- The “oversize” trend isn’t flattering on anyone. Just trust me on this.
You don’t have to wear heels to be sexy, but it doesn’t hurt.
- Investing in your wardrobe is good; buying a bag as an “investment” is not.
- If you work in a corporate environment, never wear knit – except for ponte knit.
- Don’t ever buy a garment simply because you heard/read it was essential to you wardrobe; only buy things you love. For example: so many women think they must have both a black and tan pair of shoes. While it’s a good idea to have solid neutrals, don’t overlook shoes in colors that you really like. If you like the shoe enough, you’ll figure out a way to work it into your wardrobe.
- If you work from home, do the full beauty routine at least twice a week – it will boost your confidence.
- Knit maxi dresses are the modern muumuu (take that for what it’s worth).
- You need at least one red, patent leather accessory – shoes, a bag, a belt.
Find a good cobbler and refer him business like crazy.
- Pinterest isn’t where you get style inspiration – it’s inside you. Of course, you can use Pinterest for inspiration – but don’t rely on it. Really ask yourself what genuinely appeals to you and go with it. Don’t censor yourself.
- Do some fantasy shopping; stroll into Bloomingdale’s and try on an $800 dress. It’s no one’s business if you can afford it or not.
If you work in an office, ignore casual Friday and stand out in a good way.
- If you work from home, don’t work in your pajamas. Have on reserve several comfortable dresses you could be seen running errands in.
- Keep your closet clean and organized, and your mind will follow right along. This means removing any non-clothing items and storing elsewhere. Your closet is not a catch-all for tax records, errants linens and broken electronics.
- Once in a while, spend enough on a dress or a jacket to make yourself a bit uncomfortable. That amount is different for everyone.
Have a laundry routine.
- Edit your closet regularly and ruthlessly.
- Build a healthy jewelry collection by shopping a variety of sources.
- Cherish heirlooms from the women in your life.
- Wear a knockout dress to your next wedding – don’t worry about what the bride will think. Just don’t wear white (do I really have to say that?).
Leather shoes are the best.
- Shop a charity thrift store at least a few times a year. You keep tax dollars in your community and help those in need.
- Wear your best dress for family photos, even if it’s a sparkly evening gown.
- Don’t be afraid of shoulder pads (they make your waist look smaller).
Don’t worry about what others are wearing.