Monday, March 1, 2010

March's Good Buys!

If you’ve not already taken inventory of your spring/summer couture and accessories, now is the time to do so. Don’t you dare shop for new items until you’ve done this!

Once you’ve made your assessment, take note of items that you’ll most likely need:

Denims – I’ve recently fallen back in love with denim (after a long hiatus from wearing any, practically). There’s no denying its appeal. It truly is one of the most flexible fabrics out there. One could wear a pair of jeans with anything; dress them up or down depending on the occasion. Denim is in full swing now at the stores, so you’ll find a bigger selection.

We must be careful with fit, though. What works for one gal won’t work for another:

Waistband – A wider waistband can flatter a slightly fuller tummy.

Rise – Aim for a style that’s solidly below your belly button. Superlow styles wax and wane.

Hem – A slight flare is easiest for most body types. It balances wider hips.

Wash- The darker the wash, the better, but I’d avoid black jeans altogether. Dark navy is much more chic.

Pockets – Believe it or not, pocket size and placement are a big deal. Too-small pockets placed far apart will give the impression of a larger caboose, and none of us want that, do we? Be careful of side-pockets. Insure there’s no unflattering hip-widening gap (if so, just stitch up the pocket)

Length – longer is better, particularly if you wear heels.

March is also a good time to buy special occasion dresses for graduations, bridal showers, weddings, etc. Don’t forget the shoes!

You’ll also want to invest in a good pair of shades this month that will carry you through the end of summer.

Some of us may still feel the bitter cold of winter, but the spring and summer shopping is heating up now – take advantage of it! If you’re in the Houston area, I’d love to help you get your warm-weather look on – give me a shout! For those not in Houston, feel free to check out Newman Image All Access at

Beth Newman
Image Consultant/Life Coach
Look, feel, and LIVE your absolute best!

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