Frumpiness in born out of our attempts to be comfortable, and it develops slowly in our closet over time.
One client called and described her clothes as being “The 3 – Ds:”
Drab, Dull, and Dowdy
After surveying her closet, we realized that the frumpage had taken root in her casual wear, and was beginning to spread to her “out and about” wardrobe.
She confessed that it all started with a couple of extra pounds around her midsection and the discovery that her husband’s jeans fit her and were more comfortable than her own.
So she tried them on to prove her point. While they looked pretty good from the front, they sagged and bagged from behind, and too often we women tend to overlook that part of our appearance.
As we sorted through the rest of her closet – most of the clothes were oversized for her body, and past their peak in color.
So we weeded out all the faded offenders and shapeless sweats. Then, we returned her husband’s clothes to his closet.
Finally, we enacted The Law of Comfortable Style. This is a creative combination of one fitted piece of clothing with one loose piece. For example: A shapely T-shirt with a soft fuller pair of pants or a flowing top or jacket over a pair of leggings.
By adding a few bright-colored tank tops and a fresh pair of well-chosen jeans we transformed her look from the 3-Ds to. . .
AAA = adaptive, active and attractive.
She went from frumpy to fabulous with very little effort or expense. You can do the same and I can help. Email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a closet consultation. You may already have all the clothing you need to feel great simply. Sometimes a pair of experienced and fresh eyes is the best action you can take to update and refresh your wardrobe.
When you go to your closet, remember: if it doesn’t fit – it isn’t it.
Jill Swanson, owner of Beauty Made Easy, image coach, style consultant, national speaker, and the author of Simply Beautiful Inside & Out, Simply Scarves, and Simply Closets.
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