I’m sharing my style resolutions for 2024 to help you make the most of what you already own and focus on styling over shopping in the new year.
I’m a firm believer that when you take time to reflect and actually write down your goals, dreams & plans you are much more likely to stick to them and have success. Also sharing them with someone, your spouse, a friend, or family member, helps keep you accountable and more likely to follow through on your promises to yourself.
As I reflect on my own person style, where I’ve come this past year (turning 40, moving, homeschooling, lots of transitions for our family) and where I want to be, here are the things I’m focusing on as we head into the new year.
Style Resolve for 2024: Finding contentment with what I have
FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing, especially working in fashion & being an influencer! Constantly being bombarded with “needing” the next latest & greatest thing. If I’m not careful it can be easy to find myself wanting more, or being discontent with what I have. But when I truly appreciate all that I have & have been given, it’s easier to be content and not feel the need to add more “stuff” to my life.
Looking too much to the left & to the right, at what others have, or are doing on social media can also be a slippery slope. Ultimetly leading to feelings of discontentment & envy. This usually happens when I am not spending time getting quiet, praying, reading my bible everyday & seeking wisdom, choosing to hustle & not rest, and not being a good steward of my time, spending too much time scrolling on social media. Can you relate?
Style Resolve for 2024: Styling Over Shopping
Focusing on how I put together outfits rather than constantly buying new. It’s about being creative and utilizing what you already have to create new looks.
Here are a few simple ways to practice styling what’s in your wardrobe:
Mix and match: Experiment with different combinations of clothing items to create fresh and unique outfits. Don’t be afraid to pair unexpected pieces together or layer items in creative ways. This allows you to maximize the versatility of your existing wardrobe.
Try different styling techniques: Play around with tucking in shirts, rolling up sleeves, cuffing pants, or adding belts to alter the silhouette of your outfits. These simple styling techniques can transform the way your clothes look and can make them feel new and exciting.
Accessorize strategically: Accessories can significantly change the overall feel of an outfit. Experiment with different accessories such as scarves, belts, statement jewelry, and hats to add a personal touch and elevate your look.
Focus on details: Pay attention to the small details that can make a big difference. For example, layering different textures or adding a pop of color through a statement piece can make your outfit more visually interesting and put-together.
Take care of your clothes: Properly caring for your clothes can keep them looking new for longer. Follow garment care instructions, store items correctly, and mend any minor damages. Taking care of your clothes ensures that they remain in good condition and can be worn repeatedly.
This will also help me create a plan and wishlist for my wardrobe finding any holes where things are missing, and discovering what is not working with what I currently have. So when I am ready to buy it will be more strategic, thoughtful and less impulsive.
Style Resolution for 2024: Weekly Outfit Planning
Taking time each week to look ahead at what I have going on and strategically putting together outfits. Utilizing my garment rack and challenging myself to get creative and use what I have to assemble new outfit combinations. This will not only save me time getting ready each day, but also ensure I am wearing what I currently own before adding anything new to my wardrobe. It can be easy foe me to get into a winter style rut and not be as motivated to get dresses- this weekly resolve will be a constant reminder of the importance of showing up as the best version of myself. More confidence, motivation and clarity!
Style Resolve: 10×10 Monthly Challenges
Another style resolution for 2024 I want impliemnt are monthly 10X10 challenges. You select ten wardrobe essential pieces and mix and match them in different ways for ten days. This is another great way to challenge my creativity and utilize pieces I own for the season. Think of it as a mini capsule. This is a great way to ensure you are getting lots of wear from the pieces you’ve selected for your seasonal wardrobe. Make sure you are subscribed to my weekly STYLE MADE SIMPLE newsletter, I’ll be highlighting my monthly 10×10 monthly challenges to help you create your own.
What are your style resolutions for 2024? I’d love to hear what you’d like to implement and change going into the new year? Leave me your comments!
Ultimately my hope in sharing my style resolutions for 2024 is to focus on living more simply, more contently, being creative and have fun with my style in order to truly be present & appreciate the beauty of this life I’ve been given. As a wife, a mother, a business owner, a sister & friend. Happy New Year!