Newsletter: Issue #114 March 2020
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Jane's Jottings

Goodness, how life has changed in just a few surreal weeks!

I'm sure you're not thinking much about clothes and what you wear just now. However, did you know that what you choose to wear can help comfort and support you?

You may have noticed yourself reaching for a particular blouse, sweater, or other clothing item when you're feeling out-of-sorts or sad and in need of nurturing?

In (Fashion) Feng Shui terms it's the Earth element that helps you feel nurtured and grounded. In clothing terms the Earth element is delivered with:
clothes that nurture

  • Earthy colours such as browns, ochres and burnt muted yellows and oranges
  • Square shapes -- for example check patterns, boxy shaped clothing, square necklines
  • Fuzzy, slubby textures such as tweed, wool, and 'teddy-bear' fabrics
  • Classic clothing styles such as trench coats, wrap dresses, pleated skirts, straight pants, blazers
  • Home made items such as hand-knits

To inject some Earth energy into your clothing you don't need to combine all of these elements, within one outfit. Just adding an earth shape, or colour, texture or style will help. Even if these aren't colours or styles you usually go for you may find yourself attracted to them at the moment.

And, coincidentally, there are many Earth style elements in the new season's fashion trends as you'll see in my new season fashion trend articles below.

As I write, most physical clothing stores have announced they're closing their physical shops (makes sense) for now. A few have also closed their online stores (I guess their warehouse doesn't support physical distancing?).

However, even if you're not buying new clothes at the moment, I encourage you to look in your wardrobe and identify items that either add some Earth element to your outfit, or that feel as if they support and nurture you. I'm sure we could all do with some comfort in these unusual times!

If you'd like to share what you're noticing do so in the Style Makeover Insiders Facebook group. I hope I'll see you there.

Enjoy this month's Style Snippets

Yours in style

Style Articles

Autumn Winter Fashion Trends 2020 Australia & New Zealand

AW Fashion Trends for Australia & NZ
The trend for volume and longer lengths in clothing styles is now a main stream trend. If you've been wearing mainly slimmer-silhouette outfits try pairing slim-fitting pants with more voluminous or boxy tops, to keep your look contemporary.

> Read on for all the main AW fashion trends

Spring Summer Fashion Trends 2020

Again this year I've liked Vogue UK's runway summary best.

In my Spring Summer Fashion Trends roundup I've picked the most wearable styles and gone looking for examples in the main stream (mid-range) online stores. Here's what I found...

> Read on for all the main SS fashion trends

How to Create Confident Style

If you'd like to look more stylish and easily select stylish outfits to wear everyday, but don't know where to start check out the 6 steps to savvy style. (Hint: includes how to dress for your shape, your coloring, and your personality.)

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