your looks fit and look better. Invest in good fitted bras and shape-wears.


SEPTEMBER: I WILL RUN FROM FAST FASHION

Instead of splurging on multiple high street treats for a quick fashion fix, save up to buy one classic item that will see you well beyond the end of the fashion trend.


OCTOBER: I WILL TAKE CARE OF MY SKIN
Its time to find a proper skincare regime, and crucially, stick to it. Break lazy habits - remove your make-up thoroughly every night, use a toner, invest in an eye-cream, exfoliate regularly. Look great, feel great! And your make-up would look better when your skin is healthy.


NOVEMBER: I WILL EXPERIMENT WITH MY HAIR

I don't take risks especially with my hair. But I'll try something new this coming year (I hope...), you should too.


DECEMBER: I WILL SAY IT WITH SPARKLES
Instead of buying yet another little black dress this party season, splurge on a piece of statement jewellery instead. Buy a sequin or embellished dress for that dinner. Rock a studded clutch. Stand out!



Develop your own fashion formula, know your proportions and be true to yourself. Make it more about clothes than fashion trends. Prints may be on the runways, but don’t wear something that overwhelms you. I personally prefer to notice the person before the dress. Keep prints simple and classic. Have fun with fashion and love yourself in 2016!





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HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Ciao darlings!
xoxo
Portia


BELINDA WHITE, Digital Fashion Director
“I’m determined to up my cost-per-wear average by investing more in quality, forever pieces and far less in trendy pieces that get worn a couple of times before I think ‘everyone’s seen me in this’ and they get retired.” 

Lesson – Buy Classics! 



OLIVIA LIDBURY, Live Fashion Editor
“From now on I’m adopting a strict one-in, one-out policy. Every single thing I buy means something has to exit my wardrobe. That should guarantee a flush out. It should also put an end to frivolous, badly thought out purchases.” 

Lesson – Limit Frivolous Spending!

THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG.

5 comments

  1. I love this Portia..
    Already bookmarked..thanks for sharing.
    BTW...enjoyed your weight loss post.

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  2. hopefully in 2016 u take less pictures trying to highlight ur ass...ur signature ass out pose almost makes it seem like u are selling yourself..you can be sexy without looking trashy..You are beautiful,dont let your selling point be your body....

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  3. Some nice goals girl. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year
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