Outside In Organizer and Makeovers knows that you’ll get compliments when you wear complementary colors! Don’t be afraid to hire an Image Consultant to provide expert and objective advice about how to shop and mix colors. You’ll love what it does to lift your spirits. TIP: Go into the dressing room and just experiment with mixing complementary colors…have fun with it.
One of the best ways to update your wardrobe is to add a pop of color. Listen up men…spring is the perfect time to get bold and add color to business attire. Tips for color: 1. Use bold color sparingly if you’ve never experimented with it before. 2. MEN: Keep the shirt and suit neutral or dark and wear a bold color tie. Try a color shirt with a neutral or dark tie. Getting brave? Introduce a bold color pair of socks. 3. WOMEN: Step into bold colors by wearing 1 item of clothing, or 1 accessory in that color. Try a dark pair of jeans, white tee shirt, and orange purse, for instance. Then try 1 of those gorgeous colored jeans or capris in something like a bright green, with a white shirt and yellow earrings. A pop of color near the face and on the lower body is a great way to get comfortable with color.
Color, color, color! It doesn’t matter what size, weight, height or age you are there is nothing that perks up an image like the right color. That goes for men, too! What’s your best color?
As an Image Consultant and Professional Organizer I love to get into people’s closets! Do you want to organize your wardrobe so that it’s easy to find something to wear for any occasion? Organizing always begins with taking stock of what you have. Schedule time (at least 2 hours) and begin by: 1. Clearing your bed or using a rolling clothing rack to stage your inventory. 2. Remove everything from your closet and organize it by categories: tops, bottoms, sleepwear, shoes, etc. 3. Discard worn clothing immediately. 4. Sort items for donations and consignments next. 5. Set aside items that need repairs and alterations. Now it’s time to see if you have the wardrobe basics: UNDERGARMENTS: Well-fitting undergarments are a must. Specialty items for particular clothing are critical, too. For women these include strapless and halter bras, body shapers, no-line panties. For men, you want tank sytle, crew neck and v-neck undershirts as well as briefs, boxers, and socks in neutrals, colors, and prints! PANTS: Well made jeans in current styles are a must. That includes casual and dressy jeans. Most jeans have some stretch in them so don’t compromise comfort for fit. TOPS: Think spring…it’s still cool enough to layer. For women – camisoles, crisp white shirts, tissue tee shirts. For men – solid color tee shirts, crisp white shirts, print shirts. OUTERWEAR: Don’t forget light weight jackets, trench coats, and sweaters in bold colors; they spruce up a neutral outfit. If your wardrobe is missing these very basic items make a list and get ready to shop.
Not everyone can afford to buy a whole new wardrobe. Start with the basics and look at the clothes in your closet: Make sure they’re clean; remove any stains. Make sure they’re pressed – either by you, or professionally. Take care of repairs & alterations; replace missing buttons, alter hems, etc. Don’t forget to donate or consign clothing that doesn’t fit. There is no excuse not to look good if you address the basics! The Outside In Organization & Makeovers approach starts with wearing what looks good on today’s body.
Want tremendous results to update your image with minimal effort? Make sure that your wardrobe includes pieces that are versatile… Can be worn more than one way Can be dressed up and down Can be worn by different body types Are easy to care for I love the item featured on the following link for all of those reasons… You can wear it buttoned, with or without a belt at the waist or the hip You can wear it layered with a camisole underneath and the blouse partially or completely unbuttoned You can dress it up with jewelry, jeans with bling and high-heeled metallic sandals You can dress it down with khaki crop pants and ballet slipper-style shoes Check it out: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing/spring-clothes-00100000076705/index.html?xid=df-03-08-2012
You want to organize your closet, but it never stays organized! You start to arrange your clothing by colors and realize that you keep wearing the same outfits. Closet and wardrobe dillemas can be frustrating so here are tips that are basic and will help you get started: Reserve adequate time to work on organizing your closet. It’s okay to to work on one section at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed or too tired. Make sure that you have clear space on the bed and floor so that you can easily stage your clothing for viewing and sorting. Helpful organizing supplies: a full length mirror; bags for donations, alterations, consignments, discards; a small collapsible step stool; thin felt-covered hangers; lint remover; clear stackable shoe boxes; stick-on hooks. Have a goal(s) & develop your plan. Do you want to update your image? Create new outfits? Weed out old clothing? Organize by color or outfits? As a Makeover Expert and Image Consultant I know that having an objective person to guide your through the process can be very motivating. Watching my clients stand up straighter and smile at their reflection is truly rewarding. Go for it!
Can’t afford a new wardrobe but tired of everything in your closet? Shop in your closet and find something with a burst of color and add it to what you are wearing. Keep it simple: 1 article of clothing or 1 accessory. You will get the best results if you use a contrasting color rather than something that matches!
You only get one chance to make a great first impression, right? Why not consider the ways that you might enhance your image through the eyes of an expert? Regardless of your age, body type, lifestyle, employment status and finances there is NO excuse not to look your best! Learn ways to: wear your clothing enhance your best features present yourself to others and more! Maybe you’re ready for a change, a new job or a new relationship. You don’t need a specific reason to want to present your best self. Here’s an interesting article: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20051106/news_1c06image.html
San Diego’s Outside In Organizer and Makeovers knows that every body looks great when the clothes fit properly. Stay away from trendy clothing if it doesn’t enhance your figure or build. You can always use trendier colors and accessories with classic, well-fitting pieces. Here are some sensible guides to better fitting clothing: http://fashion.about.com/cs/tipsadvice/a/figurefixers.htm