10 New Year Style Resolutions for a Stylish 2014

OK: hands up if you made some style-related New Year’s resolutions this year?

Now put your other hand up if those resolutions were something along the lines of, “clear out the closet” or “invest in quality pieces, rather than buying vast quantities of fast fashion”.

How many of you currently have both hands in the air right now? We’re going to guess that quite a few people are kicking of 2014 with the intention to clean out their closets, pare down their clothing collections, and invest more wisely in their wardrobes for the coming year. Those are great resolutions, and we’ll probably be trying to keep some of them ourselves (more on that later), but if you’re looking for some other ways to stay stylish in 2014, here are some of the style resolutions we’ll be trying to stick to…

Style Resolutions for 2014

style resolutions

1. Buy/wear clothes because you like them, not because you think you SHOULD like them.

2. Don’t be afraid to dress up: life is too short not to wear beautiful clothes.

3. Don’t confuse style with designer labels: style cannot be bought, labels can.

4. Don’t be a clothes snob: great items can be found in surprising places.

5. Ignore the size on the label: buy the size that fits, whatever it is.

6. Resist the impulse to compare yourself/your style  to anyone else. 

7. Use it or lose it: try not to cling onto those items you never, ever wear. (Hint: if you’re a shoe hoarder, consider joining ShoeperWoman’s Shoe Challenge!)

8. Only wear shoes you can walk in: nothing says “fashion victim” like someone who’s sacrificed comfort for style.

9. Ignore fashion “rules”: yes, you CAN wear black with navy and white after Labor day…

10. Smile: it’s the best accessory you’ll ever own.

Did you make any style resolutions this New Year? We’d love to hear them!


  • January 7, 2014


    Mine was to not buy any new clothes in 2014. A stupid resolution that lasted all of 5 days when I discovered I had left most of my knickers in a hotel room in France over the new year. Sigh.

    View Comment
    • January 7, 2014

      Liz in Paris

      Knickers don’t count as clothes, do they? So you’re still OK with your resolution!

      As for me, I’m trying not to buy any shoes. My collection is starvation rations compared to Amber’s amazing range but I still want to get a bit more wear out of those I’ve got.

      View Comment
  • January 8, 2014


    I made a resolution to learn how to walk in ballet flats. (Guess it starts with finding a pair that really fits.)

    View Comment
    • June 26, 2014


      As to that, I can recommend the flats by bugatti (don’t knowwhether there is any relation to the cars): http://bugatti-shoes.com/damen.html

      Their flats have a little rubber band inside on the back, voer your achilles tendon – I don’t know how to describe it better – so that the shoe is held to the heel without pressing into it.

      With my Daisy Duck feet, most flats are either unbearable or behave like flip-flops when I walk.

      View Comment
  • January 10, 2014


    I want to try and consider if the clothes I want to buy REALLY go with anything I already own.
    I have an awful lot of clothes that would be great with some other item I own, IF that item only had a different colour/texture/fabric.
    It’s really frustrating sometimes…

    View Comment
  • April 13, 2014


    this year, since I’m trying not to spendo lot of money, not only in clothes, I decided I will try to modify pieces I have in my wardrobe which I’ve not been wearing for long time…
    love your blog ^^

    View Comment