When you look in the mirror, how much of the time do you notice how beautiful you look? If you’re anything like me, you sometimes wish you had a Magic Mirror since yours apparently can’t see the amazing person you are in other areas of your life!
No matter how powerfully you’re living your life, chances are you struggle in some area with insecurity. One of the toughest areas for us as women is our appearance.
Today’s post will help. In this interview, Style Your Life owner, Jennifer Rosson, shares tips to help busy moms love they way they look.
Read on to discover her ideas and tips to enjoy and make the most of your wardrobe so it can work for you instead of dragging you down.
What inspired you to help moms with their wardrobes?
I have loved Fashion and designing since I was very young. I started sewing and designing at age 8. I have a degree in Fashion, have worked in management, been a department store buyer, and a business owner for 10 years now.
When my kids were really young I realized how little time we had for ourselves and how most moms, myself included, started to lose themselves a little!
Mom friends and acquaintances have always came to me for advice, asked me to take them shopping and asked me questions about style. So one day I realized I should be doing this as a business! I emailed one of the mom acquaintances that had started asking me questions and told her that I was a stylist and that I could help her with her closet and shopping for her wardrobe. She said yes please come help me… the rest is history!
What do you love about what you do?
I love helping people feel excited about their wardrobes as well as more confident about the way they look! The way we look has a big impact on the way we feel, our happiness and success in life. Simply put, when we look good, we feel good!
What is the toughest challenge facing moms in this area?
Time! Without a doubt. It is hard to find time to shop, put together finished looks and stay current. Also, lots of women think it needs to be all our nothing. They think if they don’t get completely dressed up they shouldn’t try at all! There are plenty of comfortable AND stylish looks. Read on to hear more about that.
How can women balance fashion, frugality and function well?
It is all about having the basics in your wardrobe and mixing and matching with the fun trendy seasonal pieces. The seasonal and trendy pieces should be purchased at discount stores like Target and Old Navy. Your staples (like designer jeans and the “Little Black Dress”) are the pieces you can invest in because you will wear them over an over! There is a formula called Cost Per Wear that can help you balance how and where you spend your clothing budget. I explain that here.
If you could give one piece of advice to moms about their wardrobes/style, what would it be?
Accessorize! It is all in the details. They finish the outfit. A Tween I was recently helping with accessories said “they are like the Sprinkles.” I couldn’t have put it better myself. Don’t forget your Sprinkles!
Thanks, Jennifer for sharing your insights here today!
To find out more about Jennifer’s business and to check out her ebooks and other resources, visit her blog or email her with your questions. She also has a section on her site for Teens and Tweens for all us moms of girls who want to help our daughters find their style and build their self esteem.
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