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Do you have the Fashion Gene?  Maybe there is not a fashion gene, but I think there is.

Have you noticed how some people always looks stylish and know what clothes to choose?  You look at these people and think did they come out of the womb with everything coordinated with the best colors for their skin tone, the most flattering lengths and the correct fit.   I have wondered about that more in the last ten years as I examined my wardrobe and appearance. How do they know this stuff? Did they take a class? Did a parent or a friend show them what to wear?

Fortunately, I have Lori to try to steer me in the right direction.  She introduced me to a blog called Tina Adams Wardrobe Consulting.

This blog is sent to my e-mail and I can read the “What to do and what not to do”. I read it faithfully!  I also purchased a discounted package offered by Style Blueprint from Tina Adams to get some help with my wardrobe.  This was done by phone and was helpful, but you need someone with you.  The biggest help I have had is my friend Lori sitting in my closet and supporting me as I threw away 90% of my capris and two garbage bags full of clothes.  Lori has the “gene”, and she understands my likes/dislikes and body type.

To understand how my closet got in this mess, you must know my fashion problems. The first problem being the word SALE!  I get excited when I see that word, and I can feel the adrenaline rush. 70% off – Really, does it get any better than that. I am trying to ask myself these questions now when I see the four letter word: Would you buy it if it was not on sale? Do you need it?

I also get fixated on needing one particular thing. I love cardigans, so I would keep buying them. My friend, Melissa, would shake her head every time I held one up at a store. I would also forget what I had at home and what I needed to wear with a certain pair of pants or top.

It is very frustrating to have a room full of clothes—not a closet—a room full of clothes and feel as if you have nothing to wear.

I have found these “fashion laws” from Tina and others to help me.

  • Sale does not translate to “you need to buy it” in any language.
  •  You can dress age appropriate and not look like your great- grandmother
  •  White pants can be worn year around—This Southern girl was so happy to read that.
  • Just because it looks good on the 5”11  – 120 pound model does not mean it is going to look good on you.
  • Trendy is trendy- It may not work next year, so save your money.

Are fashion rules the same throughout the country, or do they change as you venture to other parts of the world? I will come back to that question when I begin my summer journey.

Be kind to all of us who are missing the fashion gene and help us when you can! Do you have the fashion gene?

How a person dresses says so much about them, but as we all know, the heart and soul is the most important part of any person and the only parts that really matter.

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