A new year is a chance to refresh yourself and your look. To help you take your style to the next level this year, we’ve rounded up a few fashion resolutions that you might want to add to your list of commitments come 2018. Take a look.
Always think about functionality.
Let’s get one thing straight – long gone are the days when fashion needed to somehow be synonymous with pain. If anything, the new wave of trends bring with them an air of comfort, cool confidence, and, above all else, functionality. Make 2018 the year that you further merge fashion and function in your closet by investing in pieces that speak to your own personal style in a major way while still allowing you to maintain a sense of practicality.
It’s hard to make sure that everything we eat, use, or wear in our lives is ethically produced, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not important to go the extra mile to make sure that it is when possible. When it comes to your fashion, trying to embrace sustainability means doing more than just abstaining from materials like fur; it means knowing exactly where your clothing is coming from and making sure it’s a place you’re happy with. You can start by doing a search into what some of the most ethical brands on the market are – brands that include favorites like Everlane and Nisolo. Basically, make it a point to rock threads that come from companies that are happy to be transparent about their practices and that strive to set a standard when it comes to fairness in the clothing industry.
Go out of your comfort zone.
Yes, you know the fanny pack is back in style, and yes, you’ve been considering whether or not you’re ready to pull one off. Unfortunately, you have yet to reach a point where you feel quite confident enough rocking the look to sport it with confidence. In 2018, make it a point to stop overthinking a lot of the fashion choices you make and to start dressing based purely on what you like and what you want. If you think the return of the fanny pack is a serious win in the name of hands-free convenience, don’t let a little stress about whether or not you’re ready to rock it keep you from actually giving it a go.
Channel your dark side.
We’re always ones to fawn over a good pair of light wash boyfriend jeans, but this year, try swapping out some of your lighter jeans (which have been ruling your closet for quite some time now, we reckon) for denim with a lighter wash. Not only is the darker denim making something of a fashion comeback in 2018, but it also opens the door to a whole new range of fashion options since darker denim tends to look a bit chicer and can be easier to dress up a bit for a change.
Pop your color.
You may have a set of go-to hues in your closet (black, black, and black), but actually embracing the colors of the year for a chance instead of continuing to run with your safe bets is a key to seriously upgrading your wardrobe come 2018. As for the colors that will be reigning the fashion scene? Look for different shades of purple, like lavender and ultra violet (the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018, in case you didn’t know).