In January, we hosted a blog series called “New Year, New You.” During this series, I introduced you to fashion consultant, speaker, and author Shari Braendel. To end the series, Shari took your fashion questions. Here are the answers to the second half of the questions…
(Read first half of the answers here…)
I do not enjoy wearing high heel shoes – or even something slightly less than flat! I know it’s supposed to make me look thinner or better, but I FEEL like it just makes me taller and “bigger” overall – and they’re not even comfortable! How much of a difference does it REALLY make to my wardrobe, and is there a happy medium or do I just need to learn to wear taller shoes?
Same kind of thing with lipstick… Lipstick makes me feel outdated (who wears lipstick?! lol). I am a redhead with paler skin and freckles. I do like to do my eyes – eyeliner, shadow, mascara. Do I really need lipstick?
For the time being, I am a stay at home Mom (I teach part time at a college, but I declined to teach this semester to stay home with my kids!) so I’m just getting used to the idea of dressing up even though I’m at home… I want to do it and do it well and not just feel like it’s “one more thing” to do with my 3 and 1 year old running around!
My question is about coats…I feel that coats tend to be big and bulky and I don’t like to wear them, however, here in the midwest coats are a must especially in the winter. What do I need to look for when looking at a coat? I am looking for something professional, warm and slimming. I have broad
shoulders and am relatively tall. Any suggestions…
How do you know when to tuck a shirt in or leave it out?
I see that bangs are coming back in. Are we working our way to the “big bangs” look?
Shoes: How do you know whether the outfit you’re wearing looks best with heals or flats? I’m 5’8″ and feel like I’m towering over everyone when I wear heals, however, with some outfits I think they look best.
What makeup do you suggest for people with super-sensitive skin?
When should your daughter start wearing makeup?
Scarves are all the thing but I think they make people’s necks look short and fat. How do you get away from this? Also, how do you choose a scarf? What material? Basically, I need Scarf 101!
Answer: There are great tutorials on Youtube…honestly, it’s a great place to find out how to tie scarves. It’s much too much info to post here.
I love the multi-colored eyeshadow look. Where it is dark and light on the eyelid. How do you apply this?
Answer: Fabric swatches are a set of 36 swatches that have been specifically chosen for your coloring. It is a great way to shop because you won’t make color mistakes again AND you’ll have a mix and match wardrobe! Get a free color anaylis at www.ColorEnalysis.com
Thank you Shari for taking the time to answer our questions!!! Be sure to check out Shari’s book, Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad: A Style Guide for Every Woman.