During this pandemic, it’s hard to think of a day where we’ll wear a pair of jeans or anything other than gym gear. But when this is all over I hope we’ll all be able to slip into something nice and feel good even if we have eaten all the quarantine snacks! I write this while snacking on an Easter egg that escaped until now…
I want to introduce you to Sarah Lyons, image consultant and body confidence coach. I met Sarah at the Find your Mojo event which was the last event I covered before this lockdown. While there is so much we could cover with Sarah, we focused on what’s in your wardrobe and what colours you should wear. She does stress one thing- “how we treat our bodies at this time can have a huge impact on our mental health. By getting showered and dressed each morning, we have a sense of purpose! It doesn’t have to be full make up and a suit but changing your clothes on a daily basis can give us positive feelings and increase our energy.”
“Style and confidence requires knowing yourself and wearing what you feel best”~Ariel Kaye
To help you look and feel good in quarantine and beyond, here are some of Sarah’s top tips:
Fit and comfort is everything!
Take a look at things that are too tight or uncomfortable and consider recycling them or passing them onto a friend. Choose clothes that make your body feel great. Are you are holding on to items from the past that you have no idea why you
still have them? Take them out and try them on and see how you they feel now. Ask yourself does it make me feel happy? Will I wear it? Do I even like it at all? If it brings up any negative feelings maybe it’s time to let it go.
Colour is magic:
It can change your mood, improve skin tone and make you look younger! Stand in front of your mirror and try on different colours. You will know yourself what makes you feel better in your clothes. Orange helps with your creativity, green helps with stress and blue helps calm the nervous system.
What’s in your wardrobe?
Most people only wear 20% of the clothes they own. Take a look at that 20% and see what you have. When your shopping again keep these items in mind so you don’t impulse buy things you don’t need. Don’t compare yourself to others and what they have in their wardrobes. We are all amazing and have different needs in our lives, you make the decisions that are best for you and pay no attention to what others do.
“Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from the one you’ve got already”
We also have more style tips from the Find your Mojo event below. Enjoy!