How many of us want to stand with the confidence that Sherita exudes in this picture? She looks like she’s taking charge of her day, and her future. I love to do style-overs to help women feel as confident as Sherita looks in this picture. Wearing outfits in the right colors and designs for your figure will make you look great. Looking your best will make you feel more confident.
She appears to be looking into a bright future doesn’t she? Like she’s in charge of her next steps. Sherita is one of the most accomplished young women I know at her age.
But it’s one thing to be competent and confident in your abilities, and quite another to feel pretty. Not everyone needs to feel pretty to be confident in their abilities. But in many women’s heart there is a tender desire to feel pretty. When we feel attractive, it increases our confidence and general sense of “I feel good”. It’s not about looking like someone else, but presenting the best version of yourself.
A smile from the inside out like we see on Sherita in these pictures is the most important half of looking pretty. Genuine joy from the inside out is a gift to those around. Have you ever noticed how one joyful person can change the entire atmosphere? A genuine, inside-out smile is the first half of pretty.
The second half of pretty is what I love to do. Help people discover their best colors and how to wear clothes to flatter their figure and proportions.
Look at this confident stride. As a DEEP color code with deep warm skin tone and deep brown eyes and dark black hair, the all black outfit with the pop of a denim blue jacket is perfect! The combination of dark and medium colors below her shoulders balance with her deep and warm features above her shoulders.
Wearing light pastel colors would draw attention to the outfit away from her face. You may notice that magazine models sometimes wear outfits in colors that draw attention to the outfit, rather than flatter the model. Makes sense if you are selling clothes.
Sherita has a feminine, curvy balanced figure – her shoulders and hips are about the same width. When she gains weight it tends to go to her chest. Wearing an inside column is flattering for her shape.
The inside column she is wearing is made up of 3 pieces: a top and bottom in similar value (value = how light or dark a color is, regardless of the color) with an outer layer in a contrasting color. This creates an inside column of color that is all the same. It elongates the middle. Also, the inside column essentially divides her challenge area of her body (her chest) into three vertical ‘columns’ which is always more slenderizing than one horizontal block of color.
Elongating the body with a scoop or v-neck slenderizes and is flattering for her shape.
She is wearing great colors and a great outfit. She looks confident. And when we feel confident we are more assertive and brave to take chances. So what do you say? Let’s be brave, bold and beautiful in the best styles for our shape and colors … and take some chances.