Have you ever stared into an over-stuffed wardrobe with the cry, ‘‘I’ve got nothing to wear’’! Well, you are not alone, we have all been there!
It is one of the reasons more women enlist the help of a personal style coach.The basis of good dressing is not about spending big bucks on designer brands or following trends.
It starts with understanding your body shape and wearing the kind of styles that work for you, as well as reflect the essence of who you are.
Having a palette of colours that enhance the natural colouring of your hair, skin and eyes, styles that highlight your best features, and accessories that tie a look together.
We have to get dressed each day, so why not make it count? It’s not only about how you look, but also about how you feel.
And If you look good, you feel good!
Coming to a crossroads in life, it is easy to lose confidence and feel vulnerable, and can be difficult to know where to turn to for impartial advice.
Whether you are are newly divorced, separated, have gained weight or seen changes to your body shape from childbirth or menopause.
Everyday presents an opportunity to check-in with yourself– even small changes can make a big difference. It could be wearing a top that brings out the colour in your eyes and the highlights in your hair, a statement lipstick, or a gorgeous jacket and scarf that gives you confidence.
Used the right way, Clothing and Make-Up are power tools for boosting confidence, raising self-esteem and creating a place of self-care and love.
These steps not only reinforce a positive, external transformation, but also an internal one, which can affect every area of your life, for the better.
Many women hate shopping and often feel so overwhelmed and intimidated by the choice on offer, they don’t know where to begin!
They try things on that don’t really fit or suit them, or have seen something in a magazine that doesn’t translate well on their body shape.
Sales shopping without a plan, can be expensive and frustrating as things remain unworn, labels still attached with nothing to team them up with and finally, when you think you have found something new, only to discover a dozen similar items already hanging in your wardrobe.
Working as a model in the fashion, photographic and TV industry, I have been ‘‘too tall, too short, too fat, and too thin’’ and weighed and measured by those who didn’t believe my dress size or weight.
Confidence, not age, shape or size gives us the autonomy to be who we are
Giving yourself permission to feel good and having the right tools to adapt to changes as they occur, helps increase the chances.
Clothes help showcase the very best version of who you are.
My job is to show you how to do that, so you never have a what do I wear moment, again!
- Create a clear, organised space in your wardrobe- If you can’t see your things, you won’t wear them!
- Dress for your body shape first and trend second
- Good Underwear should always Fit, Lift and Support.
- Nude heels lengthen your legs and will go with everything!
- Use bold and busy prints to confuse the eye over a larger frame
Rachel Moss is a qualified Image Consultant and trained in 2006 with Toshiko Kobatake of Talking Image. She specialises in Colour Analysis, Make-Up, Wardrobe Detox & Personal Shopping.
Tel: +44 (0) 79890 77603