Call it the triumph of hope over experience: It’s a new year, full of promise and anticipation, and though your brain knows that the resolutions you make are pretty much designed to be broken, your heart impels you to list those promises anyway. So go ahead, hold fast to optimism! (What else do we have to sustain us?)
And maybe, it will help if you have the right accessories, a roster of adorable items to aid you on the path to a whole new you. What about cloaking your plan to travel the world by wrapping yourself in a Sofia cashmere blanket? Or shaking free of the grip of nicotine by sashaying around with a “No Smoking” Alexander Wang tiara stuck on your head? Wouldn’t a vintage Galliano newsprint skirt encourage you to read more? Or a Kate Spade satchel with a yoga mat slot make it easier to keep fit? Fuzzy Zizi Donohoe slippers for toddling to the bedroom, so you’ll get more sleep! A Simone Rocha coat with many pockets to get you organized! A Tiffany & Co. piggy bank so you will save more! And lastly, with all that extra time on your hands (yeah, right), a macramé Burberry vest to inspire you to pick up the needles and knit your way into 2018. (Make another pink pussy hat, you are going to need it.)
Now snuff out that Marlboro, shove some dollar coins into that silvery swine, and go out and face the music. Happy New Year!
Saint Laurent classic Bouche Saint Laurent motorcycle jacket, $4,990, ysl.com; Alexander Wang No Smoking headband with cigarette detail, $3,900, for information: alexanderwang.com; Del Toro pony-hair leopard smoking slippers, $350, deltoro.com; Old Time Candy candy cigarettes, $1, oldtimecandy.com
Sleeper French stripes pajama set, $245, the-sleeper.com; Calvin Klein x Pendleton Peter wool saddle blanket, $285, calvinklein.com; Zizi Donohoe Delphine mink sandals, $1,290, zizidonohoe.com; Slip sleep mask, $45,nordstrom.com; Tan-Luxe Sleep Oil Rejuvenating Miracle Tanning Oil, $49, net-a-porter.com
Simone Rocha patch-pocket neoprene coat, $641, matchesfashion.com; Smythson Grosvenor leather jewelry box, $4,195, net-a-porter.com; Shinola 12-month Runwell pocket planner, $16, shinola.com; Apple Watch Hermès stainless steel case with fauve barenia leather double tour, $1,299, apple.com