When you know how to dress in a way that suits your colouring, shape and personality - well that really...FEELS and LOOKS MAGIC.
I'm Clare Greenwood, and I have been a Personal Stylist and Image Consultant, in Cornwall and Devon for over thirty years. Colours can work like vitamins making you look and feel more radiant. Come and enjoy your style and share some magic with me!
all love a bargain, but don't let the slashed prices cloud your style
judgment. It is very easy to fall into the "buy it because it's
cheaper" trap for everything you see. Discounted pieces that you will
rarely or never wear can still be a fairly costly mistake.
you want to do some research beforehand. Look at what your wardrobe is
missing and try to go with an idea of what you need rather than a
scattergun approach. Obviously, there may be that unexpected item that
catches your eye, but make sure it attracts you for the right reason.
Hanger appeal Just because it looks gorgeous on the hanger, it doesn't mean it will look as good on you. Try it on!
What condition the item is in Is it discounted because the fabric is damaged or the zip needs replacing? You don't want to spend money having it mended.
Fashion prints Will you wear it in two months time, let alone next autumn/winter?
Colours that you know don't work for you When
you know, you know. Yes you would love to be able to wear fuchsia pink
and it is such a gorgeous top, but every time you try on that colour
you look dreadful in it. Put the item down!
Styles that aren't 'you'
we are attracted to clothes for reasons we can't seem to explain. You
never wear chiffon but this chiffon blouse is calling to you. And it is
discounted. That's not to say you can't experiment and step out of your
comfort zone now and again, but ask yourself "Is it really you?". If
you don't feel 'you' in it, you will never wear it.
All that glitters Leftovers
from party wear collections. It is always useful to invest in some
party outfits and even better at discount. Just be sure that you
genuinely like the style and that it's a good look on you, don't buy it
simply because it's a cheap(er) party dress.
course, all sale items can be returned and if you are taken with
something but can't decide (even after going through all the tips
above!) then you might be better trying it on at home at your leisure
away from the packed sales racks.
Winter sales pieces to look out for
a good investment. Make sure the cut works with your body shape and
stick with styles that are fairly timeless like the trench, parka and
Crombie. Don't be afraid to buy a coat in a colour rather than the
default black, grey or navy. Choose a colour you know you look good in
that will work with most of your wardrobe.
jackets, trousers and skirts are not the most exciting buys, all the
more reason to get them at discount. You still need to make sure they
are suitable for your work place and look good on you.
can be fairly long in the UK so our boots get plenty of wear. It is
useful to have some casual and smart pairs but boots aren't cheap, so
take advantage of the sales.
Evening shoes If
you are one of those (us!) who struggles to find the right shoes at a
reasonable price when the party season comes round, now is the time to
invest in a bargain pair.
many a woman has said, you can never have enough handbags! So, picking
up an extra one (or two) at a good price is always worth it. Make sure
it is the right size for YOUR size and proportions. If you are a petite
figure you don't want an enormous bag to swamp you. Accessories are a
great way to bring colour into your outfits so you can have some fun
with handbags in different shades
Still not sure what styles or colours really work for you?
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