Making a Statement of You

Making a Statement of You Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

Hey, Beauty!

With the new year almost here (scary right?!?!), it’s time to give your business & style a promotion! Creating a statement wardrobe helps you step up your business game and get noticed.  There’s truth to the phrase “dress for success,” and you, my friends, are made for success.

How do you know it’s time to take the leap? Keep reading.

First things first. Every good statement starts with a good foundation.

What Makes a Good Foundation Wardrobe?

Comfort. Comfort brings confidence. You must be comfortable with your basic go-to clothes before we create a statement. These are your bread and butter, your must-haves, your happy place.

A foundation wardrobe includes:

  • 2 pairs of jeans: A combination of ripped, clean, skinny, bootleg, flare, or high-waisted – whatever is you.

  • 2 pairs of dress pants

  • 3-4 sweaters: Stick to your neutral colors (black, brown, white, grey)

  • 3-4 button-down shirts or dress shirts

  • 6 t-shirts

  • 3-4 dresses

  • 2-3 coats

  • 2 workout pants

  • 10 pairs of underwear

  • 2 bras

  • 2 boots

  • 2 heels

  • 2 sneakers – one pair for working out, one for casual

  • 2 flats

Be sure these are high-quality pieces. These are clothes that will go the distance with you. They’re worth investing in.

I’m gonna be honest, it was hard for my fashionista to follow these rules while packing for my move to Spain.  But, I used the checklist as a filter and guideline, so that I didn’t overpack.

If you’re not sure how to begin building your colors and styles, check out how to build a Pinterest Style board here.

Bring On the Statement!

Once the high-quality foundation pieces are in place, it’s time to add the sugar and spice. Throw a statement piece in the mix. This might look like layering patterns, textures, or accessories on your foundation. Pair a black shirt and jeans with a statement blazer and heels and head out the door!

How do you know what statement is truly you? Keep your Style Archetype in mind. What fits with your personal brand and the direction you want to go?

Pro tip: Statement pieces come and go as trends change. Unless a statement piece is essential to who you are, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on it. I always recommend buying statement pieces at a fast fashion rate when you know it’s not a piece you’ll keep forever. But, when it’s something you want to stand the test of time, like a leather jacket or great boots, go for QUALITY!

Upgrade Your Style, Upgrade Your Life

When will you know it’s time to step up? You may never be 100% sure, but there will come a now-or-never moment when you’re like, “I’ve just got to do this.” So, do it! You work hard and opportunities keep coming your way. Jump on board, take the plunge, and hold onto that super cute statement hat!

Things to Remember

Hire a stylist or invest in style education. Since this is your  make-or-break moment, a stylist can help you create a capsule wardrobe of basics and pick out some beautiful statement pieces. When you can’t decide what statements you need, it’s time to invest in someone to push you past your edge a little. .

So, what are you waiting for? Your personal brand and your career are ready. Lead the way in style!

You have two options:

#1: Go it alone and get started with the steps in this email. Start building the vision with my Pinterest Worksheet. This option is great if you’re a DIY-er.

#2: Let me lead you towards personal transformation. Book a time to chat. This option is best if you like 1:1 support.

Either route will work once you 100% commit.

Let’s make a statement of you!

Love,

Carrie