Feel free to laugh hysterically at me for giving out fashion advice. I honestly have no idea what I’m talking about. Anytime I’m going somewhere special I have to have my sister-in-law go shopping with me and pick out my outfits.
I apologize in advance. ::snort::
These first three tips I learned at a jewelry party about seven-ish years ago.
(1) Draw the eyes up.
Choose the big hoops or chandelier earrings over the pearl studs.
Wear a necklace.
You want people to look at your beautiful face not at your gut, thighs, hips, or whatever you feel like is your trouble area. Having bigger earrings and/or a necklace on will draw attention to your face ~ where you want it.
(2) Rock the three-quarter length sleeves.
When you either wear 3/4 length sleeves or push your sleeves up, it gives the illusion of lengthening.
It does. I promise.
(3) Layer bracelets.
Several bracelets on one wrist gives the idea of movement.
::insert the music::
We like to move it. Move it. We like to move it. Move it.
(4) Skip the sag.
As you’re losing weight your clothes will become looser, which is awesome. High-five!
If it gets to the point you’re having to cinch your belt tighter and tighter and you still have a sag goin’ on in the derriÃ¨re, then it’s time for an upgrade. Don’t go spend $100 dollars on a pair of jeans, but I would definitely encourage you to splurge on a pair under $30.
Just buy one pair. One pair will be plenty.
You can wear a pair of jeans several times between washing. At least I do. (Does that gross you out? ::snort::)
(5) Buy a Few Tops.
This is along the same vein as the jeans. As you lose weight, your shirts are going to start getting bigger and baggier. Take a trip to Target, Old Navy, TJ Maxx or Ross. Find three tops that you can create different outfits with using jewelry and/or scarves. You don’t need to spend a lot. You could probably get three tops for around $30.
Start socking a little bit of money away. Do you have a little extra each month left over in your grocery budget? Could you put it toward rewarding yourself?
Be sure to buy tops that flatter. Nothing too tight. Don’t buy a top thinking it will fit better in a month once you lost a little bit more weight.
(6) Get Fitted for a Bra.
Find a bra that actually fits and lifts. You’ll feel better. I promise.
My friend JJ, who is so not a fluffy girl, just recently wrote a post about this.
(7) Dress for the Day.
My friend Abby, also so not a fluffy girl, has just recently started a weekly link-up called Dress for the Day. It’s all about dressing for the day you want to have.
I want you to do that. Invest a little time each day in your appearance. Put on little make-up. Put a little bit of thought into what you’re going to wear.
You’ll feel better about yourself and more confident as you face the day.
I’ve noticed something about myself. My willpower is stronger on the days I put effort into my appearance. I’m more tempted to overindulge on the days I hang out in my gym clothes or pajamas all day. I feel gross and I look gross, so I treat my body gross.
What about you? Any fashion tips you would like to share? Please?