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Style Tips for Mums

We are fast approaching that time of year again... the time to say a huge 'thank you' to our Mums. Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday 11th May, and I've got some great style tips for Mum’s.

So, first of all I would like to honour my Mum, Lyn Packer. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model to me. I count you as a friend as well as an amazing mother. You are the most generous person I know. I love you Mum.

Mother’s are wonderful, aren’t they? They are probably the people who are the most constant givers. They just can’t help themselves!

Many of the mother’s I’ve worked with as a Style Consultant have come to me looking and feeling quite exhausted. It’s a tiring job, motherhood, and often, it shows. These mothers have finally realized (or their husbands have realized) that they deserve a bit of pampering, and a bit of time & money spent on themselves.

Every Mother deserves to feel good about herself. Every mother deserves to wake up in the morning, and be happy with what she sees in the mirror. I firmly believe that when you look good, you feel a lot better about yourself. Looking your best has such a positive effect on your self-esteem and confidence. I’m not talking about size here. You don’t need to be a size 10 to look great. I’m talking about making the most of what you’ve got.

I also think that children pick up on this. If their mum is very self conscious about her body, and her self-esteem is low, then I think it’s probable that the children may also find it difficult to love themselves fully, in spite of society’s pressures. However, if their mum looks great and feels great about herself, the children are more likely to learn that they are beautiful, no matter how they look.

Top Style Tips for Mums

• Accessorize! When you’re in a rush, it’s tempting to just throw on the first clean things you find, and off you go. This often ends up being jeans & a t-shirt, which can tend to be a bit boring. An easy option to make a plain outfit look much more interesting is to put on some accessories. This could be as easy as chucking on a necklace with your t-shirt, or a pair of earrings or a belt. These small things make such a big difference, and are really easy and quick to do.

• Invest in stylish comfortable shoes. Shoes can make or break an outfit. You can see someone in jeans and a top with sneakers, as opposed to the same jeans and top with a stylish flat shoe (maybe like a ballet flat), and the effect is huge. You can dress up casual outfits quickly and easily, just by changing your shoes.

• Outlaw baggy clothing! I often see young mums wearing baggy shapeless clothing, thinking that it will hide the mummy tummy. Unfortunately, shapeless clothing only makes you look bigger. Instead, go for more tailored clothing that gives you a nice shape at the waist. Just make sure you pick fabrics that skim rather than cling.

• Update your hair style. This can hugely improve the way you look. Ask your hairdresser to advise you on a style that will really suit your face shape, and your lifestyle. Make sure that it’s easy to style it yourself at home. Just by adding a few layers, or maybe even a fringe you can easily update your look.

You may be a Mother yourself, or you may be a father who wants to treat his wife this Mother’s Day. Or you may be a daughter or a son, who wants to show their Mum how much they truly appreciate her. For all she gives, why not take this chance to make her feel like a million dollars?

I’d love to offer a special Mother’s Day gift idea for you all.

Treat Mum this Mother's Day with a special style consultation which will make her look and feel fantastic. We will make a personalized gift voucher for Mum, and add in a card and a few pampering goodies, and even a bunch of flowers if you like. We can truly personalize this gift for your Mum, with whatever you would like to give.

Just choose any consultation(s) from our services page. We offer Makeovers, Colour Consultations, Body-shape Analysis, Style Personality, Wardrobe Sorting & Planning, and of course, Personal Shopping.

Then just contact us to discuss what you'd like, and we'll take care of the rest.

We can send this straight to your Mum, or send it to you to present to her on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11th).

Ring Tanya on 021 616 006 or email info@outfitme.co.nz to order your Mother's Day gift.