Practice Makes Perfect!
Every Personal Stylist worth their salt will know that great style is about little things! Tricks of the trade, small details, playing around to create subtle differences that make all the effort worthwhile! None of what I am about to share is magic. They are simply 5 second appearance tweaks that can enhance your overall look and that I like to share when training personal stylists!
The Front Tuck
Style is all about proportions, right? (It is, trust me!). We know baggy is in right now but to save yourself going down the bag lady route, you have two options. Go fitted on the bottom half to balance out with the loser top half or use this simple trick of the ‘front tuck’ to create shape, show the waist and look casual yet ‘styled’. Works everytime!
Knot Your Shirt
The white shirt is going to be massive news for Spring 2016. With cut out sleeves, oodles of fascinating shapes and styles, every woman should own the classic version that they can have a little fun with. Simply leave the bottom two or three buttons open and tie in a simple knot. Team with jeans, skirts and tights and if your knot is leaving your midriff feeling a little exposed, simply opt for a cami or teeshirt underneath for an extra element of styling knowhow. A higher waisted pair of jeans also works a treat with this look.
Push Up Those Sleeves
I have used this trick many times when personal styling. Sleeves can be a right drag! If they are too long they can make you look uber short! Especially if you are wearing an uber stylish longer mac or overcoat. You are in ‘wheyey’ too much fabric territory. Push those sleeves up and bring back a lovely balance, give yourself more height and feel instantly ‘styled’.
Who doesn’t love a good scarf? Just yesterday I picked up this stripey number in Zara. For €7.95, I plan to wear with teeshirts to jazz them up, on my head when I’m have a bad hair day and as a bow on the waist of my jeans when I am in a girly mood! (Bows are big this season too!). Find the one you love, keep it short enough so the fabric doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the outfit and have some styling fun!