When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we’d so much rather make a style promise to ourselves instead of resolving to finally start going to the gym (again) or to save more money (but the shopping!). Accordingly, we put together five fashion-oriented habits that will help elevate your style in 2015.
Scroll down to check them out, and let us know in the comments which ones you’re going to try.
Wearing color is proven to boost your mood, and it’s so much more eye-catching than basic black.
You know those shoes you never wear because they’re too beat-up, or your favorite sweater covered in lint balls? It’s finally time to do something about them. You spend hard-earned money on these items, so shouldn’t you start taking care of them?
We think of accessories as the seasoning of an outfit. Do an accessory check before you leave the house to ensure your outfit is anything but bland.
This may sound like work, but it’s actually fun. You love fashion, so why not learn a little more about it? It will only add depth to your understanding of clothing and the fashion industry.
Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute by Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle, Anna Wintour, and Thomas P. Campbell ($50)
Books with Style The Little Dictionary of Fashion ($20)
If you take the time to plan your outfits ahead of time, we promise you’ll end up wearing more thoughtful, creative, and forward-thinking ensembles. Use a multi-clip hanger to put outfits together, photograph some of your favorite looks for reference, and keep a notebook of pairings that work well together.