It's hard to believe that 2019 has almost come to an end. A new year is on its way, and with it comes the dreaded annual concept of new year's resolutions. Though instead of pledging to give up chocolate, or vowing to hit the gym every morning as I've done in the past, this year I decided to come up with a few resolutions that I might actually keep. Specifically, resolutions that pertain to fashion and style.
In an effort to cultivate a wardrobe of pieces I know will stand the test of time, for me 2020 will be all about shopping with purpose rather than impulse. Will I succeed? I certainly hope so. Scroll through below for my full list of 2020 style resolutions.
Resolution 1: To delve into the resale market.
From Depop to Etsy and Vestiaire Collective, it's never been easier to shop vintage and second-hand items online. Yes, it may take a little more sleuthing to find the pieces you love, but it will result in a wardrobe comprised of items that are completely distinctive and unique. Not to mention, it's also good for the planet.
Vintage Levi's 501 Jeans (£33)
Vintage Dior Saddle Bag (£580)
Vintage Chanel 1980s Pleated Silk Cream Skirt (£340)
Vintage Navy Wool Coat (£32)
Resolution 2: To invest in elevated classics that will last a lifetime.
Whether it be a perfectly tailored pair of trousers, a wear-anywhere little black dress or a beige coat that looks good over everything, you'll never regret investing in classic pieces that never go out of style.
Mulberry Claire Cashmere Wool Coat (£745)
Zimmermann Sunray Pleated Polka-Dot Chiffon Dress (£575)
Roland Mouret Lacerta Stretch-Crepe Slim-Leg Trousers (£450)
Arket Leather Skirt (£225)
Rotate Birger Christensen Number 29 Dress (£180)
Resolution 3: To only shop for items that I know actually suit me.
Though I do love a puff sleeve top and can appreciate the cool-girl appeal of voluminous tiered smock dress, these trendy items tend to swamp my petite five-foot frame. Next year I'll be focusing on only shopping for items which are actually flattering on me and exploring the best options available in petite sections.
M&S Collection PETITE Round Neck Cardigan (£18)
Topshop PETITE Leopard Side Button Pleat Midi Skirt (£35)
New Look Petite Black Check Double Breasted Coat (£50)
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Metallic Ribbed Stretch-Knit Midi Dress (£245)
ASOS Design Petite Blazer (£35)
Resolution 4: To support more brands that value sustainability.
Whether new or established, there are so many brands on the market who are turning their attention to sustainability by prioritising recycled materials, organic alternatives, and eco-conscious production. I, too, plan to prioritise the environment but supporting the brands with a common goal.
Mashu Amaryllis Burgundy Bag (£290)
Yatay Neven Low-Top Sneakers (£250)
Bar Jewellery Recycled Gold Plate Earrings (£175)
Reformation Recycled Cashmere and Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater (£160)
Mara Hoffman Organic Cotton Wrap Skirt (£345)
Resolution 5: To factor in price per wear.
While it’s so tempting to buy into any and every of-the-moment trend, this year I want to focus on purchasing items that I know I'll wear for years to come. Choosing timeless well-made items that guarantee quality and longevity ensures I can appreciate my pieces for longer, effectively keeping cost per wear to a minimum.
Prada 65 Bow-Embellished Satin Slingback Pumps (£645)
& Other Stories Bias Cut Satin Midi Skirt (£75)
Gucci Dionysus Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag (£625)
Hush Isadora Tailored Coat (£143)
Charles & Keith Chelsea Boot (£59)
Next up, see the Spring/Summer 2020 trends you need to know.
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