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Image tips for women

 

 

Image Tips for Women

 

 

 

 

Image tips for women

 

 

Image tips for women

 

 

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“The biggest room in the world is the room for self-improvement...”

 

 

15 Back to Basics Image Tips:

 

A firm foundation is essential. The first fifteen ‘Back to Basics Tips’ may seem quite basic, but in our current, ultra-casual culture, it is worth re-stating.

Image Tips for Women

 

image consultant washinton Good grooming habits and a quality, daily skin care routine will provide radiance to your image. Basic maintenance includes keeping your hair clean and neat, skin clean + exfoliated and moisturized, teeth brushed and flossed, body clean + deodorant, clean, manicured nails with no chipped nail polish and clothing without wrinkles.
   
image consultant washinton If you are farsighted, eyeglasses enlarge your eyes. If you are nearsighted, prescription eyeglasses make your eyes appear smaller. Adjust your make-up accordingly to compensate. Visit department store make-up counters or meet with your independent consultant if you need help with this.
   
image consultant washinton Tight clothing makes our bodies appear larger. Baggy clothing makes one look sloppy. Proper fit for any given clothing style is essential.
   
image consultant washinton Get professionally fitted for your bra. Most women are wearing the wrong size bra and / or a bra that is not suitable for their body type. A properly fitted bra is an excellent way to visually lose 10 pounds and in turn will give a more youthful appearance! An added bonus is that clothing fits better. Those are three big motivators!
   
image consultant washinton Wear an apron when working in the kitchen. Change out of your work clothes when you get home. I fondly remember my Grandmother in her house dress / house coat and aprons. Since she worked hard to sew most of her own clothing, she had a deep appreciation for clothing preservation. Purchase some cute aprons!
   
image consultant washinton Dirty, scuffed, worn or ill-fitting shoes ruin your image even if you are perfectly put together in every other way. Schedule time to care for your shoes. Clean and polish them. If need be, visit your local cobbler.
   
image consultant washinton Learn to walk properly when wearing high-heels. If need be, practice in front of a full-length mirror.
   
image consultant washinton An outdated or worn handbag is an image breaker. Properly care for your handbags. As with your shoes, a shoe repair shop can help you to maintain your handbags. Stock up on leather, suede & nubuck water & stain repellent / protection spray.
   
image consultant washinton Do dress appropriately for your age to avoid leaving an unfavorable impression.
   
image consultant washinton Maintain your clothing. Mend small tears, repair hems, sew loose buttons, snip loose threads. Use a lint roller to keep lint, hair and animal hair at bay.
   
image consultant washinton Launder properly. Separate whites and darks. Use mesh garment bags for your nylons and other fine washables. Use quality laundry soap specially formulated for fine washables, such as Ovacion.
   
image consultant washinton Do not dry clean your garments more than necessary. Blouses do need to be cleaned frequently, but not other pieces such as slacks, skirts and jackets.
   
image consultant washinton Successful dressing is in the details. Pay attention to all details. Take a minute to stand in front of the mirror and check from head to toe.
   
image consultant washinton Women wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. Release clothing that no longer fits, is worn out, stained or outdated. Re-gift or donate items in good condition and throw away the rest. When you give or donate, you are blessing others and de-cluttering your life. Those are two nice benefits!
   
image consultant washinton Paint the inside of your closet a light color. This makes a tremendous difference in your ability to see and find your treasures.
   

 

More Great Image Tips:

 

image consultant washinton We all know what a bad hair day is. We also experience bad face days for a variety of reasons. In the event of a bad face day, wear a bracelet. The bracelet will attract the attention away from your face. Yes, people will still see your face, but it is the bracelet that will continue to draw their attention and it is the bracelet that will create a lasting impression.
   
image consultant washinton Wear your eye color near your face to make your eyes pop! On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, wearing your eye color near your face is a ten.
   
image consultant washinton If you are feeling under the weather or recovering from a long term illness, wear the colors turquoise or coral near your face. These two colors will promote a healthier look.
   
image consultant washinton Classically speaking, wear three items on your hands and wrists, not four. Example: Your watch + one ring on your left hand and one ring or one bracelet on your right hand. Do not wear your watch, a bracelet and two rings. Think odd numbers for a more pleasing effect.
   
image consultant washinton For a natural look, use a sheer foundation, a tinted moisturizer or a CC cream. If your eyelid area is beginning to darken, use a quality eye shadow base or concealer to lighten and brighten. You may wear base or concealer alone or under your eye shadow. This will help you look more youthful and alert.
   
image consultant washinton To add volume to your lips, put on your lipstick as usual, then add gloss to the center third of your upper and lower lip. Lip liner is a nice addition to this as well.
   
image consultant washinton With age, focus on brightening and lifting your eyes. Depending on your personality, go bold with lip color or wear a neutral for a more youthful appearance. Red lipstick makes teeth appear whiter.
   
image consultant washinton Shape your eyebrow size in proportion to your facial features.
   
image consultant washinton A narrower and more pointed jacket lapel will project higher authority. A wider and/or curved lapel communicates approachability.
   
image consultant washinton Darker, matte fabrics such as navy, black and burgundy communicate clout.
   
image consultant washinton Monochromatic dressing in dark neutrals will make you appear taller and thinner.
   
image consultant washinton If your shoulder bag falls at your largest area it will make you appear wider. If you have wide hips, look for a shorter shoulder bag. If you have a large bust, choose a bag that sits at or below your waist. If you are petite, be sure the shoulder strap is short enough. Your local cobbler can shorten the strap.
   
image consultant washinton When a belt is comfortably buckled into the third hole, it fits you properly.
   
image consultant washinton Opaque nylons or tights work well with chunkier shoes and boots.
   
image consultant washinton In a professional environment, your slacks hemline should be mid-heel. Casual wear hemlines - ½ inch to mid-heel off the floor with your shoes on.
   
image consultant washinton Last, do not compare yourself with anyone else. There is not another person just like you. There never has been and there never will be. You are truly an original work of art. Wardrobe and image principles enhance the beautiful, individual woman that you were divinely designed to be.

 

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“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.  I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”

~ Psalm 139:13-14

 

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