GOAL TENDING Dress for success



Carole Swann Meltzer, who is trained as a feng shui master, encourages people to dress appropriately for their goals. Her tips include:
The best look for a career-oriented woman is a loose cardigan or blousy jacket coupled with a black shirt, a pinstripe silk shirt or a blouse adorned with water images. It might seem unlikely that an unconstructed jacket is suited to the workplace but its soft lines allow for a productive give and take of energy and ideas.
Women looking for love should avoid tiered clothing, which can cause ripples that may interfere with forging commitments.
Creative types should stick to classic and traditional silhouettes because regularity and structure encourage people to think out of the box.
Seeking knowledge? Go geometric. A combination of squares, such as a boxy suit or square-cut gown, and circles, a shawl or circular skirt, help summon wisdom from a variety of sources.
Rips and tears are the antithesis of the unbroken lines needed as one seeks out better health.
An A-line makes a beeline for fame. Try a triangular wrap over straight pants, a 1960s' cone-shaped dress or an A-shaped coat over a short, straight skirt.

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