Naturally the New Year has to have a fashion outlook.
And with 2018 finally here, we’ve compiled all our key fashion goals for the year ahead. From bringing glam to everyday outfits to supporting local and ethical brands, what resolution do you identify with most?
Scroll through the gallery below for Team FQ’s 2018 fashion resolutions:
After many a sartorial incarnation in my teens and twenties (I’ll note, with mixed results and the need to burn a few photographs) my fashion resolutions for 2018 are few and far between. When I wake, the thought of what I can wear from my closet for the day is what gets me out of bed in the morning and I can’t see that changing. A sensible person would say wear slightly lower stilettos or god forbid, flats for the good of my legs and feet for 2018, but I’m just not ready…Maybe ask me again in 2019.
Sally-Ann Mullin, editor
I’ve got two fashion resolutions for 2018: the first is to try harder, an obvious one but appropriate nonetheless as I often find myself waking up and throwing on the same thing every day – a t-shirt, blazer, jeans and black pumps. The second is to dress more instinctively, some of my most-loved pieces are oddball finds that I’ve been drawn to in op-shops or army surplus stores. I think my 2018 wardrobe could do with a few more of these.
Danielle Clausen, fashion editor
Next year I’m going to be all about bringing evening glam to everyday. There was texture galore on the international runways during fashion week, not to mention the next level street style inspo, where feathers, faux fur and an excess of sequins were worn as though nothing more important than a casual tee shirt. Or even WITH a casual tee, for that matter. It’s reminded me not to save OTT evening dresses and sparkly tops for good – and it’s totally justified the purchase of another pair of sneakers to wear with them.
Megan Bedford, beauty editor
When I’m out in the wild — whether it’s at work, brunch, or whipping around the supermarket, I like to think I look pretty damn well put together. At home though? I’m a hot mess. My ex would definitely agree (it’s ok, we’re good), and living alone for the past six months has only made this situation worse. As in, there’s a reason I post so many selfies of me in my lingerie, the alternative being a bobbly old dressing gown covered in fake-tan stains. In 2018 I therefore resolve to sort out my loungewear situation. Slouchy jerseys, cute shorts, chic flats and a Pinterest-worthy top-knot, come at me.
Phoebe Watt, associate editor
For 2018 I would like to take more risks. I love a good white jean and blue shirt combo, but I think 2018 will be about me trying new trends that I have been too scared to wear. Maybe a fringe, a cut-out dress, or try a full yellow outfit!
Alice Morgan, senior art director
Normally I resolve to break out of my regular jeans-shirt-heels combo but quite frankly, that’s never going to happen. Therefore in 2018 I am going to make more of a conscious effort to understand where my clothes come from and support sustainable and locally-made brands. Oh, and finally sell that huge mound of clothes, shoes and accessories I bought on a whim, wore once and which have never seen the light of day again – might as well give them a second life!
Kelly McAuliffe, digital editor
I’m your classic impulse purchaser aka the clothing magpie who is attracted to anything shiny or interesting. This means that when it comes to fashion, I often find my wardrobe is a range of fabulous pieces that don’t seem to quite make complete outfits, serve a practical purpose or contain the useful basics. In 2018, I’m going to attempt to be a more practical and planned purchaser, filling in those wardrobe gaps instead of creating new ones, while making sure I have a useful amount of basics such as the classic t-shirt.
Ella Francis, digital content producer
For 2018 I’m going to opt for garments created using sustainable and ethical practices first and foremost before widening the net to other designers. The fashion industry has got itself into such turmoil in terms of how it drives us to consume and dispose of clothing. I think as a collective we can encourage a change and I think it’s important to support the brands and manufacturers that are trying to reduce their environmental impact.
Terri Dunn, digital content producer