New Year, New You Done Right

Studies show that 50% of people set a New Year’s resolution, and after just 3 weeks, 90% of the resolutions are forgotten or unsuccessful. As the same resolutions are repeated year after year, the “New Year, New You” is never completed or done right. This year, we want it to be different though. If you’re committed to change in 2018, then follow this advice to achieve the “New Year, New You” correctly!

New Year, New You with SMART Goals

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The first step to sticking to a “new you” this year is setting SMART goals. This stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based. You don’t want to make a resolution or promise to yourself that doesn’t have a purpose. When you come up with an idea to do, ask yourself “why” to fully set that goal. Additionally, keep in mind that your thoughts are equal to your actions. An idea may seem great in your head, but it won’t mean a thing this year unless you execute it properly. With that being said, you have to go into everything with a positive mindset. Don’t go in thinking that you’re going to fail. And finally, make sure you are tracking your goals. Accountability is key, and you want to know when each of your goals are reached!

New Year, New You with Clothes

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Now that we discussed how to set your goals, it’s time to apply the “New Year, New You” to examples that are easy to complete this year. We all love clothes, and that’s why it’s important to achieve a “new you” this year with them. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start your spring cleaning, make sure you have a clean palette to play with, and move forward with a new clothing style. Both you and your wardrobe deserve the best this new year, so it’s important to know which clothing items are worth saving, and which ones should be thrown in the donation pile. Start with the basics and items you do wear every day, then you can experiment with all the new trends in place.

New Year, New You with Shopping

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It’s important not to hold onto items you rarely wear. Getting rid of the styles that don’t work with you anymore will help you declutter, organize, and now make room for new pieces! Start a “new you’ with smart shopping. Your purchases should reflect the styles that are trending, and limit the amount of unnecessary spending. However, creating a “new you” and being on-trend can get pricey. Therefore, it’s essential not to stock your closet with EVERY trending piece on the market. Instead, start with a few pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. This way you can expand your selection over time, and truly figure out what new person you want to be!

New Year, New You with Hairstyle

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Once the “new you” is on-trend with clothes and found a new style, you can also experiment with a new hairstyle. Keep in mind, this doesn’t have to be anything too extreme. You can make a slight change with this by changing your hair part, cutting a few inches off, adding layers, or trying hair extensions. For those who truly want to experiment with  a new self this year though, try getting bangs, getting highlights, or completely dying your hair a different color.

Show us how you achieve a “New Year, New You” by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs @FavianaNYC!

xoxo,

Gina

Gina Gargiulo

Editorial Intern

Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and student of the Fashion Institute of Technology, currently residing in Manhattan. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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