Happy January, my dears! I am really on a resolutions kick, aren’t I? To continue, today I would like to make a few style resolutions. I may be able to put a room together, but when it comes to my own outfits I am sorely lacking. Especially since having a child, I have been really letting my sartorial sense go. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I was really happy with an outfit I was wearing, and I’ve had about enough of that. To illustrate my resolutions, I’ve chosen a few favorite images from Kendi Everyday – don’t you just love her?
Sartorial Resolution #1: Practice the “rule of 3”
Have you heard about the “rule of three”? It states that adding a third item to your outfit (scarf/jacket/cardigan/etc.) is what makes it look pulled-together. Yes, I definitely need to do that.
Sartorial Resolution #2: Try new shapes.
I tend to reach for the same types of things when I go shopping. What’s the point of that? Next time I shop I resolve to try on a few things a bit outside my comfort zone. A long skirt looks fun and comfy for spring, don’t you think?
Sartorial Resolution #3: Wear more dresses.
They’re cute, and so easy. With thick tights and boots they work right through winter, and in summer there is nothing simpler or more chic than a sundress with flat leather sandals.
Sartorial Resolution #4: Wear a signature color.
I am thinking red. Whether in a small dose like shoes or a main piece like a coat, red cheers me up so why not make it a regular part of my wardrobe – what to reach for when I need a little boost. : )
Sartorial Resolution #5: Develop a few go-to casual running around looks.
Let’s face it, I am the mom of an active toddler. Most of my life is spent chasing him around, and I need clothes that work for playgrounds, playgroups, grocery shopping, and other mundane things – but that’s no reason I can’t also look cute and stylish, right?
So, those are my top 5 style resolutions for 2012…now I want to hear yours! xo Laura
(all images: Kendi Everyday)