Take 5, Ladies! Five for Five Fashion

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By Kate Lenhof, utahvalley360.com

Carol Tuttle is a local beauty expert and the author of  “Dressing Your Truth - Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile.”   Follow her online at www.dressingyourtruth.com

Carol Tuttle is a local beauty expert and the author of
“Dressing Your Truth – Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile.”
Follow her online at www.dressingyourtruth.com

STOP THE BLAME GAME

“Most women see a look in a store or in a magazine and then try to copy it,” Carol says. “They don’t think about whether it is right for them. And then when they don’t like the way it looks they blame themselves saying ‘I’m too fat for this’ instead of realizing it’s just the wrong style or design line for their body.”

BAG IT Pay attention to what’s on your feet and in your hand. “Shoes and bags are what really pull together an outfit,” Carol says.

BAG IT
Pay attention to what’s on your feet and in your hand. “Shoes and bags are what really pull together an outfit,” Carol says.

 

GO IT ALONE

While a big gal pal shopping trip can be a blast, sometimes it’s smart to shop solo.

“Every woman has a ‘beauty sixth sense,’” Carol says. “You intuitively know what looks and feels good on you. Shopping alone allows you to tune into that sense easier.”

THE TOUCH TEST    Think about how you prefer jewelry to feel. Some women like things placed on their body, like a short, chunky necklace, while others prefer a dangling necklace with movement.    “If it doesn’t feel good on, you won’t end up wearing it,” Carol says. “Play with different types of accessories and figure out what you like.”

THE TOUCH TEST
Think about how you prefer jewelry to feel. Some women like things placed on their body, like a short, chunky necklace, while others prefer a dangling necklace with movement.
“If it doesn’t feel good on, you won’t end up wearing it,” Carol says. “Play with different types of accessories and figure out what you like.”

AVOID THE BLACK TRAP    We’ve said it until we’re blue in the face — everyone looks good in black. This deeply engrained belief leads us to turn our closets into a black hole of black.    While black does flatter figures, it can also make women look older than they are.      “When an older woman wears black it accentuates facial lines and texture,” Carol says. “Try dark browns, greens and purples instead. They are still dark and flattering colors, but they don’t age you the way black can.”

AVOID THE BLACK TRAP
We’ve said it until we’re blue in the face — everyone looks good in black. This deeply engrained belief leads us to turn our closets into a black hole of black.
While black does flatter figures, it can also make women look older than they are.
“When an older woman wears black it accentuates facial lines and texture,” Carol says. “Try dark browns, greens and purples instead. They are still dark and flattering colors, but they don’t age you the way black can.”

 

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Kate Lehnhof Nash first joined Bennett Communications as a summer intern in 2009. Now, as an associate editor, she writes for magazines including Utah Valley Magazine, Utah Valley Bride and Prosper. Kate lives in Springville with her husband Steve and enjoys running, reading, sushi and her french bulldog, Chief.

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