This week I met the most amazing Mum. Lisa Sargent is a brand new Mum to 5 week old Chloe. Lisa recently won a competition with Laya Healthcare who are celebrating their 1st birthday (through their Facebook page). Included in the prize was a fun day with Stylefish along with €250 spending money. Lisa will also be pampered with thanks to the gorgeous Dylan Hotel with an overnight stay. What a lovely prize!
I met Lisa on Tuesday morning and over some coffee we chatted through her body shape and also the colours that best suit her. Lisa has an apple shape which means it’s her tummy that bothers her most. Having just had a baby this is hugely important and it is the area Lisa wanted most confidence in dressing. She was after a comfy, practical yet stylish wardrobe with a few dresses for her evenings out. Essential for every new Mum! On doing Lisa’s colours we discovered all the deep warm autumn colours looked amazing on her. From the images below you can see I picked an entire capsule for her based around these colours. My top tips for Lisa for building a great wardrobe included:
1. Always start with good basics. Choose a good pair of denim and then choose different looks around these. If you have a good fitting base item (that is comfy on the tummy) everything else is much easier, which we saw on Tuesday! We picked a pair of soft black heavy weight leggings from Linea along with a pair of dark denim from the Linea weekend collection. Once we had these it was much easier to pick tops and accessories to build looks around these.
2. Go for good structured fabrics around the tummy that give support, comfort and help to create an hourglass shape.
3. Dresses are the apple’s best friend as they draw the eye to the legs and keep it simple in the tummy.
4. Accessories are key for individualising Lisa’s look. A top tip is to hang looks (including accessories) together in your wardrobe so in the morning it’s easy to pull a look from your wardrobe complete with handbag and accessories. No thinking required!
All the looks you see are from House of Fraser.
Hope you likey and a massive thank you to Laya Healthcare for making one busy new Mum very happy!