- Wear sunscreen – every day of the year – no matter where you live –even if you don’t think you’re going to go outside. 80% of wrinkles come from environmental damage. Just look of pictures of Brigitte Bardot today and compare her to her 20 year old self … not a good advertisement for baking yourself in the sun.
- If you don’t love it, don’t buy it – it will just hang in your wardrobe and be a waste of money. When you’re in the change room, if you’re not sure, it’s probably best to put the garment back. If a day or two later you really think that it’s the right one, then go back and get it. If you generally are confused about what suits you, arrange a Style Consultation to work out what is going to make you look your very best.
- Accept the fact that you will need to get your clothes altered. Every body is different, and clothing manufacturers make their clothes for their ‘house model’, if she or he has your shape – great – if not you may need to take in the waistband, or the hips and thighs. Make sure your trousers and skirts are the right length – the wrong length can add kilos and completely alter your look. Plus, clothing that fits you really well looks more expensive, plus you’ll enjoy wearing the garment more because it fits you like a glove.
- Stand up straight – it will take 5kg off your frame and make you look more confident. It will also help your internal organs work more efficiently and effectively as they’re not being squashed.
- Make sure your clothes are clean before wearing, make sure threads aren’t hanging off and that there aren’t any holes. Look at your clothes as if they were in an op-shop – would you want to buy them? If not, it’s time to let them go.
- Get a great up-to-date haircut – if your hairstyle has been the same for a few years, it’s time to get a new style. Find a great stylist who can show you how to do your hair at home yourself, so you don’t feel worried that you’ll look good as you walk out the salon door.
- Update your accessories – especially reading and sun glasses – frames that are more than a couple of years old are making you look older as they’re now out-of-date. New shoes can really boost an outfit, as can a great new handbag or briefcase.
- Buy wardrobe basics in the sales – don’t be suckered into buying something that you wouldn’t pay full price for just because it’s cheap. Buy great dark neutral trousers, shirts and every day basics in the sales. Leave that lurid print shirt that’s 70% off – unless you love it so much that you’re going to wear it at least once a week.
- Wear colours, don’t get caught in the black trap. Not sure what suits your complexion? Invest in a Colour Analysis and give yourself colour confidence, so you know that any colour you buy will look great.
- Smile – it makes you happy and it makes others happy.
© Imogen Lamport 2010
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