Now we’ve finally emerged from the Christmas Cocoon – in which we were mostly wearing Onesies, Uggs and similar velour-lined crimes against style – the time has come to make a fresh fashion start. So what will we be looking to leave in 2012, and which resolutions will make for a more tasteful 2013? Click through the gallery above to find out what the Grazia Fashion Team will be pledging to change for the year ahead!
Which New Year’s Resolutions Will The Grazia Fashion Team Try Not To Break In 2013?
Click Through To Read The Fashion Team's Resolutions!
Shopping Editor, Lily Russo
My 2013 fashion resolution is simple. I pledge to invest in luxe basics (whether tees, jeans, knits, great courts) so I can make the most of my existing wardrobe. Then I’ll just add in a few crazy new statement 2013 bits to keep it fresh. Easy-peasy!
Senior Fashion News & Features Editor, Katherine Ormerod
In 2013 I am going to stop shopping on payday. I am going to wait at least a week before I make any purchase; I will be sure I actually want need something before it rings through the tills. If that means said piece sells out, so be it. My friends will marvel at my restraint and I will be smug in the knowledge that I will never again blow my entire salary on a pair of shoes wearable exclusively indoors. In saying that I’m equally resolved to snap up Alex Wang’s Liya pumps, Phillip Lim’s plaid trousers and a Saint Laurent Duffle. Before Fashion Week. Obviously.
Fashion Editor, Sophie Ferguson-Jones
My resolution is to buy one stand-out, statement piece each month. Whether it’s an amazing pair of shoes or printed trousers, for 2013 it’s going to be all about quality over quantity. While I know such high impact buys won’t be trendproof and will only last a season or two I love the idea of curating my personal archive and having proper gems to hand down. My style motto for 2013? You only need one conversational piece against a neutral backdrop for the outfit to shine!
Deputy Fashion News & Features Editor, Hannah Almassi
I’m resolved to stop experimenting with newness and vow not to deny my love/obsession for all things late ‘60s early ‘70s. I don’t care if it’s not ‘fashionable’ or on the runways – in fact, I prefer it when the ‘70s aren’t in full force, so I don’t feel like a clone! I feel like I’ve finally (hopefully) reached a stage where I know what suits me and what gets the most wear in my wardrobe – it’s always a midi skirt, knee boots and lots of brown… I will continue to buy vintage and invest my money in designer classics and hardwearing accessories. I won’t go wasting time with high street fads, promise! And I will mostly be channelling the likes of Anjelica Huston, Faye Dunaway, the Cagney and Lacey or Charlie’s Angels girls, Bianca Jagger, Catherine Baba, Betty Catroux etc etc. You get the idea…
Fashion Intern, Josh Newis Smith
My resolution for 2013 is to be bolder than ever. So I’ll be wearing primary colour knitwear with light coloured trousers, layering prints, and adding colour pops to my outfits with vivid yellow accessories. I’m also determined to stock up on my new favourite accessories brand - The Golden Line. Geometric, futuristic and metallic all in in one, the pieces are totally Josh 2013.
Fashion Assistant, Caroline Ferry
2013 will be a year of more dainty footwear for me, and it is French footwear label Apologie that will help me achieve my goal. The creative director Olivia Cognet has an impressive CV as former accessories designer for Carven, Sonia Rykiel and Thierry Mugler. I predict Apologie’s scallop edged courts are going to be my spring summer go-with-everything-go-to’s!