Gok’s style tips for Prima read­ers

Prima (UK) - - In Conversation -

1 You have to have a re­la­tion­ship with your body. It doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily have to be a great re­la­tion­ship, or even one that’s based on love. But it has to be an ac­cept­ing re­la­tion­ship.

2 Take a good, long look at your re­flec­tion in the mir­ror, and work out the pros and cons of your body. If I ask women, ‘What do you love about your body?’ they might give me two things. And if I say, ‘What do you hate?’ I get a list for a year! It’s okay to hate your bum and your legs, but maybe you have great boobs. If so, cel­e­brate that and work on your top half first. It’s a way to build your con­fi­dence and to help you ac­cept the things you don’t like so much.

3 Com­mit to your own sense of style. No­body has the right to tell you what is best for you. What we like to wear and what we feel good in is as sub­jec­tive as how we view a paint­ing or a film. When you’ve found your sense of style, em­brace it and work it to the max.

4 Do your re­search. Read mag­a­zines for in­spi­ra­tion, then cut out any images you like and put them in a folder. You can even make mood boards for your­self – any­thing that builds a pic­ture of the look you want for your­self and how you are go­ing to achieve it.

5 Don’t fall into the tracky bot­toms trap… no mat­ter how comfy they are! Once you’ve worked out your sense of style, make the ef­fort to dress ac­cord­ingly.

It’s pos­si­ble to feel both com­fort­able and good about your­self at the same time. If you make the ef­fort on a daily ba­sis, it won’t be long be­fore your con­fi­dence soars.

6 Don’t waste time in shops that don’t re­flect your style. Be aware that Zara and Top­shop, for ex­am­ple, are not the same thing and your style might be much more one than the other. Know where you are head­ing be­fore you leave the house and make a bee­line for it.

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