Bye bye 2017 – Hello 2018: Let’s review and set your 2018 style goals!

by Sylvia

2018 style goals |

Wow it’s 2018!

Are you excited for the year ahead? Or do you feel a bit deflated and feel like you didn’t accomplish as much as you hoped for in 2017?

For me the end of the year is always a time to reflect. I look back at the year that was and look at the year ahead and wonder what went well last year and what I’d like to improve or achieve this year.

I think about my lifestyle, career goals, freedom goals but also about style. I don’t really make resolutions but reflect on where I’d like to be at the end of 2018 and what I hope to accomplish.

You may want to go through this process with regards to your family, friendships, health, work etc. But it’s also good to reflect on your personal style. Your style either directly or indirectly affects these other areas of you life too and if you feel happier and more confident it will have a ripple effect.

After all, your style has an impact on your life too. If I’m happy with my style choices I often feel better and can take on the world with more confidence.

So let’s look back to review 2017 and then forward and formulate our style goals. To make this easier for you and to keep a permanent record I created a 2018 Style Planner for you where you can reflect on the year that was and set your goals for the new year.

You can download it for free below.

Some reflections on my own style this year

If I look back at my own style this year, it was a year with more color and print. I felt this was needed as my wardrobe lacked a bit of color and variety. I may have overstepped the mark a bit though as prints and color are not part of my core style which is more architectural and minimalist.

Still, I feel that I have everything I need in my wardrobe right now and it’s easy to mix & match clothes for almost any occasion.

I have been able to scale back on purchases and have worn a variety of clothes multiple times.

I’m very happy with my current ‘uniform’ of cropped cigarette pants and a special top which is also a quick formula to get ready really quick or for those instances when I don’t know what to wear.

I found a new hairstyle that I’m happy with but I may change it anyway as I love changing it up. I’m due for a haircut right now and I’m thinking of going even shorter!

I felt I’ve stayed within my budget and there haven’t been any big misses this year.

Looking ahead

For the new year I want to simplify even more. Even though maximalism is hot right now, I want to stay true to my minimalist core style.

I want to add color through accessories like necklaces, earrings but also bright lipstick.

I want to have fun with my hair and get a style that’s even easier to manage and style.

Words that will define my style this year and that I will focus on are: ease, natural, interesting, contemporary and creative. (if you want to find your words, there is a big list of inspiration words in the workbook).

Some of my favorite outfits from last year

Here are some of my favorite outfits that I still wear regularly. For more details and to see the specific article, just click on the image.

Wide legged pants with a printed shirt |

Cream column of color with a burgundy jacket |

red and gray layers |

Pattern mixing in blue and white |

So how about you? How would you review your style this year and what do you hope to achieve in 2018? You can download your free style planner below.

p.s. If you like to achieve more in terms of career and business, I’m creating a free 2018 biz planner too! If you want to get notified when it’s ready be sure to click here

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 CJ

I love the looks you favored last year, especially the outfit with the coral-rose top. I also think bright lipstick and perhaps shorter hair are excellent goals for 2018.

I am hoping to do more with lipstick (and makeup generally) myself this coming year. But my main goal is to change my wardrobe colors monthly:

January = sky, ice and slate blues with the occasional nordic red
February = pinks, burgundies, purples and the occasional scarlet
March = moss, hunter, and leaf green
April = green, yellow, purple and the occasional pink
May = green, blue and yellow
June = blue, green, white
July = red, white, blue
August = white, blue, rust, various browns
September = rust, various browns
October = hunter green, orange, various browns
November = similar to October, but with a deeper and warmer emphasis
December = various deep greens, red

I tend to wear a lot of black, grey, and white, and I enjoy that look, but I am hoping to energize my style and use more of my wardrobe rather than just putting on the same few outfits all the time.


2 Greetje

I think you always reflect, looking back and ahead. The whole year through, not just at New Year. As a basically lazy person I look at you in awe and admiration over your drive, your energy, your will to learn more and improve yourself. I am quite the opposite but I have you to kick my butt haha.


3 Sylvia

Great I can inspire you Greetje, but to be honest I don’t see you as a lazy person at all. I don’t think you’re giving yourself enough credit 🙂


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