Have you ever wondered what makes a mummy yummy? Do you wish you could look as good as your mum friends, who look gorgeous even at 8am as they leave for the school run? I bet you’re wondering what their secret is.
Putting together items of clothing and accessories for maximum effect can come easily to some, but not others.
Some of you would like a step-by-step guide on how to do this without it requiring too much time and effort on your part….here’s the key….making time for you does take time and effort, but not as much as you may think, and the benefits are well worth it! Read my tips below….
Whether you are in your 20’s, 30’s or 40’s, you all deserve to look the best you can. If you’ve favoured practical over glamorous for the last few years it is now time to learn key image skills that will last a lifetime, will be the best emotional (& financial) investment you can make and, provide your kids with positive role model.
Step 1 – Wardrobe Maintenance
Make sure your wardrobe is well organised. That will make it easy to find what you need quickly and effortlessly. Women who look after their clothes always look more stylish and groomed.
Look after your clothes! Washing labels are there for a reason so try to stick to their advice. Iron and hang garments up properly and treat each item as if it were your most valued possession. Everything should be ready to wear that’s hanging in your wardrobe. Treat your wardrobe like your very own private boutique. All your clothes will remain looking new for so much longer, look more expensive and you’ll be less inclined to hit the shops for a fashion fix!
Step 2 – mix ‘n’ match tops.
Have basic tops in a variety of colours that allow you to mix ‘n’ match with neutral bottoms. Layer different pieces together to look ‘current’. Scarves are great to make you look glamorous very easily. They are the one accessory which can transform how you look as they are closest to your face – so make sure you wear the right colour for you. A gilet or a thin cardigan can also work wonders.
Step 3 – Skirts & dresses
If you want to spice up your wardrobe, consider adding a few skirts into the mix. Skirts and dresses can be a feminine, very fashionable alternative to trousers. They are also very comfortable and easy to wear, and best of all, you can dress them up, or down as needed so you’ll be ready for any event that comes up. There are many styles that work well for casual wear and are easy to wear and practical for your daily lifestyle.
Step 4 – Jeans and Linen Trousers
Invest in good pair of jeans that flatter your figure. Jeans are easy to wear and can be dressed up or down. Remember, the darker, the smarter.
Linen trousers in the Spring & Summer are ideal for keeping cool yet covering up classically. But make sure that the length of your trousers comes down past your ankle to lengthen your leg. Darker linen trousers are more slimming for pear shaped ladies. Team up with a patterned top to draw the eye up and away from hips and thighs. For those ladies amongst you with skinny legs, try going cropped to highlight those slim pins.
Step 5 – Wear Clothes that suit your body shape
Make sure your clothes show your silhouette and suit your body shape. Baggy items not only add extra pounds but also show that you don’t care much about yourself. Also look at the fabric – chunky woollen items will pile on the pounds visually. To look thinner to the eye, choose thinner flowing fabrics like chiffon. Also go for more tailored items, such as blazers to show your figure off or to hide problem areas.
Step 6 – Quality Fabrics
Although the likes of cheap clothing stores have a place in every woman’s fashion wardrobe, it should not consume a woman’s entire wardrobe! Cheap clothing stores are ideal for updating your look quickly and cheaply and achieving this season’s trends on a shoestring, however in order to remain looking chic, they need to be mixed and matched with quality staples.
Look for high quality fabrics – like cashmere, wool and silk blends. Not only will they signal ‘classic’ but will also be key when dressing up your fab pair of jeans in a hurry! A welcome alternative to the fleece!
Step 7 – Accessories are Key!
Accessories can totally change an outfit. There are tons of accessories: scarves, necklaces, bracelets, purses, hats, earrings, and many others. They can make an outfit go from drab to fab!
So, don’t forget to add accessories to give you that ‘finished’ yummy mummy look. This is the main area that gets overlooked and can also be what makes you memorable.
Step 8 – Shoes
Wear nice shoes, sandals, pumps or boots to finish off an outfit. Simple touches of detail and texture will make a difference. This is where you can really have fun with your wardrobe personality! Heels automatically make you look more feminine and chic so make the effort every now and then and leave your flatties at home!
Step 9 – Colours
Try putting different colour combinations together. For example, a fuchsia top can really bring alive a plain pair of trousers and look just as good with a pair of stonewashed jeans. Don’t know what colours suit you? Then invest in getting your colours done – you will be amazed at the outcome.
Step 10 – Makeup
OK hands up who wears makeup every day? Makeup can transform you! Always wear lipstick or lip-gloss. Even if you don’t have time to put on a full make-up, this along with some blusher and mascara will help make you look and FEEL refreshed and vibrant!
When applied correctly, makeup enhances your own natural beauty, it calls attention to your best features and it can conceal or de-emphasize any flaws. It helps you to project your own sense of yourself. When it is done tastefully and skilfully – along with wardrobe, hair, and nails – it reveals the competence, attention to detail, pride, and sense of self that are the mark of a modern successful woman.
All women deserve to be appreciated, respected, and admired.
When a woman improves her appearance, an amazing thing happens. People begin to pay attention to her, listen to her, seek her company, ask her opinion.
She becomes more confident, and this makes her look even better!
As her confidence grows, so does the respect she receives – at work, at home, everywhere. As her insecurity falls away, she becomes more daring, self-assured and courageous; she finds she can do anything. Her Life improves in every way!
TRY IT……….!! Good Luck.