New Decade. New Wardrobe. New You?

There’s something extraordinary about knowing the things in life that make you feel bold, strong, confident and ready to take on the world. The steps to creating your style identity can be fun, insightful, cathartic and to be honest, often a bit of an eye-opener! If you have fallen out of love with your wardrobe or if you would like to identify your personal style – consider these following steps to start you on your journey.
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There’s something extraordinary about knowing the things in life that make you feel bold, strong, confident and ready to take on the world.

It can be the people around you, from your friends or your family who are there as a constant support and guidance.
It might be the week that you conquer something – knowing that you’re growing and developing whilst doing what you love.

And sometimes it can simply be the clothes that you wear. Perhaps it’s that one dress with exquisite detailing, gorgeous neckline and a perfect cut. Or that fantastically tailored suit that was a huge investment, but boosts your confidence in knowing that it was made to fit you like a glove…

There’s just something great about knowing what works for you, and the clothes that make you look and feel good.
The thing is, for some people it’s not instantly recognisable as to what really suits them – what suits their style and what their style is. In fact, what is personal style?

As a Stylist, I’d like to touch on my belief that style is completely and inherently individual and cannot be bucked by any trend or fad in fast fashion. True style is a combination of what you identify as reflecting your authentic self and what classically complements your natural shape and colouring and enhances your best features.

For many, you may not be sure what your own personal style is and creating one can seem a daunting task, especially if you feel it may be holding you back in some way. Clothes are quite literally, our second skin. Just the texture of them alone can have an emotional impact on us. (Have you ever heard anyone tell you they love the feeling of a rough, scratchy jumper against their skin?).

The clothes we wear often tell us a lot about a person, and how amazing is that feeling when the image we want to portray, reflects exactly how we feel inside?

The steps to creating your style identity can be fun, insightful, cathartic and to be honest, often a bit of an eye-opener! It’s my passion to bring this power of knowledge to your door. I make it my job to help you discover your style goals. If you have fallen out of love with your wardrobe or if you would like to identify your personal style – consider these following steps to start you on your journey.

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  • How do you feel about the clothes currently in your wardrobe?
    For many, there’s often that small little section that we love (because in that section hangs your go-tos, whether it’s for work, the school run or off duty looks) Then we have the other 80% of the wardrobe that holds the, what I like to call: ‘one day I’ll wear that, but not today’ garments. (Including that amazing dress you had to get because it looked great, was an absolute steal – but as yet never been worn!)

    Focus: Concentrate on the pieces in this section – what do you love about them? What do they have in common? How do they make you feel?

  • Who do you know whose style you admire?
    It could be that relative or friend whom you always think gets it right. Or perhaps, there’s a celebrity you admire and you always feel inclined to click on their article to see what they’re wearing. (Celebrities are often dressed by stylists – but they in fact also start off with inspirations and ideas about the look they want to convey to the world. It all starts somewhere!)


    Focus:
    What is it about this particular person’s style you love? Does the look appear to be effortless and coordinated, or do they go beyond into bold and adventurous and you admire their courage to experiment? Whatever it is that makes you double take, put a collage together or a simple pinboard of your favourite looks. This will create a great visual aid of the styles that really catch your eye.

    And finally…

  • How would you describe your relationship with fashion and how do you feel when you’re shopping?
    It sounds like a deep question, I know! But it’s a question to get you thinking about what you enjoy about shopping for yourself and the parts that you really don’t. I like to focus on the connections I see between style, identity and the psychology of fashion.

    Focus: Have you developed particular habits of behaviour or spending when it comes to your wardrobe? Do you feel there’s a need for novelty – a need to spend – rather investing in staple pieces that would stand the test of time?

    Or maybe your interests lie in more conscious fashion and you would like your future wardrobe to be more sustainable and you want to be able to identify with brands that focus more on sustainability, diversity and representation in fashion?

All of the above are excellent questions and points to consider if you’d like to start building your style identity. They’re also a great first step in determining whether it’s the right time to consider the service of a personal stylist to help you fully conceptualise your style goals and introduce you to a WOW wardrobe.

Which is where I come in!

To discover more about wardrobe edits, bespoke styling sessions and colour and body shape analysis, view my Services page to find out more.

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