30
May

Dressing For Your Mood

You may ask yourself, “Why does that person always seem so happy, easy-going and successful?”

Let me let you in on a little secret…it’s in the clothing!

The way you dress can help you relay that same personal message about yourself. For me, when getting dressed in the morning, I choose an outfit that is strong and confident, even when I’m not.  Who said a structured blazer in blush pink and tailored white pants won’t make you feel good about yourself?

Clothing is a source of pride and pleasure; just like a photograph. They bring back memories, whether good or bad. Many people keep their wedding dresses, although they never wear them again. Some even rip up items bought by an ex to dissolve the memories of the relationship. No matter your reason, you love or hate certain clothing because it makes you feel a particular way.

I encourage you to wear clothes that make you feel good all the time. It’s true, when you look good, you feel good and you perform better in your personal and professional life.

Some mornings, we wake up and don’t feel good or just want to lie in bed. I recommend dressing as if you feel just fine. After a few compliments, I guarantee your self-esteem will rise and your energy will shift from a not so positive to a positive perspective.

Here are a few tips to make your wardrobe a feel-good zone.

  • If you have a favorite article of clothing, think about how it boosts your confidence and try to buy similar clothing that fits the bill.
  • You may have bought a top and worn it once, but if you aren’t going to wear it again, because it has bad memories attached to it, get rid of it.
  • Only keep items that you can wear now and are associated with good memories. If it’s worn and dated, replace it; it’s worth the splurge to feel good!
  • When you dress like a drag, you tend to have a drag day and it affects your self-esteem.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it good. Share your essence with people the moment they see you!

Here’s what I call the 3-Day Selfie Challenge which I have all my clients do before they start any of my style programs. For the next three days, I want you to take a full on mirror selfie. Do not dress up for this assignment, I want you to see an accurate representation of what you wear everyday. At the end of each day, describe what you wore. How did it make you feel? How were you perceived?At the end of the challenge, send me your results.

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