Redefine your look with a wardrobe of clothes of styles and colours that truly suit you may give you the Spring/Summer boost of confidence you need.
Annabelle Antao-Bithrey from House of Colour, goes through some simple steps to organising your wardrobe for the new decade.
“Fill yourself with happy hormones by treating yourself to something luxe as a special investment that will last for years come but that is within your budget”
Prune your wardrobe
Prune your wardrobe by removing all the things you never wear because they don’t fit properly or are the wrong colour or style. You will probably find that you end up having more outfit combinations from your existing wardrobe than you realised.
Knowing the palette of colours that work with the pigments in your skin could mean you go from a drained look to one that is healthy and radiant. We have had clients going through chemotherapy that are told they look incredible because they wear the colours that help lift their complexion and make them look (and consequently feel) healthy and fabulous.
Is your New Year’s resolution to be more organised? Start by trying your clothes on and planning outfits ahead for work and any important occasions. Some clients plan their work outfits for the week ahead and just choose which they feel like wearing on the day thereby saving a lot of time and energy each morning.
Remember confidence is the best accessory you can have. Whether we have a small waist or long legs, showing off our best assets boosts confidence as long as it is appropriate for the occasion.
Try something new
Psychologists say that we have a natural desire to progress – this can extend to our wardrobe choices too! Don’t be afraid to try different shops and experiment with different fabrics and textures and find out what is authentically you. Understand which trouser and skirt lengths make you feel and look good. If it feels wrong it is wrong.
Feel bold and youthful with reds. As the hottest colour for the winter and the only colour (primary red) that suits everyone, reds make us feel brave and playful. In winter, choose a colourful red coat to brighten neutral outfits, or opt for a red accessory like a handbag if you’re wanting to introduce bold colours into your wardrobe more gradually.
Feel good by actually doing good! Clear your conscience and wear clothes that create social change. You can make a difference by making ethical choices to wear fair trade items where possible, recycling clothes you’re done with or raising money through clothes like Jeans for Genes Day!
It's not just your clothes
Get your year off to a good start with a fresh palette of make-up. We often forget that taking care of our outfit, extends to hair and make-up too.
Fill yourself with happy hormones by treating yourself to something luxe as a special investment that will last for years come but that is within your budget. Think winter coat, handbag, pair of boots, or a gorgeous piece of jewellery.
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