The look good feel good philosophy is something that I really feel passionate about. We have heard numerous times that first impressions are made within 7 seconds of meeting someone, so why not make it a good one? And by this, I don’t mean to be dressed up to the nines, I simply mean be the very best version of yourself. It’s not about following fashion, it’s about adopting a style that works for you, from your body shape, lifestyle and dress personality.
We all have those go to items that make us feel good. I have a few that I would like to share with you.
For me it’s all about hiding those wrinkles and looking “glowy,” but at the same time not looking too made up and protecting my skin from the sun. My favourite that ticks all these boxes is Dermalogica UItra Sensitive Tint SPF30. It has just enough colour to cover the red spots, and leaves your skin feeling light and dewy. Great for a beach holiday when foundation is not the practical option.
BOOTS! BOOTS! BOOTS! My shoe fetish starts and ends with a great pair of leather boots. As I have gotten older, I have chosen an ankle boot over a long boot, as they are timeless and a whole lot easier to wear. They work well with a winter dress or skirt outfit, as they can easily be worn with stockings. This is where I am happy to spend, and if I have good wear out of a season’s pair, I often look for them on sale and buy for the next season at half price!
I am a bit of a jacket hoarder, as I have always gone for a timeless style like a trench or a blazer that won’t date. At the top of the list however, is a good old classic biker style leather jacket! Old Khaki has really mastered this cut, in a slightly classic style, that works well from young to old. A good investment for anyone who wants to keep their wardrobe simple.
Beside the “Little Black Dress” which is useful in any wardrobe, I love a well-made shift or wrap dress. They are very forgiving on the body, can be easily dressed up or down and are easy to layer with a leather jacket and boots on a mild winter’s day.
I am really not big on expensive brands, as they are often very high fashion and overpriced. Being someone who does believe in quality over quantity, Woolworths is where I spend most of my clothing money. Their quality is consistent, they cater for a cross section of ages and sizes and offer a variety that would suit most people.