Style Questions

My 2016 Style Resolutions

December 29, 2015


Let’s begin 2016 with a BANG and take a moment to think about our style resolutions. If you are anything like me, there are probably clothes in your closet you don’t wear often AND trends you want to try. I’ve laid out a list to help you achieve true style sassiness in 2016:

  1. Purge Your Closet. We all have lots of clothes in our closet that we’ve saved for years and years. Some of these, we will never wear again but keep them “just because.” My rule: if you haven’t worn it in 2 years, it’s time to donate. Make a conscious decision this coming weekend to spend a couple of hours organizing your closet. I promise you that you will feel better AND it’ll make your mornings easier when you get dressed. Cluttered closets are stressful and can make you wear the same 10 outfits over and over, just because you don’t want to go digging in the mess of your closet.
  2. Organize Your Clothes. Every few months, usually with a new season, I reorganize my closet. Some people like to organize by color but for me, I like to organize with functionality being the number 1 goal. I first donate the clothes I haven’t worn (see number 1 above) and then organize by section: sweaters, dressy shirts, casual shirts, pants, skirts, and dresses. This works best for me but may not for you. Either way, play around with it and get organized! You will start wearing clothes that were hidden deep within your closet. If it’s not easy peasy and organized, chances are: you won’t wear it. We are all stretched for time!
  3. Try 2-3 New Trends. Okay, y’all, you got this! Try some new trends. 2016 is the year! If you’ve been following my blog posts for a few weeks now, you will notice I talk about trends and how to make them classy. There are certain trends I will not try because they simply don’t work for me and/or I don’t want to invest. However, there are also lots of trends that I am happy and eager to try. For example, vests, blanket scarves and ponchos. All of those will be around in 2016 and probably for years to come. Identify the right trends for you and TRY it!

Don’t forget Styled by Madison offers style and closet consultations. We offer lots of services varying from closet organizations, personal shopping and event styling. Start 2016 with a bang and feeling great. Visit our contact us page or email me ( if you are interested in learning more about our services.

Now, I need a favor from you…what do you want to see on these blog posts? Do you have any style questions? Comment below and I will make sure to answer in an upcoming blog post. Free advice is always a good thing, right?!


  • Reply Linda December 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    What are the most attractive styles for a 65 year old woman?

    • Reply Linda December 30, 2015 at 12:51 am

      Attractive out fits for 65 yr old women, who like comfort, but want to look nice as well.

      • Reply Madison December 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

        Great idea, Linda! Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post. 🙂 Thank you so much for reading!

    • Reply Madison December 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      🙂 Will be answering this in an upcoming blog post!

  • Reply Casey Orsillo December 29, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    I would love to see a post about a closet consultation from start to finish! Lots of pictures and outfits you put together using someone else’s closet. You are welcome to use mine 😉

    • Reply Madison December 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      LOVE this idea, Casey!!! 🙂 I will definitely be doing this in an upcoming blog post. LOVE it! Thank you so much for reading!

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