As one of her experts of the week in clothing and style, I chose to approach this subject a little differently this time. Sticking with Melissa's "New Fairy Tale" vision, I decided to discuss clothing from the perspective of just appearance and what that means. I found myself going back to the basics, remembering tips from my mother, grandmother and aunts - I mean, before fashion and style, the basics are all a woman needs to feel like a knockout. Also though, these "basics" of giving your best appearance (whatever that may look like) are also the hardest to stick to on a regular basis... So with respect to these understated truths to real beauty, I felt I would touch on this again with all of you!
Starting with the first:
Use every occasion to dress for the best possible outcome
When you dress for an exciting (maybe even promising) date, your preparation for your appearance is focused on attracting the best possible outcome. This is usually hardly the case when dressing to run an errand or to go to a meeting you regret booking. But the thing is every day and every occasion is full of possibility and promise. You decorated your apartment to reflect and attract your dreams and goals. So use every miniscule moment to present yourself as an extension of that when you leave your home.
Style your hair every dayNo matter what, always do your hair before going out. Wherever you go, wear your hair the way you absolutely love to see it, the way your queen would wear it – whatever style that may be.
Make your face pop!
Enhance the color of your lips with a complimenting lipstick, stain, gloss or tinted balm. Define your lashes with mascara or lash gel. Swipe a speck of blush over your cheeks. Maintain those brows. Your eyes, lips, cheeks and brows, make em’ pop every day for every occasion (except when exercising).
Wear perfume always – even to bed!Scents influence feelings and behavior and can be very alluring to both sexes. If you do not own perfume, start out by buying a fragrance for every season and then buy a separate fragrance that you wear only to bed. Having a fragrance for sleeping can enhance your feelings and thoughts about yourself as you begin to quiet your mind. Make sure this scent evokes empowerment like inner beauty, peace, allure, grace, quiet strength, security etc… Take the time to identify what smells influence positive emotions. Every woman should have a collection of potions.
Wear dresses & skirtsGay or straight, men love to see women in skirts and dresses. Their favorite seasons are Spring and Summer when bare arms, bare legs, necks and collar bones come out to play. They love when we flaunt! So if the weather permits, get flirty and feminine with it whenever you can! During the colder months, skirts and dresses are still are very much appreciated. Try lace, sheer or crocheted tights with a flirty short skirt in a heavier fabric like boucle wool or leather.
Wear heelsCosmo magazine says a woman just stands differently in heels. She commands more attention. Hips out, shoulders back, butt lifted – heels do the work for you. I say wear heels as much as you can. And keep a pair handy in your gym locker for post workout outings!
Wear at least one piece of jewelry at all timesBangles, rings, earrings, necklaces, time pieces – you can’t ever really have too many accessories. Often times, they even help an outfit make sense when you’re half-assing it. Wear at least one item of jewelry always. Best topped off with glossy nail polish!
And on a different note...
As I grow closer to the end of my amazing, paradise vacation I have been thinking on how I can possibly bring all these vibrant colors and light to my Northwest city life.... hmmm. What a fun undertaking!
Keep visiting to find out what I'll doooooo!