New Year’s Resolution Ideas: Fashion And Beauty

Folks, I hope you had a magnificent NYE and I wish that 2017 (!!!) will bring nothing but magic to your life. With that said, I thought we’d begin the year of The Fashion Folks by talking about resolutions – of course from a fashion and beauty perspective! 

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas

Well I actually don’t like to call it New Year’s resolutions as resolutions are more of a promise rather than goal-striving. So New Year’s goals if I may! There’s no one who genuinely believes that a magical transformation from the 31th of Dec to the 1st of Jan occurs. Changing yourself or something in your life is a progress and working towards a goal is that gradual change. Here are some fancy ideas that might be something for you:

Fashion Ideas

Regarding fashion, there are several ways you can embrace the new year and the changes that comes with it. The suggestions I’ve written below are just a handful of ideas and the only successful way of going fashionable in 2017 is by being true to yourself and your style. So choose the ones that reflects you!

Dress after your body

Knowing your body type is key for knowing how to dress successfully. If you know your body, you know the best clothes and outfits for you. Dressing after your body will not only make you look extra but also feel extra. Looking good and feeling good are both dependent of one another. One of the secrets to a successful fashion life is to balance. When you know your body type you know how to balance the proportions properly and create harmony in your silhouette. Here’s a chart for you as for now, but I’ll get back to this subject later in 2017 as well.

Try a new style

Boy don’t I love to push fashion boundaries?! Always staying open minded and receiving regarding fashion is the best way to always stay at the top of your game. Be open to trying new clothes and style. Embrace the geniusness in eclecticity. Balance the preppy A-line with some faux leather or go bohemian with a fun pattern. That person who’s style you adore and kind of want? Track it down and embrace it yourself (just make sure it’s still a reflection of you). Here’s how to track down a style.

Dress even better

So here’s another fashion secret no one will tell you. How to dress even better is all about the details, the minor details that no one but you notices. It can be anything from knowing your body type, like above, and dress accordingly. Or balance the colors in your outfit with a hand of perfection. Dressing even better can also be about adding that necklace or removing the belt. Always be critical when you first try on a new outfit and think of ways it can be better. Adjust and then walk out the door and slay as usual!

Dressing bold

Welcome to another chapter of me ranting about people dressing like one another. But I wrote here, that I wish for 2017 to be a year of creativity and individuality – so I won’t stay quiet about this one. Dressing bold is not exclusively about choosing bold colors, prints and silhouettes but to explore the lines of comfort from your point of view. Perhaps you’re an all-black all year kind of person? Begin to mix it up with shades of grey, try some white and work yourself gradually up that fashion ladder. Perhaps you’re already satisfied with your style as it is, but we all know that neglecting development has never been an option of fierceness.

Beauty Ideas

I feel like I have somewhat control over my fashion life and my intention of progress within the area. But as for beauty, I want it to match the fashion game so I’m all here for the beauty challenges of 2017! I might be ambitious here, but hey: it’s about goals and not promises!

Makeup after your eyes

Doing makeup after the color of your eyes might sound like a no-brainer, but it’s similar to knowing your body type. You might not care about it too much, but once you tried, you can’t ignore the greatness of the small, but distinct, difference. I’ll do a full post on this later, but here’s a color chart to begin with. Choosing eyeshadow/lipstick after your eyes will make them pop, and eyes that smeyse are always the way to it! If you want to embrace this without changing your everyday makeup look, think about how you can incorporate a new color in a subtle way. If you’re working green eyes for instance, adding brown or gold is gorgeous. Do a mascara with some gold in it, or do a brown liner along the waterline for a subtle effect!

Step up the nail game

Cause you know, well-looking nails are actually a pretty good sign of you as a person. Whether they’re bare and chewed on, or long and red, they ought to say something. And I know that I regardless of bare or painted nails want them to look as good as possible (cause yes, I do care about this). So this year I’m all for removing nail polish (or re-do), when it’s chipping and not live with it for weeks. Also do base coat and top coat, and give some love by moisturizing them with coconut oil. Keep the nails in shape folks!

Leave the skin alone

The never ending resolution on a lot of people’s list is to leave the skin alone. Don’t pop, don’t squeeze and don’t destroy anything that is annoying to you. Regardless if it’s acne or visible pores. I know it’s tempting but you know that 9 out of 10 times you’ll only make it worse. So next time you’re standing in front of the mirror, try to imagine what it will look like after you’ve popped it. Probably even bigger, more red and definitely more visible. So leave it alone and wash the face instead (or something). Keep it clean and never, ever, go to bed with makeup on.

New skincare routine

Continuing from the last point, a new skincare routine can sometimes be what your winter-tired skin needs. To add something or to remove something else. Stay true to what your skin needs and always stay cautious about how it reacts to makeup and beauty products. The basic skincare routine is to wash and moisturize the face, at least once a day. If you put some training into it, you can make it to a 30 sec routine in the bathroom. Something your skin, of course,  will be happy about. Don’t forget the SPF either and a face mask every now and then is beneficial.

Folks, that were some New Year’s Resolution Ideas! Hope you found something inspiring and remember that these are goals and not do or die hardcore resolutions. I’d also just like to thank you all for the continuous support of The Fashion Folks, you are all a sweet bunch of gems and I hope you’ll stick around for 2017 too. It’s a preeeetty good one if I may say so! Xx

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56 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolution Ideas: Fashion And Beauty

  1. I don’t really like having new year resolutions, instead I rather call them goals as well. There are a few things I want to change and also try so hopefully 2017 will be one of these years where I can break my shell 🙂 “Dress after your body”, it is the best thing you’d do instead of following the fashion trends without thinking if they’d actually suit you. I want to be more open to the new trends this year so let’s see how it goes. I keep telling myself I should leave the skin alone, but it is not easy, especially when there’s an annoying pimple 🙂
    Have a great 2017! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  2. You’d think I would’ve figured out how to dress for my body type now haha. But it’s always an ongoing thing I think with new trends (or old ones returning) and trying to learn how best to incorporate them with your figure. I also want to dress even better like you said. Oftentimes I go for what’s easy when I’m not styling looks for the blog. I’ve gotta push the envelope more with my everyday style. Thanks for the tips and inspiration!

    xx Yasmin

  3. Hear hear! I’m so glad you feel the same way about new years goals. A part of me wishes that the time between the 31st of December the 1st of January allows some magical transformation. However, our achievements just wouldn’t feel so good! I love your beauty ideas, I definitely want to step up my nail game and am guilty of always, always prodding and poking blemishes and pores and making them worse. I have so many scares because of that but I never learn. Good ideas love, thank you for sharing them. I wish you a wonderful 2017!

    1. I think the difference between 31st of December and 1st of January has some magic with the idea that it’s a new year and “fresh start”, but still, there need to be some respect for the idea that it’s just a concept of time. But yes, I do wish for the magic difference too haha! And I hear you on the last point, I’m so guilty of causing a lot of scares because of it. Same to you gorgeous! Xx

  4. Love this post! I kind of stepped away from a more classicly bold fashion style and want to go back to that a bit this year.

    Having great skin is always a goal of mine but unfortunately, I have hormonal breakouts and bouts of acne since moving to California. I cannot wait until I figure out how to correct this. These are all awesome points above here, especially in skincare. I hope you had a great holiday! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!


  5. I’d really love to give my wardrobe a major update this year. I’m currently clearing out loads of things I don’t wear anymore, then I can start to buy clothes that suit my figure!

  6. These resolutions are so inspiring! I definitely need to be a bit bolder when it comes to eye makeup! I love buying clothes but find I am more of a magpie, buying items that catch my eye (sparkles, embellishments, colour!) – I need some staple basics.
    Thanks for sharing + happy new year!
    Jaz xoxo

  7. I don’t believe in full-on resolutions either, but these are great ideas! I’ve got to keep all the fashion ones in mind. I probably could expand my routine into beauty a bit more, but I digress.

    Happy new year Mia!

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

  8. Happy New Year! I hope 2017 will be a great year for you!

    My fashion resolutions this year is to buy more selectively. I want to ditch fast fashion and invest in high quality pieces!


    Tamara –

  9. This was such a great read! First off, I love that you refereed to these ideas as goals rather than resolutions. Within recent years, I’ve been more keen in understanding that there truly is a difference between the two and making a resolution can sometimes set us up for failure because we can’t always promise things to ourselves, since we don’t always know the daily outcome. Setting goals and working towards changing habits, on the other hand, that’s more attainable because it certainly is a progress!

    Now you know my thoughts on dressing for one’s body shape! It truly does make all the difference on how the clothing looks on and how we feel in them! When something fits like a glove or just hugs the right places, we feel quite amazing and why not have that feeling all the time, right!? I also love the challenge in exploring other styles, I think it opens our minds up more creatively and we become more sensitive to inspiration that can truly be found all around us and incorporate them into our fashion and beauty looks.

    I REALLY need to work on NOT picking at my skin! The moment I see a blemish, I almost always have the urge to pick at it and you’re right, it nearly always looks worse! I love that you suggested we imagine what it would look like afterwords before hand, that will definitely work, haha!

    Thanks so much for sharing these awesome goal ideas for 2017, I really couldn’t agree more and feel that they’re all very attainable! Happy New Year my sweet friend!



    1. It’s so true and so important to grasp, that it’s about progress and not promises! And finding inspiration wherever and embrace it in a fashion context is too awesome! And I’m so tired of myself, for not being able to stop picking the skin. Hahha I’m tired to walk around with red marks, I really just need to leave them. Thank you love and have the best 2017! Xx

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