Seasons of Love…and STYLE!

By Catherine Cassidy

woman-looking-in-clothing-closetWe’ve all been there. Hot date and NOTHING to wear! OK, now if you’re being honest with yourself, you have plenty to wear. Just look in your closet!

Instead of WHAT to wear, shift to how you want to FEEL. Do you want to feel sexy, feminine, or flirty? Maybe a bit confident as well?

Confidence is always the best accessory. And if you’ve got some work to do in that area (and you’re not alone – I think most women are always working on that!), just fake it ’til you make it! Much like smiling when you are in a mood can actually make you happy, standing tall and being poised will make you feel more confident.

When you’re starting to get ready for the impending date, considering how you want to feel will influence what you choose to wear – especially when it comes to color. Having a bit of color in your ensemble immediately makes you stand out. It also influences your mood and how others perceive you.

Consider how you feel when you wear your favorite bright color versus when you wear something dark or neutral? A bit more energized, perhaps? A bit happier, maybe? I think so!

This is because color influences your mood. If you’re lacking color in your wardrobe, you can start playing with color by updating your wardrobe with colorful accessories. Start small with fun bangles, bracelets and earrings and then go bold with colorful belts, scarves and even hats!

Spring/Summer Style gives you a lot of opportunities to add color to your wardrobe. Bright colors, including  neons, were all over the runways and designers were getting playful by color blocking complimentary colors. Now, color blocking is a bit advanced, but anyone can easily add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. Or, if you’re feeling feminine and fun, opt for a pretty, bright floral printed dress. Pair with some nude pumps to elongate your legs and possibly a bright belt to define your waist and you’re good to go!

Now all you need to do is stand tall, smile and shine! Your confidence, intelligence and beauty will take care of the rest!