Style

woman on the couch

Photo courtesy of Lucy Williams

Style Resolutions So Simple,
They Keep Themselves

A year of cleaning out your closet for fun has likely left it primed for some wardrobe synergy: the magic that occurs when an already streamlined closet gets a few key additions and its contents click into place perfectly. In 2021, pass on rigid style resolutions. Instead, lean into the joyful and the unexpected—only what makes you feel your absolute best.

1

THE RESOLUTION:

Build your permanent collection.

Investing in meaningful, trend-defying pieces—a sparkly initial ring, a bespoke pendant—sets you up with a roster of pieces you’ll wear till it’s time to pass them on. And in this post-makeup existence, a good pair of face-framing hoops is the best way to freshen up before an impromptu FaceTime.

Ana Khouri ear cuff

Photo courtesy of Ana Khouri

  1. Foundrae necklace
    Foundrae necklace goop, $8,600
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  2. Ana Khouri ear cuff
    Ana Khouri ear cuff Ana Khouri, $19,530
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  3. Prasi Fine Jewelry necklace
    Prasi Fine Jewelry necklace goop, $12,930
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  4. Anita Ko Ring
    Anita Ko ring goop, $4,100
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  5. Tiffany & Co. necklace
    Tiffany & Co. necklace Tiffany & Co., $12,000
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  6. Mateo ring
    Mateo ring goop, $1,500
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  7. Anita Ko huggies
    Anita Ko huggies goop, $2,467
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  8. Suzanne Kalan bracelet
    Suzanne Kalan bracelet goop, $5,000
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  9. Sophie Buhai hoops
    Sophie Buhai hoops goop, $495
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2

THE RESOLUTION:

Investment pieces over impulse buys.

A cherry-red designer bag isn’t an impulse buy; it’s an outspoken outfit-maker. Three-seasons-old denim in a cut you don’t favor but you bought it anyway because, well…sale? Donate it. Less is more, and the one-out, one-in rule makes space for your next investment.

hermes bag

Photo courtesy of Hermès

  1. Cartier watch
    Cartier watch Cartier, $4,750
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  2. Victoria Beckham polo
    Victoria Beckham polo goop, $750
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  3. Co sweater
    Co sweater goop, $695
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  4. Max Mara coat
    Max Mara coat 24s, $3,250
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  5. G. Label Foster Ribbed 
            Puff-Sleeve Cardigan
    G. Label Foster Ribbed
    Puff-Sleeve Cardigan
    goop, $550
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  6. JW Anderson trousers
    JW Anderson trousers goop, $745
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  7. Hermès bag
    Hermès bag Hermès, price available upon request at Hermès stores nationwide
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  8. Chanel Ballerinas
    Chanel shoes Chanel, $800
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  1. 3

    THE RESOLUTION:

    Elevate your intimates.

    There’s the satin-packed, lacy-and-racy collection that looks like a tangle of shoelaces. There’s the pile of mismatched cotton undies and long-forgotten push-up bras. Both drawers are ready for a panty raid. Refresh them with soft tank-and-boy-shorts sets that double as loungewear, plus a full spread of undies so simple, they’re sexy.

    NEGATIVE UNDERWEAR TOP and brief

    Photo courtesy of Negative Underwear

    NEGATIVE UNDERWEAR TOP, Negative Underwear, $70; NEGATIVE UNDERWEAR HIGH RISE, Negative Underwear, $45

  2. NEGATIVE UNDERWEAR TOP and brief

    Photo courtesy of Negative Underwear

  3. ARAKS BRALETTE

    ARAKS BRALETTE, goop, $105; ARAKS PANTIES, goop, $58

  4. SKIN TANK

    SKIN TANK, goop, $68; SKIN PANTS, goop, $135

  5. Chantelle 5-pack
    Chantelle 5-pack Chantelle, $80
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  6. Baserange bottom
    Baserange bottom goop, $35
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  7. Skin boyshort 3-pack
    Skin boyshort 3-pack goop, $90
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4

THE RESOLUTION:

Be the fun one.

The right uplifting print or bold hue slips into your wardrobe seamlessly—and you’ll fill the room (or Zoom) with energy every time you wear it. Go big on blooms, lean into graphic lines, and embrace swishy, ruffly silhouettes that up the feminine vibe. Too much? White sneaks with a little spring-preview blue work, too.

Cara Cara Skirt

Photo courtesy of Cara Cara

  1. La DoubleJ dress
    La DoubleJ dress goop, $730
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  2. Ulla Johnson top
    Ulla Johnson top goop, $225
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  3. Cara Cara skirt
    Cara Cara skirt goop, $425
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  4. Yuzefi bag
    Yuzefi bag goop, $415
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  5. Veja sneakers
    Veja sneakers goop, $109
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5

THE RESOLUTION:

Take it outside.

We get it—you have other resolutions. Here to help with any and all recommitments to outdoor activity: richly colored, sporty-chic sets and sneakers for the city runner; actually cute hiking boots; and an Italian down puffer for before, during, and après hitting the slopes.

TORY SPORT BRA

Photo courtesy of Tory Burch

TORY SPORT BRA, Tory Burch, $98; TORY SPORT LEGGINGS, Tory Burch, $148

TORY SPORT BRA

Photo courtesy of Tory Burch

  1. Moncler vest
    Moncler vest Moncler, $980
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  2. Tory Sport bra
    Tory Sport bra Tory Burch, $98
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  3. Tory Sport leggings
    Tory Sport leggings Tory Burch, $148
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  4. Hoka One One hiking shoe
    Hoka One One hiking shoe Hoka One One, $250
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  5. Bogner scarf
    Bogner scarf Bogner, $98
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  6. G. Sport x Proenza Schouler jacket
    G. Sport x Proenza Schouler jacket goop, $895
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  7. Chloé sweater
    Chloé sweater Net-a-Porter, $665
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  8. Varley bra
    Varley bra goop, $75
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  9. Varley leggings
    Varley leggings goop, $106
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  10. Adidas sneakers
    Adidas sneakers Adidas, $180
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