What if you just made one stylish change per week? Fashion and Style are more about how you feel about yourself than it is wearing nice clothes… And it does not have to cost a fortune. Cath McIllwraith one of new Team Members has a great Blog called Fashion Fixes and Faux Pas – check her out for more info… and enjoy reading some simple solutions from TSWB below.
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-Fixes-and-Faux-Pas/160397273709* Forget about the word “fashion” and think “style” – it may be mentally less intimidating or more “wearable”! says Ripley.
* Even if you stay at home, make an effort to dress everyday as if you are going out. This changes your whole approach to even the most mundane household chores and how you feel about yourself – Self Esteem is Key! You will find you have a more positive attitude and are less inclined to be reduced to a couch potato, in your slovenly sweat pants and baggy T-shirt. And you never know who will pay a random visit…
* Clear out your closet. Get rid of those items which are outdated, do not suit you (or fit you) or simply do not make you feel good. Make room for that new wardrobe of clothes that you are going to build, slowly, piece by piece. You have to make way for the NEW by getting rid of the OLD… Check out: http://www.becshui.com.au for an awesome Brisbane organiser and google a local person near you for help.
* Take stock of how many classic items you currently have in your closet. Start building new outfits which will prove versatile and timeless – go anywhere and do anything. You should aim to have a wardrobe base of well cut, classic pieces and a few cheap fun, fashionable outfits that are right on trend, which can be replaced every season. Its a great idea to make a list of what you need to complete a classic wardrobe and buy them as you can afford (as opposed to shopping impulsively and at will)..
* Treat your wardrobe as an investment. Create a closet that is full of must-have pieces rather than make-do ones, it’s a great feeling owning beautiful clothes and when you plan, you get more of what you really want.
* Ensure that your wardrobe is built around some style staples which will take you from season to season and can be dressed up or down. A good coat, a little black dress, a wrap dress, well cut denims, a classic pair of black pants, cashemere cardigan and a stylish crisp white shirt. Update these looks every season with some gorgeous, easy to access and affordable accessories.
* A really great handbag and a pair of ‘get outa here girl – tssss’ shoes, will transform any outfit. Again, great planning and organisation will have you getting multiple uses out of the same great handbag and shoes with several outfits for different occasions.
* Understand your body shape. Are you a pear, apple, brick, hour glass or inverted triangle? Google free fashion advice and learn how to dress for your body shape.
* Learn how to make the most of your assets. Learn how to disguise big hips, stomachs or a larger bust and learn what not to wear if you are short or flat-chested. These simple tips can make you feel amazing instead of self conscious. The right neckline and pant cut can make a great deal of difference to how you shape up.
* Be a Smart Shopper. Ask yourself a few key questions regarding what suits you before you shop and plan what to buy in advance – as above. This is really important if you are on a budget and need a new look at the same time.
There is never a better time than the start of the new year to create a brand new you. The first important step is to clear out your wardrobe ‘daggies’ because they do not make you feel good and use up valuable space – Vinnies or other charities would be grateful to have your dated treasurers. The second is to learn what cuts and colors work best for you and the basic style rules of women’s style.
Finally, the next time you feel inclined to throw on a baggy T-shirt and pants, Ask yourself this valuable question – Am I going to feel fabulous wearing that? Remember comfy can still be sexy and flatter your self esteem..
Love you honey – go be Fabulous!