Three Myths about You and Fashion

f word to live by fashion fwordstoliveby Apr 01, 2022

As you re-enter the workplace or prepare to once again attend lunches, dinners, networking events or special occasions, it could feel a bit daunting getting dressed. We aren’t used to getting out of our lounge clothes.

As you navigate this new experience, or head out to freshen up your spring wardrobe, there are a few myths to keep in mind.

  • Myth #1 You’ve got to be the first to purchase the “must have” pieces for the season. We all want to look updated but that doesn’t mean running out to buy a new wardrobe each season. Think of the 80/20 rule. 80% of what is in your closet should be basics that work together. If you participate in my Six Days to Turning Your Closet into a Sanctuary you will quickly see where you have some holes and could use basics. Or maybe your basics need a refresh. 20% could be your more trendy pieces. You can always update your look with accessories, shoes and handbags. Stick with purchasing the best quality basics you can afford.
  • Myth #2. Keep searching for clothing that fits off the rack. Ready- to- wear is not ready to wear. Only 5% of the population can put something on off the rack and it fits perfectly. Most garments need to be adjusted. Alterations can take a less expensive piece and make it look like it came straight from the designer rack. Take the time to alter sleeve length, pant length, take in jackets so they look tailored. You will feel like a million bucks.
  • Myth #3. Clothing only looks good on thin people. If you are wearing clothing for your body type, clothing that fits you properly, is your best color, is a reflection of your personality, and works in your current lifestyle – it will look better on you than any “high fashion twiggy.” Don’t allow the size of your clothing to reflect your look or alter you mood.

For more on spring trends go to my F Words Community – Food, Fashion, Fun and Friendship and see the 6 trends I highlighted this past week.