4 Fashion Tips for Reentering the Dating Scene

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Dating at any age can be nerve-racking, intimidating, and stressful let alone as a mature woman. Believe me I know because I am there… right now!  You don’t want your look to reflect how you might be feeling! You want to look cool, confident, and friendly, maybe even flirty. Let’s work with what you can control: your wardrobe. Your jitters will back off when your fashionable style comes forward. When you know you look good, you can relax and be present in the situation. Get ready as I give you 4 scenarios full of fashion tips for reentering the dating scene.

Today we’ll start with dressing for a casual date, since most often, especially with on-line dating, you generally meet for coffee. The next scenario will be published in my upcoming newsletter. Scenario 3 will be the next blog and Scenario 4 will be included in another future newsletter. Are you signed up to receive my newsletter? Great!! If not, please simply signup by clicking here!

Scenario 1: Dressing for casual dates: coffee shop dates, a stroll in the park, Saturday lunch

You don’t want to be overdressed for casual dates but being under-dressed might send the wrong message. You could come off looking aloof, bored, or like you don’t care. And you do! So let’s dress the part.

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Outfit: Wear great-fitting jeans with a silk top or blouse paired with a cardigan or cropped leather jacket. Or wear a loose open weave sweater with a camisole underneath. A cute strappy sandal is perfect for warmer weather and boots or booties make a great choice for colder weather. Avoid running shoes.

Wear your most flattering colour up near your face, in a top or a scarf, so your eyes sparkle and you look radiant and youthful.

Accessories: Wear your signature jewelry. Or if you’re wearing a thin sweater or long tunic, adorn your chest with layered thin necklaces or wear a long pendant. A few bangles on the wrist are a nice touch.

Makeup: Go light on the makeup for your daytime look. No false eyelashes! Add colour in your lipstick. Nails should be polished or at least manicured.

Tip#1: I always have a pair of running shoes with me in the car in case my new acquaintance and I want to walk and continue the conversation. I also, have a pair of flat slip on shoes that are my driving shoes, because often I like to wear heels and since I drive a stick shift, heels are not practical. So, I wear my driving shoes and change into my dressy shoes at my destination.

Tip #2: If you are interested in another date after the first meeting, try meeting in various situations so you have a chance to see how this person acts in different environments.

Stay tuned for 3 other date occasions; active dates such as biking, sailing or hiking, evening dates and formal dates. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to receive 2 of these 4 scenarios.  Follow me on Facebook and Twitter too! Join in the conversation and get more fashion ideas!

As always, I welcome your feedback! You can connect with me via email or telephone, leave a comment right here on the site or click the contact tab at the bottom of the screen if you are reading this post on the website.

Until next time,

Karen

Wear Color with Intention – 10 Core Colours & What They Mean

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Many of you who have heard me at a presentation, know me through networking, or are a client and friend, know that I believe having a Colour Analysis, is the number ONE step to take before buying any clothing.  But it’s not just about whether clothing colours look good on you or not; they do so much more! You’ll find lots of references about how colour can be very healing, give you emotional support as well has help you express yourself. Wearing clothing with intention and in your colour palette makes you look more healthy, radiant and youthful!! Who doesn’t want to look more youthful? And… colour can actually raise your vibration. Here are the first 5 core colours and what they mean. The next 5 will be publlshed in my upcoming newsletter. Have you subscribed yet? Sign up here! Continue reading

9 Tips for Looking Poolside Confident!

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Yes, I am confident we will get summer and have some lazy, hazy days at a beach or pool. Here are 9 STYLING tips for fun in the sun, when you are invited to a pool party, at a resort or entertaining friends at the cottage. Continue reading

13 Tips To Make it Easy to Wear White Jeans This Summer!

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White jeans are in a clothing category all to themselves. They are a sign of warm weather and fun times; a classic that won’t ever go out of style and a wardrobe staple with all kinds of uses. Going to a party? Dress up your white jeans! Knocking around town this weekend? Grab your white jeans! Planning a weekend getaway? Pack your white jeans! Here are 13 tips to make it easy to wear white jeans this summer. Continue reading

8 Fashion Tips for your Changing Boomer Babe Life

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Are you a Boomer Babe? How has life changed for you?  Are there new things to dress for; new relationships, new jobs, grandkids, exciting adventures? You might be finding the old clothes just don’t seem right for current times. Where do you go for guidance and advice about navigating the next decade or two in fashion? Do you need some helpful tips?

When I talk to women 50 + I hear the same complaints… your bodies have changed and you feel out of synch with the clothes in the store. You are experiencing that “Menopausal Middle.”

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10 Tips on How to Bring Spring into Your Wardrobe

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It’s that time of year; the weather’s unpredictable, allergies are acting up, and spring fashions aren’t quite ready to wear yet. Here’s a little study guide of 10 tips to help you take baby steps toward warm weather fashion and bring spring into your wardrobe.

1. Cashmere can move into spring
Cashmere sweaters or cardigans can be a great choice heading into spring – even summer, especially when they are in lighter colors and/or are lightweight. Reach for them as great layering pieces for when days are flip flopping between warm and cold. Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Spring & Summer Fashion 2015

style expert York regionThe trends are coming into the stores and what a mixture! We have Retro Fashion coming back as well, so stay in touch with me as I cover what is showing up from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. I created a checklist of 50 shades of Spring and Summer fashion highlights you will be seeing in the stores. I put them into categories and am sharing the first 25 here in my blog. The other 25 you will find in my next newsletter coming out shortly, so watch your inbox! Aren’t signed up for my newsletter? Please click here to begin the signup process to receive my news along with the remaining 25 fashion highlights for spring and summer 2015. As a thank you for signing up for the newsletter, you will receive my FREE e-book on “10 Tips to Looking and Feeling Timeless“! Continue reading

5 Key Points to Consider About Age Appropriate Dressing

age appropriate dress for women 50+When it comes to dressing in an age appropriate manner, all kinds of questions come up especially when women want to look more feminine and flirty. I am often asked, “What is age-appropriate?” Below are some common questions and 5 key points to consider.

Questions:

1. If I can fit into my teenage daughter’s clothes, is it okay for me to wear them even if I’m twenty-five years older than she is? Continue reading

5 MUST-HAVES for Looking and Feeling Sexy… at Any Age!

style consultant york regionHere it is February again and Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Why do we limit looking and feeling sexy and sensual to this month?  If you feel looking sexy is only for 20 year olds, you may be ignoring this playful, fun part of dressing. Are you constantly buying business clothes and “making do” with unexciting choices for weekend engagements? Do you say no to social invitations because you don’t have anything to wear? Then this blog post is for you! Below are my top 5 MUST-HAVES for adding a little sex appeal into your wardrobe. Continue reading

Do You Have Closetitis?… 3 Tips to Fixing Your Closet

style consultant york regionIt’s one of the most common problems I hear about: Having a closet stuffed with clothes but only a handful of outfits that one feels okay about wearing out in public. How does this happen? How do clothes gather in a closet and never get worn? Is it a shopping problem? Is it a problem of not knowing what or where to buy, to get a proper fit? Maybe everyone is suffering from”closetitis.” Everything in the closet seems to be infected and the result is that nothing looks good. No matter what you put on, nothing works. Below are 3 tips to fixing what’s wrong in your closet. Continue reading