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5 Ways to Jazz Up Your Style

By Sheila Dicks

Do you feel like you are in a fashion rut? You buy way too many clothes in one color, everything you have in your closet looks the same and you struggle to find something to wear, let alone find something that makes you feel good? If this is true, it’s time to add some excitement to your wardrobe.  

Every morning when you leave your home you deserve to feel great about what you’re wearing. This doesn’t mean that you have to be dressed in expensive or designer clothing; it does mean that you will have chosen a clothing style that suits you and is in a color that makes your skin glow.  

To jazz up your style start with:

  1. Getting to know the colors that look great on you. When you wear colors  that suit your skin tone your skin looks more radiant, fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles are less apparent. Wearing the wrong colors (a mistake many women make) will make your skin look sallow, drab and lines and wrinkles will stand out. Before you purchase an outfit be sure the color will make your skin look radiant. If you are one of those women who always buy the same color, use that color as a starting point and add a few colors at a time (from your color palette) to create interest in your wardrobe.    
  2. Wearing clothes that are flattering for your body shape: Choose clothes that bring out your positive features. Get to know your body shape and choose the styles that are best for it. When your clothing purchases are based on how the garment affects your body shape getting dressed is a thrill. Choosing the styles that suit your shape will make you look thinner, taller and younger. If you are wearing the wrong clothing styles you will look larger, frumpy and matronly.    
  3. Choosing accessories that complement your outfits. Accessories such as scarves, handbags, shoes, gloves and necklaces will bring any outfit alive – accessories have jassability!  
  4. Bringing the whole look together. Now that you have the right colors, style and accessories your hairstyle and makeup cannot be overlooked.  Makeup should match in occasion and color. For example, lighter lipstick, eye shadow and blush for day and darker for evening. Lipstick and blush colors should be in the same color family (cool or warm) as your outfit. Your hairstyle should complement the color of your skin and also be in harmony with what you are wearing.  
  5. Creating a smart image with a winning smile and attitude. A genuine smile makes you appear more approachable.  Those who treat others with respect and respect themselves are on the way to creating an image that is impeccable.  

©Copyright 2006 Sheila Dicks Sheila Dicks is an Image and Wardrobe consultant who helps women feel more confident by dressing to suit their body type. To get tips on how to dress slimmer and look fabulous visit her website at http://www.sheilasfashionsense.com and look for her new site men’s fashion site at http://www.mensfashion101.com






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      Beth Roy wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • Great advice!
      Check out www.flirtyfinds.com for a great selection of accesssories and fashions that help you look and feel great without spending a fortune!



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      Goodbyereaders wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • This is great advice! You can go to www.goodbyereaders.com to find out what your color type is and register to win a FREE makeover! There are also more tips and tricks from style experts Joe and Jesse that can help all of us freshen up for spring!



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      Tanyakogan wrote Mar 2, 2010
    • The best way to get a jump start on the latest fashion trends is with great accesories...I love to update my wardrobe with designer look jewelry at discount prices. My favorite finds are on the web at primojewels.com



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      Victoria Girard wrote Sep 18, 2012
    • These are great tips!  I love the picture Beth put up.  I am in such a fashion rut!  I really need a whole new wardrobe but it’s just not in the cards right now.  Great ideas with jazzing things up with accessories :)



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