Male or female. Young or old. Outgoing or shy. We are all looking for the one. It tends to be an arduous task, with many trial and errors and lessons learned, but it is all worth it in the end. Once you find it, you can stop looking but never stop working to perfect it. Sometimes, we think we found it, only to realize that it just isn’t quite the right fit. That is ok and really just part of the process. Just get back out there and try again. Here are a few easy tips to help you find YOUR perfect look.
Try on for Size: Different retailers and designers use different size scales. What is a medium in a contemporary brand like Theory, can be a small in a more generously cut line like Ann Taylor. The first rule of thumb to looking fab is to wear proper fitting clothing. Length is an easy fix with a basic hem. Pay close attention to how a top fits in the shoulders and across the back. If it is not smooth or it gaps, adjust the size accordingly. If you are unsure of your size, take the one you think you are and the next size up with you into the fitting room, or if shopping online, order both and send one back because ladies, size does matter.
Never Compromise: Along this journey, you will inevitably discover what is important to you. What you can live with and what you most definitely cannot live without. Stay true to that. It is ever so tempting when you find that pair of shoes you have been lusting after on the Nordstrom sale rack to justify buying them a half size too small. You will surely regret it on Friday night when you are out in your little lovers and they are not loving you back. Put the shoes back on the size 6 clearance shelf and run, don’t walk, to your size 7 aisle. Side note: It is totally ok to be bitter at the girl’s with tiny feet because they ALWAYS get the best selection of sale shoes.
Leave your Mark: Wherever you go and whoever you are with, you want to be unforgettable in your style. The key is to find something in fashion that personifies a quality about you and what makes you fabulous. For instance, if you portray that in your favorite color, try to always sneak it in somewhere in your outfit. If it is a certain accessory, like an armful of stacked bracelets, or a delicate nameplate necklace, adorn yourself in it every time you step out. If you are handbag obsessed, find ones that are unique to you and therefore memorable to everyone else. Whichever you choose, wear it and own it and be excited that you have successfully found how to be Glam & Sassy!
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