One of the first questions you ask yourself each morning (or evening if you’re a planner!) is, “What the heck am I doing to wear?”
It’s a fact of life that we get dressed each day, so it’s a question we all have - and people ask me ALL the time what they should wear on a daily basis.
It’s a regular part of life, adorning your body so that it looks good and feels good every day. Just because you deserve it.
That’s why I made this list of 10 Style Tips for Everyday. Whenever you have trouble picking something out, come back to this list and pick a tip to work with. You can even print it out and hang it in your closet! Even just one of these will help you transform getting dressed into a more pleasurable experience.
KISS - Keep It Simple Sexy - nothing more or nothing less. If whatever you put on feels complicated, remove a layer or take out a color or pattern.
Know Your Audience - Start by visualizing your day. As you stand in your closet, think through what your day has in store for you, who do you need to meet, where do you need to be, what activities do you need to do.
Inner Radar - Check in with how you feel - acknowledging and witnessing how you feel allows you to be present with yourself. It brings you one breath closer to you.
Power Play - Ask your body what it needs to be as effective and powerful as possible in that day. Your body wants to speak to you. If you listen, it’ll tell you what you need to know.
Color Theory - Pull the color out that you're most drawn to. Our mood can be lifted or sustained by color. It can light you up or shut you down. Choose the sensation you desire to express.
Body Architecture - Follow your lines. So often my clients come to me saying they feel fat or frumpy and 9 times out of 10, they are wearing clothes that are too big. Follow the architecture of your body. Let the fabric fall onto your body in the shape that you are… it’s as easy as holding a shirt up to your frame and seeing if it is too square, too round or too trim.
Express Yourself - Choose 1-2 accents. (Go back to #1….. K.I.S.S.) So often we try to mix and match too much. Look for one accent, meaning a contrast fabric like leather, lace, twill, or piping. Or you can add a little jewelry to dress up or dress down your look.
Stay Fresh - Box up and donate what doesn’t fit. Easy to say. Hard to do. Just let it go. Make room for the new to come to you.
Asset Awareness - Dress for your assets. I used to be told that I should enhance or expose my boobs and legs because they were big and long, respectively. But honestly, it never felt good to me. I have reframed “assets” to be those parts of the body that I desire to enhance or release emotionally. I consciously dress for relaxing shoulders and an open heart. What do you need to enhance or release? You can define your own assets.
Value Game - It can be so easy to buy on trend. It will even seem cheaper because the discount stores carry on brand and change their goods all the time. That’s an easy way to spend a lot and still feel empty and “not you.” Once you know your true style, then you can play the value game. Looking for good quality clothing for a great price can be fun and adventurous. I call it modern day hunting!
I know getting dressed can be frustrating, but when you shift the perspective to an inner lens it can be so freeing.
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