My Style: Updating a wardrobe

Since having my daughter 3 1/2 years ago I have really struggled with my sense of style. I am starting to relearn what suits and what doesn’t.

The point is I often miss rather than hit. The vest top and baggy combats don’t fit right, the high heels don’t cope with wider feet. I’ve added on a few stone and my whole body shape has changed. I mean no one naturally has that c section scar over hang long…do they?

Earlier this year I met up with local stylist Janine and explained all about my body woes. That I just can’t shop for me anymore.

The first thing Janine does is ask what your style loves are. She explains that you can still love your style but just a few little changes mean you will look heaps better.

The first thing that happens is a little bit scary. A big sheet of paper is stuck to the wall and Janine draws around you. It’s amazing to see how your body shape looks when this is done. Janine has a great eye and automatically points out your best bits!

It’s explained to me how my hair cut needs to be to suit my face and shape, how spaghetti straps are a no go and how a Chanel style jacket should be a staple in my wardrobe.

The session feels fun and informative. Janine is never forceful of what you can and can’t wear but is very good about being subtle – she pointed out I need higher waist trousers to stop the muffin too look.

The next step is doing my colours….

You can follow Janine on twitter for up to date tips!


Manic Mama of 2, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro writer

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