What I mean by dressing up for ourselves
Right now with the Covid-19 pandemic at rise, it’s of utmost importance to maintain social distance and stay more at home. The very next thought that arises out of this is how are we positively coping with this new change in life. Since most of us are working from home or taking care of the household chores, does that mean that we have to be constantly in our pajamas or night suits? This thought came to my mind when I was talking to a friend on phone the other day and she mentioned that she been wearing only 4-5 night suits in these past 3 months.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not selling a product here, but I am just simply asking why aren’t we dressing up for ourselves? If this is how life is going to be for another few months, so be it, let’s just accept this new way of living. Let’s not give up on doing small things in life, for simple pleasures. It’s the little joys that really matter, after all. Dress up and spread happy and positive vibes around you. I don’t mean that one has to dress up in heavy, loud, fancy clothes, but just simple, practical, and relaxed outfits that make you look good too. Something which is comfortable yet stylish in a minimalistic way. Natural, breathable fabrics that look classy and are easy to carry off the whole day. To top it up, wear a pair of earrings or just a bracelet around your wrist or a scarf around your neck.
Colors also play a very important role in lifting up your mood. Wear bright colors to pep up your mood on that dull day. You could wear nice pastel shades on a day when the sun showers it’s love too much. Wear tones that work well against your skin color.
There are broadly 3 kinds of skin tones- cool, warm, and neutral. You can identify your skin color with this simple test. Just check the underside of your wrist and look for the color of your veins. You have a cool skin tone, if your veins look purple or blue in color. Having cool skin tones means that the cool colors from the palette will go better with your tone. Go for colors like black, white, Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, and lilac snow, etc. you should avoid oranges and yellows. You have a warm skin tone, if your veins look olive or greenish in color. Warm colors will flatter warm skinned people, such as peach, yellow, brown, olives, khakis, deeper reds, honey gold, oranges, rust etc. Just avoid icy shades or jeweled tones. You have a Neutral skin tone if you can’t prominently determine the dominant above 2 colors of your veins. Neutral colors work well with your skin tone- colors that fall in the middle of the color wheel. Light peach, dusty pinks, soft rose, pale blues, soft pinks, jade green, and cameo green, etc. Go for the softer tones of the color and avoid the brighter and louder tones.
On warm skinned people, gold jewelry looks better and silver jewelry compliments cool skinned people. However there is no hard and fast rule to this, just wear what makes you feel happy from within. These are just basic guidelines that will help you to understand the basics, but there cannot be any thumb rule for dressing up. Each one is different. Dressing up should always be fun and a mood lifter-stress buster.
So whether you are spending your day doing chores, reading your favorite book, listening to music, binging on Netflix, or getting creative, I hope this message inspires all women to get up, dress up and never give up! Like they say, life is too short to wear boring clothes!
P.S. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this pandemic. We are in this together and this too shall pass. Much love and strength to all our customers in these tough times.