11 January 2011

Wardrobe resolutions

As I was going through my photos putting together my favorite outfits from 2010 a realization hit me. I wear a lot of the same things. This year I am going to branch out and diversify my style. Here is what I'll aim to change:
1. More patterns (less stripes). I love patterns and mixing patterns/textures/colors, but mostly I just wear stripes. I've actually lost count of how many striped shirts live in my closet.
Going from this:Adding simple illustrated designs like this Marc Jacobs dress and Miu Miu clutch. A girl can dream right?2. I really, desperately need to update my shoe collection and start switching up my footwear once in awhile. (Please refer to my favorite work-day Aerosoles booties in all my pictures with stripes!) Low heels are my favorite since my commute is so long. I especially like these Irregular Choice, Aldo, and Seychelles options.
3. My favorite color is yellow. It always has been and always will be. So why don't I wear more of it? These are two gorgeous sunshine colored dresses I'm lusting after from ASOS and Alice and Oliva.4.The most interesting challenge I'm presenting myself with is to buy clothes I really love, not just like because its stylish. If its not exactly what I want I won't buy it in an attempt to buy less. I'd also like to start buying more vintage or thrift store clothes to reduce waste. Perhaps its time to organize a clothing swap too!

What are your sartorial changes looking like for 2011?
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35 comments

  1. I'm going to try to buy less clothes too, always a problem! I love that you mix the patterns for your outfits. They always work so well together!

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  2. these look like really great guidelines to go by! I also need to expand my shoe collection, and I want more dresses :)

    xoxo

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  3. Haha I feel ya! I've got SO many striped shirts. 'Nyways, I'm doing a Burberry perfume giveaway on my blog, just thought I'd let you know girl!
    Kiss
    Lula

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  4. i love the background of the first picture of you andd your outfit as well. its always cute! x.x






    http://moncheri-lily.blogspot.com

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  5. Good resolutions... I'm actually at a big of a loss as to how to shake my wardrobe up. I resolve to go thrifting and see what happens...

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  6. I cleared out my wardrobe last night and I STILL have 23 dresses - and not a thing to wear! Ibed to start looking at my clothes in different ways and matching them up differently too. Love those Irregular Choice shoes :)

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  7. I love you in stripes, but I'm all for more patterns

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  8. Kallie, thank you SO much for the package, it was waiting for me when I got home from work...what a wonderful suprise! I can't wait to wear the bow xox

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  9. I'm just trying to wear more color and stop living in black!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  10. are your eyes green? wear more green :)

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  11. Love your shoe choices. I have some just like those gold Seychelles, and they are a life saver.

    Kristine. Or Polly.

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  12. We all have preferences we tend toward. There's nothing wrong with that (you look GREAT in stripes!) but it is nice to add new dimensions to our appearance. I applaud your willingness to expand your looks.

    Yellow is a great color and would look terrific on you. Go for it!

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  13. These are really good resolutions. I think I'm going to incorporate numbers three & four into my own list.

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  14. your issue with overused stripes aside all of these outfits are equally fantastic! i get what you mean with revamping the wardrobe. i've been dreaming for a while of magically getting one of akind pieces for under a few dollars. we can dream right?

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  15. I think I may make this resolution every year....to buy less impulse clothing. I really want to transform my closet into pieces that I love and thought a lot about buying. Heres to trying another year :)

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  16. love the stripes and red tights! lovely.
    <3 mode.
    http://modestylist.blogspot.com

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  17. Yellow's my favourite too!!!
    and hey hey, there's nothing wrong with stripes! hehe
    But branching out is fun, cause I'd love to see more of your outfits.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my year in review post!
    the travel show comment made me smile :o)

    PS is that first image in your house!? It looks like your in a doll house! It's so cute! hehe

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  18. I'm lovin' the yellow dress on the right.

    Sartorial changes for 2011: I would love to learn to walk in heels, because, let's be honest. They make every outfit look so much better.

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  19. Yay for wardrobe resolutions! I'm actually resolving the reverse! I want to cut down on buying items that vary too much in style and settle for a capsule look. So... more stripes! :))

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  20. Your clothes rock :) And I love your hair style hun! :) ♥ xxxx www.makinglifemorebeautiful.co.uk

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  21. I really relate with your resolutions, though you wear stripes so well! But I'm sure you'll succeed and I can't wait to see you doing it!

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  22. Oh my gosh, you are so pretty! Gah, I'm jealous :P That outfit is adorable! Following.

    http://www.seren-dip-a-tea.blogspot.com/ Please follow me :D

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  23. love these outfits and your plans for changing your style up a bit sound lovely! i especially love how you're going to try to mix prints more!

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  24. I guess I started on my change a little early, but since the fall I've been slowly but surely weeding through my clothes, on average exchanging about 4 pieces of clothing that I'm "eh" about for every 1 new (thrifted) piece that I'm in love with. I ended up with a much smaller, far more satisfying closet. =)

    Good luck with yours! And go easy on yourself about the stripes...they're addicted. I'm pretty sure they're the heroin of patterns.

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  25. I used to wear way too many stripes, thankfully ive kind of grown out of that! I still love them though, so classic
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  26. Ooh, excited to see the yellow in action. It is a colour that makes me a bit nervous - I like it on others but I think it makes me look like the undead...

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  27. Ooh, excited to see the yellow in action. It is a colour that makes me a bit nervous - I like it on others but I think it makes me look like the undead...

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  28. Yay for wardrobe resolutions! I'm actually resolving the reverse! I want to cut down on buying items that vary too much in style and settle for a capsule look. So... more stripes! :))

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  29. Good resolutions... I'm actually at a big of a loss as to how to shake my wardrobe up. I resolve to go thrifting and see what happens...

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  30. Good resolutions... I'm actually at a big of a loss as to how to shake my wardrobe up. I resolve to go thrifting and see what happens...

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  31. I used to wear way too many stripes, thankfully ive kind of grown out of that! I still love them though, so classic
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  32. I'm lovin' the yellow dress on the right.

    Sartorial changes for 2011: I would love to learn to walk in heels, because, let's be honest. They make every outfit look so much better.

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  33. Good resolutions... I'm actually at a big of a loss as to how to shake my wardrobe up. I resolve to go thrifting and see what happens...

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