5 fashion habits for 2017

So this has turned into a three mini post series about goals/resolutions/ideas for 2017. But the first week of the year only happens once a year (quite logically), so I might as well just make the most out of it, lol! Anyways, here are 5 fashion habits for 2017! I’ve talked about some of these before, but repeating things once or twice is only beneficial!

5 Fashion Habits For 2017 | The Fashion Folks

Plan your outfits in advance

I know I keep going on about this one all the time, but if you want to keep the fashion game high, you can’t rely on last minute geniusness every time. I’m actually going to take it as far as “failing to plan is planning to fail”. If you have some time to plan the outfit you can easily pay more attention to details, silhouette and color combination. If you’re stressed, you won’t most likely remember that the red scarf will go perfectly with the pink dress. Giving it some time though, you can go over the alternatives and reflect on how you can make the most out of your outfit. So when the inspiration flow is high, grab a pen and write down some combinations!

Invest in pieces

I’m so happy that so many of you wrote that you plan to invest in pieces this year, rather than just buying for the sake of buying. I had it on the resolution list last year and of course I stand by it this year too. I’m a firm believer in the power of creativity regarding ways of styling the same old piece. Constantly coming up with new looks for an old piece is where your fashion ability will make or break. You can’t possibly be a fashionista at core if your fashion game lies within new clothes every other week. The creative life in fashion is centered to your ability of staying and being innovative. Always pushing the limits of a clothing piece and find the most fun and unexpected ways to style it. So, when buying clothes, invest in them. For the sake of the environment, creativity and your economy! 

Make it or Break it test

This is similar to when buying clothes and you should jump around in the piece, sit in it etc. Same goes for your outfit. You need to put it through a make it or break it test. Can you sit in it? Walk in it? Can you pick up something from the floor? Can you eat in it? It does happen that the outfit “falls apart” when you walk in it. That the top might be going up and the skirt is going down, which no one wants. It can also be that the legs of the pants are going up when sitting down or that the blouse is revealing a bit too much when leaning over. So put your outfit through the test to make sure to avoid annoying situations!

Wardrobe Heroes

I talk a lot about fashion statements, print and colors. But I’m ever so grateful for the existence of wardrobe heroes and I know that the fashion life would be nothing without them. Wardrobe heroes are pieces that will always have your back. Clothes that will make your other clothes look better. LBD is one of them for sure, but also a skin colored tight tank top you can wear under transparent pieces. Same goes for a skin colored skirt or dress. A black pair of tights will also do the trick. A white tee as well! The wardrobe heroes differs depending on the person’s wardrobe so I can’t give you a precise answer. Try though to think in terms of basic pieces and clothes that are used under other clothes.

Learn fashion

I know that some things shouldn’t be taught as it might ruin the individual sense of creativity. Fashion is partly one of those things, that learning fashion might ruin the experience of breaking the fashion rules. But I also believe that one should know the rules in order to break them! So what I mean when I say that one should learn fashion, I mean it is to refine your knowledge and fashion ability. Pick up a fashion book about styling or study outfits you love and see why they work. Scroll through the pages of your favorite blogger and note how this person views fashion. Knowledge is the foundation of practice. And once you know the rules, go out and break them!

That were 5 fashion habits for 2017. As with everything, these are goals to embrace and not promises to keep! What fashion habit do you want to do 2017? Xx

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48 Comments

  1. Happy New Year Hun! I really agree with these tips especially #1 and #2. I find that when we have more time to plan our outfits, we definitely pay more attention to the little details that we would probably miss if we’re stress or rushing. Also investing is key pieces that you can style is many different ways is also a great way to start and it will also keep you fashionable too. xo

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  2. I really need to start planning outfits in advance, saves me a lot of time! Haha! Thanks so much for these tips and I hop you have an incredible 2017 <3

    xx BASH   ||   HEY BASH

  3. I am totally with you when it comes to investment pieces: this is also a big plan for me in 2017 🙂 So I’ll try to buy basics only fair fashion, and then invest in some designer pieces and from time to time some trend pieces from zara etc – so at least, that’s my plan for now 🙂 Hahaha, lets see how it goes ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    http://styleappetite.com

  4. These are all great tips/habits! I’m definitely going to try to make a habit out of planning my outfits. I used to be very good at it, but fell out of practice in the past year. It’s a good thing to do when you know you’ll be rushing out the door in the morning.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  5. These are really great fashion resolutions/tips for any blogger – amateur or vet! I definitely need to engage the ‘planning my outfits’ in advance tip – so, so bad at that LOL

    xxo.
    @ShantelRousseau
    SimplyShantel.com

  6. I think 2017 should be the year I start investing in pieces. I always say I’m going to, and I’ve yet to invest in anything (firsthand, that is). Yeah, I’ve got to do that this year. Thanks for the reminder!

    Hope your week is going well!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  7. I definitely intend on investing in pieces and shopping less often because as of now, I think I have most of what I need. I couldn’t agree more with your statement on true creativity and style is knowing how to mix and match pieces in our wardrobes that we’ve had for years. It’s much easier to go out and buy a new outfit when you feel you have “nothing to wear”, but more often than not, we actually DO have something to wear. In fact, MANY outfits to wear, it just takes a little creativity and thinking outside the box! As for the heroes, they are certainly essential. I have most of them, I’m just in need of a new black turtleneck. The one I’ve had doesn’t fit quite right anymore and as we know, fit is key! Thanks so much for sharing such awesome pointers as always, my friend, and I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Yes to this girl! We do have many outfits to wear, we always do, we just gotta find the energy and creativity to create them too. Investing time in creating new outfits rather than shopping them is the way to it! Xx

      http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  8. I am planning to invest into my stuff this year, may it be clothes, skincare or makeup. I’m tired of throwing away stuff that I bought on the whim and without thinking and looking forward to buy only when I know it’ll last me a long time.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  9. Cheers to planning outfits in advance! I cannot tell you how much time I’ve wasted in the mornings before work thinking something will be perfect, and finding that it’s anything but! A little planning goes a long way!

    xx

  10. I’ve always been a fan of investing in pieces (especially when it comes to accessories). Your idea of planning outfits in advance is definitely one I’ll be taking on board this year – I was forever dressing last-minute in a panic throughout 2016 haha!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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