Spring is here – time for you to blossom!

photo of spring clothing

Spring is one of my favourite seasons of the year. The lambs and calves are running around Cornwall Park and the flowers and trees are blooming. I particularly love the cherry blossom trees with their abundance of soft pink blossoms that look spectacular against a blue sky. The colour of nature still surprises me, and makes me feel good about life. I am lucky enough to have Cornwall Park at the end of my street, and when I feel my mood is low I go for a walk in the park to brighten and lighten my mind and body. Somehow it seems to cleanse the soul.

With that in mind, it’s a good time for you to spring clean your wardrobe and your look. You too need to blossom. After a long wet winter, it is time to shed the layers and show a little more skin whilst soaking up the warmth of the sunshine. We don’t always feel motivated or comfortable doing this, but here are some things I do to get myself started.

  1. I take some time to think about my health, and my daily and weekly routine over winter. I ask myself:
    • Have I been sick?
    • Has my body changed shape?
    • Do I need to eat healthier food?
    • Do I need to exercise?
    • Do I get time for myself?
  2. I also take time to think about the summer and holidays ahead.
  3. Then I work out what I can change and improve in my weekly routine to improve my health and wellbeing. (To make it easier and more fun, find a friend and set your goals together!)
  4. I clear out and reorganise my wardrobe – I try things on, and give away anything that doesn’t fit or I haven’t worn for a long time.
  5. I treat myself to some new clothes and accessories.

And if you’re stuck and need some help sorting out your wardrobe, please consider treating yourself to my wardrobe makeover service.

In spring, clothing stores are full of soft, light coloured garments with gorgeous florals, polka dots, and stripes. When buying garments with a pattern you need to bear in mind the size of the print. If you are a smallish petite lady then you can wear a big print, and if you are a fuller figured lady then a smaller print would be more flattering. Stripes can also make you look smaller or bigger, the trick is to wear a horizontal stripe if you have a smaller body shape – this will give the illusion of making you look wider and fuller, and vertical stripes if you have a fuller figure – this will make you look longer and leaner. The secret is to balance out your body shape from the shoulders down, and you can do this by understanding how colour, texture and the shape of the garments work for your body shape.

I encourage you to make a date with a friend to visit your favourite stores, knowing what new garments you need in your wardrobe. If you would like to learn more about your colours and body shape, contact me now to make a booking for a confidence consultation.

Start today, and put that spring back into your step. Now’s the time for you to blossom!

2 thoughts on “Spring is here – time for you to blossom!

  • Oh I did not know that about the print…thank goodness that the fabrcis I have bought to sew into dresses are mostly small floral print .
    It took me a while to find that right pattern that flatters my figure, hour-glass, and now that I have found it, picking out fabric is such a breeze knowing what my colours are.
    And I think you are right, spring is good excuse to clean out the closet, mine is a little over-crowded since my appointment with Simone, I forgot her golden rule of ‘One in, One out’.

  • Thanks for your comments Julie. I’m pleased that you have learnt something and feel motivated to do a spring clean.

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