1-Organize Your Closet
It’s much easier to stress less when your environment is organized and clutter-free. Take a step towards stressing less in 2010 and organize your chaotic closet. Start by getting rid of anything that you haven’t worn in the past year.
Invest in a set of matching hangers and implement an organization system simple enough to maintain year-round. Organize shoes by style and color and handbags by occasion.
By taking the time to keep your closet organized, your wardrobe will instantly look more appealing, keeping you feeling fantastic!
We all know that it’s best to splurge on classics and bargain in shop for trendy items, but it’s easy to be tempted astray.
This year commit to shopping smarter and buy based on fit. Always try everything on before purchasing and if you’re not 100 percent in love with how a piece looks on you, move on and leave room in your closet (and budget!) for your next favorite sartorial statement piece to come along.
3-Splurge on a Staple
Reward yourself for your healthy choices and smart shopping and splurge on a luxurious handbag, like the Marc by Marc Jacob Hillier Hobo.
Be sure to choose a classic style in a neutral color that will flawlessly complement your every day style. A luxurious handbag will instantly upgrade any outfit and will boost your mood with every wear.
4-Purge Your Beauty Bar
Get organized and banish bacteria from your beauty routine. Sort through cosmetics, tossing any cream or liquid makeup over a year old and any powders (whether it’s eye shadow, blush or bronzer) that’s been around for two years or more.
Toss mascara after three months as irritating bacteria develop and can easily cause an eye infection.
5-Indulge at Home
Indulge in some alone time, whether it’s one night a week or one night a month, and spend the evening pampering yourself. Start off with a soak in the tub or a steam in the shower, followed by a full-body exfoliating scrub, moisturizing hair mask and a mani/pedi.
Make it a priority to schedule your at-home spa time just like you would any other appointment and you’ll stay relaxed and glowing all through the new year without breaking budget.
Treat your senses to a sumptuous new fragrance. Ask for samples before buying and wear each scent to find out how it agrees with your body chemistry and how long the scent lasts.
Find a perfume that perfectly suits your personality and will help you attract positivity in the New Year.
7-Research Before You Buy
This year commit to researching beauty products before buying. With a plethora of beauty blogs, forums and science-based reviews, a quick internet search can save you from impulse-buying the hot new anti-aging cream that’s full of ingredients way too harsh for your sensitive skin. Check out cosmetics and skincare reviews from experts and studies before you apply.
8-Invest in the Perfect LBD
Always appropriate, elegant and flattering, the perfect little black dress (LBD) has the magical ability to take you from mess to dress-to-impress in seconds flat.
Make it one of your resolutions to find the LBD that hugs your curves in all the right places in a classic shape that will keep you feeling polished and confident every time that you slip it on.
9-Find Your Signature Accessory
Every stylish woman has one piece that she has made her very own. Whether it’s a silk scarf, an unusual brooch or a chic clutch, the world’s most stylish women all have a signature accessory.
A piece so personal, that worn by another it lacks the same spark, your signature accessory should be decidedly representative of your inimitable personality.
10-Take Time to Beautify
Coco Chanel (whose charicature is pictured, left, on a bottle of her perfume) once said, “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little—if only out of politeness.
And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny.
And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” Take the fashion legend’s advice and vow to make time to look your best as much as possible in 2010.