Friday, 13 February 2009

Hurrah for spring summer clothes!!

Saturday was a day of research (well, that’s what I like to call it).

I braved the snow and ice (I did, I literally ice skated down the road in my little car) and went to London. I spent the day with some of the other lovely Alicia Kite Image Consultants. We had such a girly day, drinking Lattes and talking about all the latest trends. We spent most of the day in the fashion Mecca that is Harrods. It looks like summer is going to be a great season for fashion, and I can’t wait. There’s something for everyone whether it’s floaty florals that take your fancy or you’re more of an eighties girl.

So, if you’ve started to think about what to wear when the sun eventually comes out then here are some handy tips before you part with your pennies:

Number one rule: Make sure you’re choosing items that work for your body shape. There’s no point in forking out lots of money for something because it’s deemed to be ‘the must have item’ for this season if it doesn’t work for your shape. Trust me you won’t feel good in it so you probably won’t wear it.

Try and focus on your positive attributes: Women spend most of the time trying to hide the parts of their body they don’t like that they forget to show off their best parts. If you’ve got a great waist then show it off!

Get out all your summer clothes from last season to remind yourself what you’ve got.

Does it go with at least two other things in your wardrobe? This sounds like a bore but believe me, if you want your wardrobe to work really hard for you then you need to be purchasing items that slot seamlessly into your wardrobe.

Is it the same as something you’ve already got? This is a mistake that a lot of us make. We get into a habit when we shop; do you find yourself shopping for the same things, in the same shops time after time?

Step out of your comfort zone a little and you might be pleasantly surprised!

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