9 Style Pros Share Their Fashion Resolutions For 2019
It’s time to shake your holiday hangover off, because 2019 is now in full swing!
While some may think that coming up with New Year’s Resolutions is a tired old tradition, it wouldn’t hurt to take the self-improvement route to mark new beginnings. And as we embark on the fresh year ahead of us, keeping our style goals in check is a must. Whether it’s trying on a new look or investing in quality pieces, we asked the stylish set which sartorial intentions they intend to keep this 2019. Get inspired by their proposals below!
Geolette Esguerra, Metro Editor-in-Chief
“Last year had me paring down my wardrobe while going after colors instead of neutrals. I streamlined my wardrobe with more tailored pieces while maintaining my signature silhouettes. I also managed to wear more sneakers and flats last year; which was a big relief for my usual towering heels. Here are my resolutions for 2019:
1. Incorporate more prints in my wardrobe—from African prints to animal prints, in different colors and permutations. It’s time to let go of my predominantly black wardrobe.
2. Try something new with my hair. Been wearing my beach waves balyage blonde for four seasons now and it’s time for a change! Hairstylist Suyen Salazar suggested a blunt cut a little below the shoulders but let’s see. I might just return to dirty blonde!
3. Shop thoughtfully. I want to be more conscious about what I purchase so I have a pact with myself this year that unless I’m really in love with a piece, I won’t buy it. I’m easily drawn to the thrill of the limited edition and the exclusive but keeping this mantra in mind would help minimize my carbon footprint while opting for quality rather than quantity.”
Kat Cruz-Villanueva, Metro Executive Editor
“This year, I’m investing in more classic, quality pieces that tell the story of a designer or of an era, which of course I can also pass on to my daughter in the future.”
Vania Romoff, Fashion Designer & Metrowear Icon
“Resolve to buy consciously. Invest in pieces that are made to last–less fast fashion, more smart purchases. Also, support locally made fashion!”
Perry Tabora, Celebrity Fashion Stylist
“This year, I won’t be afraid to splurge on classic pieces as these are timeless and can be mixed with seasonal pieces!”
Martine Cajucom-Ho, Sunnies Creative Director
“My fashion resolution is to keep a minimal wardrobe with only pieces I absolutely love.”
Camille Co, Style Influencer and Entrepreneur
“I will only buy items that I can see myself wearing even after five years!”
Kimi Yap-Sy, Celebrity Fashion Stylist
“My fashion resolution is to actually wear every piece of clothing that I buy!”
Laureen Uy, Style Influencer
“This 2019, one of my fashion resolutions would be investing more in quality pieces.”
Myrrh Lao To, Celebrity Fashion Stylist
“My 2019 resolutions include: more collaborations with young artists and designers to put them out there through my celebrity clients, choose more sustainable fashion options and support locally-produced clothing, and travel to get more organic fashion inspirations.”
Lead photos from @martine, @myrrhlaoto, @laureen, @iamkatrinacruz, @pattyang_, and @geolette