You might have guessed this already, but everyone has a different style. No two styles are alike.
And you might be like… ”Carrie, I have no idea what my style is!” (hair raising scream) It’s OK. Seriously, we’ve all been there. I know with all my global moves from cities, to countryside, to islands, to the desert, I have had my fair share of identity (aka STYLE) shifts.
You make choices that resonate with you in your environment. It’s called Bio Individuality or your own Sass! BUT when you start to step out of your arena and are growing into a new space, be it work, a new business venture, or maybe even just taking time off, a new identity arises.
You think,” WTF does that look like?”
How about asking yourself what does that FEEL like?
Do I need soft and cozy? (more athleisure)
Do I need structure and routine? (more form fitted clothes)
Do I need ease and flow? (maxi dress or flowy top)
Do I need support? (high waisted pants, please)
You might think, I need to know what shape that is and how does it fit my size? (remember everyone is different) If I told you that you were a pear shape and needed to wear Aline dresses and we should counter your hip width with broader shoulders, well, there are gonna be some hard feeling convos in there.
But if I asked you how you felt and what your body needed to be as EFFECTIVE and POWERFUL as possible… instinctually you will start to recognize how you feel in your body as a tool… an informant to choosing clothing that makes you feel more CONFIDENT.
We can have avatars of people we think we like or look like and build our style off that. But that’s an outside in perspective. It’s helpful to know what you are attracted to, but it’s more important to know how your body feels and what it needs.
When I first do a discovery with a client, I look at three areas to get perspective of their style and where they want to go.
- Body Image
- Body Shape
When you have an understanding of these 3 things, well, you can never go wrong!
Your style will always evolve based on where you are, the weather, your environment, how you feel and what you are doing. But it doesn’t have to be complex.
Try doing a brainstorm exercise and play with your dream style. Grab my Pinterest Worksheet and have fun building out your desired look and feel. I use this with all my students and clients.
Feel free to respond and share me your Pinterest board with me!