At a turning point between the end of one year and the beginning of the next, amidst the blur of family events, festive parties and all manner of excitement, we often reflect on how far we’ve come in a year and the promise of what comes next.

Because of this, many of us have a new years resolution, whether it is to avoid a habit that is bad for us or to try out something new or something that could make our lives better.

Here are some ideas for fashion and girls boutique clothing themed new years resolutions.


Avoid The Sales Splurges

Most resolutions take a while between setting them and actually putting them into practice. Most gyms are not open on New Year’s Day, many foods people give up as a resolution are still in the house from Christmas and workplaces tend to stay closed for a few extra bank holidays.

However, one resolution you can start as soon as the clock hits midnight is to avoid the temptation to splurge during big sales, instead only buying what you need rather than what you fear missing out on.

The reason why this is a good idea is that it avoids the principle of “ultra-fast fashion”, a trend of buying lots of clothes during major sales.

This does not mean avoiding sales entirely, but instead of being wowed by quantity, go for quality and choose clothes designed to last for years.


One New Local Shop Per Trip

Outside of big brands and online retailers, fashion is a community, and the best way to experience it and enjoy it is to do your clothes shopping at a range of different local stores and boutiques.

A fun way to experience the breadth of what the fashion world has to offer and be part of its community spirit is to visit a new small, local boutique every time you go out to buy clothes. You will be surprised at the effect this has.


Follow Westwood’s Words

Vivienne Westwood once broke down fashion into three simple principles:

  • Buy less.
  • Choose well.
  • Make it last.

Buy clothes that will last, can be worn and loved time and again, choosing well in the process, whilst looking after the clothes you choose to buy and keeping them for as long as you can.