HOW TO PLAN FOR A STYLISH YEAR

Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger ​​​​​​​

PHOTO CREDIT – WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET & TICKNOR'S

Making fashion goals for the year helps you convey the right vibes about your personality and your style. It also serves as a guide to help you stay true to yourself and look your very best every time you step out. Just like any other resolution, this requires dedication and planning, so here are some tips to help you make the right wardrobe goals this year.

MAKE A LIST OF THE ITEMS YOU ALREADY HAVE.

New style, doesn't mean all new clothes.  Some of the items you already have will work well with the new wardrobe you are planning.  Consider replacing worn out items and items that you've worn a lot.  At the start of a new year, fresh pieces added to your wardrobe help you get the most mileage from your closet.

ASK YOURSELF, “WHAT HAVE I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY’?

There's no time like the present to try a new trend or a classic look that you think is not for you.  Whether you want to dress up more professionally or add more casual pieces to your wardrobe, there is no time like a shopping spree to explore something new.  Check out some of the retail stores at Crabtree to see what's up and coming, try on some pieces that you thought were just too different for you.  Sales associates are trained to help you find the right pieces for your lifestyle. Take advantage of the idea of having a personal stylish at your disposal and try something new.

CHOOSE A COLOR PALLET.

One sure fire way to make your wardrobe last all year is to pick a color pallet. Whether you choose colors that work well for your complexion, or your favorite colors, a color pallet will help you mix and match seamlessly!

MAKE A LIST AND SHOP IT!

Start small and then build your way to a bigger wardrobe.  Less is more, be sure to choose quality over quantity.  Here are a few items to help you start off your new wardrobe.

The Basics:

Both men and women can shop this list of basics.  Adapt this to your needs and use this as a starting point. As the year progresses, use this list as a start and build on it seasonally.

  • Jackets x 2 (1 blazer, 1 casual)
  • Skirts   x 2 (1 pencil skirt, 1 casual skirt)
  • Trousers x 2 (1 wide leg, 1 slim leg)
  • Dresses x 2 (1 casual, 1 smart)
  • Cardigan x 1 (multi-purpose)
  • Shirts x 2 (1 blouse, 1 shirt)
  • Jeans x 1 (perfect fitting, flattering)

Outfit/Statement Makers:

Outfit maker pieces are items that you will add to your basics to give them extra style.  A simple black pair of trouser and white blouse can be a statement with a statement jacket and scarf.

  • 2 statement jackets
  • 4 scarves
  • 2 day bags (women)
  • 2 dressier bags (women)
  • 2 statement belts
  • 1 pair of gorgeous shoes

Be sure to have 1 decent piece of every item on the above list and a few of the fun "outfit makers", shop this list at your discretion, depending on your style you will add more or less to this list. 

SHOP THESE RETAILERS FOR GREAT OUTFIT PAIRINGS:

  • White House Black Market
  • Ticknor's
  • Ann Taylor
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Johnston and Murphy
  • Chicos
  • Tommy Bahama