I was asked by My Weekly magazine to share my mood-boosting tips for 2024.
There is such a close relationship with how we feel and how we look, so I always suggest looking to your wardrobe for a confidence boost.
Colour is one easy way to make a BIG difference. If you’re someone who sticks to a limited palette, perhaps of neutrals like black, navy, white etc., perhaps now is the time to try something new. There are 36 colours in every palette so don’t just limit yourself to just a few of the same colours. If you don’t know which colours suit you, book a colour consultation and come and learn which colours really lift you and help you to look vibrant and healthy.
Everyone gets bored with their wardrobe, but it’s often simply because we get into habits of wearing the same things in the same way all of the time. Don’t put off sorting out your wardrobe. Make the time now to get things out of your wardrobe, get rid of anything you really don’t wear or like anymore and try new outfit combinations. Put a dressy top or dress that you usually only wear when you’re going out with a very casual jacket, like a denim jacket, and you’ll instantly create a more casual look. Don’t be afraid to wear metallics in the day time – they don’t need to be kept just for Christmas! Try pairing different colours together – perhaps have a look at your scarves as a source of inspiration. Do you have items in those colours in your wardrobe already or maybe you have shoes, boots or a bag in one of those colours. This can create a very co-ordinated look if that appeals to you. Be curious! Have fun mixing and matching things and see how many new outfits you can create. I never cease to be surprised at the number of undiscovered outfits lurking in clients wardrobes!
Review your make-up routines and how you take care of your skin. There are so many very good videos on You Tube these days that can provide great step-by-step guides.
A good hairdresser is worth their weight in gold! If you fancy a revamp ask their advice on what might suit your face shape and colouring. Be careful that you choose someone who really understands both of these elements – so many hairdressers offer to ‘warm you up’ in the winter by adding warm high/low lights which can jar on those with cooler colouring, for example. That’s when you might find yourself looking in the mirror and feeling like it doesn’t look right. I’m always happy to get my hair colour chart out and offer advice. It’s then over to the hairdresser though as they’re the ones who understand the texture and porosity of your hair and know how to cut hair – they’re definitely not in my skill set!
You can read more of my top tips in My Weekly (16-23 Jan) p.14.