Fashion editor reveals
I will keep these 5 fashion resolutions in 2021 – we promise!
When it comes to the infamous New Year's resolutions, fashion editor Ann hasn't covered herself with fame. But in 2021 she will finally put an end to the negative balance, because these five resolutions are definitely not there to be broken.
Resolutions are there to be broken? Not really – and yet I belong to the species that makes a long list at the beginning of the year with things that they learn, change or whatever, only to then – SURPRISE! – throw it overboard. Classics like "do more sport", "drive less Uber" or "put my cell phone down more often" therefore hardly have a chance with me.
Fortunately, all is not lost in the annual resolution game, because giving up in 2021 is not an option when it comes to one thing – when it comes to fashion. As a fashion editor, I spend the whole day dealing with the most beautiful topic in the world, I know what's trendy and how best to wear it. I love my closet at home dearly and I always try to fill it up with the latest pieces (small spoiler for resolution # 1). Goes so far!
And yet there is definitely a need for optimization here and there. So in 2021 I will be tackling the topic with good New Year's resolutions – I want to get more out of fashion, shop more consciously and once and for all declare war on the "I have nothing to wear" feeling. And these five projects should help me …
Resolution # 1: Baby, think twice
It's arguably the most classic of all resolutions when it comes to fashion, and yet it can't be topped the list often enough. Because let's be honest: even if we don't intend to, when the going gets tough, we’ll blast our closets back down … 2021 will be over! In the New Year I think three times before swiping the credit card through the reader. The metallic colored skirt would be ideal for the next party in the moonlight, at which unicorns are the guests of honor? And the sweater with the cute cable pattern looks like the other 28 sweaters with the cute cable pattern in my closet, but is it really different? Who am I kidding … In the new year, the following applies: Less kidding yourself, more thinking, more conscious shopping!
Resolution # 2: Something new often
It feels like I'm dealing with the topic of fashion non-stop – and I can't think of anything better. Accordingly, I am surrounded almost non-stop by looks that I sometimes find more, sometimes less good, but often celebrate in such a way that I would like to style them immediately. But what do I do? In the morning I pick up my usual little dress instead of romping around in my closet and giving all the trend pieces that are slowly but surely on their way to eternal fashion oblivion a little fresh air. It's completely okay to be in your fashionable comfort zone – trying something new every now and then to expand your repertoire of looks with a bit of luck has not done anyone any harm. And who knows? Maybe in 2021 I will become a jeans fanatic thanks to this resolution !?
Resolution # 3: #ootd according to plan
Speaking of dresses! My mornings usually look like this: The alarm clock rings way too early, as always, then I curse my life for a moment because it doesn't let me sleep in, snooze around 3,589 times just to end up being so pressed for time, that there isn't a minute too long to really worry about my look. Fortunately, the beloved dress is already at hand, so that my signature look can be styled quickly. This process works wonderfully (apart from the fact with the alarm clock, of course), but now I am quite bored. In order to be able to optimally implement my resolution # 2, the look will be put together in the evening in the new year. Then I have the peace and quiet to fish a few forgotten favorite pieces out of the closet and combine them into cool new styles that take off the beloved dresses every now and then. Nice side effect: the time saved I can press the snooze button 3,590 times – woop woop!
Resolution # 4: Order is half the battle
I am really lucky: I have a well-stocked wardrobe and a chair that I last saw when I moved in thanks to the countless pieces of clothing on it. Means: Too much stuff for too little space. In 2021, the topic of mucking out and tidying up will be at the top of my list. My plan: the Marie Kondo style. I will pick up each item individually and ask myself: "Does it make me happy?" If no, bye with ö! If so, off to the systematic wardrobe. Because this too will experience a veritable metamorphosis in 2021 and become a part of you Develop a black fashion hole devouring everything into a perfectly sorted Eldorado of favorite items. Hach, the thought of it alone makes you happy, doesn't it? And best of all: I finally have my chair back afterwards – for my handbags for example (kidding!)
Resolution # 5: Me, myself and I
No matter how much you shop, style or tidy up: In the end, the most important thing – and this applies to fashion as to everything else – is that we feel good! So before we do tabularasa in our wardrobe because we want to bring more style to our look in 2021, we should make sure that the end result makes us really happy and still suits us. Because with all our love of trends: In the end, the coolest style is your own personality and we should really be aware of that again in 2021 – me too!