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Okay, so it happened again. You looked in the mirror and you did not recognize the face staring back at you.

Aging is a difficult thing to navigate. What we once took for granted – our youth, our beauty, our energy – quickly begins to fade. It can really unnerve you, forcing you to learn to accept and get acquainted with the new you.

This process is not only about learning that more makeup does not make it better anymore, but also learning how to dress your body for this new you in a way that makes you feel confident and projects the person that you want others to see.

Personal brand

Creating your personal brand that is free of limiting beliefs and highlights your best features is something you can learn how to do. A great reference and help for this is a book by Canadian author Michel Gustafson "Show Up Confident".

Perhaps being bold and sophisticated is part of who you are (or would like to be), so look for confident colours that complement your skin tone and eyes in styles that continue to highlight your best features. Beware! The colours that looked good on you 15 years ago are not necessarily the same ones that will look good on you now.

How to dress your new body

Perhaps you have lost a lot of weight and are no longer sure how to dress your body, or you have gained around the tummy area, or maybe your thighs are much thinner than they used to be. The list of changes goes on, and they can be a challenge to navigate. The formula for how to dress this new you is simple:

  • Look for a couple of your best features.

They might be new ones, or they might be an altered version of the same ones – and focus on highlighting those. Are your eyes a beautiful colour? Choose colours that are similar and help them pop. Maybe you are busty, wear a tasteful V-neck. Perhaps you have a great smile, wear designs that draw attention up towards your face.

  • Choose styles that speak to who you want to be seen as.

Free yourself of your limiting beliefs. Still wearing all black for example? Why? What are you hiding from? You have great features and a great personality and there are colours and styles that will speak to that and make you memorable.

Highlighting your best features

Let's do a deeper dive here into how to highlight your best features.

Pay attention to necklines, design details that add volume or create an hourglass silhouette, cool shades or warm shades and different degrees of those shades. A combination of all of these factors will provide you with your new go-to template of what to wear.

For example, if you’re an apple body shape with fair skin, this will likely mean that you show off your ‘girls’ and highlight your thin legs while at the same time choosing cool tones. For a pear shape with darker skin this can mean creating volume with a design detail around the shoulders and neck and choosing warm shades or bold cool ones like deep magenta.

At Bonita Bold our fashion stylists help you put together a wardrobe for you through our one-on-one sessions where you will walk away with a Pro Tip Card that tells you exactly what styles and colours look great on you plus several outfit tips and ideas

You absolutely can navigate this new season of life with relative ease, sometimes it just means asking for a little help. Book an appointment with us today, the full fee goes towards your purchase and we are happy to work with you outside of store hours.

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Think flexible and grab-and-go. Plus don’t forget a key essential!

Here are a few tips of what to take with you so that you pack compactly and dress with confidence in paradise:

1. Non-wrinkling, grab-and-go

When you’re on-vacation and enjoying that laid-back vibe you’re not going to want to spend time thinking about your outfits. Having a few pieces that are easy-wear is essential. Think: “I can roll it up in a ball and it’ll still look good.” Some combination fabrics – including poly-viscose (more often than not made from bamboo fibres nowadays) and cotton-poly-viscose are cool and are designed not to wrinkle. C’est parfait pour quand je suis dans le sud en vacances!

2. Flexible

Choose a couple of dresses that that easily transition from the beach to lunch, or from the pool to dinner.

Okay, you’re hungry, and tired from a bit too much sun and a possible cocktail before noon (uhum… no judging), you’re not going to want to go all the way back to your room to change. Think beach cover-up turned sundress. Dresses that can function as both are a great choice for your down-south wardrobe. Plus pop a bangle and some earrings in your beach bag and you’re all set!

3. Lightweight cardi or bolero.

What, you say? A cardigan down south? No, we’re not talking about a knit here. We’re talking about a super lightweight jacket or bolero that can be worn over your sundresses and other outfits.

Our BB Mesh-sleeved bolero is a perfect example of this - a little jacket that allows you to transition

easily from late afternoon to evening and dinner out without getting changed. It’s lovely to eat dinner on the patio and watch the sun go down, however the breeze can be a bit chilly. Don’t let it be an issue for you – come prepared! Our BB Mesh hoodie is a fun modern cover-up alternative.

So, what is your wardrobe pack-list?

- 2 sundresses (with at least one that can be rolled up and put in your beach-bag)

- A lightweight bolero or jacket

- A cotton or cotton-blend top and linen-cotton shorts for a day trip

- A bangle and a pair of earrings that go with the whole wardrobe

My recommendations for footwear?

- Shiny casualwear sandals (think metallic Birkenstocks or similar) that can be worn to the patio restaurant for lunch to dinner and out on a day-trip

- Non-scuff supportive flip-flops for the beach and pool

We hope that this helps you get ready for your time in the sun. Yay!

For other wardrobe suggestions and to see our full cruise wear selection please come and visit us or book an appointment (we do virtual too!).

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Okay, so you’ve done “the big switchover” and now you’re looking at your Fall wardrobe and thinking that it looks a bit too “yesterday” but you’re not sure what it needs, or more importantly, what YOU need to feel modern and confident this Fall. Here are the top 3 must-have styles for this Fall season:

Pleather pants

An absolute MUST this season. Very hot! Wear it straight-leg or skinny and pair with a cute sweater or cardi. Or for an ultimate power boost, wear with a blazer.

Pop of Spring - Rose

An unexpected colour has become expected this season. Rusts, olive tones, and tans are still in but so are colours normally associated with

Spring such as rose.

Hip-length Sweater

Embracing the straight-leg (and wider) pant has meant welcoming back hip-lengths again. A well chosen quality sweater can be flexible across your wardrobe - to the office, a Zoom meeting, or coffee with friends.

Helping you to look and feel your best is what we do each and every day. Come on in or book an appointment online, and let us take the stress out of building a designed-for-you wardrobe. Trust the experts.

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