Today we have my stylist in Wonderland. I believe beauty is an inside job, however your outside appearance directly relates to how you feel and the better you feel the better you’ll be. With that, I’ve invited my stylist, the extremely talented Angela Harrison of AH Style to Wonderland to give our tribe some wellness inspired style insight. Take it away Angie:
It’s 7am on a dark, wintery morning, on the third day of my monthly gift, and all I can think about is how miserable this day will be and how troll-ish I feel. In that moment I have managed to set a gloomy tone for my entire day – all before ever getting out of bed. If you’re human, and a woman, you have likely had one (or many) of these moments. You probably threw on your comfiest, most shapeless outfit, bundled up, and trudged on through your dismal day. Fortunately, there is a simple way to avoid all of that negativity and it lies within your closet. As a wardrobe stylist, I truly believe “what you wear affects how you feel.”
So let’s start feeling fab.
Wardrobe styling helps breakdown the complexity of fashion into manageable and comprehensive terms. We find what works best for you, and most importantly, we have fun doing it. Everyday, I assist clients in creating their personal style, and witness fashion change their perception of themselves. When you have a great outfit on…you feel GOOD. The best part is that style knows neither age nor size; absolutely everyone can achieve the look they’ve always envisioned and feel fabulous doing it!
One of the simplest ways to feel amazing in what you wear is learning how to dress for your body type. When your clothes fit properly and accentuate all the right places, it shows. We might wear something a little too tight and subsequently feel self-conscious all day, or, wear something too oversized and look twice our size. Knowing what works best for your body type helps cut the shopping process in half. It’s all about knowing what to look for, and what makes you look and feel great.
The six general shapes in fashion are:
You can be these shapes at ANY size. Once you’ve determined your body type, the hard part is over! One styling trick I always use when I don’t know a new client’s exact measurements, is to start from their general body type and look for clothes that match their shape. If you’re a triangle or pear shape, try dresses that are fit n’ flare or peplum tops with a good skinny jean. Rectangles look great in shift dresses and column maxi dresses. If you’re a more rounded shape, A-line tunics are always a gorgeous no-brainer.
So the next time you wake up and feel nothing is going quite right, put on your fab fitting outfit and make the day yours!
As my personal stylist you can count on Angie being back in Wonderland lots and until then leave you questions below. She will be answering all of your style questions and concerns below and I can weigh in on any body perceptions of fear around looking and feeling fab.