I have been busy this month with colour and style training, workshops and presentations. After talking to so many of you, it does not cease to amaze me how females select their clothing. I would say possibly up to 80% of you either do not own or do not use a full length mirror, my observation is “how can you know if you are fabulous” if you don’t look? You will also fail to notice that you have put on odd shoes or your dress inside out (both of these things have in fact happened to me!) it’s now a rule don’t leave the room without looking in a full length mirror! Check again before you leave the bathroom, most of us will have done this at least once, some more spectacularly than others. A close friend told me recently she trekked across quite a portion of central London with her dress tucked in her knickers!
My second observation is “why would you buy it if you have not tried it on?” At a recent workshop the attendees were asked to bring along something that was just not working for them. Every single garment brought along, was bought without trying it on! In every case the offending item either did not fit, or flatter, some of them did neither! If you want to treat yourself with hard earned cash, enjoy the experience, take a friend or even better a stylist and try it on!
My third observation is “only about 30% of you are wearing the right bra” So your clothes are just not going to look their best. Get fitted every time you buy a new bra, which should be at the very least annually. Throw them out when they don’t fit or pass them on to a charity.
My fourth observation is that from our conversations and workshops, I know how hard shopping for clothing is. (I used to really struggle too). The invitation that sits on the counter to an important event, it scowls at you more everyday as you continue to avoid action. You know you have nothing suitable to wear because it’s been ages since you shopped, or the online shopping has left you with ill fitting unsuitable clothes, or your three sets of fat pants are just not going to cut it at the wedding!