Features | January 22nd 2018

5 Small Changes To Make In The New Year | Lizzy Hadfield

It’s the question we are all guilty of asking (yet all hate answering) ‘what are you going to change this year?’ Well if you’re wondering what small changes you can make then fashion blogger Lizzy Hadfield of Shot From The Street is back on the blog to share with you what she has decided to change. Read on to find out more…

“We are all familiar with the ‘New Year New You’ mantra, but doesn’t that sometimes feel a little overwhelming? The 1st January definitely brings some time to reflect and consider some changes, but this year I am all about the small ones rather than anything too overwhelming and unachievable. So, here are 5 small changes I am making this month, that I can hopefully carry on throughout 2018.

#1: Drink more water

I think I might tell myself this almost every single month, if not week, maybe even daily. And I constantly seem to fail. I recently treated myself to a S’well water bottle to try and encourage myself to drink some more water – and also keep track of just how much I am drinking. The 500ml ones are the best because I tell myself I need to drink four of them per day – plus the bottles are super, super chic.

S’well marble bottle £35 at John Lewis

S’well white gold ombre bottle £42 at John Lewis

S’well gold champagne bottle £35 at John Lewis

#2: Workout

Possibly the most common change we all want to make; adding more exercise into our routine. I find the best way is to book onto classes, because then I am tied to go somewhere for a certain time. If I am left to my own devices to go to the gym then I am never going to make it there. Also working out at home is always an option. If you take a class and learn a few routines, then often all you need is a resistance band and a mat to do some things at home on your own too. And of course some amazing workout gear helps, Nike is always my favourite.

Medium resistance band £8 at John Lewis

Yoga-mad core fitness mat £32.99 at John Lewis

Nike running power leggings £38 at ASOS

Nike training pro indy structure bra £32 at ASOS

Nike running vapourmax fly knit £180 at ASOS

#3: Write it down

We are all guilty of spending too much time staring at a screen. On a daily basis I move from my laptop, to the TV where I scroll through my phone too. Whenever my head is feeling full, or I need to organise my time and mind, nothing helps like writing everything down. And it’s something I want to make a daily habit throughout this year. There are so many different ways to do this. I recommend researching bullet journals a little bit for some inspiration on how is best to do this. Or just go for it and scribble everything down on a page any which way you fancy!

Ban.do sweet talk pen set £13 at House of Fraser

Kate Spade New York flamingo dot notepad £20 at House of Fraser

Ban.do compliments pencil pouch £14 at House of Fraser

#4: Domestic Goddess

I really want to get better at cooking this year, and spend more time in my kitchen than eating out or scrolling through Deliveroo. I live alone and I always use that as an excuse to not cook, but it’s actually a really great way to wind down in an evening. Now I am realistic about my abilities here, so nothing too fancy for me – but armed with a few simple recipes and a little patience I am confident I can make cooking at home part of my weekly routine.

Leon naturally fast food cookbook £17 at John Lewis

The Silver Spoon Quick and Easy Italian Recipes £19.95 at John Lewis

#5: Quality, not Quantity

And finally, some sartorial changes. I recently had a huge wardrobe clear out and felt so overwhelmed about just how much stuff I had. So throughout this year I want to keep thinking about quality over quantity. I am thinking cashmere knits, gorgeous tailoring that won’t date, thick sturdy denim than can withstand being worn daily, and cotton t-shirts that can endlessly go through the wash.

Cashmere wide sleeve sweater £179 at The White Company

All Saints astrid tailored twill jacket £258 at ASOS

Whistles breton long sleeve top £59 at John Lewis

Levis 90s baggy mom jean £95 at ASOS

All of these are available to Click & Collect to your nearest CollectPlus store

January 22nd 2018 - by @CollectPlus