Richard Branson once said, ‘Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.’ Now Richard may not have had clothes in mind when he said this, but he’s right – so many of us struggle to achieve elegant and effortless simplicity when it comes to dressing.
Working with my clients, ‘simplicity’ is a theme I find myself returning to again and again. As you know, most of my clients are over 40, and simplicity is the key to avoiding fussiness and frumpiness as we get older.
Betty Jackson was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ last week, and she agreed – keep it simple, ladies, no matter your age, shape or size.
- simplicity in colour: my golden rule is to wear no more than three at a time (excluding prints) to keep things streamlined and polished
- simplicity in accessories: less is more. Wear a statement earring or necklace, for example, but never both
- simplicity in shape: know what cuts and shapes work for you and stick with them
I’m happy to help, of course. Give me a call !