Having your basic pieces in neutrals such as white, black, grey, beige, etc. are the perfect way to start to expand your wardrobe. Not only can you add colors, but you can add prints, mix fabric textures, and don’t forget to mix the neutrals, too! This one is a great khaki jacket, print top, and white crop pants. The blue in the print top picks up the eye color but wait…I’d add a bright orange purse, black sandals, and wood jewelry pieces! How to mix it up: 1. Wear the same tops with bright blue jeans and heels. 2. Wear the print top and white crop pants with a black sweater. 3. Look for pieces you already have: a skirt, a jean jacket, etc. You get the idea, have fun with it.
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!
Embracing your age (over 35) is a must! We just get better, so read my my top 10 tips for dressing sexy when you are hitting your stride: http://www.alwaysnewyou.com/beautiful_you/style_you/top-ten-tips-to-be-sexy-over-40.html For more wardrobe makeover solutions and dramatic results check out tips on my personal makeovers page! Let the Outside In Makeover expert help you reach your objectives.
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
There are some basic tips for getting started that are easy to implement: TIP 1: Get rid of all clothing that is stained & torn. TIP 2: Get rid of all clothing that you have not worn in more than two (2) years. TIP 3: Get rid of clothing that does not fit you now…too tight, too loose, too short, etc.
Spend less and get more? Add the pizazz factor! Scarves and pashminas can change an outfit. You can wear them in various ways over almost any top. Don’t have time to buy new clothes? Try wearing trendy tights with zig zag or fish net lines. Wear a simple pencil skirt, classic blouse, put on those tights with heels or boots and watch that outfit pop. Accessories can change an outfit, don’t limit yourself, be creative. Wear a vintage satin evening bag with a casual outfit. Send me your ideas and questions…
Women, here are some simple ideas to update your holiday wardrobe: Add sparkle – You can find great jewelry and antique or retro pieces in consignment shops. Adding sparkle to something classic is a great way to make it pop! A large brooch on a jacket lapel will look great, but keep the earrings simple so that they’re not competing. Dress up a casual outfit – wear dark jeans with a white shirt with cuffs folded up. Add a belt with a jeweled buckle, several bangle and cuff bracelets on one arm, and heels. You’ll have that slimming, sophisticated look.
We touched on wearing a wide leg jean, pant or trouser to create a slimming effect for the right body type. Now pull out the tops in your closet and drawers and think in layers. Here’s how to start: 1. Wear a shape enhancing undergarment, if needed. 2. Try a camisole or clingy, sheer (tee or long sleeve) shirt to wear as a basic garment. 3. Layer with any of the following: a jacket, vest, or sweater. Consider leaving some of the top, or all of the buttons unbuttoned. This will create a more narrow waistline. If you are thick waisted, button under the bustline and leave the bottom buttons unbuttoned to create a flair at the hip…similar visual effect. For more wardrobe updates call me Outside In Organizer & Makeovers! Send your photos, too.