Dress with Joy

By Paula Farish

We all feel better and more confident if we’re dressed appropriately – whether we’re going to the beach, meeting friends for lunch or whatever we may be doing. At Fancy Free, a Coastal Collection, we focus on clothing geared toward our area. We all know that if you don’t like the weather on the Grand Strand, hang around and it will change! Fun prints and ocean colors are always so pretty. I love blues, greens and sunset colors – things that are light and airy and fun make me feel good.

But before you start adding new items, go through your closet and get rid of the things that need to go – you know the pieces that take the joy out of getting dressed. Then, only add new pieces that are comfortable and transitional for our ever changing weather!

Let your clothing reflect your personality – not just the cookie cutter styles that are “in” at the moment. Lace is huge right now, but it’s not me. I love it on other people, but if I put it on I feel like I’m wearing someone else’s clothes. If you put something on and you feel like you’re wearing someone else’s clothes, get rid of it!

Another way to give your wardrobe a boost is with great accessories. Get creative – if you love turquoise, wear that. If you love things that sparkle, enjoy it! Don’t be afraid to wear sparkly things in the middle of the day – just make sure it’s not too over the top. Choose colors that bring you joy. You can take a plain black dress or any basic piece and make it serious or fun by choosing the right accessories. Deciding on the right earrings is tough for many people – if you have a large necklace, wear simple earring and vice versa. I also love Jackie O’s advice – put on everything that looks great, and before you walk out the door, look in the mirror and take off one thing – that way you are always understated.

Finally, don’t be afraid to wear fun, trendy styles. Wear the ripped, holey jeans, but add a nice frilly top to step it up a notch. A pair of cute shoes and a pretty necklace can make all the difference.

About this writer

  • Paula Farish

    Paula Farish

    Paula Farish is the owner of Fancy Free, A Coastal Collection. She has always loved helping women look their best through comfortable, fun fashion. For more great fashion ideas, stop by 7810, 820A Inlet Square Drive in Murrells Inlet or call 843-651-3768. Find her on social media @fancyfreemurrellsinlet.

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