Fashion 12 Easy Fashion Resolutions to Keep in 2016 By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 28, 2015 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy Material World Hitting the gym before work and eating more kale: difficult. Ditching your granny panties and getting out of your all-black rut: totally doable. Here's to your most stylish year yet! How to Style the Best Items on Sale—Right Now and for Next Season 01 of 12 I Resolve to: Start Wearing Jewelry More Often Time Inc. Digital Studios To get the most impact for your effort, go for a pair of statement earrings. Whether sculptural and gilded or shoulder-grazing and glitzy, they're sure to brighten up your face—and your day. Shop the pieces (from left): Annelise Michelson, $420 for a single earring; annelisemichelson.com. Fallon, $195; fallonjewelry.com. 02 of 12 I Resolve to: Nail a Going-Out Outfit That's Sexy (But Not Too Sexy) Courtesy Proenza Schouler; Courtesy Altuzarra; Fernanda Calfat/WireImage; Courtesy Valentino 1. Take a break from body-con and select a loose silhouette that's got graceful movement. Runway inspiration: Proenza Schouler (far left) 2. A flash of leg brings sensual appeal to otherwise subdued separates. Runway inspiration: Altuzarra (second from left) 3. Opt for a semi-sheer blouse and pleated skirt to achieve lady-and-the-vamp status. Runway inspiration: Gucci (second from right) 4. Black lace is shorthand for seduction. Balance it out with breezy, casual shapes. Runway inspiration: Valentino (far right) 03 of 12 I Resolve to: Break My Neutrals-Only Habit Courtesy Altuzarra; Courtesy Givenchy; Courtesy Edun; ImaxTree Fashion's new crop of left-of-center shades—think pistachio green or over-the-top Barbie pink—provides a dash of intrigue and irony with their vibrance. Style with plenty of slouch and an insouciant attitude for an eye-catching statement that doesn't appear inordinately eager. Runway inspiration (from left): Altuzarra, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Edun, Dior 04 of 12 I Resolve to: Find a Bag That Can do Both Work and Weekends Time Inc. Digital Studios Aim for a semi-structured tote with a single standout detail, such as a charming print or soothing shade, to earn compliments from colleagues and friends alike. Shop the pieces (from top): Michael Michael Kors, $358; michaelkors.com. Rebecca Minkoff, $195; rebeccaminkoff.com. Skagen, $295; skagen.com. 05 of 12 I Resolve to: Adopt a Work Uniform That'll Get Me a Promotion Wear red. The heat-seeking hue conjures qualities people admire in a leader, namely strength, passion, and power. Stick to streamlined silhouettes, like a sheath dress, to keep the tone office-appropriate, or inject a shot of the color via a crimson bag. Runway inspiration: Boss 06 of 12 I Resolve to: Hunt Down a Pretty Pair of Shoes That Don't Kill My Feet Dyad Photography When flats feel too frumpy and stilettos too painful, reach for kitten or block heels. Armed with sexy lace-up adornments and playful patterns, they make up for what they lack in height with major attitude. Shop the pieces (from top): Shoes of Prey, $239; shoesofprey.com. Stuart Weitzman, $398; stuartweitzman.com. OYSBY London, $595; oysby.com. Delman, $448; delmanshoes.com. 07 of 12 Dyad Photography Head-to-toe sweater dressing highlights curves without excessive cling—extra points for a shapely peplum. Damn, girl. Shop the outfit: Ann Taylor sweater, $98; anntaylor.com. B-Low the Belt, $128; b-lowthebelt.com. 6397 skirt, $345; totokaelo.com. 08 of 12 I Resolve to: Put on Outerwear That's Genuinely Warm Versus Stuff That Simply Looks Good Dyad Photography No need to sacrifice your beautiful coat when it becomes arctic outside. To stay cozy and chic, just add a slim-fitting down layer underneath. Shop the pieces: DKNY coat, $995; at Macy's, for stores see macys.com. Uniqlo jacket, $70; uniqlo.com. 09 of 12 I Resolve to: Invest in a Stellar Bag to Update My Look Dyad Photography Consider a pouch. You can be more daring with designs such as graphic stripes or glittery embellishments. You can stash it in your tote when you're not feeling it or need more room. Truly an instant pick-me-up. Shop the pieces (from top): Marni, $1,370; nordstrom.com. Balenciaga, $815; balenciaga.com. Rye, $365; ryebags.com. Lizzie Fortunato, $150; shopbop.com. 10 of 12 I Resolve to: Buy Beautiful Grown-Up Lingerie Dyad Photography There's something so accomplished about a woman whose top drawer is full of silky, filmy bras and underwear. Choose sweet shades and lacy flourishes for a foundation that can go from day to night (wink, wink). Shop the set: La Perla bra, $138; laperla.com. La Perla thong, $78; laperla.com. 11 of 12 I Resolve to: Sport More Dresses & Skirts in Cold Weather Vincenzo Grillo/WireImage Count substantial suedes and leathers as your toastiest options, which also tap into the current '70s trend. Fleece-lined tights and knee-high boots also make frigid temps more bearable. 12 of 12 I Resolve to: Get My Closet Under Control Courtesy Material World Donate what you can, then check out these resale sites: 1. eBay Valet: The e-tail behemoth offers a super-easy white-glove service: Just ship 'em your gently used designer goods, and you'll get to keep up to 80 percent of the sale price. 2. Material Wrld: Swap your wares for credit to spend with a "fashion trade-in card," which allows you to shop in store and online at partnering retailers, including Intermix and Saks Fifth Avenue. 3. The RealReal: A mecca of luxury consignment, this site deals with coveted high-end brands, such as Céline and Prada. Special incentive: Most items sell within the first 3 to 5 days and you get up to 70 percent of the proceeds. 4. ThredUP: This digital marketplace stands out for its range of brands: everything from pre-owned Gap to Gucci. Earn up to 80 percent on pieces selling for more than $60 and up to 40 percent on items priced below that.