I tend to do a lot of personal shopping and wardrobe updates for women who are practical creatures. Their wardrobe needs to offer quick, easy, comfortable and practical outfits for their lifestyle which often involves school runs, looking after children at home, the office, working from home and going out with friends and family when they have the time!
If you’ve seen my previous post, jeans are often a key staple in women’s wardrobes these days but often my client’s tell me before we go shopping that they’d like to feel more ‘feminine’ again, whilst at the same time not having to get trussed up in a clingy dress that requires spanx and heels!
So how can you do effortlessly feminine dresses in the day time without looking like 1) you’re trying too hard and 2) without actually trying too hard (the key to effortless dressing!)
Most of my clients have leggings stored away in their drawers and wardrobes somewhere and I often end up reviving lots of tunics, slouchy jumpers and oversized tees and dresses that have been sat in the wardrobe unused, because they looked wrong with jeans (too bulky) yet where too hard work and impractical when dressed up with heels (even though they looked good this way).
This is where practicality and style need to meet in the middle. If this seems to be your challenge and you still haven’t had a chance to download my book Nothing to Wear off Amazon, then this would be a good place to start to ensure your wardrobe begins to work hard for you. Yes you’re wardrobe should work hard for YOU, you should not have to work hard when making your wardrobe work.
Notice how I use a lot of similar things in many of my blogging posts e.g. in this post I have used the boots, tuxedo jacket and necklace from the previous post about ‘stylish alternatives to jeans’. This is deliberate in the attempt to help you ladies recognise potentially good staples and capsule pieces for your wardrobe.
Anyway back to comfortable, feminine dresses! Notice how all of the above dresses meet the following criteria:-
- Machine washable
- Can be dressed up with heels
- Look great with flat boots
- Can be worn in Spring with ballet pumps or loafers (as alternative to boots)
- Can be dressed down with a leather or casual jacket
- Can be dressed up with a tuxedo or smart jacket
- The ones on the left and right can be accessorised easily with necklaces and scarves to customise if you so choose
- The dress in the middle doesn’t need any fuss if you hate accessories!
Whether or not the dresses in this blog are your cup of tea or not is irrelevant. The lesson when shopping for any new wardrobe updates if you’re a busy woman who likes to be comfortable, is that all new clothes meet the above criteria. If you’re still struggling with updating your wardrobe and finding these practical stylish solutions for your wardrobe and lifestyle, then give me a call 01625 508264 or email email@example.com for a chat about how I can help you to feel more confident with shopping stylishly.