The holidays are officially over, which means it's time to get down to business. First up? Those pesky New Year's resolutions that we're all obliged to vow to keep. But it doesn't have to be a chore. In fact, it can actually be fun, especially when the resolutions are of the sartorial nature. In an effort to ensure 2017 is your most stylish year yet (no way to go but up, right?), we have 11 resolutions to see you through the year, with visual proof and a little shopping to guide you along the way.
While the New Year signifies a fresh start, the pressure to become "better" by resolving to change or improve upon something can be daunting. The beauty of fashion, though, is that it's all about expressing yourself via your style, which is a very personal thing. So let go of the pressure to change your style, and instead use this as an opportunity to reflect on your sartorial goals and try a few things that will help you to express yourself as stylishly as possible in 2017.
Keep scrolling to see the 11 style resolutions we're recommending!
If you don't like a trend, don't wear it
Wearing something just because everyone else is will only cause your discomfort to show through when it doesn't suit your personal style. Stick with what you feel confident in instead.
Invest in pieces you'll wear on repeat
Instead of spending money on things you'll wear once or twice then toss aside, adjust your shopping strategy and purchase items you'll reach for all the time.
Sharpen your eye
Take the time to watch the runways each season so that when you shop, you can look forward to what trends are up next.
Hoard outfit ideas
Keep a Pinterest board devoted to outfit ideas that you can refer back to when in need of inspiration. Tip: Cool e-tailers like Bona Drag, Reformation, and Lisa Says Gah are excellent sources for fresh, accessible outfit ideas.
Have fun with fashion
Leandra Medine (along with a slew of other street style stars) is a perfect example of how to resist taking fashion too seriously and instead wear what you feel comfortable in and that best expresses your personality.
Stop buying things you already own
We're all guilty of stockpiling pieces that are similar to our favorites, like graphic tees or bodysuits. But in an effort to diversify your wardrobe, instead save your money for those special pieces you've had your eye on.
Resist the lure of a sale
A new year is the perfect opportunity to break your impulse shopping habit. Instead of buying something that you don't really want or need, however, shop smarter by sticking to affordable pieces that you actually want and need.
Make an effort to get feedback from your most stylish friends if you're unsure of an outfit or purchase. A second opinion can be a deal breaker (or maker).
Buy only what suits your body type
Make 2017 the year to focus on shopping for your body type and building a roster of go-to silhouettes that flatter your frame.
Stay ahead of the curve
You're currently reading Who What Wear, so you're already on the right track! Stay on top of trends, new designers, and fashion news by regularly scrolling through tastemakers and fashion industry insiders' Instagram feeds, watching what stylish celebs are wearing, and keeping abreast of what's happening in the fashion world.
Try new brands
E-tailers like Net-a-Porter and Shopbop are great places to discover new brands before they get big. Working new designers' pieces into your wardrobe is the best way to ensure your outfit is unique and stands out from the crowd.
Tell us what your New Year's style resolution is in the comments below!