Start off the Year in Style: Style Resolutions for Spring Semester
As spring semester and the new year commences, we all are trying to embrace this clean slate and improve all areas in our lives. “Spring” cleaning our wardrobes is definitely a great way to have a fresh start to both the new year and the upcoming semester. Read on for some style resolutions that we should all take on.
1. Try to wear more pairs of shoes you own.
We all find that one pair of shoes for the week, month, season, or semester that is our “go-to” shoe. If it is your day pair, it looks great with jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses, etc. Your night “go-to” shoes are probably the most fashionable shoes you have that you are relatively comfortable in and which work perfectly with all your skirts, dresses, jeans, and everything in between. This mid-semester slump happens to all of us, but it’s time to break out of the cycle!
2. Try out a new look once a week that does not fit with your usual, daily uniform.
Most of us are either jeans or dress types of people, and we tend not to venture out of ourinclinations to stay in these sartorial boxes. But, it’s a new year now, so broaden your style horizons and see how the other side lives!
3. Have a formula for creating your day-to-day outfits
While the idea of having a basic uniform might contradict the previous resolutions, it is important to always have a variation of pieces you can use to create your “uniform” (Mine has been a black sweater, jeans, and boots for this season).
4. Don’t be afraid to get rid of items that you aren’t in love with anymore, never wear, or are ruined.
As any fellow avid shopper knows, you will find any excuse to buy more clothes and accessories. We all cling onto those pieces that we used to love, but never wear anymore and that item of clothing that we love so much, but is too worn out to actually wear now. Consolidate your wardrobe by keeping only your treasured garments in order to allow more room in your closet for your new favorite pieces.
5. Try to buy more into sustainable fashions
We all love fast fashion and will probably never stop buying into this part of the industry. However, as much as we don’t like to acknowledge it, when we buy a trendy new faux fur jacket for only $60, the fabrics that went into the garment are usually not environmentally friendly, and there is a whole child labor industry behind the production of that piece. As college students, we need this affordability when it comes to trendy pieces. However, places like H&M have organic cotton items and buying more items such as those in lieu of non-organic T-shirts is a great way to make a small impact on the greater good for the environment’s sake.
It’s time to start out your year, and your wardrobe, fresh. Have a great spring semester, everyone!
Written by: Elisa Lewittes