Today I’ve got a sponsored guest post, written for Not Another Mummy Blog about spring fashion…
The weather may not be reliable, but it is taking a definite turn for the better: a sure sign that spring is here. There’s no better time to take stock of your wardrobe and make sure it’s packed to the hinges with clothes that not only look and feel good, but which reflect your positive outlook.
Ditch the dark!
Dark clothes are all very well during the long winter months but as soon as spring has sprung, opt for something a little brighter. You can still keep a little black dress on hand for nights out, but all the dark knits should be packed away until the Christmas decorations come back out. Whatever else you do, you should definitely get that outdoor glow that only a sun-kissed sheen can give you by getting a good-quality fake tan. Try out some of St. Tropez products and with a little thought, you can turn heads for all the right reasons this spring.
Go a little wild!
It’s surprising how many people stick to the same old colours season after season, telling themselves it’s so they’ll be able to coordinate their outfits easily. Well, it’s time to put a stop to that and branch out a little (then a little more!) Get advice from somebody honest, like a sister or friend, who will tell you which colours suit you and which don’t, then go and shop like you’ve never shopped before! It’s a guarantee that a colour upgrade of your wardrobe will lift your spirits.
If the majority of your clothes are bright, you have to be careful with your belts, bags, shoes and hats. There’s nothing to stop you from getting brightly coloured accessories – in fact, colour matching is on-trend this season, but it’s important to be careful when you’re buying stuff. Never try to remember a shade! If you want shoes to match a top, take that top with you when you shop – maybe even wear it! If you can’t match the colour, go for a colour clash or choose something neutral. Far better to have a pair of cool grey shoes than something that doesn’t quite work and ruins your look.
Show off your new look!
Once your wardrobe has had a thorough revamp, you’ll be dying to strut your stuff, but you may need to give yourself a little bit of spit and polish before you can do your new clothes justice. Can you honestly say your hair and skin has fared well during the cold weather? Is it time for a trim or even a radical new style? Should you book yourself in for a facial and a manicure?
The fashion mags may tell you what colours are on the catwalks and what’s going to be hot in the high street, but it’s up to you to decide which of those colours, if any, you want to wear. Don’t let them dictate your look; just strike out in any colour direction that will make you feel good and you may find you’re the one who sets the trend.