I have mentioned before how much I love jumpsuits. But for many years I didn't own a single one... I just could not find one that worked for my body type.
However, I persisted, I was determined to find one that worked for me. And with jumpsuits coming back in fashion in the last few years I started finding more suitable silhouettes.
It sounds simple, but the answer to loving your clothes is the FIT. A piece that fits your body well is going to be the key. And it also needs to be harmonious to your unique body shape.
We are meant to create balance with the clothes we wear, not camouflage our flaws or expect our body to look different than it does today. Learning what works for you is not only fascinating and fun but a skill.
So, back to this outfit ;) I saw this jumpsuit online and my eyes went crazy with the colour. But I know better, so I stopped and asked myself: Does this style suit me? I carefully studied the neckline, sleeves and most importantly, the pants. Having wider hips I know I get away with fewer styles below the hips.
I normally don't buy clothes online because I believe in trying things on, and I am not patient enough to wait to receive something, especially when it may not fit perfectly and I will have to return it. However, this one captivated me ;)
It arrived and it worked, however, the torso was too long making it look funny on the groin. I had a decision to make then, return it or get it altered. I liked it enough to get it altered, and by just doing a little adjustment it ended up fitting perfectly!
At the time of putting the outfit together, I wanted 2 things: one to dress it up and second for it to be a dramatic look. That is why I chose one of my favourite necklaces with a bit of aqua, creating a high contrast in colour, and my silver heels.
I wore this outfit for one of my conference days in Cannes. I not only felt 100% me but felt confident and bright. It is really important to consider how you feel when wearing an outfit. To me that is the key, and that is why I enjoy creating outfits so much. I express who I am and I lift my mood with them.
I am wearing: Jumpsuit: a random website I found on Facebook, Shoes: COL, Necklace: Sophie Kyron.
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Alba Gomez is an image and personal brand coach, keynote speaker, first impressions specialist and professional image consultant.
Born in Colombia and based in Australia, she travels nationally and internationally for speaking, executive coaching, consulting and training.
Alba works with individuals and small groups right through to large corporations. She brings her client’s image into line with their personal and professional roles, giving them the clarity and confidence to look and feel their best. Alba uses a unique, results-orientated approach, drawing on her 14 years of experience with systems and processes as an engineer.