2018 Style Goals

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Hat: Forever 21 (super old) | Jacket: Charlotte Russe (also super old) | Sweater: so old I don’t remember where I got it | Clutch: Estate Sale | Skirt: c/o Shopbop (available here!) | Booties: c/o Shopbop (…you guessed it…old! I found some similar ones here, here and here – the last pair is on clearance for less than $25.)

Look. I know it’s February, but when I sat down to write this post I realized I never made style goals for the year! This is something that’s new to me, but when I saw it on Nicole’s blog I knew I had to create some style goals for myself!

I feel okay about my personal style, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of shopping without intention and it has left me with a lackluster wardrobe. I’m just not *feeling* it right now. I think having some style goals and shopping more intentionally will help me fall back in love with my wardrobe and fill some gaps I have in my closet.

Pick a style ID

I’ve been fighting with this for SO LONG. I don’t know why, I just can’t seem to put a name to my style these days. I’m working on it, with the help of the Feel Good, Dress Better workbook! If you have any ideas, definitely let me know!

Get dressed more often when I’m working from home

Ooooof this one is a STRUGGLE for me, you guys. But I find that I always feel better about myself when I get dressed and it makes me more productive after work, too. My struggle right now is I don’t have a lot of comfortable winter clothes so it’s either pajamas or jeans, a top and a coat. I’m hoping to add a few more comfy pants/joggers/leggings to make this a bit easier on myself.

Thrift more

I think I mentioned this in a previous post but I’m going to focus on thrifting more this year in an effort to shop fast fashion less. Plus, I’ll be able to rock more unique pieces, which is always fun!

Shop fast fashion less

Similar to what I said above, this year I’ll be doing less shopping at “fast fashion” stores. I’ll be talking about this more in the future but the short version is…I’m not saying I’ll *never* shop at Forever 21 again, but I’m going to make a serious attempt to do better.

Wear things more often

This is terrible but (like most people) I have a lot of clothes I RARELY wear. I’m going to make an extra effort to mix and match clothes I already love. I’m not going to do a capsule wardrobe (restrictions of any kind don’t work for me lol) buuuut I was thinking about a challenge. Maybe 30 days, 30 outfits, no spending? Anyone want to join me?

Accessorize

I’ve been kind of lazy about accessorizing lately, which is super strange! I’m going to focus on replacing some of the accessories I’m tired of (and I’m going to thrift and shop vintage first!) Accessories can really elevate a look sooooo I need to get back on it.

About the look…

Funny enough, this outfit goes along quite nicely with my new style goals…this wasn’t intentional at all. Y’all know I can’t lie to you guys. BUT I still want to talk about it a little bit! The bag and ring (which I honestly didn’t get a great photo of…sorry!) were both purchased at an estate sale! I hadn’t been to an estate sale in ages, but it was such a nice experience and they had SO many cool items. The skirt is something I’ve had in my closet and hadn’t worn yet (yikes), and I think I have only worn these booties once (double yikes). This look really feels like “me” so I’ll definitely be referencing it as I choose my new Style ID.

Alright my dudes, I’ve done enough chattering for today. Sorry I didn’t get a post in last week! I promise I’m on the home stretch and things will pick back up here in the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience as I figure my life out and focus more on Fiercely temporarily.

xoxo
Valery

2 thoughts on “2018 Style Goals

  1. I totally believe in culling your wardrobe! If there are things you don’t wear often, take that as your own intuition that you don’t love it.

    As for style ID: I think, punk texture junkie?

    I completely bailed on F21 in high school and I’ve never really looked back. I’ve never shopped at Zara either. It’s definitely doable. Especially if you thrift for the weird/less classic pieces.

    1. Ughhhh I’m sorry I’m so bad at replying to comments!!!! I appreciate the support of culling my wardrobe, I really need to just break down and do it. Texture junkie is something I hadn’t really considered, but that seems like a REALLY good thing to add to my list!
      Thankfully I don’t shop at F21 tooooo often (maybe 1-2 times a year I’ll do a mini haul of like 5 items) but there are other fast fashion places I frequent. Just in the last few months I’ve been moving away and I’m really loving it so I just need to cut the cord completely!

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