The concept of “New year, new you” has become somewhat of a cliché — one that we don’t really embrace. Why? Because it implies that the old you (you know, the one from way back in 2018) somehow wasn’t good enough as-is… which is totally not the truth. So this year, instead of vowing to create “a whole new you,” why not focus on becoming more you? Do more of what makes you happy. Spend more time on self-care. And, yes, express more of your personal style.

While we can’t magically carve out the time in your schedule for lounging in a bubble bath or working out, we can help with that last resolution — expressing more of your personal style — thanks to our newest arrivals. The signature Veronica M mix of comfy cardigans, printed dresses, and anything-but-basic blouses is here to make 2019 your most stylish year yet.

Ahead, three New Year’s resolutions to help you develop your personal style and step outside of your fashion comfort zone.

Resolution 1: Update Your “Jeans and T-Shirt” Look

If your go-to look is blue jeans with a plain white t-shirt, that’s totally fine — hey, the combo is a classic for a reason! But sometimes, using the same fashion formula day in and day out can feeling a little bit like being stuck in a rut. In 2019, commit to updating your usual look in the easiest way possible: by swapping out your t-shirt for a blouse with daring details.

Our Grey Cupro Surplice Top is every bit as comfortable as your favorite tee, but with criss-cross detailing at the neckline and subtle bell sleeves, it’s just that much more stylish. Opt for the Poland Surplice Keyhole Top for date night, which features a choker effect paired with a sexy deep V neckline. On cold, wintry days, reach for the Long Sleeve Top with Tie – Navy. It’s basic enough to wear anywhere — but the tie detailing at the waist offers an eye-catching pop of style.

Resolution 2: Wear Less Black

When you’re in a rush or feeling uninspired, it’s easy to reach for an all-black ensemble and call it a day. And if you love the mix-and-match ease of neutrals, we’re not trying to change that! But why not challenge yourself to soften up in the new year by swapping out harsh black for neutral navy?

Our Navy Blue Fedora adds a pop of “color” to any outfit, while the Navy Knit Cardigan can be thrown over any dress in you closet to deliver a cozy-cool vibe. The best part? Navy is every bit as versatile as black, so these are destined to become your new everyday essentials.

Resolution 3: Embrace Prints

If you’ve been nervous about incorporating bold printed pieces into your wardrobe, then 2019 is the perfect time to experiment. We don’t expect you to go all-out with abstract prints or geometric shapes, of course — start small by playing with feminine florals. The swirling neutral tones of the Ariella Floral OTS Ruffle Top are easier to pull of than you think (just pair it with jeans or black leggings), and a simple black and silver polka dot print, as seen on our Olivia Surplice Long Sleeve Blouse, is ideal for a night out. Feeling bold? Take the Peggy Wrap Dress with Bell Sleeves out for a spin — it features florals and polka dots for an eclectic mix you won’t find anywhere else.

What are your New Year’s style resolutions? Let us know in the comments!