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Share your best style tips please :-)

(135 Posts)
Hamwidgeandcheps Sun 28-Jul-13 19:33:31

I have seen some really glamorous, put together mums in the last week, out and about. I can't seem to dress myself for when I am with the dds anymore hmm

If you look amazing at soft play and such like please tell me what you wear and where you shop. Tia

Hamwidgeandcheps Wed 31-Jul-13 19:56:56

In one attempt to move away from leggings I bought some jeans in next. They are sort of mint green skinnies. Well they were until I washed them. Now they look like 80's mum jeans angry error!

cloudskitchen Wed 31-Jul-13 20:50:16

Take them back hamwidgencheps. thats not on!

cloudskitchen Wed 31-Jul-13 20:50:41

sorry I spelled your name wrong thanks

Hamwidgeandcheps Wed 31-Jul-13 21:58:00

It was the correct janner pronunciation grin

Steamedcabbage Thu 01-Aug-13 11:22:32

Thanks for shoulder-altering info from way down thread CoTananat - only just got back on here!

HoneyStepMummy Thu 01-Aug-13 15:05:35

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 02-Aug-13 18:58:17

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Hamwidgeandcheps Fri 02-Aug-13 23:48:08

That's roller dedication grin
I have tried v hard this week with outfit planning and accessories. This was my first week back at work and I actually felt really good grin
I work in a town centre with an odd collection of shops. There's a Dorothy Perkins, new look and peacocks then some quite fancy charity shops and an old fashioned posh department store and a marks and spencer outlet. My female colleague and I are always boasting about charity shop purchases grin
Marks had some amazing camel coloured over sized retro sunglasses this week. If they are still there next week I'm going to buy some - def am accessory I can justify according to this thread grin

MrsLettuce Sat 03-Aug-13 09:16:09

Not so much style as, well, what granny would say, but valid none the less I feel:

Wear underwear that fits, the number of people that I see who have ruin their outfits with too-tight-pants is crazy. Of bras enough has been said lately, much of it very wise indeed.

Don't forget to do neck, decollete and hands, not just just face, with your good moisturiser, serum, sunblock and whatnot.

Good posture is all. Honestly.

Confidence can (and should) be faked, wherever necessary. Nobody at all knows how you feel inside.

Arrange your face.
Doesn't matter how much time, thought and effort one puts into clothing, acessories, hair, make up and maintenance it can all be spoilt in an instant with a scowl, condescending look or sneer.

Jeans and trousers are not obligatory, if they don't flatter you don't wear them. End of. TBH same applies to any item of clothing.

Style beats fashion every. single. time.
The only exception to this is the girls and women (regardless of age) of a certain height and build for whom 'fashion' is intended. Women of this type should, of course, not feel obliged to follow fashion should they actually have a sense of style.
So. FInd out what you love. Develop your style, keep developing it. When some numpty finally decides that some element what suits and flatters you is 'fashionable' buy, buy, buy. But, quality over quantity, natch.

When walking in an unexpected rain shower / having a crisis of confidence / a seam splits / child pukes all over you in public / other unexpected shit happens, stand up straight, arrange your face and walk at a normal speed.

There is no age at which a particular hair style or skirt is too long or too short.

Following style and fashion rules is for those who lack the confidence to do their own thing. So, I repeat, confidence can (and should) be faked, wherever necessary.

NotQuitePerfect Wed 07-Aug-13 22:57:24

Great post Mrs Lettuce - am going to try to remember those tips! smile

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