This Is Your New Year's Style Resolution, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
As clichéd as it sounds, there really is no better time to switch up your style than in the new year.
With January creeping right around the corner, we wanted to offer up some suggestions on how to seamlessly change up your look without staging a full-fledged makeover. See how you can easily up your style game with a simple style resolution based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Stop Shopping Impulsively
Hotheaded Aries babes are known for bringing the fire ???? and needless to say, things are never boring when you've got a ram in tow. Your impulsiveness can be one of your most irresistible traits because you are literally game for anything, but this can also be a not-so-great quality when it comes to shopping and saving. You've been known to get a little obsessive with shopping and often act on impulse instead of rationalizing whether you really need something. Make 2019 the year you really stop and think before you pull out the plastic.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Invest in a Classic Piece
Down-to-earth and breezy, Taurus gals are known for being low-key. But don't be fooled–bulls have a sneaky penchant for the finer things and enjoy life's luxuries. Let this be the year you stop dreaming of that designer bag and actually add it to your arsenal. With a little hard work and side hustle, and of course an after-school job, you might be clicking Add to Cart for your dream purchase sooner than you think.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Try That Crazy Trend You've Been Itching to Wear
Gemini gals are known for having uber eclectic, bohemian style. You love mixing prints and playing with patterns and you rarely follow trends. And while others might think your style is truly inspired and one-of-a-kind, for you, your boho style can start to feel dull and blasé. Push yourself to try out a crazy new look in the new year that feels totally foreign–like dad sneakers, biker shorts, or the '80s trend. You can always fall back on your artsy style, but you might feel totally re-inspired by testing something new out.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Purge Old Things From Your Closet
One of Cancer's best and worst qualities is your emotionality. As a water sign, you are sensitive and nurturing, and have a deep emotional connection to people and things, which can cause you to hold on to them—both things and people—that no longer serve you. While it might be tough, make 2019 the year you do a little life purge. Start with your closet and rid yourself of the excess baggage you have hanging in there, like the prom dress you wore three years ago when you danced with your crush. Once you master your closet, you'll be well-equipped to clean out the rest of the things that are no longer serving you. You might even find a whole new sense of self and style once the clutter is gone.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Add Some Cool Statement Accessories
Leo gals have no problem in the style department. You aren't the riskiest dresser, but you know what you like and you tend to stick to it. For 2019, up the ante on your everyday attire with cool statement accessories that will improve your outfit game while bringing in loads of compliments. After all, a Leo loves the spotlight! Try a printed silk scarf worn around your neck or in your hair, or even a fun new hair accessory.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Try Something Wild and JAzzy
Virgo ladies like to keep things simple when it comes to style. You're practical, modest and timeless. You're known for your effortless yet polished aesthetic which never fails, but let this finally be the year you reach for something wild and jazzy to spice things up. And we're not just talking accessories here. Really get something that pushes you out of your comfort zone, like a totally random sparkly blazer or a hot pink heel. You'll be surprised how a simple addition can have massive style payoffs.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Keep Your Closet Clean
Balanced Libras have an ease about them that everyone loves, and this statement holds true for both personality and style. Your clothes are laidback and cool, and you never look like you're trying too hard. But one thing you do need to put a little more effort into? Cleaning up after yourself. You are so laidback that at times your closet can resemble a war zone. Do yourself a solid and make 2019 the year where you keep things tidy.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Make Simple Switches
Scorpios are incredibly decisive in their style. You like what you like and that's about that! And while your personality can be mysterious and sometimes intimidating, your style is really anything but. It's not that you don't like taking risks, you just prefer to be in control. Instead of making drastic style changes for the new year, commit to making small changes that enhance your overall look and further your style. If you're the jeans and tee type of girl, switch up the type and style of jeans you wear. Or if you have an affinity for baseball caps, try something new like a flat fedora or beret. Small little switches can broaden your sartorial journey and give you a new perspective.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Buy the Dress, Then Book the Trip
There's no other sign that has #wanderlust quite like you Sag. While you spend your free time making Pinterest boards for vacations you dream of taking, let this be the year it actually happens. We're all about manifesting, so start the new year off strong by buying the outfit you plan on wearing on your dream trip. Then visualize yourself on this trip wearing said outfit and visualize it every day. It might sound silly, but seeing and feeling your dreams is the best way to make them come true. You might be pleasantly surprised what 2019 holds for you if you commit.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Create a Little More You Time
Hardworking Caps are usually all work and no play. Whether it's logging extra hours in study hall or working with a tutor to hone those SAT skills, you've been putting your academics first and yourself (and style) last. Caps tend to be very practical and don't see the point in dressing super flashy, which is fine, but don't confuse fashion with self-care. You don't need to be sporting the season's latest trend to feel and look good, but you do need to take time for yourself. An integral part of success is learning how to balance, so make this the year you spend a little more time on yourself. Whether that's giving yourself a few extra minutes in the morning to put together a cute outfit or splurging on some super cozy sweats, indulging in a few self luxuries will have major payoffs.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Carve Out Time for Vintage Shopping
Progressive and original, there's no one else quite like you. Aquarians are truly unique dressers and love to set themselves apart with creative outfits and one-of-a-kind clothes. Your worst nightmare is showing up to an event wearing the same Zara dress as your lab mate, so let this be the year you start carving out weekend time for vintage shopping. You've always loved vintage and get a thrill from the chase, so let this be the year you sleuth out all the best vintage shops in town.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Add a Little Edge to Your Look
Pisces are the hopeless romantics of the zodiac. You want your life to read like a fairytale and you always dress the part with romantic offerings like billowy dresses and soft floral patterns. While this artistic, whimsy flair is utterly you, it's nice to rough up the edges ever so often. For the new year, make a pact to add edge to your look with leather and studs for a cooler take on feminine dressing.
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