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40, 50, 60? You can still look and feel fabulous!

  It is sometimes difficult to face that milestone birthday! You know you still feel 20 inside, but how do you show the world that you are still fabulous?

We can get stuck in a rut with how we dress, becoming used to a certain style, maybe it is very casual, because we spend a lot of time at home, or maybe having worked for a large corporate organisation for so long dark suits and a ‘professional’ image are now the norm.

How do you break out of the pattern? You don’t want to look like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ but you do want a change.

Here is a starting point. Think about some of these areas.

  • Take a little time to think about your true personality – how much does this shine through in what you wear?
    • If you could choose any style (if you were brave enough!) what would it be?
    • Maybe classic or dramatic or creative maybe a little quirky?
  • Who do you know that carries off this style really well, it maybe a celebrity or possibly someone you know. Take a look at what they wear, how could you adapt this look for your own personality and body shape?
  • What colours do you wear? Do you stick to the same set of colours all the time? Do you wear a lot of black – why is that? Is it about confidence or just an easy life?

Now time for a little action!

  • Go out shopping, take a friend who will be really honest with you and try on lots of clothes
    • Try things that you have never considered before
    • Remember that some things that don’t look great on the hanger can sometimes surprise you and look fabulous on! (this of course works the other way too!)
    • Try colours you haven’t worn before – look at your face when you try a different colour – does it make you look healthy and your eyes sparkle or does it quite frankly make you look ill??
  • Remember accessories, they can make a huge difference to your look
    • Try jewellery, scarves, belts, hats, with your outfit, have fun experimenting
    • Keep all your accessories in line with your body scale so as not to over whelm
    • Think about how you can express your personality through your accessories

It is always good to get professional advice, so if you would like to know more about what colours and styles will make you look fabulous for who you are NOW! Give me a call on 07742 445243 I would love to speak with you.

Mum 2 Me the next instalment

Being a mum is great! Well most of the time!

We mums do however tend to spend so much of our time thinking about the family, that we often forget that we are important too.

I remember when my children were small, how little time I had to think about what I was going to wear that day – well, what did it matter anyway the baby would probably be sick over my shoulder within an hour and I would either have to live with it or change!

My wardrobe became a practical jeans and T shirt or at best easy to wear summer dress and shorts area. I no longer wore heels – far to difficult to run after a toddler in.

Then I thought about going back to work. Oh dear! What could I wear? It still needed to be practical as the school or nursery run needed to be done too. I really wish I had known then what I know now about how to dress successfully for me in my own personal situation.

I hope these few tips will help any mums struggling with some of these dilemmas.

  • Before you buy any new clothes – check what you actually do have.
    • Does it fit?
    • Is it in good condition?
    • Do you like it?
  • What is your body shape?
    • Chose something which compliments your figure – showing off the bit you like most and disguising the others
  • Think about how you want or need to look
    • What style of clothes will give you that look?
  • Don’t spend lots of money
    • At first just buy some great basics – trousers/ skirts etc and a number of tops you can interchange (Take a spare with you if you are still at the baby sick stage!)
    • Try and avoid black if you can!
  • Organise your wardrobe
    • You can then quickly and easily find things that work together to make a great outfit
  • Finally remember to accessorise
    • A colourful scarf or striking necklace can add great personality and colour to any outfit.

If you feel you would like some more help or advice, please give me a call on 07742 445243

Want a real confidence boost? Take  look at our Mum 2 Me Workshop on 14th June 2012 http://totally-you-consulting.co.uk/workshops-events/

 

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