We all know the importance of trying new things. Since New Year’s we’ve been inundated with resolutions and all that new year, new me stuff. I think it’s also important to look at what you already have and rework it. Take my new favourite winter dressing trick, layering two jackets.
It’s actually something I started doing because of work. I work on the second lowest floor of an old building and the heat does not circulate well. Once the freezing temperatures hit, it got so cold that I’d have to work in my coat. I saw other girls wearing leather jackets under their dusters and decided to put my own spin on it. I love the result – it breathes new life into the jackets.
This doesn’t just go for clothes – it’s something that can be applied to every aspect of your life. Sometimes we try something once, put it in a box, and never revisit it. I was so guilty of doing this for the longest time, and I was missing out.
Last year I made an effort to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things, but I also re-tried old things. And guess what? I learned a lot of new things. They say it’s all about finding balance, and I think life should be a balance of new and old. If we constantly chase after newness we’ll always be stressed and unsatisfied, but if we just stick to what we know there’s no growth.
I’m excited about all the new things to come this year. New places (my boyfriend and I booked our first trip of the year to Mexico on the weekend, yay!), new clothes and outfits I’ll wear, new movies and shows, new songs, new food, maybe a new hair colour (though I’m really loving this one). But I’m also excited about the old. The new things I can create and the new experiences I can have from it.
So here’s to the new year, and to all the great old stuff that came along with it.