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New Year Style Resolutions

At the end of each year, it’s always fun to make New Year resolutions! Everyone likes to make resolutions about replacing old habits with new ones - but what about your personal style? Style resolutions are fun ones to make and will help you to make the most of your current wardrobe and incorporate new trends every season without breaking the bank. No one wants to blindly follow trends and look like a fashion victim but if you stick to your style resolutions, you’re bound to always look great and most importantly of all, feel comfortable and look stylish! Check out our tips for New Year style resolutions! What are yours?

Don’t follow a trend unless you truly like it

With every season comes a whole load of new trends. This year the military look, rompers, plaid and jeggings have been all the rage. Next year retro1970s style, punk and biker and neon bright colors are forecast to be on trend for 2011. Only incorporate trends that you feel comfortable wearing and that you look best in - stick to what YOU like, in style or not!

Transform your wardrobe using accessories!

It’s a common misconception that you have to go out and buy new clothes to inject life into your current wardrobe. Fashion accessories like a new patterned scarf, a stack of bangles, a funky new statement necklace or a unique hair band takes any outfit to a new level. And it’s way cheaper than buying a whole new wardrobe!

Accessories transform your outfitAccessories transform your outfit

Mix and match patterns and prints for a unique look

Not everything always has to be matchy-matchy! In fact, the more you mix things up in your closet, the more unique your outfits look. The key is to keep the colors and the tones as similar as possible. For example, if you’re mixing florals and stripes - pair skinny stripes with small floral prints and wide ones with bolder florals.

Mixing and matching prints for a quirky lookMixing and matching prints for a quirky look

Get creative and DIY!

Make 2011 the year you experiment with customizing your clothing and maybe even learning how to make your own skirt, tote bag or hair accessories. Look at craft websites and Etsy.com for inspiration, once you start we guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Make your own clothes!Make your own clothes!

Donate any clothing you haven’t touched in a year

If you have a pile of things in your closet that you haven’t touched in a long time, think about donating them to a local charity or to the local Goodwill. Or invite friends and family over and let them pick what they like! It feels good to give and you make room for new stuff you will actually wear!

Experiment with new looks and styles - be more fashion forward!

We all tend to get into a bit of a fashion rut sometimes. It’s easy to just stick to what is safe and what we’re used to - but keep an open mind to trying new styles. You never know what it will look like unless you try it on!

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Obey_Talazia

Obey_Talazia wrote:

@Mizz_Mon3y I wit u cuz we can be ourselfs
commented: Tue Jan 01, 2013

Mizz_Mon3y

Mizz_Mon3y wrote:

how are these people supposed to tell me how to dress for the new year IM DRESS HOWEVE...
commented: Wed Aug 10, 2011

nglow

nglow wrote:

Great tips! I'm definitely going to donate all the clothes I don't wear anymore!
commented: Wed Dec 29, 2010

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AlphaT posted in Style:
Wear bigger clothes. Heck, I wear a 2-3 X
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DisneyanimeLover
"ThunderSpirit" wrote:Wow. We have more in common than I thought.I had the same problem [except she was a little less mean] and this is the advice I was given. Don't exactly go up to her and say, "I don't wanna be friends," because although she is mean, she still might be hurt. Just don't really make it official, but slowly drift apart from her. Try to meet new people, maybe there's someone great you just haven't met yet. And maybe she's having problems of her own, not like that's an excuse. But in the end, if she does apologize to you, she might be a friend worth keeping, but those insults were pretty serious, not something best friends would do, and you probably wouldn't forgive her. I get that. Thanks for the good advice! I don`t see her often so drifting away is the smartest idea. Although I see her at family parties and stuff cause she is a family friend. I`ll try and drift away from her. If she gets better at being kind I`ll be her friend again most likely. Thanks! 
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ThunderSpirit
ThunderSpirit posted in Friends:
Wow. We have more in common than I thought. I had the same problem [except she was a little less mean] and this is the advice I was given. Don't exactly go up to her and say, "I don't wanna be friends," because although she is mean, she still might be hurt. Just don't really make it official, but slowly drift apart from her. Try to meet new people, maybe there's someone great you just haven't met yet. And maybe she's having problems of her own, not like that's an excuse. But in the end, if she does apologize to you, she might be a friend worth keeping, but those insults were pretty serious, not something best friends would do, and you probably wouldn't forgive her. I get that.
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DisneyanimeLover
I have this friend who has been my friend for 6 years. And she is so RUDE. She says mean things about me and MY MOTHER. Seriously she says really awful things about my mom like this: "Her IQ is high? Oh she must have took the IDIOT test." And tells me "Eww you wear Disney Princess shirts? Eww you are so messed up!" She always acts better than me whether we are alone or with people. She tries to make people hate me and she tries to act mature and she alway tells me "You should respect your mom and do what she tells you" She is awful. I wanna tell her she is mean and I dont wanna be friends. But I can`t! Its hard to do that when you know someone for 7 years. HELP!
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
As the previous person said, look online. There are very cute clothes available in bigger sizes! Also when you go shopping take a look in popular stores as well as less popular that might look as if they're for older people. Often they follow very similar trends but have bigger sizes!
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