As I was browsing the Garner Style (http://www.garnerstyle.com/) website...I found 10 Commandments of Fashion that ALL Women should follow.
Take a look below...
10 Commandments of Fashion
10. Thou shalt wear foundations
Foundations shape you, hold you in, give you great posture, and keep you from doing the always distasteful jiggle...even smaller women wear them for control.
9. Thou shalt not carry a bag that is too small.
Have you ever seen a girl whose arm was larger than her bag...what a way to make you look larger than you are. My rule is, if my leg or arm is bigger in width than I don't carry it. When you carry a super small bag then it makes you look huge, this can also work in reverse, carry a larger bag will give you proportion making appear smaller. This does not apply to clutches.
8. Thou shalt dress thy age.
Clothes are a powerful thing, they convey strong messages. They can easily age you or make you look like you are in high school...neither of which is a good look.
7. Thou shalt take care of thyself from head to toe.
Manicures/Pedicures - Nothing is worse than seeing a women looking great until you get to below the ankle. Unkept feet can erase the great look you have put together. Chipped nail polish is a no no...fix it already.
·Eyebrow shaping & waxing
·Facial Waxing if needed
·Haircare - Ladies weaves are great, but please invest in your hair....cheap hair equals cheap look. And for heaven's sake do not slap a straight and silky on textured natural hair.
*Disclaimer - Ladies I am not saying you have to do all these things (you know your strengths & weaknesses - like if you know you have naturally nice hands and jacked up feet then you may only need the pedicure - Evaluate yourself & Be Honest with yourself)*
6. Tailor thy clothes
It makes the world of difference. Nuff said
5. Thy shalt not only wear black
Ladies, I love black too...but when you try to hide behind black it becomes an issue. When dressing I always go for a look that stirs up the senses. Add some color, especially colors that look particularly good on your skin color.
4. Thou shalt not match thy purse, shoes, and belt.
You will look like the 80 year old lady at church or your local Pica dilly.
3. Thou shalt be honest with thyself.
One of the best indicators of whether or not you look good is yourself.
2. Thou shalt complete thy outfit w/ FABULOUS shoes.
A few rules for picking out shoes for an outfit.
· They don't have to match, but they should agree w/ your outfit. Like if you are wearing an all black dress you can throw some leopard shoes in there
·Heels are a must when going out. They hurt I know, but if you know you will standing or dancing for a while bring a back up pair of flip flops or flats....your feet will thank you!
·Don't underestimate the flat shoe.
·Be adventurous.....A fun shoe can bring excitement to a simple wardrobe
1. Thou shall not confine thyself to one or two clothing stores.
This is especially for my plus size ladies. Lane Bryant is not the only store in the world. Go to the "skinny stores." You may find something...cut is key...YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND. I always say think outside the box.
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