5 Fashion Resolutions We’re Making As We Head Into The New Year

The New Year and New Years resolutions go hand in hand, and we’re not talking about cutting down on crisps or giving up your favourite tipple, we’re talking fashion resolutions. The fashion industry has come a long way in the past decade, making a difference to the planet as well as society. From supporting local brands to making more considered purchases here are the fashion resolutions we’ll be making this year.

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#1 Buy less, buy better

We’re putting a focus on buying less but buying better this year, and a lot of designers are backing the new way of shopping. With more considered collections and some designers totally scrapping seasonal styles altogether. We’re big fans of investing our money into better quality pieces that will last a lifetime. The impact of reducing consumerism and production has a positive effect on the planet with less water wasted, fabric ending up in landfills and all in all helping the environment.

#2 Education

Number two in our New Years fashion resolutions is to educate ourselves more about the brands we’re buying and their ethical initiatives and fabrications. With Scandi brands such as Stand Studio and Holzweiler at the forefront of reducing, reusing, and repairing learn about their processes and become part of the movement. 

#3 Turn Up The Voltage

Building more traction from trends seen in 2021, this year opt for bright prints, sparkly sequins and plenty of accessories. With fashion forecasts predicting even more of an ‘out-out’ mentality than in 2021, push the boat out by investing in the jaw-dropping pieces you wouldn’t usually go for. Certified to bring you joy every time you get dressed, these are the brands harnessing you with a wardrobe that makes you feel true to yourself. 



#4 Sustainability

Whether it’s adding recycled fabrics into the mix, planting trees or saying yes to more artisanal brands, the fashion world is finally waking up to the fact that sustainability is the only future. As Copenhagen Fashion Week set up their Sustainability Advisory Board setting sustainable requirements for every brand, the rest of the industry is following in tow. With Lyst seeing a 37% increase in searches for sustainability-related fashion keywords, designers such as GANNI and Wood Wood are putting their efforts into upping their sustainability practices. 

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#5 Shop Local

With many learnings as we came out of a pandemic, homegrown fashion talents need support more than ever. We’re doing our bit to discover new British fashion designers, and with a whole host of progressive labels flying the flag for sustainability and equality, we certainly won’t struggle. From Barbour who keep their production in their South Shields factory to Shrimps who handmake all their faux pearl handbags, here are a few of our favourite pieces from the British brands at Coggles.




Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert