1. Wear Colors That Suit You
Many of you have had your colors analyzed with an image consultant at some time, or may have self analyzed with the help of a style and image textbook, or an online quiz.
This process will help you to determine the best set of colors to flatter your unique combination of skin, hair and eye colors. These will be the colors that make you feel uplifted, rested and give a youthful glow to your skin, rather than draining you and making you look unwell.
You may have been given, or had recommended a seasonal or tonal palette swatch that contains your best colors. These palettes are a quick and easy way to help you work out if an item of clothing or accessory is likely to suit you, and if it is likely to work with other colors that are in your palette. It is especially helpful if the lighting in the store is not great, or you are in a rush and don’t have time to try something on.
- Medium or light colors, with a cool undertone and muted shades for summers, like the soft shades on a sun-bleached day at the beach
- Rich, warm, medium to deep colors for autumn like the foliage of a forest in fall
- Cool, bright, deep or icy pastel colors for winters like the jewel tones of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds in the snow.
- Warm, bright and light to medium colors for spring, like a vibrant garden of tulips and spring flowers.
2. Add Special Rings To Elevate Your Style
You may give a lot of thought to the clothing items we wear, and may even think to add an interesting necklace, but what about your hands?
They don’t need to be major investment pieces, and thrift stores, ebay and craft shows are great places to pick up interesting pieces that catch your eye. They add a sense of your personality to your outfit.
I have a red Murano glass ring and one made of multiple pearls that I love.
3. Try On Something Out Of Your Comfort Zone
When we shop, we are naturally attracted to things we already own, things we have bought before, because we happen to like them. This is how someone can end up with multiple versions of a single item like jeans, black pants or white shirts.
But what about if you challenged yourself to try on something you don’t usually go for? A skirt instead of pants? A longer or shorter hemline? A new shoe style you haven’t tried before? Print or pattern? Through trying new items I have come to love cropped flares, block heels and silver boots.
4. Find An Alternative To Your Favorite Jeans
The majority of women will wear pants at some time, and some all of the time. And a great deal of you will have a pair of jeans or two on regular rotation. But have you considered a denim skirt as an alternative?
Pretty much, any time you could wear jeans, you could swap them for a denim skirt. They also work all year round and classic styles really do not date, so will last for years.
They look great in fall and winter with opaques and boots; or youthful in summer with sandals and a simple t-shirt. They even work with slingbacks and a tailored jacket. The choice is yours.
5. Take Notes
Are you taking notes of what you like? Imagine you’re sat in a cafe, waiting for your friends to turn up and somebody walks past and you think “Wow! They look good! I really like that look”.