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Do your clothes represent who you are? Are they where you are now in 2017 or are they where you were five, ten, fifteen years ago? Were they ever you? Or are they someone else’s style?
Think about it…..
Are they outdated?
Are they tired and worn out?
Are they too bright and colorful?
Are they too conservative?
Are they too old? Or too young?
Are they too business like? Or too casual?
Are they too pretty? Or too boyish?
I arrived at a clients home recently and as soon as she opened the door to greet me I could tell she had a warm and friendly, gentle, inviting, laid back nature. She had a beautiful big smile, amazing (signature) hair, great skin and a curvaceous figure. She looked much younger in real life compared to how she looked in the photos that she’d sent me. The combination of lovely personality and lovely features, meant she was a very attractive woman.
However her clothes were letting down. Who she was and the clothes she wore, didn’t match.
In the photos, and I soon discovered in her wardrobe too, she mostly wore black – but not in a good way. Black can be very chic, flattering and interesting or it can be faded, tired and boring. Hers was the latter.
She was creative, she was energetic, she was bubbly, she was sexy, she intelligent, entertaining and interesting….her clothes were drab.
Some were too tight (she wore a lot of exercise gear for comfort) and some were shapeless. (Covering up the bits she didn’t like but along the way some of her best features also) Her lovely figure, that she didn’t really acknowledge she had, was often hidden in ill-fitting garments. …and because many of the pieces she had in her wardrobe were decades old, they were now outdated – which in turn was aging her.
So here’s your exercise. Make a list of all the things you are. I’ll get you started….
I am relaxed
I am fun
I am intelligent
I am a traditionalist
I am the life of the party
I am artistic
I am confident
I am shy
I am ambitious
I am sophisticated
I am subtly sexy
I am youthful
I am conservative
Once you’ve done that, open your wardrobe, look inside and ask yourself, do these pieces express who I am….or do they tell a different story?
*It might even be an interesting exercise to ask a friend or loved one what they think your clothes say about you.
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