Great Style for Everyone!

Looking Great at Any Age

Group of professional men and women dressed in office attire

 

Messieurs, you can look dashing and confident!
Madams, you can look beautiful and self-assured!

You can dress well and look great at any age. You can love fashion at any age. And you can dress fashionably at any age. All you have to do is learn how to adapt the fashion trends for your age…and do it elegantly! Here are some practical tips to help you master the art of dressing and grooming. Look great at any age anywhere, anytime!

Practical Tips

1. PROMOTE A POSITIVE PERSONAL IMAGE AT ALL TIMES!

We all have an image – whether we like it or not. It’s human nature to make assumptions. The way we dress affects our posture, how we act, how we feel and our well-being. It also affects the way we are perceived by others. We have the power to decide what we would like to communicate.

Do you want to be taken seriously? Invest in yourself and open the door to many opportunities by stopping to take a good look in the mirror before you leave! It’s simple. You can prevent mistakes by taking the time to check your reflection in the mirror – daily. See yourself through the eyes of the people you will meet today and scrutinize your reflection from top to bottom. What do you see?

2. GIVE SPECIAL CARE TO YOUR PERSONAL GROOMING AND CLOTHES

Do you look like you chose today’s outfit from the pile of clothing at the bottom of your closet? Are you so disorganized that you don’t even have time to groom yourself in the morning? Does your appearance (clothing and grooming) inspire confidence?

It is not always necessary to wear a suit or jacket to project a good image. However, it is essential to master the art of personal grooming every day! A simple shirt that fits properly is freshly laundered and pressed, will project a polished and positive image. It demonstrates that you have respect for yourself, and possess good organizational skills.

3. THE BEST NEUTRALS TO BUILD A PRACTICAL WARDROBE

Are you afraid to wear cherry red or lime green? Do you have a personal aversion to purple or another colour? Should you wear warm colours or cool colours? Is your hair colour very dark, medium or light? Black or red? Brown or blond? Ash or golden?

Your best neutrals come from the natural colour of your hair, which is not only one colour but may contain six to eight different tones. Your hair is an excellent neutral for basic items such as suits, jackets, pants, skirts and  accessories (shoes, boots, handbags, wallets, briefcases, glasses, belts, etc.).

4. EXPRESS YOUR PERSONALITY WITH ELEGANCE

Do you like dressing differently than everyone else? Be careful, an exuberant style may get in the way of your professional (and personal) advancement. Are you being noticed for the right reasons?

Developing a personal style and knowing who you are is important. However, don’t lose control of your personality. Avoid overdoing it, and choose instead one “particular” item that might express one side of your personality.

5. CHOOSE CLOTHING IN RELATION TO YOUR “CURRENT” STATURE AND PROPORTIONS!

Clothes that are too big, too wide, or have large prints actually engulf a small person and make that person appear even smaller. Clothes that are too small, worn by someone who is fuller bodied or taller, only exaggerate the size and proportions of that person. Neither convey self-confidence.

Our clothing should enhance who we are – and not diminish our credibility. Choosing clothing in the correct size and scale for your proportions, height, and size will demonstrate that you know who you are today, and communicate good judgment.

6. DON’T FORGET YOUR ACCESSORIES

Accessories for both men and women are just as important as clothing, allowing you to express your personality. Enhance your image by buying accessories (shoes, handbags, wallets, briefcases, belts) in the best quality leather as possible for your budget.

What’s the best colour to choose for shoes? Your best investment will be made by matching the colour and tone of your shoes to your natural hair colour. Wearing shoes in a colour close to your hair colour will bring the attention back up to your face, and will consequently make you look taller.

It is often said that we can judge one’s character and success by the quality of their shoes. Therefore, do not forget to clean them regularly. Whether you are a man or woman, dirty shoes with scuffed or worn heels never make or leave a good impression.

Contact Angèle Desgagné, AICI CIP, Imagélite International to book a consultation.