If you haven't already come up with your New Year's resolutions, you might be surprised to find that improving your sense of style just might be the way to go! We've already established that it's a new year, it's a new you, but that doesn't always mean that you have to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe just for "the new you." Instead, focus more on refining your sense of style, and it could improve all areas of your life. Here's how to do it:
CONFIDENCE BOOST: Wear clothing that flatters your figure. Emphasize your best feature, whether it's your legs or your tiny waist! If you wear things that make you feel better and look slimmer, you might actually save money on the expensive workout videos you were planning on buying. Plus, it's a major confidence booster! This is a tip that applies for everyone--curvy or small. So if you're a size 0 and hate that you don't have any hips, try buying items that add a bit of curve to your body. If you're a size 10 and hate your curvy hips, emphasize your tiny waist instead.
FINANCIAL GAIN: Improve the quality of your wardrobe. I'm guilty of overspending on fast fashion! I'm an impulse buyer and I love the immediate satisfaction getting a great deal. However, I've realized that my closets (yes, I have two) are exploding with apparel. Some of it I don't wear, and some of it I wear repeatedly. As a part of my spring cleaning, I plan on getting rid of huge chunks of clothing that I never wear. That includes sweaters that are pilling, dresses that don't fit, and other garments that have seen their better days. For the New Year, I plan to make smarter purchases. That doesn't always mean more expensive purchases. Instead, it means really evaluating my purchasing decisions and analyzing the cost per wear. Ultimately, this can help cut down on apparel spending.
SUCCESS: Dress more professionally. Whether you work in retail, a creative job, or somewhere else where a blazer isn't required, that doesn't mean you should forego all appropriate business attire. You should still dress professionally while maintaining a creative flair, too. For example, you can try mixing a pair of black skinnies with your favorite tee and a blazer. It's polished, but you still have your own personality mixed in. Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have, and you just might get a lot further in your career!