Style, what me? I don’t have time for style.
Ok. Enough. Stop right there. It is a sad fact that many women lose a bit of their sense of identity (and sometimes a bit of their waistline) after the ravages of childbirth, the baked-bean years and balancing school runs with careers. But I’m here to help you discover that it doesn’t always have to be this way. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to bring back the girl you used to know and feel fabulous right now. All you need is a little sparkle and some insight into the you that somehow went missing amongst the Sudocream and Calpol.
Are you a romantic girl at heart – all lace and flowers, ribbons and bows. You are never going to feel right in dress-down jeans and sweatshirt – there’s just not enough to it. But if jeans and jumpers are your daily staples, as long as it fits, is clean and warm then that’s just dandy - then you have a very natural side to your style personality. Spending hours on hair and make-up just isn’t you – and well, if your new top is itchy, it is never, ever going to make it out of the wardrobe. But how about adding something comfy yet stylish to your wardrobe – smarter cardi’s and casual jackets are a great alternative to the ubiquitous fleece and will certainly give you a shade of chic that will bring a breath of your stylish years back. Maybe you are a bit more dramatic or creative – more print than plain. With classic or chic in your personality, you will certainly know how to put a look together – but might need a bit of a push to keep it up-to-date.
Ever had someone say “You ok? You look a bit... rough?” even when you are actually feeling top of the world (not for long after a comment like that perhaps). Then, when you put on a top that you thought was a bit old, or bought in a rush you instead hear “wow, you look great”. The mystery is in the colour. It is fact that some colours in clothes and cosmetics can make you look amazing whilst others are really draining and add years on. Try it for yourself with a few things from your own wardrobe. Which colours show the sparkle in your eyes and which make them look sunken with dark circles even darker. See – told you it makes a difference! Colour is a great way to add a bit of style to your wardrobe without the worry of feeling you are dressing too young for your older-but-wiser self. Choose teal, pink or emerald green as accent colours to really lift the essentials of denim, suits and black trousers.
It’s all about you
The good news is, you don’t need long to add a few special somethings to your wardrobe to get the style back where it belongs.
Don’t wait a second longer. Get up, accessorise, feel fabulous and make the very most of you. You never know who you might bump into.