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Spring clean your wardrobe with a declutter

Spring clean you wardrobe with a declutter
Spring clean you wardrobe with a declutter

Spring is the time of year to let go all of what you no longer need to hold onto.  Use this time to sort through what you have in your wardrobe and declutter and let go all those items you no longer wear. Some may just be past their life; others may not fit into your current style. If you have not worn it this season, are you likely to wear it next autumn? I put everything away clean for next year including my shoes and boots, so they are ready to wear when the weather turns cold. I even re heal shoes ready for next year.

Spiritually this is a time to let go.

Spiritually this is a time to let go of any negativity making way to bring in the new. New creative ideas and anything we want to bring into our life and with this in mind let go the clothes that no longer serve you. This allows us to add some new things, as your style is always evolving. I am sure the wardrobe you had in your 20’s is nothing like what you are wearing in your 50’s.

Nature has the right idea.

If you think of nature this time of year it sheds its leaves which turn into compost for the ground. We cut back all our plants ready for them to reshoot in the spring.

The one thing I learnt in lock down was that I had too many clothes in my wardrobe that I did not wear. I am a great hoarder and find it difficult to let go of things, and yet I also love to buy new things. Try to work on a one in, one out policy. You do not want to have things in my wardrobe that I not wear. Your wardrobe should be full of things you love and love to wear.

Free yourself of clutter

Before you let something go see if you can find another use for it, or style it in another way. In a previous  Blog I wrote about how you can re-style clothes that you are no longer wearing. Here are some ideas on how you can change the use of a blouse or your jeans. I also have a page on my Pinterest with some ideas on how to re-use things that you don’t wear into something that you will.

Most ladies wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time.

How do you let things go?

It’s all very well saying you need to de-clutter; you need to streamline your clothes, but how do you do that if you still love the things that you have. Firstly, I think that you need to look at what you do have. You may be surprised when you take everything out the volume of clothes you have. You may find that you have several pairs of jeans or black trousers and how many of each do you need? If something does not bring you joy by making you look and feel fabulous then it must go.

Ask yourself these questions?

  • Do I love it or is it outdated?
  • Is this something useful that I want to keep?
  • Is it in one of my colours or styles that suit my figure?
  • Would you buy this item again?
  • Am I holding onto this because of the memory it holds?

Start wearing your unworn clothes or let them go.

One person’s casts offs are another person’s gem. Just because it no longer fits you, or you do not have a use for it, does not mean it has to be thrown away. Charity shops are always happy to take clothes that still have some life left in them. If they don’t look saleable, they can pack them up and get sold as rags, which they get money for.  Alternatively, you can sell them yourself on eBay or similar sights and use the money towards buying something new. At my last WI meeting we had a clothes swap, and I came away with two beautiful dresses and let go of three items of clothes I was no longer wearing.

Sort your clothes into piles of

  • Donate to a charity shop.
  • Sell online via eBay, Vinted, or similar.
  • Pass onto a friend.
  • Rubbish

Think of the benefits of a streamlined wardrobe

You need to let go of the emotional attachment to the clothes. I have known some clients to take photographs to remind them of items they could not let go of. Others to store clothes that no longer fit them away in a case in the hope that if they lose weight, they can retrieve them. I never think that is a good idea, but if that is what you would like to do, and they are taken out of the main wardrobe it is an option. My question to you would be why are you so attached to something that no longer serves you?

The advantages of a slimline wardrobe

  • It is easier to see what you do have.
  • A more streamlined wardrobe
  • A wardrobe of clothes that you love and love wearing.
  • You are wearing everything you have in your wardrobe.
  • You have room to add to new items.

Choose to buy investment pieces that will last.

Owning less items perhaps means that you can spend more on the key pieces in your wardrobe, as you are going to get so much wear out of each piece. If you choose pieces that are in your own personal colour pallet, they will all go with each other. Only buying clothes that suit your body shape will also mean you will wear them more. What you must be careful of buying things that are in fashion that will not necessary be in fashion next year so you may not want to spend so much on them. With all this talk about land mines being full of disposal fashion perhaps now is the time to think of purchasing better made clothes that will wear better. Just a thought.

Spring clean your wardrobe with a declutter

De-cluttering is very therapeutic, it is like clearing your mind, making space for new things to come in. They say if you are looking to embrace a new romance into your life clear a space for his clothes in the wardrobe! Less clothes in your wardrobe makes it easier to get dressed each day and it means you are always wearing one of your favourite outfits. If you need any help with your wardrobe, please do get in touch.

Why stop with your wardrobe?

Yes, why stop with your wardrobe, you can work around all the rooms in your house. Moving stuff around also moves the energy around and this is a good thing. During lock down I did just this and we cleared all the cupboards in the house and even the garage. It is amazing how much you do you accumulate over time.

If this resonates with you do get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

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Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket.

You are never to old to wear a denim jacket and they are a staple in your wardrobe staple. They also never go out of fashion, so you are always on trend. I own three and now the weather hopefully will start to get warmer I am looking forward to wearing them again. Read on for some ideas of how to wear your denim jacket.

Ideas of how to wear your denim jacket.

I have three denim jackets in my wardrobe. First, I bought a light denim jacket which I have had for many years and comes out of the wardrobe every spring. A few years ago, I bought a peach coloured one in the Next sale. At the end of last summer, I bought a red one with a snake print in the material. This one I had at the end of the season so looking forward to finding some creative ways of wearing.

The Classic Denim Jacket.

Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket
Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket

This is what springs to mind when you say denim jacket. It is one of the original styles which they are still making today. I love this look over a skirt or dress and white trainers. It makes the dress more casual. If you wanted this look now whilst is it cold, you could have a jumper underneath on top of your dress. Warm tights and boots to complete the look.

You can also get these denim jackets in winter versions that are fur lined if you like this look. In the winter I wear my leather biker jacket to get a similar look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket
Ideas on how to wear your denim jacketDark Navy Denim Jacket

Dark Denim Jacket.

Here is a different style jacket which is longer in the length which may suit certain body shapes allowing you to wear longer tops underneath. It is styled with a hoodie underneath which is perfect for the current weather. Because of the boxy style it looks good with the underneath layer longer. The trousers are a wide leg to balance out the look.

 

White Denim Jacket.

Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket
Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket

 

I cannot remember whether this was white or cream. Choose a white one if you have a cool skin tone and cream if you have a warm skin tone. This can be your go to summer jacket.

These jackets look great over all your summer clothes, dresses, skirts, shorts, and all your various trousers. They are available in lots of different colours and styles the choice is yours.

I would say choose one that is slightly oversized so you can wear a jumper underneath on the cooler days.

All the clothes I have shown here I saw in Marks & Spencers which was where I got this idea to share in this blog.

I hope this has given you some ideas of how to wear your denim jackets. If you have any other ideas do share them below.

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With Spring around the corner it’s decluttering time

With Spring around the corner it's decluttering time
With Spring around the corner it’s decluttering time

But what should you not throw away? Here are a few ideas of things you should keep. With Spring around the corner, it’s decluttering time. Not everyone likes to streamline their wardrobe and discard things. I work on a one in one out basis. Too many clothes make it difficult to get dressed in the morning.  Fewer clothes make it easier to see what you do have.

Clothes that you can let go.

  • Clothes that no longer fit you.
  • Items that are not in your colour or style.
  • Worn out or damaged items that cannot be made good.
  • Pieces that you have not worn for some time
  • Things that no longer make you look and feel fabulous.

But what should you not throw away?

Here are a few ideas of things you should keep.

There are certain items in your wardrobe that are worth keeping and you should not let go. Obviously, if something does not fit anymore or is worn out, they must go. What often happens while you are decluttering it can be easy to let things go. Then a few months later regret letting go of some pieces.

Some items never seem to go out of fashion and are worth keeping. Here are my tips on which pieces to hang onto when you declutter your wardrobe.

Leather Biker or Denim Jacket.

I cannot tell you how long I have had this denim jacket, in fact I also have one in a peach too. These can be worn in so many ways, casual over cotton trousers, over a printed summer dress, and over a skirt. I also have a leather navy biker jacket which I wear in the same way in the cooler weather.

Classic Coat/Trench Coat.

I tend to keep my winter coats for many years and throw them away once they have worn out or I have replaced them. My classic beige mac I have also had for many years and although it is very old it still looks good and is very useful. These are key items that do not date and will always serve you well.

Leather Shoes & Boots.

If you invest in good quality leather footwear they will last for many years. When I put my winter boots away for the summer, I have them re healed and give them a good polish so when I take them out in the autumn, they will be ready to wear. If they are in good order and comfortable, why would you want to discard them? If you are bored with the colour, you can dye them.

White/Cream Cotton Shirt.

There is nothing nicer than a crisp white shirt over your smart denim jeans, add a colourful blazer to complete the look. When the shirt is a little past its sell by date you can wear it under a sweatshirt or jumper with the collar and sleeves showing.

Round Neck Buttoned up Cardigans.

These are useful pieces to have in your wardrobe as you can wear them many ways.

  • Wear buttoned up with a scarf in the neck.
  • Wear with the buttons down the back.
  • Put the cardigan over a T/Shirt and to the top button up.
  • Leave the buttons undone over a shirt or dress.

Jackets/Blazers.

These are staples in your wardrobe, and I have had some of mine, for many years and I would not part with them. Although I love fashion, I have learnt to dress for my body shape. The jackets I have are in a style to suit me and one of my colours. I love there is no need to change it. Obviously, there does come a time when you need to, so that is when I would be ready to let go. Jackets are so useful and can make an outfit, so usually these are investment pieces that you want to last.

Belts & Accessories.

If you have some leather belts, I tend to keep them as they are useful to chinch in the waist. Coloured belts make a great accessory and if they are in one your colours then definitely to not let go. The same goes for coloured jewellery if they work with the clothes in your wardrobe and you are wearing them hang on to them.

Jewellery

Gold or silver jewellery that you are no longer wearing because perhaps they are broken, sell the gold and invest in something you will wear. Costume jewellery keep the pieces in your colours that are working with your clothes and let go of everything else.

If you are unsure what to discard?

I always say to people who are hanging onto things as they do not feel uncomfortable to let them go, store them away. Putting them in a box in the loft and if you have not visited that box for a year, it shows that you do not need it. If however you do miss the item you can access it.

With Spring around the corner, it’s decluttering time

I hope this has helped you to think about what you do have in your wardrobe. What you no longer need or wear and what you can let go. What you let go of can be a gem for someone else. Pre-loved clothes are very popular and allows someone else to get wear out of something that you no longer want to wear.

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Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have?
Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have? Just think about this question. You go into a large store and there is a table of jumpers in lots of different colours, are you always drawn to the same colour?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

We are a creature of habit, and we tend to buy the same things from the same shops. We do it without thinking about it. Have you ever got home after having treated yourself to a new jumper or top only to find you have one very similar in your wardrobe already? I have must stop myself sometimes when looking to buy something new, I ask myself these questions. Do I need it, and do I have something similar already. Many of my clients prefer to wear black and that is their go to colour as they think it is slimming. Encouraging them to choose colour is not always easy until they can see the difference wearing colour makes.

Why are we drawn to the same colour?

I have fallen victim to this repeatedly. It started with the colour Red and every top I bought was red. I knew which red to buy that suited my skin tone. Every time I wore it, I got compliments, so it was a no brainer. I then transitioned to Orange. Both are vibrant colours that gave me the energy I needed to show up. BUT as a colour consultant should I not be showing that I know my craft and can wear lots of different colours.

I wear all my Spring colours with pride

I wear the full range of Spring colours and I also pinch some of the Autumn ones too and I still get the compliments. At a wedding last month I wore a dress in a moss green which I felt lovely in and got lots of compliments. Wearing the lovely green also go me lots of compliments too. Each day I chose the colours I wear according to how I want to feel and what I am doing. The bright colours when I need the energy and the muted colours for when I need to rest.

How do you break the mould?

We all have our favourite colours, and I am not saying that you cannot continue to wear them. BUT what I am suggesting is you try to wear other too. If you know what season you are and which colours work best for you, try adding those colours to your wardrobe. If not, why not invest in yourself this year and book a Colour Consultation to find our which colours work best for you. Take a look at my website and see what a colour consultation with me involves.

As you mature your style changes

If you read last week’s blog about finding your own style, I talk about how your style changes over the years. You may be drawn to different colours and want to turn down the dimmer switch and wear more muted colours. It is so important to know which colours will work with your skin tone.

After covid-19 so many of the high street stores closed and some of my favourite stores are now only online. I am not a great online shopper as the colours are not always shown as they are in the flesh.

To sum up

Do not be shy about wearing colour and choosing different colours that you do not normally wear. Keep in your colour pallet. If you have a warm skin tone stay with the warm colour and if you have a cool skin tone stay with the cool colours. Have fun with it, try different colour combinations and enjoy the benefits that colour offers. If you need any help with finding your own colour do get in touch.

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Are you looking to update your style?

Fed up of wearing what you have always worn? Are you in a style rut? Have you ever thought of re-inventing yourself and changing your style. 2023 is a new year and could be a new you too.

Are you looking to update your style
Are you looking to update your style

Are you looking to update your style?

We can so easily get into a style rut and buy what we have always bought. We are a creature of habit and tend to shop in the same shops and habitually buy the same things. Your black trousers need replacing and you go to back to the same place and buy a very similar pair.

This photograph was taking recently as my niece’s wedding in South Africa. This green is not a colour I wear very often, and I don’t know why. I got so many lovely comments on the day and when I have shared this picture on my social media the response was good. When I bought the dress a few years ago Ito go to another wedding bought two at the time and the other one was red. Which if you know me you know it is my favourite colour and so I wore that one and this has been sitting in my wardrobe since. I felt nice in this dress, it was comfortable, and it needed to be as it was 35c on the day and one I will enjoy wearing again.

Have you thought of shopping your own wardrobe?

This is exactly what I did when I knew I had another wedding to go to. I could not wear the red dress II wore to the last wedding as it was the other niece getting married. Sometimes, we can forget what we do have, particularly if it is not something that you wear regularly. Therefore, it is good to do a declutter every season.

Regularly look through your wardrobe and look at what you have. Pick out one of your favourite items and try to style it a different way to how you usually wear it. You want to get your wardrobe working for you, so all the items are worn in lots of different ways. This will also be a style re-vamp. Wearing clothes in different combinations will make the outfit look fresh and different.

As we mature our wardrobe changes

As we go through life our style evolves with us. In your 50’s you are not wearing what you wore in your 20’s and so your style changes with you. However, you may have some key pieces the same, but you are bound to be wearing them differently. Your situation changes, perhaps you are at home bringing up your children, or you are now in a high-powered corporate job each situation requires a different dress code.

Do you know how to style your body shape?

It really helps if you know how to style your own body shape so you can make the most of your figure. I have an eBook which explains how to find your body shape and then how to style it to become the best version of you. This you can purchase this from my website

Have you ever thought that you might want to re-invent yourself?

So, how do you do that? Where can you get new ideas on how to put outfits together. Firstly, you can follow me on my social media, the links are below as I am always posting colour combinations and style ideas. Think of someone you admire in the public eye who has a similar body shape to you and pinch a few of her ideas. Pinterest and magazines are another good place to look and they often also tell you where you can buy the clothes.

Accessories

Accessories are another great way to change an outfit. Have you thought about wearing a hat (well I certainly do in this cold weather). Scarves too apart from being warm in the winter they make a great accessory and can be worn in many ways. Shoes and handbags can add colour and style to an outfit. Jewellery particularly costume jewellery can add colour to a plain top and draw the eye up or down.

Most of us do not have as much disposable income to spend on fashion now so it’s about making small tweaks by adding and styling what you do have differently. Let go of what you are no longer wearing so you can see what you have. It makes putting outfits together so much easier.

It is about finding your own sense of style and playing around with ideas and trying different options. Have some fun with it, perhaps get some girlfriends round the more the merrier and the more ideas. Let me know how you get on I would love to hear your stories.

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Can everyone wear animal print?

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

Animal print always seems to be on trend but it’s knowing how to wear it.  Firstly, there are several versions to think about and it comes in a variety of colours. Whether you want to embrace full on animal print or you want to dip your toe here are my tips showing everyone who wants to can wear animal print.

Can everyone wear animal print.

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

Here is a lovely long sleeved midi dress from Next at £42.00 It comes in the traditional animal print but also in some other designs. I have not noticed this before, but this dress comes in petite, regular, tall, and fuller bust.

This is a shirt dress and therefore you have many ways you can wear it.

 

  • As a dress as shown here.
  • Worn open like a jacket over trousers and a top.
  • With a lightweight sweater or camisole underneath.
  • Long or short boots.
  • White trainers.
  • With a leather biker jacket.

This style of dress would be a good investment piece because of all the many ways you are able to wear it. If you work out price for wear with all these options, it makes it good value for money.

Can everyone wear animal print?

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

If you like the idea of wearing the animal print but are not sure you can carry it off, try this camisole and wear it under a cardigan or jacket so you only have a small piece showing. This is also from Next at £20.00. It looks like she is wearing cream jeans, but this would look great with a suit.

 

 

 

 

 

Animal print comes in many colours.

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

Animal print does not have to be in shades of brown black and cream although that is what springs to mind when you talk animal print. Here we have a green animal pin tuck blouse by Love & Roses sold by Next for £32.00. This comes in petite, regular or curve. It is shown here with a skirt but would also go with black jeans, leggings or trouser.

There are also several versions of animal print with the various animals so look for the version that suits you. If you love black and white combination, there are lots of those too.

 

 

 

 

 

Try wearing our animal print in your accessories.

If you are shy about wearing this much animal print, you can wear it in your accessories instead. I have a pair of animal print sandals. which look great when I am wearing my camel and cream neutrals. You can try

  • A scarf
  • Necklace
  • Bangles
  • Earrings
  • Handbag

Any of these will add style to your outfit

Are you ever too old to wear animal print?

No, I don’t think so, not if you wear it with style. We all remember Bet Lynch from Coronation Street who used to wear animal print and was very over the top with it.  Have a play at the shops and try on some items, take some photos of some different looks. You don’t have to buy but you will get an idea of what you like and what works for you.

I hope I have given you some ideas on how to wear animal print. If you would like any help or advice on how to put your outfits together, please do get in touch.

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When you look in the mirror do you look tired?

We all live very busy lives and many of us are on the go all the time and our faces we show any stress straight away. When you look in the mirror do you look tired. What can we do about? Here are a few tips on how not to look tired and stressed.

When you look in the mirror do you look tired?

It could be the colours that you are wearing. A lot of ladies that I meet love to wear black as they think it is slimming but it can be very harsh when it is worn close to your face. It can bring out the lines in your face and drain any colour. In fact, there is only one season that I would say can get away with it and that would be winter. But, even then for the mature lady, I would say it is best to keep black away from the face. Black also is a negative colour and will drain any energy that you have, which will also make you feel tried.

Knowing the right colours for you

It is important to find the right colours that will work with your skin tone.

If you wear the wrong colours 

  • It can make your tired and drawn
  • lose any colour in your face
  • make your lines more prominent

Wearing the right colours

  • A healthier more youthful glow without too much need for makeup
  • More definition to face shape and slim body lines
  • Brightening your eyes and giving your skin a glowing appearance
  • An inner confidence knowing that you look and feel your best version of you.
When you look in the mirror do you look tired?
When you look in the mirror do you look tired?
When you look in the mirror do you look tired?
When you look in the mirror do you look tired?

On the left we have a cool green which has a blue undertone, and which has drained my face of all colour. I have lost my top lip line, and my cheeks have dropped. In fact, I would say that this is not a good colour for me. The picture on the right is a warm green with a yellow undertone. This has brought the colour back to my face, lifted my cheeks, my eyes are brighter, and this warm green is working with my skin tone.

When you look in the mirror do you look tired?

So now we have identified the first thing to think about is wearing the correct colours uniquely for you, this will not only make you look fantastic, but you will feel fantastic too. If you would like more details on what a colour consultation with me will involve you can visit my website for full details. Alternatively, give me a call for a chat and see how I can help you.

All colours have an energy

This is also very important  because if you are wearing colours with a low vibration like black it will deplete your energy. However, if you wear a red or orange it will have the opposite effect and will give you that much needed energy. Colour therapy is another subject all on its own. Why not colour yourself happy and choose colours to make you feel good.

Makeup plays a big part too.

You can use the same rules when choosing makeup colours. If you have a cool skin tone choose a pink blusher and a warm skin tone a peach. Use the same makeup colours as the ones shown to you in your colour consultation. There is so much choice out there, I would suggest if you were unsure, go to a good makeup counter and get some advice.

Use your personality and style

Have you heard the saying you can choose to be happy? I often ponder on this one, but it helps to have a positive outlook. I choose the colour I wear by how I am feeling. If I need some energy, I will choose a bright red or orange. If I feel like I need a hug, I will wear green or pink from the heart chakra and yellow the colour of the sun always makes me feel happy. Choose a colour that will make you feel happy. It may just be your favourite lipstick, scarf, necklace, or your favourite shoes.

When you look in the mirror do you look tired?

Of course, it goes without saying that you also need to look after yourself with a good healthy diet, plenty of sleep and a good work life balance. It is important to schedule in some “Me Time” in the day even if it is only 10-15 minutes. That little break can make all the difference and you come back to your desk with renew energy.

To conclude

Colour yourself happy, be mindful of the colours you choose to wear. If you have not had a colour consultation before think about making that investment in yourself. I do have gift vouchers, so perhaps if could be a present from your family. If you would like a chat to see how I can help you do get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

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Are you ageing yourself by what you are wearing?

Are you ageing yourself by what you are wearing?
Are you ageing yourself by what you are wearing?

This is an interesting thought. We have all heard of the saying “you don’t want to look mutton dressed as lamb.” Is it a fine line between dressing for your age and wearing clothes that make you look older than you are. This is something we do not want to do. Here are my thoughts on the subject.

Are you ageing yourself by what you are wearing?

We are all going to age, and there is nothing we can do about that, but we can choose to dress to make ourselves look more youthful rather than frumpy. If I think about my grandparents, they always looked the same from a little girl and dressed like old ladies. We don’t have to do that now.

Choose colours that suit you and your unique skin tone.

It is important to wear colour to bring your face alive. So many ladies choose to wear black, or very neutral tones which can make you look washed out. Also, they can drain any colour in your skin which can make you look unwell and older especially if worn close to your face.

If you want to wear black keep it away from your face and wear your pop of colour near your face. You could also wear some brighter makeup to counter the aging effect.

Avoid oversized flowing clothes

We all love to wear comfortable loose-fitting clothes when we are relaxing at home but don’t be shy to show your lovely figure. Some ladies like to hide under flowing tunics baggy cardigans, loose trousers, or shapeless skirts. If you also put comfortable shoes too you will give the impression of an older frumpy vibe.

If you want to wear oversized, do so only on one half of your body. For example, you could choose a loose-fitting top over some fitted trousers so your body shape is not totally hidden. Or you could choose a fitted top over a loose-fitting skirt.

Take care choosing the right underwear.

Your underwear is so important as it is the foundation in which you add your clothes and so it is imperative to get it right. Otherwise, your clothes will not sit right on your body. I would advise everyone to have a regular bra fitting to make sure you have the correct bra size. What you want to avoid is a low sagging bust as this is so ageing. When I took my mum for a bra fitting, I was told that she needed a full cup bra for the mature lady and would recommend that for the support it offers. What you do not want to do is create bulges on your back.

In am not a fan of the knickers that claim to suck in all the fat and give you a flat tummy as the fat must go somewhere. If you are wearing a figure-hugging dress make sure you wear a full pant to avoid any (VPL) visual panty line.

Add colour to your look

If you do not want to wear colour, try adding it to your makeup and accessories but wearing colour near the face. A statement-coloured neck lace or scarf can have the same effect.

Do not be afraid to show your personality.

Get some inspiration from your style icons, do not be afraid to experiment with colour, styles, and fashion. You can be who you want to be. Do not hide in black or beige neutral colours and shapeless clothes. Learn how to dress your body shape. You can download my book “How to dress your body shape and become the best version of you” for £4.99. from my website. If you need any help with, finding your true colour do get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

Conclusion

It is not about denying your age or trying to look like your daughter. The goal here is it to look youthful, making the most of figure, choosing clothes that flatter your body shape. Adding a a pop of colour particularly near your face to bring your face alive. If you need any help of advice on colour or style do get in touch. Do follow me on Instagram & Facebook for my colour and style tips.

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You are never too old to look good

You are never too old to look good
You are never too old to look good

Do you sometimes feel I cannot be bothered? I will just grab any old thing out of the wardrobe. It could be the jumper I wore yesterday that is still hanging on the chair and an old pair of jeans. No-one is coming to the house today, so it does not matter. You are never too old to look good.

You are never too old to look good

Yes, I do have days when I feel like that, but I choose to wear something uplifting, particularly if I am feeling down. I have a passion for colour because of the way it makes you look and feel. Sometimes, life gets in the way and the last thing you want to do is put on a full makeup and choose an outfit to dress to impress. But most of the time I do make the effort to put an outfit together.

 

Choose some colour as it will lift your spirits

If you have had your colours done you will know which colours to choose, if not choose a colour that you get the most comment on when you wear them. It is known that wearing colour really can lift your spirits. Generally brighter colours carry more energy and will make you feel more uplifted. Shades of red are a good colour for that, yellow is a colour that is cheerful. Blues, light green and lilac are more calming colours.  Wear your favourite colour and you will instantly feel better.

Try different colour combinations

Get your creative mind working and think about putting different colours together. I remember when I first went for my training my trainer suggested I wore green and pink. I had never thought about putting those two colours together, but they look good. “Blue and Green should never be seen” how wrong is that? They make a great colour combination. A tip if you can see the colours together in nature then you know you can wear them together. Have a look at my Pinterest colour combinations board to get some ideas of different colours to wear together.

Making an effort will definitely make you feel better

If you choose the right colours and style for you, it really will make a difference. When someone says to you that you look great today, how does that make you feel? It makes you feel good and gives you a confidence boost. In lockdown I was suggesting that ladies did not just wear scruff old clothes just because they were not being seen. Dress for you in how you want to look and feel.

Makeup and accessories can make a difference

I am not someone who wears a lot of make up, I only wear foundation and eye makeup if I am going somewhere special. Day to day I wear mascara, eyebrow pencil, blusher, and lipstick. BUT what a difference it makes to even just wear some lipstick and you don’t have to spend ages to do that.

Add a splash of colour in your accessories, handbag shoes, and jewellery it will make all the difference.

Plan if you are busy in the mornings get out your clothes the night before.

You are never too old to look good

As mature ladies I think it is important to make the most of what we have, and try, even if we do not always feel like it. I encourage my clients to build a wardrobe of clothes they love and love wearing, and to pick out clothes that lift your spirits. Once you know what style and colours suit you it is easy to put your outfits together.  You will need less clothes and be able to make more outfits. This way you will be wearing all the clothes in your wardrobe, by styling them in different combinations.

Get creative and have a play and try putting different outfits together. Do not make it a chore, have fun with it and show your personality in the clothes you choose to wear especially on days we your think you cannot be bothered.

If you would like any help or advice please do get in touch or visit my website to find out how I can help you.

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How to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn

I love my summer clothes more than my winter wardrobe and like to wear them for as long as I can. The winter always seems so much longer than the summer months. Here are my tips on how to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn. Just by adding an extra layer you are still enjoy wearing your summer clothes as the weather starts to get cooler.

How to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn
How to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn

How to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn

The first thing you can do to continue wearing your summer dresses to add a denim jacket. This I think is a staple piece in most ladies’ wardrobe as they are so versatile. Here is one I found in Next from Sosandar at £55.00 and you probably already have one of those.

When it gets colder still you can change the denim jacket for a biker leather one for the same effect.

You can also add layers underneath your clothes

If you have a button through shirt waister dress, they are ideal for adding a lightweight jumper underneath. Or you could wear the dress undone like a jacket over a pair of trousers and a top. This gives a totally different look to the dress and people will think it is something new. I have shown how to do this in a previous blog.

Try adding some warm tights & boots

Changing your footwear can make a huge difference. For example, the above dress you could wear some thick tights and add a pair of knee-high boots. This would also work if you had a pinafore dress by adding the warm tights, a jumper underneath and a pair of short boots. I like to find lots of ways to wear the same thing so you get good value out of what you have in your wardrobe. You can also wear warmer underwear to add an extra layer.

How to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn
How to adapt your summer wardrobe for the autumn

Jackets & Coatigans

I have several Coatigans in my wardrobe as they are so useful. If you are travelling by car you don’t always need a coat. I found this one in Next for £40 and it comes in this lovely blush, grey or light blue. They are casual and look great with jeans over a t/shirt.

 

This week’s challenge

Look through your wardrobe at your summer clothes and find a way to still wear them in the cooler months. I would be really interested to see how you get on so do message me with your ideas.

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