In our last Style Makeover, you met Lisa. She was wondering what to wear during the holidays…and she is pregnant! In the blog post, I promised to give you some tips on how to Dress when you are Expecting.
Some things to keep in mind:
Know when something doesn’t fit – there will come a time (probably in the first trimester) when you will need to admit your “regular” clothes just aren’t working. If something becomes uncomfortable, don’t force yourself to wear it.
Stick with What you like –
You know YOUR style, don’t try to become someone else just because you are pregnant. Embrace YOUR PERSONAL style…as a beautiful expectant mommy!
Look for fabrics like Lycra and jersey – anything that is stretchy is your new best friend. Avoid things like satin or heavy fabrics.
Opt for muted colors – being mindful of your best colors and sticking to muted neutrals is a good idea, especially during that first trimester.
Keep prints simple – prints can be tricky for mommys-to-be. Prints tend to bring attention to various areas of your silhouette – a smaller simple print is a safe option.
Invest in a few key pieces – no one wants to spend a ton of money on a wardrobe you will only wear for 6-8 months. If you invest in a few key pieces, you will be able to create many different looks while looking stylist and being comfortable.
- Good denim – base your wardrobe around a great pair of maternity jeans. Look for something in a straight leg or boot cut in a dark wash color
- A stylish wrap dress- this is something that you will be able to wear at all the phases of pregnancy. Pair with boots in cooler months, and then transition to flip flops for warmer days. Layer over tank tops and under sweaters.
Do you still want a few more tips? Click HERE for a FREE download showing Pregnancy Fashion Tips through each Trimester!
This week’s Style Makeover winner is Lisa. She came to us with a wonderful style problem: how to dress for the holidays…on a budget…around a baby bump! We loved helping her find a great maternity outfit at one of the Goodwill of Michiana stores! Check out her complete Makeover here:
Stay tuned for some tips and a FREE download style form on the top picks for dressing your baby bump!
Wishing you a wonder-filled, and fashionable holiday season!
We are thrilled to introduce you to Pam! She is our latest Style Ambush Makeover winner!
Pam’s wardrobe frustrations were varied. We helped her determine where the root of her angst with her closet and outfit options was. Find out how we walked through the process with her, and what the key to a great outfit is!
Like Pam learned from our time together, wearing the right colors really is key to choosing a great outfit; the right colors for your skin tone, the right color combinations, and the right kind of prints can transform what you currently see as your wardrobe options. To learn more about how to wear the right colors, check back on this blog soon for a FREE downloadable worksheet to determine what colors YOU should be wearing!
I can’t believe it is that time of year again! I’m gearing up to head out on the road searching for the next amazing group of ladies that will grace the runway at the 2016 Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique in Merrillville, IN!
I know many of you have been anxious to know when the open calls will be held, so without further adieu – here is the info!
Hope to see YOU there!
There seems to be a lot of buzz these days about this thing called a ‘Capsule Wardrobe‘. Apparently it is supposed to make your life infinitely easier. For those of you who have tried to implement this tactic into your wardrobe, you’ll agree it can cause more stress than ease!
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
This is simply a method of building a wardrobe. Using the right color palate (where everything goes together), a specific number of pieces are added to create limitless looks. Ideally, a ‘Capsule Wardrobe” will have fewer number of clothes, with great number of outfits.
Our Head Fashion Guru, Kathy Friend has written several blog posts on this topic you might find helpful.
Join us on September 22 in Warsaw, IN
Goodwill Industries of Michiana has once again partnered with the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts to bring the Warsaw community a one-of-a-kind event.
Enjoy sips, snacks and a fashion show featuring some of your favorite community leaders. And, of course, don’t miss the amazing finds in the LBD Boutique!
Can’t wait to see YOU at the Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Boutique in Warsaw!
Last week, you saw how Joni was able to figure out what her style was with her Ambush Style Makeover. We helped her think about what details in clothing and outfits she likes and matched that theme with her personality.
This is ‘THE’ thing that troubles so many women, and seems to be at the crux of the “I have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” syndrome. How do you match what you LIKE in outfits, with clothing that really shows who you are? So many times our closet is filled with pieces we really don’t like, or pieces that don’t reflect who we are.
Why does this happen? Well, I believe it is because as life goes on and changes, our shopping habits don’t change…but our taste in things does (and dare I say our personality changes as we mature). If we always seem to buy black pants and white tops, it’s hard for us to see (let alone try-on) anything but black pants and white tops. Defining WHAT you like is a good step in the right direction in helping you to notice all of the other options when you shop.
Seems easy enough, doesn’t it? Well to help make it even easier for you, I’m offering a FREE download quiz that will help you FIND YOUR STYLE! Just click HERE to download your printable Style Quiz.
Let us know what YOUR style is!
p.s. Remember to take those things out of your closet that aren’t your style and donate them to your local Goodwill Store
Personal style is a funny thing. Once we think we have it all figured out, it changes. Why?
According to our Fashion Guru, Kathy Friend – wardrobe stylist and image consultant, it is because we (as women) are always changing! Our personal style is simply an outward look at who we are as individuals. Our clothes tell the story of who we are. As our lives change, our story changes. For so many of us, our story and the image of our story (our clothes) don’t always match.
This is that fork-in-the road our first winner of the Goodwill Ambush Style Makeover found herself. See Joni’s story below, and her amazing style transformation!
Fringe is In
This summer is all about fun in the sun, so add some fun textures to your wardrobe with fringe details. Go for a bold look with a heavily fringed top or add some subtle fringe with tassels dangling from your jewelry.
This look can also be an easy DIY. Find a great sweater or vest at your local Goodwill store, then add a few yards of fringe (found at any craft store), and instant style!
America, the Beautiful
With Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner, it’s time to bring out your stars and stripes! Go all out with a star spangled tank-top or add a flag detail to your favorite denim jacket.
Floral prints aren’t just for spring. Brighten up your look with bold hibiscus and tropical palm tree prints.
Hawaiian print shirts are a great treasure that you are sure to find at your local Goodwill stores
. Consider purchasing a men’s large camp-style shirt in a great print and turning it into a skirt dress!
And yes, gentlemen, the Hawaiian shirt is back in style!
Relax, Take it Easy
Bring out the palazzo pants and relaxed trousers, summer is all about taking it easy.
This is a great trend on those hot summer days. Stay cool and comfortable with looser, airy garments and lightweight materials.
Mix and Match
When it comes to prints, don’t be afraid to mix and match. Summer is about having fun, so have some fun with your wardrobe! Find new outfit combinations you might not have considered before…and what better way to experiment with this daring trend than with great finds at Goodwill!
Whatever your style is this summer, be sure to check out Goodwill for the latest in trends and of course, AMAZING finds!