Are you (and your closet) ready for 2024? Whether you are jumping into the year of the dragon with both feet, or feel the need to hibernate until spring, the new year is indeed upon us and with that all the “new year, new you” messages. This includes new trends and new merchandise in stores, of course, along with various goals and initiatives being promoted that tend to range from inspiring to exhausting. Are you making any fashion New Year’s resolutions?
Fashion New Year’s Resolutions
Personally, we tend to think that January is a good time to reorganize our wardrobes, toss or donate things that no longer work well, and see what gaps need to be filled. It’s also a good time to make any large or small fashion or style-related resolutions or changes! Here are some of our fashion resolutions for 2024.
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Wear the good stuff.
No more saving something you love for a special occasion. Granted, we’re probably not going to wear black tie gowns to Target, but your favorite pieces aren’t doing you any favors sitting in your closet. Also, you may fall out of love with a more of-the-moment item or something might not fit your future body or lifestyle. Wear it now!
For instance, if you have a beautiful designer coat (like this shearling one from Frame) or a piece of jewelry that seems too fancy for your every day lifestyle, find a reason to wear it. Even if the reason is that it’s Monday and you need a pick-me-up.
Ditch the uncomfortable shoes.
While we will always love a good stiletto, there are way too many cute flat or chunky heeled shoes out there to suffer any longer. For instance, these sleek Franco Sarto boots would be perfect with skirts, dresses, and slim-cut or wide leg pants – and they are very walkable.
Keep our bags streamlined.
There is no need to carry everything (and the kitchen sink) around town – really. Sticking to a more comfortable and more importantly, smaller bag not only looks chic, it’s much easier on your back and shoulders.
Plus there are so many cute cross-body options now — go logo’d designer if that’s your thing, but you can also do something in lightweight and nearly indestructible nylon, like this black and gold option from Tumi.
Pick a specific style challenge.
If there is a certain piece, style, or trend that you thought you could never pull off, but have always loved, 2024 might be the time to try it out, whether it’s a particular silhouette or super bold or unusual item that’s outside the norm (for your wardrobe or personal style, at least). For instance, instead of a basic black parka maybe this is the year you opt for a leopard print faux fur!
You don’t necessarily need to rock a complete look if you love a particular subculture or fashion niche either — if you’ve always loved streetwear looks, for instance, get those Jordans or Off-Whites and figure out how to work them into your wardrobe (hint: we love sneakers with a casual solid-colored dress, or luxe them up with wide leg trousers).
Invest in the best workout gear.
We love a good athleisure ensemble, but do you actually wear those outfits to the gym as well? If you have quality workout clothes, you’re more likely to actually use them, especially the practical stuff like good sports bras and socks.
These might not be the most fun thing to shop for, but you’ll be happy you have something like this Nike sports bra that offers tons of support when you’re working on your fitness related-resolutions. Or update your leggings collection with a high quality pair with some flare, like these Nike Dri-FITs.
Shop for a bright future in mind.
If you have exciting travel plans or big events coming in 2024 or sometime in the future, enjoy the anticipation and shop ahead! What is that outfit you picture yourself wearing on your dream vacation or perhaps at your anniversary, or maybe a piece you said you’d invest in when you hit a professional milestone? Even if you don’t make a purchase, visualizing what you’ll wear can help you get that much closer. Manifestation works!
Shop New Year’s Fashion Resolutions
Franco Sarto Adabella Boot, Now $119.99
Tumi Tyler Crossbody Bag, $295
Nike Yoga Dri-FIT Luxe Women’s Flared Pants, Now $82.97
What are your fashion or style related resolutions or plans for 2024? Do you make big resolutions, aim for small improvements/intentions, or do you tend to just go with the flow? Or perhaps there are certain changes you want to make and now you need the wardrobe to support them. Let us know what you’re changing, keeping, or leaving behind in 2024 in the comments or our Growing Younger Facebook group!
You may also like to read more of Jacqui’s fashion tips like What Is A Cocktail Dress And Why You Really Need One and 8 Fabulous Boot Trends To Be Rocking Right Now (And Into 2024)
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