Do you ever feel like you have your whole world in order when you wear matching underwear?
Wearing the right bra and underwear can make you feel like a new woman and makes a huge difference to your outfit.
Wearing the wrong underwear can ruin an outfit, give us lumps and bumps in all the wrong places and cause us to hate certain parts of our body for no reason.
I've tried so many different types of underwear over the years. Balcony bra or t-shirt bra? Lace or no lace? Black or nude? Thong or knickers? It's a minefield not to mention the yo-yo weight gain with two pregnancies!
Like most things in life, you have to try and test which types of underwear work for you. Once I knew which types of underwear are appropriate for the outfit I had on, I felt so confident and more importantly felt more comfortable.
Now, I have just a few types of underwear that I can not live without because they work with the different clothes and styles that I wear the most.
Tummy Control High Waist Thong
A Cotton Thong
Plain Cotton Knickers
A Waist Length Slip
A Full Length Slip
A T-Shirt Bra
A Strapless Bra
So there you have my 7 essential underwear styles!
I love wearing different coloured lacy numbers too, but these are my desert island picks! I also tend to stick with neutral colours as they're less visible under most fabrics with my skin tone.
If you'd like to hear more style tips and inspiration, I'd love for you to join my private Facebook group, The Style Lounge.
Today I will be live in the group discussing underwear as the topic for 'Wardrobe Wednesday'! Don't worry if you read this too late, the replay will be available in the group.
See you there!
7 Festive Wardrobe Essentials!
Christmas is just weeks away and the party season is in full swing!
We have invitations for the office Christmas party, the annual dinner with your girlfriends, not to mention the obligatory Christmas Party Soiree with your partners friends or work colleagues!
So what are you going to wear? Will you need an outfit for every occasion?
So many invites and not enough outfits!
So what's a girl to do? You may not want to wear a dress for every occasion and some nights out may not warrant dressing up. Jeans and a nice top anyone!
Before you panic and settle for last years outfit which was also the outfit from the year before, here are 7 festive wardrobe essentials to see you through the Christmas party season!
Regardless of the season, wardrobe 'essentials' are the glue that holds your wardrobe together. Without the essentials, we can struggle to put outfits together.
These festive wardrobe essentials, can be put together and worn as a complete outfit or mixed and matched with clothes you already have to give your outfits a festive look.
A Structured Blazer
Smart Jeans or Trousers
Strappy Heeled Sandals
A Smart Skirt
A Little Black Dress
Bonus: Wear Something To Be Remembered By!
So there you go! 7 Festive Wardrobe 'essentials' and 1 show stopping piece to help you get dressed without the stress during the party season!
For links to each item and for more festive style inspiration, head over to my Festive Sparkle board on Pinterest!
As a Style Coach and Image Consultant, one of the common statements I hear from women is " I have nothing to wear"
As often as I hear it, there are a number of reasons why this could be the case:
The list of reasons is endless.
One often overlooked reason, is that your clothes no longer reflect who you are. Quite possibly, you may not know who you are either!
Let me explain.
You may have maternity clothes in your wardrobe because they're 'comfy', but your child is at school now. You may have suits in your wardrobe from your corporate working days, that you spent a lot of money on and you're keeping 'just in case'. You bought clothes that were in the sale, or looked nice on the rail, but still has the tags on them.
Your life has changed, but your clothes are the same.
You may have reached that point when you no longer recognise yourself and your reflection is filled with frustration and despair.
You simply no longer know who you are.
You Are What You Wear
Why is this?
You see, we really are what we wear.
If you don't believe this to be true, then let me ask you this...have you ever been to a fancy dress party? Everyone wears a costume of their chosen character mainly superheroes and film stars and act out scenes or behave just like the character they're dressed as. As soon as the costume is on, you're in character.
This is where the problem lies when our clothes no longer reflect who we are. We are what we wear and are therefore acting a role that is no longer in alignment to the woman we want to be.
So what can you do?
This is where the fun begins!
Decide who you are and who you want to be!
What does she look like? What does she do? How does she spend her time?
More importantly, what does she wear?
When you know this, make a commitment to get into character and 'become' the woman you desire to be.
Don't wait for a fancy dress party to dress as the woman you want to be, do it now!
A Style Coach & Image Consultant.