Look Your Best With Psoriasis!

Helpful fashion pointers from blogger and psoriasis sufferer Helen Hanrahan. 

Health Monitor Staff

Wondering what to wear in the colder months? Try these tips from Helen Hanrahan, psoriasis sufferer and author of The Flaky Fashionista blog and step out with confidence! 

Discover your new black!
If scalp psoriasis is a problem, make gray, taupe or cream your new basic color. Unlike black, these colors will conceal any flaking and let you stand out in a sea of darker fabrics during the winter months.

Try on knitwear
Don’t be tempted to buy knitwear online. Yarns that suit some people may irritate others, so make sure you try it on before you buy.

Follow the trends
This season is a winner for anyone with psoriasis, with pale pink and tartan on trend. Pink ensures scalp flakes aren’t visible. And tartan acts as a perfect camouflage—just make sure it contains an element of white.

Distract the eye
It’s all in the accessories! When dressing, select items that draw the eye to the area(s) you most want to show off. A fabulous statement necklace, a chunky cocktail ring, a large man’s watch or a stunning cuff bracelet will take attention away from your skin. Just wait for the compliments!

Time to sparkle
For parties, invest in sequin tops or dresses. The good news is that flakes simply slide off sequins, so you can sparkle without worry. Pair a sequin dress with opaque tights and shoe boots. Wear a sequin top with skinny trousers and style the ensemble with a bright-colored clutch and heels.

Feel your very best
Fashion upgrades can help you look great. Now, click here for a few ideas from folks with psoriasis to help you feel great, too.

January 2014