2018 style goals

no. 1  continue to take risks

Regardless of age, always take risks and continue to experiment who you could or want to become. 

This goal can be interpreted in many different ways, but I first became attracted to the idea of minimalism when I moved to NYC — the idea that I could lead a simple lifestyle and be content. It all began with my oversized wardrobe (and my tiny Manhattan apartment), and I started to minimize my need for wanting more and appreciating less. Over the years, I've developed a strong sense of who I am through personal style and self-expression, but I continue to take risks and never fear being myself, no matter where I live or who I meet. 

no. 2  be more real 

As in, share more in 2018 — not just through my style, but with my readers and followers as well.

Sometimes I put too much emphasis on finding the perfect white blouse (even though, I'll never stop looking) or only sharing pretty Instagram worthy images. My goal is to be someone or something that is relatable so in the new year I want to start sharing more with my audience. I'll start by sharing a truth, if you don't already know this by now, and that is I repeatedly wear the same outfits until I tire of them (in between washings, of course). Not only does it save time, but I invest in quality, and truthfully, I love what I wear. If you follow me on Instagram this is often why you'll see my wearing the same sweater or coat in varying posts for weeks at a time. So in 2018, more realism. 

no. 3  invest in denim 

Invest more time and money into finding quality denim. 

This last goal will be fun. I wear denim daily, but my body type (straight-figured with a long torso), and my particularities, has made me detest jean shopping. Believe it or not I only own a handful of pairs that I routinely wear. Often when I'm searching for a new style I look to H&M's high-waisted denim or COS because they fit my body type and they're both incredibly affordable (tip: always size down). In 2017 I did, however, fall in love with Khaite and Toteme's denim, so in the new year I would love to add a third, or possibly fourth, new brand to my collection. 

— BK