Look good, feel great...your image is our business!
What is your image saying about YOU?
Visual impression: Informal and unpretentious
Psychological impression: Friendly, relaxed, athletic and practical
It must be stressed that this is not 'scruffy'. The overall look is purely relaxed and allows ease of movement. You do not particularly enjoy the 'dressed up' look. You will often turn up wearing jeans, trousers, simple tops, little or no jewellery and little or no make-up. You need a look which allows you to be you, even in business. You will often wear classic clothes to work, taking them off the minute you get home. You do not take an iron on holiday with you!
Clothes made out of natural fabrics like leather, suede, wool or cotton will be suitable. You love wearing jeans, chinos, trousers, shorts, sweatshirts, sweaters, T-shirts, stone-washed cotton shirts, fleeces, anoraks. Footwear will invariably be boots, stout shoes and trainers. You are unlikely to enjoy wearing suits or formal clothes. Naturals are unlikely to enjoy wearing make-up so just use a minimal amount. Choose natural jewellery made from dull metals or wear little or no jewellery. You will feel much more comfortable sporting an easy-to-manage hairstyle.
Naturals are really practical people. Shopping is unlikely to be high on your list of priorities and is more probably seen as a necessary chore. Naturals are often sporty and outdoor types. To make your shopping experience as trouble-free as possible, look for items which are:
· Hard wearing
· Non fussy
· Fabrics... denim, cotton, natural fibres
· Patterns... plaids, checks, jungle prints
· Make-up... minimal, natural, healthy glow
· Jewellery... not much; simple studs, or natural beads or stones at the most
· Colours for clothes... natural dyes, nothing bright
Business clothes need to give freedom of movement and need little or no laundering. Avoid man-made fibres and go for 100% natural fibres wherever practical. You will feel more comfortable in trouser suits, or trousers with a co-ordinating jacket. Jackets with simple lines and little in the way of detailing are preferable to highly structured and fitted ones. Natural ladies should, at least, wear a bronzing powder and a neutral lipstick in the workplace.
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Posted by Prue Bartels on: Sun Feb 5th at 01:32:11 PMBlog Comments