What a New Year Means to Us

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When most of us think of new year’s resolutions, things like eating healthier or working out more typically come to mind. And while these are both great changes to make, the start of a new year means more than that to us here at Stella Carakasi. We like to think of a new year as a clean slate to wipe away anything that no longer serves us and welcome anything that will. We’re going into 2023 with a refreshed attitude on what it is to live mindfully happy! How about you?

Find What’s Important to You

Your values influence who you spend time with, what hobbies you’re interested in taking up, the social issues to which you want to give your time, and more. These values will help guide you to how you want to spend your time, money, and brain power!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to sit down and realign with your life’s true values. We know this might be a big task, but once you broaden your thinking, you may be surprised where you land. For us, our values are providing our community with high-quality clothing that every woman can feel good in, regardless of their personal style or body shape. Sustainability is also another value of ours that we’re always improving on.

We love using eco-friendly fabrics for our garments, like sustainable 100%Tencel® denim from Lenzing for our Mendocino Tunic or our BCI Cotton/ Cashmere blended yarn for our new Eye Candy Sweater.

Commit Time to Yourself

Women all over the world can relate to the struggle to find time to do things for themselves. We’re constantly doing things for others with little to no regard for how we’re feeling.

Not being able to commit time to yourself regularly will leave you feeling burnt out and irritable when it comes to spending time with your loved ones. Whether it’s ten minutes or two hours, try to find a little pocket of time each day to do something for you and only you! It could be reading a book, applying a face mask, going on a walk around the neighborhood, or doing a yoga flow. Whatever you enjoy doing, do it! We love to spend our time relaxing in ultra-comfortable leggings that can go from me-time to family time with ease. Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up reading their favorite book in a stylish pair of leggings?! Sign us up!

Make Small Changes

Not all new year’s resolutions need to be these major life-changing shifts. The small habits you incorporate into your daily routine are just as (if not more) important than those large goals. Small changes could be something like trying out a new recipe at least once a week, sleeping one hour more each night, or even becoming a better plant mom! These small changes usually lead to bigger ripples in your life to keep you motivated to continue to better your life in all areas. Here are a few more ideas if you need some inspiration:

  • Read at least ten pages of a book each day
  • Make those annual doctor’s appointments and health screenings
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Drink more water
  • Stop gossiping and spread more positivity
  • Write in a journal each day
  • Make your bed every morning
  • Smile more
  • Be kind

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Many of us are so consumed with what others will think of us that we often end up sheltering from what we really want and what is calling us. In 2023, try stepping out of your comfort zone. No matter how big (like taking that weekend vacation to a new town by yourself) or small (such as adding more colortexture, and pattern to your wardrobe), stepping out of your comfort zone will help you experience new and exciting things as well as increase your confidence.

In fact, it’s been found that people who step out of their comfort zone become more productive, have an easier time accepting life changes, and gain the ability to harness their creativity more. So next time you say no to something new, think about why and understand what it’s going to take to get you to say yes!

Update Your Wardrobe

When starting a new year, many women take the time to go through their closets to get rid of old things they no longer wear and replace those items with refreshed styles. While we love this idea to give you a confidence boost (and more room in your closet!), we recommend updating your wardrobe with pieces you plan to wear for years that can be worn season over season. It’s always a good idea to refresh your wardrobe with items like new white poplin shirtscomfortable trousers for the officeversatile denim tunics, and striped button-up tops. These pieces can be worn in so many different ways and will never go out of style. Now that’s what we call a closet refresh!  

This year, we’re looking forward to experimenting with new patterns, sustainable fabrics, and fun colors! If you’re looking for inspiration to start 2023 with style, head over to our Looks We Love page for endless outfit ideas. 

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