The New Year is always a time to reinvent ourselves and start over, through planning, resolutions and manifesting. And since we’re busy with all the planning for the New Year, now would also be a great time to align some new and fresh fashion preferences with all those goals and aspirations.
I mean that new business venture you’re working on or that promotion could definitely use a wardrobe makeover or a new style to give you the strength and confidence you need to win this year. Here are some style resolutions to work on in 2023.
Learning how to accessorize more will not only give your look a fresh look, it’s also a surefire way to change up your style to make it stand out to everyone. Getting into extra jewelry can be scary for someone who doesn’t have a lot of accessories. But you can start by making your earrings bolder and bigger, or maybe add bracelets. And that’s not something you should limit to your nighttime look, but even the workplace. You can layer your chokers or add a pair of layered earrings to your Monday workplace look.
Avoid fast fashion trends
Keep in mind that the main goal here is to redefine your style and create an aesthetic that makes you feel your best and boosts your confidence. This is why your shopping options should avoid fast fashion trends. Rather, look for pieces that have an element of longevity. Choosing the latter means you’ll be able to wear your clothes for longer without worrying about them being outdated, which is often the case with fast fashion.
One of the most popular trends on last year’s ASFA red carpet and other social events was the replica looks that many guests chose from popular Nigerian celebrities or other renowned personalities. This not only denies the Ugandan designer the chance to be creative and expressive with their own work, but also adds no creativity to the wearer. So this is the year to make our fashion choices more personal and less of what we see on the gram. Find out what your aesthetic style is and what suits your body type, skin tone and comfort level. You’d be shocked at how well your mind can create when you give it a chance.
The pandemic of 2020 has given birth to a lot of talent and skills; some we didn’t even know we were capable of. So learn something new about fashion this year. It could be learning how to apply your own makeup, which could end up saving you a lot of trips to your makeup artist every weekend. It could be another source of income for you, considering how popular it has been lately. Finding a new skill is a great addition to your vision board and could end up being very satisfying.