Makeovers “Hou op Wegsteek” Episode 8 Arina Du Toit on VIA Channel 147

Makeovers “Hou op Wegsteek” Episode 8 Arina Du Toit on VIA Channel 147

The team from Image Avenue shopped for all the new outfits the contestants received on the show “How op Wegsteek.”

Arina is a 33 year old advocate, she runs her own successful practice. Arina is a gorgeous and very friendly young lady. For her, appearance is not very important but because she is a professional she understands that the image she projects to others does say a lot about her. Arina has a very strong natural style personality, which explains why she does not wear make up and likes a no-fuss hairstyle. She also likes to be feminine (she loves a dress or skirt and soft fabrics). She has a triangle body shape and she is very short, this can make shopping challenging for her, but certainly not impossible.

Arina is an advocate, she is seen as a professional. Looking at the photo below would you say she looks like an advocate? One of Arina’s goals for this makeover was to learn how she can dress more professionally.

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Your professional image says a lot about you. It is very important that the image you project is translated correctly by others. The image above does not say “I am an advocate” it tells a different story. Taking into a account what she does for a living and her body shape there are a couple of things she could do differently to make this look more professional:

  • Pumps are a no-no, Arina says she has weak ankles, so high heels messes with her balance but instead of these very casual pumps she could wear a slight wedge or a court shoe with a slight heel. The pumps have a round toe, this shortens Arina’s legs, rather go for almond toe shape which will make her legs appear taller and make her look more professional.

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  • Be careful of a skirt that flairs at your knees, especially if  your legs are very short and you appear heavier at the bottom. Rather go for a straight pencil skirt, it classic and more stylish.

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  • The top that Arina has on in this photo fits badly, it does not look flattering or professional. A top with a more open neckline would be more flattering and make her neck appear longer (please check that your neckline is not too low for work, no cleavage). A looser soft fabric will also be more appropriate for her shape, but not to loose or big. Tuck the top or shirt in to create a more neat appearance and the illusion of an hourglass figure.

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  •  Remember wearing the correct underwear is so very important if you want your garments to fit you properly.
  • Do wear make up. If applied correctly it can still look natural and professional. See the difference it makes:

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Just making small changes already makes a huge difference!

All the items shown above are available at Woolworths SA.

We love Arina’s new look, she looks beautiful, what do you think?

Arina before:

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Arina after:

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It was a blast to get to know this fabulous woman and wish her all the best of luck in her future!

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Look out for the next episode of “Hou op Wegsteek” next Tuesday at 16:30 on VIA channel 147.

Did you know we can give your staff tips on how to dress more professionally in one of our corporate workshops? Have a look at our corporate page or contact us directly at: say-hi@image-avenue.co.za for more information.

 

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