I’ve never met a girl who was entirely, completely pleased with herself and her wardrobe. If I did, I would probably run quickly in the other direction because who wants to hang around such an obnoxiously perfect specimen all day? This year, I’ve challenged myself to make a few improvements to my wardrobe, and I thought I would share my starting off points so that you can easily recreate the resolutions in your own closet. And then we can wallow in the self-improvement together!
1) Pick a color, any color.
Do you ever notice you have the same four colors in your wardrobe just repeated in varying shades? This year, I’ve vowed to add more green to my wardrobe, as I’ve noticed it’s highly under appreciated. What’s lacking in your color palette? Pick something that is readily found, compliments your skin tone, and then run with it! Before you know it, you’ll have a whole kaleidoscope of tones to choose from.
2) Accessorize like it’s going out of style.
Remember the old rules, only wear one ring on each finger, only wear pearl earrings with a pearl necklace, on and on and on? This year I’ve made a commitment to participate in a few more arm parties, and throw caution to the wind when it comes to accessorizing. Oftentimes the girls we think look the most pulled together are the ones who gave the least amount of thought to picking which drop earrings perfectly compliment that chain necklace. So let loose, have fun, and wear your pieces with confidence.
3) Capture the Outfit.
My parents bought my husband and I a ridiculously nice camera for Christmas, and of the millions of ways I know I’m going to use it, one of them is to capture more of my outfits (the ones that merit capturing, of course). They may or may not make it onto the blog, and I’m not saying you should take snapshots solely for this purpose either, but there’s something about the confidence that comes from posing in front of a lens that I believe will translate to the streets no matter if that picture is deleted in the long run. Who knows, this may become a personal style blog after all…2012, here we come!