Do you always see those women that look so put together and wonder how you can look the same?
Do you know someone that always dresses well, has a different outfit every time you see her and oozes confidence?
How about Jessica in the Accounts Department? She always looks good doesn't she?
You may have style envy and you know what? That's ok!
It's ok to look at other women and check out her outfit as it means you have style goals too!
You know how you want to look, but perhaps don't have the confidence or know how to put the desired look together.
Or, you're simply fed up with your look, the same baggy 'safe' top that you can rely on, jeans that are so old that you now can't live without them right?
But you see celebrities, colleagues and friends looking amazing and you want to as well, but where do you start?
You don't need a huge budget to change your look and you certainly don't need to change your personality either! Style confidence isn't reserved for the chosen few!
Everyone can have a unique style and be envied. In fact, your style may be envied right now and you don't even realise it!
With the right mindset and tools, you can be that woman that others envy.
Do you use Pinterest? If not, I highly recommend it, as it's a fantastic search engine where you can find style inspiration.
When working with clients or advising women, I always recommend creating a board for styling/fashion on Pinterest.
If she doesn't have one, I'll show her how to create an account and choose 3 celebrities whose style she admires. We'll then create a few boards that she can 'pin' images of the celebrities wearing outfits and pieces that she admires and would love to wear.
You can find so many looks and outfits, find ways to dress for your body type and so much more. I collaborate on the styling/fashion boards for all my clients so I can 'pin' images of clothing and outfit suggestions directly to them.
I am aware however that not everyone can 'get their head around' using Pinterest and I want to share the benefits!
So my lovely, I will be co-hosting an amazing FREE online masterclass 'Discover Your Personal Style Using Pinterest' on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 8pm GMT and I can't wait!
Our guest expert, Debbie Bradley aka 'The Pinterest Queen', will be co-hosting the live masterclass with me and will show you how to create a Pinterest account from scratch plus several boards for your fashion and styling needs!
The FREE masterclass will be hosted live online and spaces are limited. You can sign up here to receive your link to the masterclass and up your style goals!
The link to sign up has already been shared in The Style Lounge, my private Facebook group. If you're not in there, come in and join us!
The next time you see Jessica from Accounts looking hot, or the receptionist with another killer outfit on, remember that you can be that woman whose style is admired too.
Until next time!
Today is World Book Day and excited children everywhere are getting ready to go to school dressed up as their favourite book character. As the day was approaching and I, like many parents, asked my little boy who he wants to be dressed up as, it got me thinking about the power of our clothes.
Our children choose their hero or book character and as soon as they put the costume on, they're in character!
My little boy always chooses to be a superhero (thankfully comic books are allowed!) and will dress as whichever character he's in to at that time. His first costume was Spider-Man and as soon as he put it on including the mask, he was jumping off the sofa, off the steps and tried to 'climb the walls'. He flicked his wrist as if to create a web like Spider-Man no matter how many times his wrist was dry without a web to be found!
He was like this for hours until he took the costume off and was himself again.
As adults, we can do the same, but somewhere between childhood and where we are now, we don't. We think that we have to dress a certain way. Or we put on our clothes and we feel like we have no identity. But if we are like our children and know the power of our clothes, we can choose to be whoever we want to be simply by the choice of outfit.
When we go to a party we have fun and we dress up accordingly, laugh and socialise. When we go to a funeral, we typically dress in respectable dark clothing and our mood is sad and sombre. Even if there was something funny, we dare not laugh out loud.
If we workout or go to the gym, we get in to the mindset of exercising and training our body. You see some enter the gym and walk with a swagger flexing their arms a bit! Depending on the job interview, we dress in a presentable and more importantly, likeable way, to be taken seriously by the interviewer. If the interview went well, you come out of there feeling really confident and you know you’ve nailed the job and feel good that you dressed the part.
So why is it that we struggle to be who we want to be in our everyday life and how we show up? As well as dressing the part, we dress how we see ourselves. Your clothes influence how you see yourself. When we dress up and how we want to be seen, we feel confident. If we're not feeling so great, that can be reflected in how we show up too. Equally we can reverse this and look confident even if we don't feel it.
Our clothes are powerful and this power is often underestimated.
So the next time you see an outfit or another lady wearing something that you like, don’t say "I couldn’t wear that" or "I’m not the sort of person that can wear that".
Remember that the power of our clothes mean we can wear whatever we want to wear and be whoever we want to be. Let your clothes act as your costume and feel the difference!
Just think of the children and Teachers celebrating World Book Day. The Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Horrid Henry, they all decided who they want to be today and you can do the same.
Who are you dressed up as today?
A Style Coach & Image Consultant.