“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them” - Benjamin Franklin

A discussion on The Fashion Spot regarding New Year’s style resolutions got me thinking. As I mentioned before, I’m not a believer in the traditional resolutions…weight loss, new job, etc...as I feel that, generally, you’re setting yourself up for failure...especially when it comes weight loss...and do we really need to start the year feeling bad?

The style resolutions that I read though seemed to be more positive...or at least achievable…so I decided to break with tradition and make some clothing-related resolutions of my own.

1. Wear something within two weeks of purchasing it. If there’s a delay between purchase and first use I have a nasty habit of letting new purchases languish in closet no-man’s land.

2. Try to focus on buying at least a few things that I actually need. As my bank account can attest, I find it alarmingly easy to spend money on something that I will get limited wear out of but is “beautiful” rather than buying a few of the practical, yet dull, necessities of life.

3. Continue to "cull the herd". Anything un-worn, un-loved, or ug-ly has to go. No more keeping things because of the memories associated with them or the fact that I remember how expensive they were. Hello eBay, thrift store, or donation box! Goodbye to staring at clothes that make me feel guilty!

I could probably keep going but I’m going to stop at a (hopefully) manageable three. Which, of course, leads to the question...what are your style resolutions for 2008?


Post a Comment 5 comments:

  • editor said...
    1:34 PM
    style resolutions... it would help if they were concrete, wouldn't it. i'm still in the process of identifying my fashion foibles, so i'm not quite ready to implement a strategy to prevent future ones. i cleared out so many things that my lucky project this year is only about shopping, not sorting. and i want to bravely go forth with the credit card responsibly, so i'm going slowly. i sooooo often fall in love with things that have a domino effect of acquisition - a dress that would look so great with boots and a coat that i don't yet own, etc. i hesitate to wear my most favorite things - that HAS to change.
    "a work in progress" indeed.
    happy new year.
  • Poster Girl said...
    10:55 PM
    Wow, I agree with all 3 of your resolutions, especially #1. If I don't wear something right away, the chances of me wearing it at all decline rapidly. I'm also trying to revive old favorites from my wardrobe so they don't get buried in the back of my closet. Happy New Year!
  • Libertygirl said...
    8:56 AM
    To never enter Primark again. LLG xx
  • Candid Cool said...
    1:38 PM
    -get a rubber sole on my leather sole shoes
    -stop impulse shopping, only buy things ive coveted for at least 1 mo +
    -be patient, wait for sales
    -dont buy things that "grow" on me, if i didnt !!!! over it the very 1st time i saw it, i can do w/o it
    -be practical, stop buying things that would like pretty (...hanging up in my closet)
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