The New Year is finally here and marks a fresh start in many ways. While making New Year's resolutions may be a tired tradition of yesteryear, here at Who What Wear HQ, we revisited the practice to make specific style-minded goals for ourselves as we embark on the New Year. So instead of the same old song of hitting the gym, flossing, and drinking more water, we've spilled the sartorial intentions we're setting for 2018—from KonMari-ing our closets to taking style risks at work and beyond. In other words, here are our proposals for making 2018 your most stylish year yet.
Keep scrolling to discover the New Year's resolutions Who What Wear editors are making for 2018.
"As cliché as it sounds, my style goal for the upcoming year is to take more risks with what I wear. It's so easy for me to get into a routine of reaching for the same jeans and the same T-shirt every day, so I'm going to try to break out of that cycle (and out of my sartorial comfort zone) by trying more creative and unconventional outfits."
"I want to wear more color! It's too easy for me to fall back on wearing black, but in the New Year, I vow to go for something a little brighter, maybe even head-to-toe!"
"Every time I take a trip, I end up buying things to wear on the trip that I don't actually need in life and sometimes don't even end up wearing again post-trip. I'm going to really try to cut back on that in 2018 and find fresh, new ways to wear the pieces I already have when I travel so that I can save my money for things I'll actually wear on repeat."
"This year I am vowing to try out new and inventive outfit ideas. In 2017, whenever I went out on a limb and wore something a tad out of the box for me, I not only received compliments on the look but also felt more confident than I expected to."
"In 2018, I've resolved to only buy things I really love."
"I plan to find more of an office outfit uniform I can wear on repeat so I can get dressed in the morning without having to stress about what to wear."
"In 2018, I resolve to clean out my closet so that I can actually see—and thus wear—all the things I've bought in 2017! I've found myself just reaching for the easiest or closest thing quite often when getting ready this year and would love to go for the fun, stylish choice instead while also getting more use out of my purchases."
"My fashion resolution is to pick out my work outfit the night before. I end up wasting too much time in the mornings deciding what to wear, making me stressed about being late for work! It sounds so simple, but I think it will make my mornings a lot less rushed."
"This year I want to pare back my wardrobe to only high-quality essentials—plus pieces I truly love. I have a bit of a shopping habit so have accumulated many things over the years, including a laundry list of redundant articles I could do without. Moving into 2018, I'm going to resist fast-fashion purchases and event-specific indulgences and rely instead on the wardrobe I've already built."
What's your fashion New Year's resolution you're making for 2018? Share it with us in the comments.
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