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7 Easy Ways To Update Your Style





Whether you are running a small business, heading out with girls, or going on a hot date  you are sending a message about yourself.  The first time you meet someone they have formed an opinion about you in a matter of seven seconds based on your appearance alone.  With a few simple steps you can send a positive message and make a great first impression.  If you want to be more memorable you have to step up your game.  Your don’t have to look like you stepped out of Vogue Magazine but investing in your look shows that you care about who you are and how you look.  Here is  a list of 7  easy ways to update your style:

 

  1.  Clean out your closet

People tend to hold onto clothes until the closet is overflowing.  Ask yourself: Does this piece represent who you are? Make three piles: one for items that fit well and look great on,  one for items that  no longer work or are appropriate for your image and one for items that need altered.  Clearing out clutter helps you determine what you still need.  Decide what is working for you and what is not.  Shop for pieces like jackets, pants, skirts and tops to add to your now revised closet.  These pieces will give you a variety of looks for different occasions.

 

  1.  Wear undergarments that enhance your body shape

Wearing the right underwear or body shaper for your body type is essential. For the best results choose well fitting undergarments that will enhance your body shape and figure.  Be sure to choose features and benefits over color and brand.  Choose the right size and look for quality fabric.  If you need a little help determining your bra size head on over to places like Nordstrom or Victoria Secret for a bra fitting.  Don’t forget that what you wear underneath your  clothes also makes a big difference to the way you feel!

 

 

  1.  Build around classic wardrobe pieces

Classic wardrobe pieces seem to never go out of fashion no matter what the current trends are. These classic basics are versatile and can be mixed, matched and layered to create a variety of looks. These essentials never seem to go out of style (Black turtleneck, little black dress, a jacket the defines your waist, white T-shirt, white button down shirt, pencil skirt, cardigan, trench coat, pea coat, solid colored stretch shirt, tank top, black slacks, black pumps, khakis, riding boots, pearl necklace, pearl or diamond stud earrings and a pair of jeans). Your wardrobe should consist of both the old and new classics.

 

  1.  Accessorize

The art of accessorizing is the secret to looking great in even the most basic clothes. Update your look with  variety of accessory styles that will bring color and character to the  outfit. Don’t be afraid to:  mix textures and prints, add bold colors, add a belt, rock a shiny clutch, wear junky jewelry, accessorize your hair or slip into a pair of sassy heels. Buy pieces that express your personality and remember not to overdo it.  Stick with one statement piece at a time.

 

5. Add a few trendy pieces

Buy a few trendy pieces to your wardrobe but try not to spend too much money since they only last a little while, then go out of style. To avoid looking like everyone else mix your trendy pieces with classic pieces. Try to stick to one to two trends in an outfit. Too many trends in one outfit will be way too busy.  Add pops of color to update outfits for the season without overdoing it.

 

6. Makeup and skincare

Bold lips are a classic way to add both impact and femininity to your look.  Your nails may seem like minor details, but they say a lot about you. Your skin is another important part of your body so treat it kindly with care, exfoliate and your skin will glow for you. Apply a face mask at least once a week.  Bold brows, minimal makeup and experimenting with color always works.

 

  1.  Try a new hair style

Give your hair a makeover, you don’t have to do any drastic changes, simple highlights or hair blow out makes an amazing difference. Just try moving the part from on side of the head to the other, this simple change can make it look as if you have a whole new hairstyle.  Try parting your hair on an angle, or creating a zigzag part for a funky look.  Consider going for bangs they create a dramatic difference.  This is quick and inexpensive!

 


 

* I get it!  You may be asking yourself does what I wear really matter? Sometimes you just don’t know where to start  when it comes to your wardrobe.  No more standing in your closet aimlessly. Get started with the wardrobe essentials!  Wardrobe essentials or basics are pieces that will go with you from season to season. Wardrobe essentials or basics are the foundation to a great wardrobe.

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Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Do A Closet Cleanse




There are a number of different reasons why you may want to consider upgrading your closet and making sure that it is as organized as possible. As much as it can seem like a daunting task, editing your closet it super valuable saving you both time and money in the long run. If your closet is a mixed up or untidy then your day begins in with chaos. A clean, organized closet provides many stress relieving benefits to you and those around you.  Here are 7 reasons why you should do a closet cleanse:

 

1.  An organized closet helps create clarity and helps you begin your morning the right way, with a positive attitude.

 

2.  A closet cleanse will save you money and help you avoid making costly mistakes like duplicate purchases .

 

3.  Avoid the chaos and stress of trying to find the right outfit with an organized closet you can easily make clothing decisions.

 

4. Closet organization will help you make more room out of your existing space.

 

5. Protects your clothes and shoes from unexpected damage.

 

6.  Working with professionals can alleviate some of that stress; they can assist with prioritizing your belongings and develop personalized storage solutions.

 

7.  Closet organization isn’t just a place to store your clothing, it is functional and can be appealing to look at too!

*What do you do to feel organized and have a well organized closet? We want to know, leave a comment:

 

Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.

Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
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3 Simple Steps To Declutter Your Closet

 

Yes it’s possible! You can smile every time you open your closet.




 

It’s the time of the year when we all want to declutter just about every area of over lives.  Why not start with our closets?  Clutter just brings about stress and it takes up our valuable time.  Disorganization can become extremely frustrating and living in a cluttered environment can cloud the mind. It’s time to take control of your closet. That’s right! You can do it!  Here are 3 simple steps to declutter your closet no matter what size it is:

 

1. Get to the root of your biggest closet obstacle. 

 

 

Ask yourself the question what drives me crazy when I step into or open my closet? Is your closet so full that  you can hardly open and close the door?  It could be that you need to change your hangers so that they are thinner or uniform. With uniform hangers your clothes will all hang at the same length and be spaced evenly, creating  more space and a clean organized look.  Maybe you have a mountain of shoes that seem to take over the front of your closet.  Something as simple as facing your shoes in opposite direction of one another can save you a couple of inches. Don’t forget you can take advantage of your vertical space.  You can easily hang an over the door shoe rack over your door which leaves extra space on your closet floor.  You have more space than you think! What’s the real problem?

 

2. Take it all out! Purge, purge, purge!

 

 

That’s right you can do it! It’s time to sort.  Pull it all out of the closet and sort through every piece of clothing that you own. It sounds complicated but it’s really not.. Just pull it all out!  Get three 3×5 cards and label each one donate, trash and keep. As you are sorting through the clothes separate them into the appropriate labeled pile. Don’t let sentimentality distract you from your mission. Remember you are headed towards a simple and streamlined closet. No more “It will come around again” , when it does you most likely will be a different person. So go ahead and let it go! Trust me, you will be so proud of yourself!

 

3.  Separate your clothes into categories.

 

 

Placing “likes with likes” to take stock of your inventory. Use garment organizers to separate your clothes into categories that work for you for example the type of item, occasions, seasons, etc.  Put all pants together, all tops together, all dresses together, and then place them all in order of color, light to dark. Store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high. Designate a place for everything in your closet. Shirts in one place, pants in another, and so on.  These simple steps brings a sense of order, creates less stress and will save you a ton of time each day.

 

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
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