Sunday, January 24th, 2021

How to Build a Wardrobe: 7 Pieces – 5 Outfits

Do you LOVE what you wear? Having an awesome wardrobe, loving what you wear and getting dressed easily, is not about spending a lot of money (that actually can cause the problem) but more about buying the RIGHT items.  Women who have this conquered have learned it. They might have learned from their mother (but that’s rare) or they’ve learned because they’re interested.

You don’t need to know everything about line, design and colour to dress better, but knowing a few of the basics will get you started.

The Basics:

  1.  Know what you love.  The styles you love to wear – your style personality,
  2.  Know your body shape,
  3.  Buy clothes that fit your lifestyle
  4.  Wear clothing that flatters your eye, hair and skin colour. .

Begin with finding your style code. It’s simply finding and determining the styles you feel most comfortable wearing and that reflect who you are (or who you’d like to be). The second step is to find your body shape so you can dress to accentuate it. Designers make clothes to fit a certain ‘model type’ – a type that most women don’t fall into so in most cases real women don’t fit well into the ‘ready to wear’ clothes found in most stores – which can make shopping very frustrating. Is it any wonder women don’t like to shop? When you know your body type you will know how to choose clothes that flatter you and don’t hide your beauty.

If you’re thinking you don’t have time for this and it’s too much to learn, and you’d like help with it. Reduce the stress by getting my help.

A great wardrobe is one that fits well into your lifestyle. For example, a stay-at-home mom will be best suited to a casual wardrobe. If her lifestyle changes her wardrobe will as well. This type of transition can be seen in women who are newly retired. Their closets are full of professional clothing that they no longer need. A little wardrobe change will get them back on track.

When you know your body shape, your fashion personality and your best colours you can start your wardrobe easily with just a few basics.  They must be in compatible fabrics, colours and designs. Here are some examples for a professional wardrobe using just four colours.

Here are just five outfits that can be made with these 7 pieces – more can be made. Adding  more accessories and a couple of different pieces can add a casual wardrobe.

 

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The Secret of Looking Slimmer Instantly

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The number one way to look slimmer is to wear clothes that fit well.  When your clothes fit well they mold to your body without binding, pinching or drooping. Clothes that fit well look like they were made just for you.

The benefit of wearing clothes that fit well, aside from being comfortable and creating a slimmer look, is the improvement in your professional image. Your professional image is negatively impacted if your clothes are ill-fitted.

 

 

Your clothes fit properly when your:

  1. Jacket buttons easily and lays flat.
  2. Jacket sleeves and the jacket are not too long or baggy.
  3. Pant side pockets lay flat and the crotch isn’t hanging or binding.
  4. Skirts glide over hips without clinging or creating creases.
  5. Skirts and pants don’t show panty lines.
  6. Dresses glide over your body and don’t pinch and bind.

In my years of working with women I’ve found that no two women (or men) are built the same, which is why buying clothes off-the-rack can be frustrating.

So, what can you do?

  1. Use a tailor: A tailor or seamstress can make little changes that make a big difference.
  2. Buy the right size: Don’t pay attention to the size of the garment, concentrate on fit.
  3. Buy good quality clothes: Good quality clothing hangs better because it’s made from better fabric and has been sewn better.
  4. Get style help: A style expert will direct you to the styles that are best suited to your body shape and show you the perfect length for your jackets, skirts, sleeves and hemlines – this is the information you’ll need to take to the tailor.

Wearing clothing that are perfect for your body shape equals a great fit. When your clothes fit well they lay flat where they should, they don’t bulge or pucker in the wrong places and they glide over, instead of stick to your body, which creates a slim and polished look.