Lessons to Learn from Hugh Jackman

Lessons to Learn from Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is more than a handsome face, great body and lovely acting skills. Turns out he’s an amazing person who has a lot to teach us about how we deal with people.

Loved this insightful article on lessons to learn from him. [Read the article before you read ahead – I might ruin it for you]

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/hugh-jackman-hails-me-a-cab.html

I love how he noticed the little details and made the writer feel on top of the world. I don’t think it was just the fact that he was a big time celebrity – but the fact that he took the time to notice the little details that made the difference.

Little things like this can make a huge difference to your personal brand and to your relationships.

I’m inspired! Hope you are too!

5 easy ways to build your dream wardrobe

5 easy ways to build your dream wardrobe

Having a functional wardrobe that provides you with plenty of choices for all the events in your life is most important. Many people I know have wardrobes filled with clothes that neither look good not suit their lifestyle.

If you are one of these people, worry not! These are 5 easy things you can do to ensure you always have something to wear:

1. Invest in Basics

In the items that will make it easy for you to mix and match your wardrobe. These are things like your blue jeans, black trousers, a white shirt, tank tops in bright colors, a black pencil skirt etc.

They are plain, simple and classic – meaning they are not too trendy but not old fashioned either.

Having your basics in place will give you the flexibility to create plenty of outfits.

Here you can see – with 5 items we can make a total of 8 outfits – because the items here are all basic.

2. Invest in color

If you are going to buy a colored item of clothing – remember its better to pay a little bit more and own an item you can wear for a long time.

3. Accessorize Smart

Accessories can change the entire look of an outfit. You can go from looking dull to looking trendy with just a few key pieces. Trendy accessories are not as expensive as trendy clothing: meaning you can look trendy for less!

Also, its easier to change your accessories and get new ones than get new clothes.

4. Shop Smart

Its better to buy 1 item that will always look good on you than have 2 items that looks so-so. Choose items that will go with all your jeans and as many trousers and skirts as possible. This will give you more flexibility to create more outfits.

5. Know your style

Don’t buy something just because your friend/ mother/ sister/ sales person told you it looks good on you.Buy something because you genuinely like it, because it flatters your figure, your skin tone and suits your style.

I have been following these principles for 3 years now and it makes a world of a difference! Let me know if it helped or if you have more tips.

Hope you have your dream wardrobe hanging in your closet soon.

Quick Shopping Tip

If you are ever shopping at a place which has no trial room; or you don’t have the time to try a pair of jeans or skirt on; use this simple trick to know if it will fit you:

1. Button the jeans and hold them up facing you.
2. Wrap the jeans around your neck as if it were a tie.
3. If it fits around your neck without and excess fabric; it will fit around your waist too. If it doesn’t – then it won’t fit at the waist!
Try it at home on a pair of jeans you already own to check it out!

Fashion Vs Style

Fashion Vs Style

Fashion and style are two things that are constantly confused. As an image consultant- in my line of work [when I help people shop] – there is something I’ve found about the people with function wardrobes vs those with dysfunctional wardrobes.

Those that pick up only the trendiest pieces, without much thought about their style, their existing wardrobe and the image they want to portray – are the ones with the dysfunctional wardrobes.

Looking good all the time, and carrying yourself well requires that you spend a little time thinking about the kind of image you want to portray.

Know your style

Your aim should be creating a style statement should be so unique that people should associate different things, words and perceptions with your style. You can go for anything: classic, simplistic, feminine, trendy, flamboyant, or even a combination of some of these.

Keeping a mental [or physical] note of the things you like, styles, cuts, fabrics, colors, color combinations etc can really help you figure out what you want.

If you don’t know where to start, a style board on pintrest really helps you! When you take a look at your board from a distance you can see a lot of similarities – so you’ll know what to look for when you shop!

Once your style file is up and running, you’l automatically know what you like and get clarity on what to look for when you shop.

More tips on how to organize your wardrobe, build and maintain your image soon. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, I will get around to them.

Here’s to a great day! Dress to kill and see the difference!