Open your cupboard doors and take a look at the full drawers, shelves and rails. Do you wear them all? Are there some you wear 5 times more than others? Are there some in there you haven’t worn for a couple of months?
Here’s my Top Tip for making sure you wear all your clothes:
Every year Pantone selects a shade that they feel represents what is happening in our global culture and therefore serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. For 2017 that shade is ‘Greenery’ :
“A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginning“
Most shades of green are associated with nature and this Pantone shade is very similar to Apple Green in the colour me beautiful swatches. It’s a zesty, yellow green tone, making it perfect for those of you who fall into our Light dominant colour category or who have a Warm undertone.
The way you wear this shade will vary depending on your dominant colour category, if you can at all.
According to the Financial Times‘ resident style editor, Jo Ellison, this festive season it is all about keeping the focus on your top half with “over the table dressing”. The theory is simple; people will only see your top half when you’re sitting down at your Christmas dinner party, so focus your attention there.
I totally love this approach as wearing your best colours on your top half ensures maximum impact; your skin will glow, your eyes will sparkle and you’re sure to turn heads for all the right reasons!
Have Fun With Your Party Look
Christmas is the time for sparkle and fun, so try stepping out of your comfort zone!
There is lots of choice when it comes to embellishment this season; lace, sequins, embroidery and elaborate sleeves are all widely available. Textures like silk and velvet are also very popular and will add a luxurious feel to your party ensemble.
I may be a little biased, but having your colours analysed is truly a transformational experience and if you’re struggling to think of a special gift for your partner, friend or relative this festive season then offer them a colourful Christmas: a colour consultation – a gift with a difference! Here are a few reasons why…
How many of us LOVE getting dressed to the nines and heading out on the town during the festive season? A bit of sparkle, a fabulous pair of shoes and a killer dress all make for the perfect party look.
I have lived in Paris for 20 years so I know ‘The Rule’; from 1st October throughout the whole Winter I must wear a scarf lest I catch a cold from being in a draught (this start date applies strictly even if the temperature is scorching).
Gentlemen, without the ability to disguise a style error with the correct lipstick, what clothes and accessories you wear and how you wear them are actually much more important questions for you than the ladies !
It’s critical when buying glasses as the range of styles, colours, prices and possibility for error is HUGE.
Your glasses have just as much impact on your outfit as any other accessory, and as they are so prominently placed, it’s vital to get them right.
It’s also important to consider the occasion you’re wearing them for, as you may need more than one pair (any excuse for a bit of shopping plus, at least in France, many opticians offer 2 for the price of 1 so you may as try to choose 2 different, but perfect choices !)
I have worn glasses since I was 15 but it wasn’t until I worked in Hong Kong (and contact lenses stopped working for me) that I chose 2 very distinct pairs of ‘look at me’ glasses frames; purple lozenge – shaped frames and tortoiseshell very angular frames.
They blended well with my personality, work status, face shape and (at that time) colouring. I can’t wear tortoiseshell anymore because in 20 years my hair colouring has changed and that colour is no longer in my palette and then after a few years in France I chose to stop using them as my ‘invisible barrier to people seeing me’…