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The Top 4 Actionable Fashion Resolutions for 2014

by Danisha Williams

First off, I want to say Happy New Year! We made it to another fashion forward and exciting year. Most of us have made our New Year resolutions list already, but if you haven’t, here are few fashion forward resolutions you should live by this year.


1. Color is your friend.

If you love black and white, adding a pop of color is as simple as wearing non-black shades, like this lady.

If you love to wear black and white 95% of the time like I do, don’t be afraid of color. You can even start out slow by mixing black and white with different colors. Better yet, you can be bold and courageous and wear one pop of color from head to toe. Too much? Maybe so, but who cares!


2. Beauty doesn’t have to be painful.

don't buy shoes a half or full size smaller because it's the last. Wait a little while.

I think we’re all guilty of buying pairs of shoes that we know are either a half or full size too small. We think because it’s the last pair or we’ve been eyeing them for a while that we just have to purchase them. Not so! If you can’t fit it, don’t get it! If it’s really meant to be (as we all say when we see something that we love and feel we have to buy) they will turn up again in your actual size.

(I think I’m preaching to myself here, too.)


3. Be comfortable in your skin.

if you wear something quirky like this red patterned 2-piece skirt ensemble, make sure you own it -- take the good with the bad.

Every fashion trend is not meant for every body type. If you’re a blank canvas when it comes to fashion and want to try out every trend you see, then go for it, but own it too! If someone tries to make a smart remark about what you are wearing, be proud of your experimental outfit and give them the side eye. You can tell them I told to you to. 😉


4. Proportion is the key.

This rocker fan experiments balances proportions: tight up top with a denim vest, loose at the bottom with the large shirt underneath, and black leggings.

Summer will come and every girl thinks that the more skin is exposed, the better. No, ma’am. Just because crop tops and shorts are in, does not, I repeat, does not mean everything should be hanging all out. That’s not cute! If you want to wear a fitted crop top, then go loose and airy on the bottoms and vice versa. Every outfit doesn’t have to be made out of spandex.


Bonus resolution: Buying one replaces two.

clothes hanging in a closet

Now, don’t shut down on me because you don’t want to hear this. This is a rule I started last summer: If you buy one clothing item, take two items out of your closet. You can either donate them to Goodwill or Salvation Army, or give them away to a friend. Don’t become a hoarder, or you’ll end up like me — having clothes with tags still on them that you don’t remember buying. Yikes.

Fashion is meant to be fun, expressive, and exciting. Don’t let the size or comments from others decide what you want to wear. Be different, unique, and most of all, be you. You can thank me later. <3


What are your fashion resolutions for 2014? Talk to me in the comments below. Also, if you enjoyed the article, click that cute little heart button at the bottom, would you please?


Black and white ensemble photo by Maegan Tintari (Flickr)
Uncomfortable shoes image by Mighty June (Flickr)
Bicycle photo by Lorena Cupcake (Flickr)
Closet photo by keepingtime_ca (Flickr)

All photos used by permission under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.



Danisha Lashae close-upAbout the Author:

Hi, my name is Danisha Lashae, and I’m the face of www.lawabidingfashion.com. I’m a girl from a small town living out big dreams with a passion for law and fashion, with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. While on this life journey, I express my emotions through fashion, mixing colors diving headfirst into trends. Do I abide by the laws of fashion? Never. Guilty as charged. But who wants to be boring? I’ve joined forces with Over The Top Photography as a wardrobe stylist, and also have participated in a couple of photo shoots as well.



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