2011 Fashion Resolutions

Go for fortified fashion and forget empty shopping trips.

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"...Buy Pretty Underwear"

Dump any misgivings that underwear doesn’t matter since (basically) no one sees it. Treat yourself-just knowing that you look good underneath will put a spring in your step. Elle Macpherson bikini bottom, $30; journelle.com
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"...Wear More Costume Jewelry"

Faux diamonds are far from tacky. They’re the ultimate in chic dressing, with designers and chains alike offering up glitzy pieces with tiny price tags. J.Crew crystal winged bracelet, $85; jcrew.com
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"...Buy Luggage I Love"

When you travel, your luggage speaks as loudly as your handbag (or shoes or shades.) Pick a shape that works for you in a durable material and, trust us, you’ll never look back. Longchamp "Le Pliage" expandable carry-on, $235; nordstrom.com
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"...Play with Fabrics"

Step outside of your comfort zone and try fabrics you never would have thought of. Start off slowly by pairing them with jeans and a plain t-shirt. Banana Republic fringed zip vest, $90; bananarepublic.com
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"...Organize My Wallet"

If you’ve spent the last decade shoving bills and cards into a ratty wallet-upgrade! Start the new year off fresh with a smart style in sumptuous leather. Mulberry leather wallet, $295; net-a-porter.com
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"...Experiment with Animal Prints"

The simplest way to play with this forever-trend? A cardigan! Tommy Bahama pima cotton cardigan, $118; tommybahama.com
Photo courtesy of Tommy Bahama

"...Dress Weather-Appropriate"

Stop grumbling and griping about the weather. Invest in all-weather boots for rain or snow and your feet (and other shoes) will thank you. L.L.Bean Signature waterproof boots, $149; llbean.com
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"...Treat Myself to Cashmere"

Take good care of it and you’ll wear (and have) it forever. TSE cashmere sweater, $395; saksfifthavenue.com
Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

"...Invest in a Good Quality Bag"

Look for a bag that’s well made, with quality fabric and a classic (read: simple) shape. Then, take a deep breath and whip out the credit card. Fendi small Peekaboo leather bag, $2,150; barneys.com
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"...Find Everyday Earrings"

Simple studs add polish to any look and finding ones you love makes accessorizing a snap. Sterling silver and cubic zirconia studs, $30; macys.com
Photo courtesy of Macy’s

"...Wear More Color"

Give your neutrals and darks a rest. Step out in something with a pop of bright color. Chico’s cardigan, $99; chicos.com
Photo courtesy of Chico’s

"...Pick a Signature Piece"

As you refine your style, keep your eyes open for a signature piece. Personalized or not, it’s something that expresses you and can be worn everyday, in every way. 14k green gold cut-out monogram necklace, $775; kaceyk.com *Do you count making time for that special someone as another new year resolution? Simplify the fashion part with MORE and designer Rebecca Taylor’s tips for date night dressing.*
Photo courtesy of Kacey K

First Published Fri, 2010-12-10 12:38

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