12. Thou shalt not wear clothing thou hatest just because it's in thy closet.
You're better than this. Clothing should make you feel good. If it doesn't, it's time to swap it for pieces that actually do.
11. Thou shall wear white after Labor Day.
This fashion "rule" is archaic. I never want to hear it again. Winter white is THE chicest. Trust me. It's worth the rule breaking.
10. Thou shall allot more funds and time for self-care this year.
I cannot stress this enough. Self-care is so important. You're not proving anything to anyone by denying yourself love and consideration. Get a manicure. Find a mascara you love. Invest in that silk scarf you've been eyeing. If it improves your mindset, it's worth it.
9. Thou shall expand thy casual shoe wardrobe beyond flip flops in summer and fake UGGs in winter.
This applies to real UGGs, too. I'm not saying you should eliminate these shoes from your wardrobe entirely, but it's time to be an adult, and buy some big girl shoes. Sneakers, loafers, mules, sandals, boots: your options are endless.
8. Thou shalt not be afraid to experiment with trends.
It's called an experiment for a reason. If you end up hating the trend, don't wear it. It's all about trial and error and how it makes you feel.
7. Thou shall donate old clothing to charity.
Haven't worn that blouse since high school but hanging on to it "just in case." Think again, sister. It's time to share the love with someone who will actually wear it.
6. Thou shall stock thy wardrobe with basics.
Feeling overwhelmed by your closet? Do you have "nothing to wear?" No one ever hates a plain white tee or a black mock neck sweater. Basics don't make you basic. Basics are no-brainer ways to get dressed in the morning. No need to overthink it.
5. Thou shall have more fun with fashion.
Want that leopard coat but afraid you'll never wear it? If you can think of three different ways to style an item before you buy it, you're not wasting money. You can quote me on that. Fashion is supposed to be fun; it always pays to take some risks. Trends can be great when they're used to complement your basics.
4. Thou shall invest in things that matter.
Afraid to spend $200 on a suede jacket because you can get a knockoff version for $30? The knockoff may work for you for a season, but if you want a jacket that can stand the test of time, make the investment. Splurge on investment pieces, and save on trends. I can't stress that enough. If you can tell something might go out of style next season, by all means, buy the Forever 21 version. But if you want a classic piece that you can wear for years, you need to spend the extra dough. Think of it as cost per wear. If I spend $150 on a pair of jeans, but I wear them twice a week for years, $150 all of a sudden seems very worth it. Think about it.
3. Thou shall take the stress out of getting ready.
Constantly in a rush in the morning? Aren't we all? We could all learn a thing or two from this resolution. Getting ready doesn't have to be stressful. We just make it that way. Plan your outfits the night before; have a plan for breakfast; set out all the makeup you're going to use. Make your life easier. This will also give you at least 20 extra minutes to focus on self-care. Whether that's 20 extra minutes of beauty sleep, 20 minutes you can do some yoga, or 20 minutes you can slowly sip your coffee and focus on the day ahead, you are worthy.
2. Thou shall learn to remix thy wardrobe.
You know what's boring AF? Wearing the same shirt the same way every week. (This is why I told you ladies to invest in basics.) If you have a black tank top, there are approximately 28349823 different ways you can style that. Don't get stuck in a fashion slump. Follow bloggers. Insta stalk celebrities. Play on Pinterest. Do whatever you need to do to feel inspired by your clothing, and find different ways to wear it.
1. Thou shall start dressing for thyself.
This is your body. You only get one this lifetime, so you better treat it right. That includes dressing it the way you want to. You deserve to feel good in the clothing you wear. It's your responsibility to make sure that you do.
What are you fashion resolutions for 2018? Do you love mine? Hate them? Tell me in the comments! And as always, feel free to email me if you ever have any styling questions—firstname.lastname@example.org. I love answering them!