I’ve made many shopping mistakes since I became a mother. PS, don’t shop when you’re tired, rushed and feeling heavy. This autumn, I decided to take a break from buying clothes, really, no new lace up boots, slouchy knit sweater, or navy pea coat. It was tough at first, yes I felt a pang of envy when I saw friends in their new attire. But after several months I was amazed how relaxed and grounded I felt wandering the shops.
Now when I shop, I keep these tips in mind. They support me in making the right purchases. And “right” means: I feel good, I look great and I communicate who I truly am. May these support you in enjoying the quest for your style!
- Be kind to yourself. Leave your mean little voice, (we all have one) at home.
- Shop when you have time and patience, with a supportive friend or ALONE!
- Wear make up. The lighting in changing rooms is horrendous.
- “Tight isn’t always flattering.” What about about buying one size up. Aahhh, comfort and you look lighter!
- Accentuate the positive. What part of your body do you love? Is it your grey-blue eyes, your long neck (you probably look great in turtlenecks), or your feminine ankles?
- Determine if your skin tone is blue based or yellow based. This changed my life. Find two pieces of fabric: one silver, one gold. Drape each one under your chin and you will know instinctively which works for you. Silver is blue based and gold is yellow based. No more black for me!
- Ingrid Bergman told her daughter, Isabelle Rossellini, “We can’t afford to be cheap.” It’s better to have one great piece you adore, that lasts for years.
- Finally, shoulders back, head high, wear your wisdom! Be You!
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