A new year may be an incentive to reconsider your clothes, but you don’t need to go full Marie Kondo and throw out the lot. From investing wisely to looking after your purchases better, here are the style resolutions worth making…
Use The Good Bath Salts
A popular saying here at SL HQ. This means not saving anything for best – life’s too short not to wear that amazing jumper, or go for dinner in that OTT dress. Embracing your special pieces will instantly change the way you see your wardrobe.
Don’t Be Seduced By Sales
Let 2018 be the year you don’t buy that dress you’ll never wear just because it’s got a 50% off tag. We recommend building your basket online in advance of the sales, so you know you’re purchasing items you actually love.
From statement earrings to wow factor shoes, accessories were the star of the show in 2017. The perfect investment for colourphobes and black devotees, try investing in this season’s crop of must haves to easily transform simple looks.
Invest In The Basics
A capsule wardrobe is always worth investing in, so make this the year you take the plunge. Whether it’s a timeless leather biker or classic trench you’re missing, splurge on the pieces you’ll wear forever.
Look Beyond The High Street
We love a high street bargain as much as the next girl, but there’s a host of independent boutiques and smaller brands worth investigating for something a bit different. Start with Alex Eagle’s stores in London’s West End and Soho Farmhouse, quirky Couverture and the Garbstore in Notting Hill and Shoreditch’s Modern Society.
Avoid that last-minute morning rush by finally becoming one of those people who plans their outfit the night before. Lay out everything from your lingerie to your footwear to guarantee a stress-free morning.
Stick To What Works
We’re all for trying something new, but having a wardrobe of pieces you really love means limiting your experimentation. Whether you know you look better in tailoring or your legs are your best assets, keeping to a rough guideline of what suits you will eliminate those nothing-to-wear moments.
Take Better Care Of Your Clothes
Hands up if you’re guilty of ‘the chair’? Stop throwing everything into a pile this year and, instead, take the time to fold things, hang them up, buy good hangers, head to the dry cleaners – making a little bit of effort will make your wardrobe last.
Wear More Colour
This is one for those of us religiously sticking to monochrome wardrobes. Colour is bigger than even this season, so make 2018 the year you finally try a bold knit or statement coat – don’t forget, we nearly all look better in a bright shade.