Did You Have the Right Clothes?

Decades-old dresses, ill-fitting jeans and tops that don’t go with anything.  Does this sound familiar?  If this is what’s in your closet at any given moment, then it’s no wonder every day when you go to get dressed you feel, well…

DESPERATE.

There, I said it.  And I know how it makes you feel because I’ve been there too.  Years ago.  And I vowed never to return.

Want to break free of feeling desperate and actually have a closet filled with clothes that make you feel BEAUTIFUL?

CONFIDENT?

FABULOUS?

You can.  But you need a plan.  A really, really good plan.  And I have that.

Many women grow up thinking that they know how to build a wardrobe because they saw their mother do it, or their great aunt, or the stylish mom of a friend.  Yet the truth is that many women are misguided, and instead of buying things that work to build a wardrobe and give you plenty of options day in and day out, you simply repeat the same mistakes. Mistakes that are based on very out-dated rules.  You know the drill…

Buy multiples.  Wear a black dress.  Everyone MUST have blah, blah, blah…

In my humble opinion, the only thing everyone MUST have are the right clothes!

Now, let’s get to that.  In 2017, did you have the right clothes?  Chances are pretty good that you did NOT, and that you spent a great deal of time feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and downright desperate when it came to shopping, putting together an outfit or getting dressed.

Do you really want to make the same mistakes in 2018?  I know in your heart of hearts that you really don’t.  How do I know this?  Because making these mistakes time after time will only leave you heartbroken, powerless, timid and alone.  Instead of taking the plunge headfirst into the dating scene, or a new job, or a big change or living the life of your dreams, you’re holding yourself back.  Feeling unworthy.  Playing small.  I know. I’ve been there, remember?

So here’s my plan of escape for you.  Don’t worry, it’s easy to follow, no matter where you are in the world.  And the best part is that this truly is a ONE SIZE FITS ALL, even in a world where one size NEVER fits all.  It’s adaptable.  Open to interpretation.  And something you can customize to express who you truly are, and be the best YOU, you can be.  Sound good so far?

Here you are, my dear:

1/ Know Thyself – Do you know what clothes are right for you?  This is where most women stop cold.  They have no idea.  If this is you, then you have a prime opportunity to start with the basics to set yourself up for a successful 2018 and well beyond!  Take time out to discover your personal style, your coloring and your body type.  Once you know these three things, you are on your way to creating a look that is right for you no matter what your day brings.  If you need help, schedule a personal style session with our style coaches and discover, once and for all, just what is right for you!

2/ Assess Your NeedsWho are you and what are you dressing for?  This may sound simple, but a lot of women really don’t stop to ask themselves this question.  Get clear on what your needs are, both from a physical standpoint as well as your lifestyle, and you’ll know exactly what you need to see in your closet. Are you a high-powered business woman who is always interacting with potential clients?  Then you need a wardrobe filled with items that help you stand out for all the right reasons!  Are you retired, occasionally attending luncheons, volunteering or dinners out?  Then you need plenty of upscale casual separates that mix and match to keep you looking polished.  Are you a busy mama who is juggling the fast lane with the carpool lane?  You need items that can be dressed up or down to keep you ready at a moment’s notice.

3/ Create a Strategy – Once you know who you are and what you need to dress for, it’s time to build a wardrobe that’s right for you!  Go through your closet and pull out anything that’s not right for you.  Then fill in the gaps to be sure you have exactly what you need.

a/Core items – These key items will help you make many outfits and will be your go-to staples.  Choose in your best neutral colors (think beyond black) and buy the best you can afford.

b/ Accent Items – These items, such as tops or jackets, are in your best WOW colors and will get you noticed for all the right reasons.  Think print tops, bold cardigans, simple tanks that change up the look of an outfit.

c/ Accessories – The icing on the cake, your accessories can help you put your own personal stamp on your look while adding just the right amount of polish.  Choose shoes that will go with everything, but will add a little pizzazz (skip the black!), jewelry that tells your story, scarves that frame your face, belts that enhance your shape and a killer handbag (or several) that punctuate your outfit while keeping you organized.

There you have it.  My simple, three-step plan to having the right clothes in 2018 – and beyond!  Now, dress like you mean it!

**Need help?  Our expertly trained Stylista’s and Certified Style Coaches can help you to be your best YOU in 2018.  Guiding you towards what’s right for you, and keeping you from making purchases you’ll regret, our team is here to help save you time, money and frustration.  Book your appointment today at StyleFinder by 919-454-3068 and make 2018 a year to remember for all the right reasons!

 

 

 

 

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**Need help?  Our expertly trained Stylista’s and Certified Style Coaches can help you to be your best YOU in 2018.  Guiding you towards what’s right for you, and keeping you from making purchases you’ll regret, our team is here to help save you time, money and frustration.  Book your appointment today at StyleFinder by 919-454-3068 and make 2018 a year to remember for all the right reasons!

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