Time to spring clean your wardrobe

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Lifestyle

Newry Times columnist, Style Coach Amanda Raffert may be familiar to many of you as a local style icon, and Buttercrane’s go-to girl for all your style needs.

Amanda is a member of the International Association of Style coaches, which means that Amanda is well placed to offer style advice to the Newry Times readers.

Amanda is also a professional make-up artist and can offer beauty advice to compliment her personal styling services.

As we are heading towards the Spring/Summer season you will begin to notice new stock appearing in the shops and it is natural that you may want to go on a complete shopping spree.

However, as fun as that can be you also have to be realistic and ask yourself, “Is it something you need, will wear, feel good in or do you just love keeping up with the latest trends even though they may not always suit you?”

Also, it is more important than ever to shop smart as not many of us have as much disposable income but we still need a bit of retail therapy from time to time and a few key pieces from the new seasons trend will keep your wardrobe up to date.

 

But before we go shopping we need to take a look at what you already have in your wardrobe and get ready to make way for your new purchases.

Wardrobes form the centre-point of the dressing world; their contents tell a huge amount of information about us and have a big effect on our daily lives and how we feel about ourselves.

The easier it is to see the entire contents of our wardrobes, the easier it is to choose an outfit and the more we can enjoy creating our look.

Many of our wardrobes will be bursting with ‘comfort clothes’. While we all like to relax in comfortable clothes, they can and should always be up-to-date and flattering.

Unfortunately, ‘scruffy’ clothes can contribute towards feeling lethargic and unmotivated, and can even encourage habits such as comfort eating. It’s time to let go of unflattering clothes as they help contribute to the creation of negative states.

Always remember that our clothes should never drag us down – they should lift our spirits and help us feel great.

A full wardrobe is not necessarily better than a lesser-filled space; when fewer items are available you will be able to see your outfits with much greater ease. We all get used to seeing our wardrobes packed full of clothes, some people feel this is reassuring as it must mean there is always something to wear.

However, the majority of times people with over-stuffed wardrobes are the ones who often find themselves complaining “I have nothing to wear.” You may also find that a large proportion of clothes no longer reflect your lifestyle, especially if you have changed careers or taken a career break to raise a family.

When creating a wardrobe that works it is important to ensure that the contents of it reflect the balance of activities within your life. We are all unique with an individual lifestyle and body shape and everyone’s “must have” list for your wardrobe will be slightly different.

Key trends to look out for in Buttercrane this Spring/Summer including Stripes, Dots, Checks, Metalics, Sixties, Oriental, Pleats, Ruffles and more. Remember when picking clothes or accessories, make sure they suit your body shape, style personality, skin tone and lifestyle.

For more information on how I can help get you ready for Spring or for advice on any of your Style Dilemmas contact me on personalstyleadvisor@buttercraneshopping.co.uk or call 07825183030.

Finally; when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good anything is possible!


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