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By Kelly Mickle
While eating healthier, getting in shape and landing a plum promotion are all great resolutions, it's nice to have some goals that provide instant gratification—like dressing your best. To help you prioritize your style—without spending beaucoup bucks—Glo's editors and friends reveal their top fashion resolution. Get ready to make 2013 your most stylish year yet!
Closet Guilt2 of 10
"I always end up keeping pieces I feel bad getting rid of—either I paid a lot of money for it, a friend designed or made it. For once I'd love to open my closet and only see clothes I like to wear." —Larisa Laivins
Resolution Solution: If you haven't worn something in more than a year, arrange a clothing swap with girlfriends to give valued ensembles a worthy new home.
Cross the Lines3 of 10
"My closet contains more stripes than a jailhouse, yet every time I go shopping I'm always drawn to the print, be it a T-shirt, a sweater, a dress or even a bathing suit." —Kelly Mickle
Resolution Solution: Don't let future fashion obsessions ever get past a four-piece purchase limit. And take baby steps to incorporate more prints. If stripes are your weakness, then consider upgrading to color-blocked styles.
Denim Dilemma4 of 10
"I hate trying on clothes so I buy jeans online. About one of every four pairs is a winner; the rest are fine, but no great shakes. So I end up wearing the same few pairs and accumulating countless others that go unworn." —Shannan Rouss
Resolution Solution: Set aside one day to try on jeans. Figure out which brand and size work best for your body, then stock up on the style in different washes for plenty of variety.
Quality Over Quantity5 of 10
"This year I want to invest in clothing rather than get distracted by inexpensive pieces which tend to fall apart or shrink after I wear them a couple of times." —Andie Huber
Resolution Solution: Splurge on items you'll get the most mileage out of, like a classic LBD, a great handbag, a cashmere sweater or a classic pair of heels.
Impulse Control6 of 10
"I fall in love with a cool skirt or funky heels, only to get home and realize I have nothing in my closet to go with it so it just sits and collects dust." —Courtney Diffner
Resolution Solution: Make sure you can pair any item with at least two other things in your wardrobe before hitting the checkout line. And if you have a weakness for wacky items, shop with a friend you trust who can provide a second opinion.
Detail Oriented7 of 10
"I have no problem spending money on a great pair of shoes or jeans but always seem to forget about the little things that can really make—or break—an outfit." —Jennifer Reza
Resolution Solution: Buy at least one new accessory each season. Our favorites for spring: fringe scarves, chunky chain necklaces and delicate shoulder-grazing earrings.
Brighten Up8 of 10
"While I truly believe black is the most flattering color on me, I can't help but notice that I've slowly weeded out any semblance of color from my wardrobe—which makes me look more and more like that goth girl from Beetlejuice." —Alexandra Perakis
Resolution Solution: If you're known for playing it safe with all-black outfits, take at least one color risk a season. Baby step: Try shirts or pants in oxblood to add a splash of color without venturing too far beyond your comfort zone.
Play Dress-up9 of 10
"I'm determined to wear the great clothes I already have! So often I pass over my bright-colored tops, flirty dresses, and heeled boots for basics like jeans and T-shirts." —Lindsey Jones-Johnson
Resolution Solution: Limit your jeans-and-T-shirt uniform to twice a week to make room for more closet creativity. And try putting your favorite (but often unworn) pieces front and center in your closet, so you'll be even more apt to wear them.
Price Check10 of 10
"I'd like to avoid getting seduced by sale prices. Occasionally, I'll buy drastically reduced designer clothing because it seems like a great deal, but I end up overlooking obvious flaws and these items rarely become my favorite pieces." —Anne Weintraub
Resolution solution: Ask yourself, "Do I love this piece enough to buy it even if it were full price?"
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