Looking fabulous and feeling amazing is most definitely starts on the inside, but once you’ve done that work it’s time to turn to the outside. I recently appeared on AM Northwest and shared with Helen Raptis my F.A.C.T.S. of Style and how women from size 2 to 22 can look and feel amazing. Of course, I had to share both my appearance and my F.A.C.T.S. with each of you so you too could incorporate them and to take your look and style to another level.
The F.A.C.T.S. of Style include:
1. F = FIT
When you clothes fit you well they will complement and accentuate the natural curves of your body. When your clothing is baggy, loose, or too tight it actually draws attention to the problem areas you’re trying to hide. When your clothes fit you well you not only look confident but others see you as competent.
2. A = Accessories
Accessories are like the icing on the cake and I’ve talked A LOT about accessories in previous posts. Accessories allow you to show off your personality and personal style. They can also be used to draw attention away from trouble spots, particularly when the accessories are in a bold color or interesting design or pattern. Accessories are also a fabulous way to try trends without having to commit your entire outfit completely.
3. C = Color
Color is energetic causing people to react to it in a variety of ways. However, you can also use color to flatter your body and create long lean looks. Monochromatic dressing is not only sophisticated and chic, it creates an uninterrupted line, up and down, which translates to a long lean look. In addition, you can use color blocking to make areas appear larger or smaller as desired or by layering a dark color over a lighter color.
4. T = Tie or Tuck or Belt
Your waist is the usually the smallest part of your torso so why not show it off? By adding a belt you enhance your look, define your curves and appear smaller than you are. However, watch belt sizes. Next time you’re in the store try on a thin, medium, and wide width belt and see for yourself. The belt that looks best on you will be the one where the width of a belt is in proportion to your body structure. You want your belt centered beautifully between your rib case and hips.
5. S = Shapewear
Every woman should have a great fitting bra and shapewear. Shapewear smooth you out and makes everything you were fit and look perfect! Remember the rule of three to extend the life of your shapewear which is wear one, rest one, wash one. The foundation of a great outfit is having good shapewear! I’ve shared some of my favorites here.
6. S = Silhouette
There’s one more ‘S’ in the F.A.C.T.S. of Style and that’s understanding which silhouettes looks best on your body! Knowing your body shape and how to dress it will help you in that regard. Two of my favorite silhouettes that looks great on my body shapes are the wrap dress and pencil skirt. You know I love me some pencil skirts and rock them in a lot of my blog posts. I wear these beauties because they hug and compliment the shape of my body. Make sure they are not too tight, that will defeat the purpose. Also, Ponte Knit or a heavy jersey are my absolute favorite fabrics. The wrap dress or top again accents your curves because it’s designed to literally “wrap” around your body. Try these silhouettes out for yourself and see if you don’t fall in love!
Which of the F.A.C.T.S of Style do you like best? Which will you try or implement today? Share in the comments section below and don’t forget to follow me on your favorite social media channel!
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