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Five Easy-To-Keep Style Resolutions For 2021

After almost a year of working from home, having placed our party shoes and fancy frocks into temporary retirement, and having avoided most forms of restrictive waistbands, possibly forever, January is the perfect time to set a few easy-to-keep style resolutions.

After the challenges of 2020, this is not a year for rigid goals. Instead, 2021 is about being kind to yourself so here are five resolutions that will be fun to focus on and do a little good, too.

1. Invest In Fine Jewellery

Sales of fine jewellery escalated last year. Perhaps because of the many holidays that did not happen or perhaps it’s down to all the time we’re now spending at our computers at home staring at our faces on Zoom or watching our fingers type. Whatever the reason, invest in timeless, meaningful pieces from Hermès, Cartier, Tiffany or Boodles that are destined to become heirlooms.

Tiffany & Co Tahitian pearl earrings in 18k rose gold, £2,600

2. Level-Up Your Athleisure

With no end date to this new lockdown, it’s still far too soon to contemplate skinny jeans. But if the past year’s ‘most-worn’ outfits are mostly tracksuit or PJ bottoms, try a segue into hybrid styles. We love Rag & Bone’s denim sweatpants. They’re smart, stylish but still comfortable enough to nap in when the mood takes you.

Rag & Bone denim sweatpants, £240

3. Bring The Fun

The simple joy of injecting a little sunshine into someone’s day was among the many important lessons learned in 2020. Bring an uplifting tone to the Zoom screen or checkout queue with whimsical details, bold hues or statement prints. We love this season’s feather-trimmed pieces for a dose of feminine frippery.

Valentino blouse, £1,690

4. Support British Designers

Help London’s designers build back their businesses after the unilaterally devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sloane Street is home to the boutiques of home-grown brands including Emilia Wickstead, Anya Hindmarch, Anabela Chan, Cassandra Goad, Catherine Prevost, Gina, and The Fold, not to mention the many young designers stocked at Harvey Nichols.

Emilia Wickstead pyjamas, £590
Anya Hindmarch bag, £950

5. Buy Better, Buy Less

If you were one of the millions that did a major closet cleanse this year, commit to a less-is-more approach and a one-in, one-out policy. The rule will create space for investment pieces like Saint Laurent‘s Sunset bag that you know you’ll love and wear, thus reducing waste and overconsumption.

Saint Laurent Sunset bag, £1,895