Is the new year time for a new you?
We vow to be fitter, healthier and happier but often forget a key component in the reinvention of our new life – our style. What we wear effects all areas of our lives but is often overlooked in our life reinvention.
If your goals for 2018 include overhauling your look and wardrobe, these easy style hacks will help you start your style transformation:
What Do You Want Your Style to Say About You?
It takes seven seconds to make an impression. As fashion media icon Carine Roitfeld says, “fashion is a bit about changing into the person you dream of becoming”. What do you want your clothes to say about you and why? Who do you want to become?
Connect With You
Look to women of all ages who are considered style icons and they all share a common trait – a connection of mind, body and spirit – Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Mirren, Goldie Hawn, Cindy Crawford – to name just a few – all understand that great style comes when you’re heart, health and mind are in alignment. Exercise, eating well and having a healthy mind and attitude will empower you to greater style.
Look to Others for Inspiration
If you’re not sure of your style direction find someone whose style you love and emulate them. It could be your best friend, your boss or your favourite celebrity. There are unlimited resources via fashion magazines or online (frocknet.com!) to help you find a style that you love and feel comfortable in.
Declutter Your wardrobe
A wardrobe cull will clear your clothes – and your mind. Rid yourself of anything that doesn’t fit, you haven’t worn for years, are keeping for “when it fits” because chances are by the time it does it will be out of style.
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It’s Not About The Money
Au contraire Jesse J but when it comes to fashion it aint necessarily so. If you can’t afford luxury labels there are loads of great fashion brands to suit every style and budget.
Be More Daring
You know my mantra by now #attitudenotage. Becoming a new and more stylish you means stepping out of your comfort zone and ridding yourself of society-imposed ideals of what you should wear for your age. Dip your toe, or better yet, jump into the water – a fashionable world awaits.
Style is a 24:7 Gig
As style icon Rachel Zoe says ‘any excuse for a fashion moment’. The fact is you are you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so beware of falling into ‘shlumpadinka’ mode (as Oprah calls it) the moment you get home. If you look good you feel good. Swap those tired and comfy shorts in summer for a pretty sundress and your sloppy and too-big sweats in winter for jeans or pants and a stylish knit.
In capital letters. Feeling comfortable in your own skin and dressing with attitude is the way forward to great style. Gone are the days when you had to dress a certain way the time you turned 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and beyond. Great style is all about a great attitude.