R esolutions are hard to keep. We jot them down every year somewhere in our daily planner or cellphone reminder but two months down the road, we forget all about it. Everything just goes down the drain. We should all agree now that New Year’s Resolutions are made with good intention but to realize each and every one of them takes a whole lot of effort. We have to really get ourselves out there and make all the changes. We really have to make things happen.
So when it comes to style resolutions, the list could just go on and on. It’s as difficult as kicking an addiction or a really bad habit like biting your nails or cracking your knuckles. Bad fringe, cakey foundation and ill fitting dresses are among bad style habits that call for interventions. Here are seven style resolutions that we should stick to:
Blazer with checked sleeves from Zara (zara.com)
1. Upgrade from a cardigan to a blazer.
Cardigans will forever be a workwear staple, especially when you need to wear something to wear on top of your blouse to look more modest and covered for the office. Perhaps it’s about time you try something new. The blazer is currently a huge trend with more varieties than ever. From floral to stripes and neon, just take your pick to jazz up your daily office look.
2. Get your ill-fitted dresses tailored.
Yes, we recognize the fact that not all of us can afford custom-made dresses from Amir Luqman and Alia Bastamam but that is not a good enough excuse to walk around in a dress that looks like it doesn’t belong to you. If you buy ready-made dresses, take them to a trust-worthy tailor and get them hemmed and tucked in.
V-string panty from Victoria’s Secret (victoriassecret.com)
3. Avoid VPL
If you are a huge fan of body-con skirts and dresses, please take note. The only reason your friends never said anything about your visible panty line is because they just don’t know where or how to start! Wear a thong instead. You might feel a little bit strange at first (in case you are planning to wear it for the first time) but you’ll get used to it. The VPL has got to go.
4. Get rid of the undercut
It used to be cool and some might argue that it is still a haircut to-die-for but it’s 2013. Why not try something new for a change?
Shoulder bag from The Row (therow.com)
5. Skip all the cheap stuff and go for leather
You can always get a pair of shoes, a handbag or a belt for cheap but they won’t last as they are made out of cheap materials. Why not save up enough money for genuine leather goods that will last longer? It’s a bit more expensive but it’s a good investment in the long run.
Burberry Spring 2013
6. Stop being a slave for trends
Trends might not always work for you. Stick to something that suits you. Incorporate a little bit of trends every now and then whenever possible. Instead of wearing a metallic jackets as seen on the runway of Burberry, perhaps you could wear metallic high-heels to achieve the same effect on your total look.
7. Carry a proper bag to work
Your work bag needs to be roomy enough for your iPad, wallets, cellphones and all the work documents. It’s time to toss away that geeky laptop bag and get a proper bag for work. Leather would be nice but sturdy canvas would do too.
Do you think you could be able to achieve these seven style resolutions? Let us know by the end of the year 2013.
(Photos: zara.com, victoriassecret.com & mirror.co.uk)