Plan B Dressing always sneaks up on you at the most inopportune times.
You know the feeling! You have just got dressed and are ready to go out. Suddenly you notice something’s wrong. Now you have to change in a hurry. So much for deciding the night before what you were going to wear today!
Yes, I’ve also had my share of last minute disasters – rough heels caught in skirt hems, toothpaste stains on a clean jumper etc. Disasters usually happen when you are rushing and not concentrating totally on what you are doing. Well, that’s what happens to me.
Apart from slowing down what can you do?
Here are three tips to help you laugh at minor disasters and immediately go to Plan B Dressing.
It is your preparation behind the scenes that makes all the difference.
Plan B Dressing Tip 1 – Stick to Your Very Best Colours
Base your wardrobe around a few colours that absolutely make you look fabulous.
Make sure that you have tops, jackets, dresses and accessories in the three colours that contrast with your skin, your eyes and your hair colour. If your eyes are the stand-out feature on your face, add variations of this colour shade as these will draw attention to your face.
Then choose a couple of extra colours from your Colour Palette that you like and that can be worn with accessories that go with your three or four main face colours.
Add a few tops, shirts, dresses or jackets in neutral colours that suit you and appeal to you. These may be black, white, brown, cream, beige or any pattern including these colours. Buy skirts or pants in your preferred dark or light neutrals.
All this makes it very easy to swap clothes or accessories when disaster strikes.
Plan B Dressing Secret Tip
A Minimalist Wardrobe makes it easy to see what your alternative dressing options are. You find items instantly rather than having to rummage through a jam-packed wardrobe.
Plan B Dressing Tip 2 -Maintenance is Important
When you notice an item that needs repairing, put it aside immediately to be fixed.
Do the basic repairs as soon as possible or set a regular time aside each week to either fix them or take them somewhere to be fixed.
It’s also important to have all your shoes cleaned and ready for any change of dressing plans.
This way you choose from your entire wardrobe not half your wardrobe when Plan B Dressing is needed.
Plan B Dressing Tip 3 -Book the Next Appointment Before You Leave
Booking the next appointment with your hairdresser, massage therapist or beauty salon before you leave ensures that you always look your best. Because you have scheduled your appointments, you are looking after yourself and allowing plenty of time to feel fabulous for special events.
You also ensure that your favourite person is always available.
This article is a revision of an article that I sent out to my readers on 19 May 2011. It’s still very relevant today. Click here to read the original article.
Now you know some of my secrets for always looking good and covering those Plan B dressing situations, why not have a look at your Colour Palette with new eyes. If you don’t know your best colours, book yourself in with me for a Colour Consultation.
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