2013 Fashion New Years Resolutions

January 4, 2013
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With a new year comes a new start. That’s right, time to start our New Year’s resolutions! I’m all for getting in shape and volunteering more but I also believe in keeping your style in top form. So I have come up with some fashionable resolutions for 2013…

1) Going into the new year I think we could all indulge in a little more color.

We tend to gravitate towards muted colors like grey, black or beige, but this year immerse yourself in the idea of mixing colors and try color blocking. It is an instant mood changer and will keep you feeling confident.

2) Actually wear your clothes!

I know seems so simple right? We all have closets packed full of options but we only wear a fraction of what we have. We wear 20% of our closet 80% of the time. We are all guilty of reaching for the same tried and tested look when we are dashing out the door. Take a few extra minutes to put something new together. I’m not a morning person so here’s my little trick. I take 5 minutes before I go to bed and put my outfit together. This gives me time to try something new on instead of feeling so rushed in the morning. I also get to sleep in a little bit longer and still look great!

3) Branch out and try at least one new trend.

You want to stay true to who you are when thinking about trying a new trend . Don’t dive into something you won’t feel comfortable wearing and keep in mind your proportions, you still want to dress for your body type.

4) Mix it up and wear more skirts.

We know there is nothing like the comfort of our “blues” but with all the options out there a skirt is a must have. With the current trends you have anything from full length maxi skirts to short body con skirts so don’t be shy. You can wear this at any age and any shape.

5) Try a new lip color.

Fashion is more than the clothes you wear. It’s everything from hairstyle, nails, accessories to makeup. How you put everything together will really affect your entire look. Slabbing on a fun new lip color can be just as exciting as a new top!

6) Rearrange your closet.

Sometimes you just need a fresh eye on something. Try reorganizing your wardrobe. It will help you gain a better understanding of what you have in there and you may find a few surprises you forgot about… bonus! I recommend organizing it by style. For example, separate your basics, blouses, outwear ect. This way you can start looking at your wardrobe in outfits with layers rather than individual pieces. Don’t forget to be rid of a few things. Getting rid of the things you don’t wear or don’t fit can be very therapeutic. Plus this will make room for new goodies!


Here’s to a fashionable 2013!

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I am Janine Mix. Just a California girl living in Big Sky Country. I moved here in early 2010 with my husband Ryan and am loving every minute of it! I have to be honest. I haven’t always loved fashion. In fact, I was somewhat of a tomboy until I got to college. With over 15 years of retail experience, my love of fashion has evolved and grown and well, let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. As I am sure most of you know, it’s hard to dress yourself! Top that off with all these different retailers trying to get me to fit their brand regardless of my personal style, and I was at a loss. I didn’t know what looked good on me, how to put things together, what I liked, or how much money to spend on clothing. I came to a point where I had literally worked in such a variety of different clothing stores, I had lost my “fashion identity”. This eventually led to frustration and tears every time I looked in my closet or went shopping. I decided I was much in need of a full closet makeover. I went through my closet and got rid of everything to start fresh. After working a few more years as a customer service trainer, opening multiple boutiques around the nation and working for some of the highest renowned clothing stores in America, I finally started coming into my own. It took me some time to define what style I related to the most, what kind of clothing expressed who I was, and what I felt most confident wearing. But once I did, my frustrations had turned into my passion. Not only did I come to enjoy shopping and putting different outfits together, more importantly, I started helping others through this process. I started giving fashion advice and tips and became more of a personal stylists for many. I found a new passion for helping others feel confident and beautiful through their personal style. This isn’t a material thing! I’m not saying that you need to have all the money in the world to look great, or that you should put all your focus into this, or that you have to wear certain designers to be considered “fashionable”. I’m saying that there’s something to say when someone feels confident and loves who they are when so much of the world tells us otherwise. I started this blog so I could inspire, teach and guide others to what should be a fun way of expressing yourself. This blog is for everyone! Men and women… the young and the young at heart… petite or those blessed with curves. I love all things unique and strive to be bold and daring, yes, even in Montana! I hope to inspire others to do the same and to turn those frustrations into confidence. OX Janine “With confidence, you have won before you have started.” Marcus Garvey

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