In part 1 of this article, we discussed consistency as a desirable quality in your wardrobe and your image and gave you some ideas for being consistently attractive without falling into an image ‘rut’, and adjusting for Spring and Summer weather without overspending when your figure is in transition due to weight loss and reshaping.
Today we’ll discuss adjusting for Fall and Winter dressing, and give you the basic outline for a Capsule Wardrobe that can help carry you through multiple seasons, multiple activities and even size changes. Just because your body size and shape is in transition doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish and attractive!
Fall can be a challenging time – in some areas of the country, it’s time to bring back out the sweaters, cardigans and jackets, which means it’s easier to hide figure flaws as you perceive them. There’s good and bad in that – a properly tailored jacket can help even out your silhouette by providing extra shoulder width if you need it (carefully placed shoulder pads), drawing the eye up and away from your lower body (through the jacket shape and fabric, ornamentation and focal points), and saving you time and trouble getting dressed in the morning – nothing like a ‘uniform’ if you will to make choosing from what’s in your closet easier on a rushed and hurried morning.
With that said, the advent of cooler Fall and eventually Winter weather is NOT the time to abandon your desire to show off your new figure and place yourself under wraps until Spring. There are great ways to adjust your wardrobe and add transitional pieces that will keep you comfortable in varying temperatures, but still allow you to show off your hard work.
One of my favorite additions to my wardrobe are sweater sets – no, not the stuffy ones you might remember from your parent’s days, but attractive, versatile sweater sets that allow you to take advantage of layering to help with transitions from colder outside temperatures and warmer indoor temperatures.