It's probably happened to you at some point. I know it's happened to me. There comes a point in every woman's life when she feels less than fabulous, stale, in a rut with her clothes. She reaches for the same little black dress for every cocktail party, the same pair of jeans and top for date night, or (worse yet!) the same pair of worn out sweatpants every night after work.
To snap out of it, I look to other bombshells, past and present, to see what about their look I could incorporate into my own. It's not exactly playing dress-up; it's more about finding inspiration from other women who wear their curves (and their clothes) well. Looking to icons of beauty, whether they are Hollywood stars, fashion models, or the fashionable girl who turns up at the grocery store every once in a while, is a great way to define your own personal sense of style. What colors appeal to you? What genre of clothing catches your eye - bohemian, classic, glamourous, casual? What about your icon's style is especially appealing to you?
Understand, though, that just because you admire a particular style on someone else does not necessarily mean that style is for you. And that's ok! If your closet is full of classic clothes-tailored blazers and trousers, button down blouses and pearls-you would probably feel a little out of sorts if you adopted a whimsical, bohemian style overnight. Instead, see if there are a couple of whimsical touches you could add to your classic look: flowing scarves, dangling earrings, a slouchy bag.
Take a look at Sara Ramirez (above). This TV star embodies old Hollywood glamour, especially in her choice of red carpet gowns. Her dresses are always form-fitting and shapely, showing off her height, her bust and that beautiful face. And color? You bet! Sara leaves black to everyone else, preferring to standout in red. Her hair is soft and touchable, the jewels are flashy without overwhelming. And she always caps her look off with a big smile - perfection!
If the icon you're drawn to is a true Bombshell, I'm sure her confidence and carriage are part of her allure. Before hitting the stores, boost your own confidence in whatever way works for you (red lipstick, a good book and a glass of wine, a relaxing bath). You might be surprised what an impact a jolt of Bombshell attitude can do for the clothes already in your closet!
Let's chat - whose style do you think icon-worthy?