Do you feel like your clothes don’t represent the real you but don’t know what will?
There are times in all our lives when the goal posts change and we have to re-think how we present ourselves in life. It could be when you start a new job or business or maybe you have lost weight and are dressing a whole new body shape.
Re-invention is exciting but if you want to avoid wasting money on clothes that don’t work for you then do some soul-searching before you start. You’ll need to consider your personality, your body shape and your lifestyle! Here are my top tips for figuring it out…
What is your Soul Style?
Ask yourself what kinds of clothes you really love to wear. Is there a trend that you feel more comfortable in? Maybe you like Boho-style with fringing and feathers or Vintage-style with lace and pearls. I’m not suggesting that you dress head to toe in one trend but know what you like so you can add accessories that are really “you”.
Use Pinterest to pin your favourite looks and inspiration on-line. See mine here.
Cut pictures of looks you like from magazines
Print pictures from the internet
Start drawing or sketching different looks that you like
What suits your body-shape?
We each have the body we have right now. One person might wish for bigger boobs and another wants to be skinnier. The fact is everyone has bits they like and don’t like. So, let’s work with what you have got. You don’t need to change anything to look well. There are ways to make your shoulders look narrower and your thighs look slimmer. There are ways to look a bit more curvy or look slimmer.
Patterns, detailing and texture draw attention so, draw it to the right places!
Enhance your curves by adding pockets over the hips or a seam under the bust-line
Slim your thighs by using smooth fabrics and avoiding pattern below the waist
Use detail at the neckline to draw attention to your face and away from wider shoulders
What is appropriate for your life-style right now?
Think about what your day to day life and what you need before shopping for new clothes. If you work in a very warm environment like a play-school you’ll need different looks that someone on the road working in sales. What you do spend most of your day doing? What kind of impression would you like to make? What are you hoping to attract into your life this year? Are you going on dates or interviews? Can one new item of clothing transform your look? What would it be?
Add a smart collar-less jacket to your look if you are driving a lot. It will look great and be easy to get in and out of
Add tops with a little bit of detail at the neckline like a ruffle or beading if you work in a warm workplace – no need to accessorize then! Just get up and go!
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