Three Giant Lies

No matter how self-aware, self-expressed, and self-confident we are, there are still some sticky pernicious thoughts & feelings that can come up when we start thinking about style. A lot of these "style myths" rear their heads when we make a big change or try something new, and can originate from our histories, our family & friends, or the media.

Most of my clients come with a readiness to prioritize their personal style, but these deeply, sometimes subconscious beliefs can snag up the process. Luckily, I've spent the past 6 years thinking about & working to abolish the most common style-related myths, and today I'll share em with you!

Style is Superficial

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of clothing but resisted purchasing or wearing it because you think it's too frivolous (and you are NOT FRIVOLOUS)? Have you supported your inattention to your personal style on the basis that people should really listen to the words you say instead of what you're wearing? To this myth I say:

  • When we deny ourselves style, we are denying our own self-care in a way that can actually TAKE AWAY from what people think of us
  • To prioritize style is to prioritize self-care, our confidence, and creative expression. These aren't superficial things are they?

When our style is aligned with who we really are, people can hear our words more clearly, because our style supports (instead of undermines) our real personas.

Style is Innate (& just for skinny rich people)

Now some of us do seem to have a more dominant fashion gene than others, but that is not to say that we can't learn new ways to look at our style. To me, it's really more about value & desire.

  • If you value your style, and you desire to dress in a way that flatters your body (no matter what your shape or size) you can learn how to dress yourself in a way that gives you joy. I love showing people what styles to look for that can both expand their horizons and make shopping more simple in the future
  • Also, speaking of value, great style comes from thoughtful decision-making (about good fit & balance), not from expensive price tags

Style's a Lot of Work

Do you avoid shopping because you don't have the time to find what fits you? Is style completely overwhelming? Yes, creating a new wardrobe from the ground up is a daunting task, but you don't have to be a full-time trend-chaser to be stylish.

  • Doing a little work to discover your personal style up front can create a framework for what to wear that will last you a long time
  • I believe in creating a wardrobe based on classic, versatile basics, punctuated with more current, affordable finds. This way, you have a solid wardrobe that benefits from shorter, more fun shopping trips whenever you have a chance

Style can be a time-commitment, but once you have the basics down, and know what works for your body, you can relax and save yourself tons of time in the long run. And besides, doesn't doing a little work feel good sometimes?

What style myths do you carry with you? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Can't see yourself doing any wardrobe updating without a little push from an objective, loving professional? Let's talk. I'd love to help abolish your style myths and get you feeling a-ok in your clothes again. Sign up for a free style strategy call today.