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5 Signs You Need A Personal Style Makeover

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Your personal style plays a significant role in how you present yourself to the world, especially in the workplace.

If you've been feeling like your wardrobe is holding you back or uncertain about making the right impression, it may be time for a personal style makeover.

Imagine having a wardrobe that effortlessly reflects your individuality while making a powerful statement in any professional setting?

A personal stylist can guide you in curating a wardrobe that showcases your personality and ensures you make the right impression in any setting, whether you're giving a presentation at work or meeting clients for a business lunch.

But how can you tell if it's time for a personal style makeover?

Let's explore the five signs to look for.

1. You're always wearing the same thing

Most of us have a go-to outfit that we feel confident and comfortable in. But what happens when you find yourself wearing the same clothing day after day?

Besides the fact that it can cause you to feel bored and uninspired, it can also give off the impression that you lack personal style. Having some variety in your outfits is important for both your mental well-being and physical appearance.

Start to experiment with small changes in your style or outfit - if you always wear the same pencil dress, blazer and shoes, switch up your shoes or add a different accessory to break up the monotony.

A pair of bold earrings or a stylish silk scarf can instantly transform the same outfit into something that feels totally different.

Making even small changes to your personal style can help refresh your look and give you a new perspective on your clothes.

Join my Live Masterclass: How to Craft a Signature Style That Elevates Your Influence, Impact and Income, and learn exactly what you need to achieve a strategic, signature style that positions you for the success you desire.

2. Your wardrobe is filled with mismatched items that don't coordinate easily or items that you rarely or never wear

At some point, we've all looked into our closet and felt like we have nothing to wear (myself included) even though our wardrobe is full of clothes.

But if this dilemma becomes a daily occurrence, it's a clear sign that something in your wardrobe needs attention.

Often, the root of the problem lies in the absence of a well-defined personal style that truly resonates with you.

When you have a clear vision of your personal style, and know exactly what styles, colours and silhouettes make you feel confident and stylish, your wardrobe becomes a special place because you know how to fill it with the right items.

Resist the urge to add anything new unless you truly love it and you can create at least three outfits with items you already own.

3. You have a difficult time bringing items together into flattering, coordinated outfits

When it comes to workwear and your professional clothing, it's important to have a few key pieces in your wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to create professional-looking outfits.

One of the easiest ways to do this is by thinking about your wardrobe in terms of

style formulas. These form the basis for your style but give you endless variations and outfits when you interchange items.

A style formula might look like a tapered pant + blouse + heels and completed with a finishing piece.

By embracing style formulas, you'll be equipped with a clear framework that streamlines your shopping decisions. Instead of acquiring random pieces, you'll purposefully select items that seamlessly fit into your formulas. This intentional approach ensures that each addition to your wardrobe contributes to the creation of versatile, coordinated outfits.

4. You've had the same style for years but aren't sure how to change it up

It can feel daunting to try and change your style or update your look on your own.

Where do you even start?

A good place is to try and switch up your colour palette by incorporating a few new shades into your existing wardrobe.

If you typically wear black or other dark neutrals such as navy, try adding in one of the universal colours - these are medium value (neither very light, dark, bright or muted) colours which tend to suit everyone.

Experiment with teal, turquoise, violet or aubergine, or try adding a print/pattern which can instantly elevate any outfit.

If you'd like to talk with me about your current style situation and how I might be able to help, book in a call with me here.

5. You feel frustrated and confused about where to shop for clothes that will actually fit and flatter you and/or align with your style and preferences

If you haven't defined your own personal style, and know what you look and feel best in, going shopping can be a frustrating and disappointing experience, not to mention cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in unflattering or unsuitable clothes.

Now suppose that you could be a savvy shopper, knowing exactly what brands, cuts, colours and lines worked for you.

This is hugely empowering...and possible. You just need a little know-how.

If you're not sure where to start, the first step is to identify your personal style and identify the brands that closely align.

For example, brands such as Banana Republic, Gant, J Crew and Sportscraft have a dominant classic feel to their clothing.

On the other hand, Sandro, Zimmerman, Review and Phase Eight have a strong feminine look and feel.

Your personal style is an extension of your personality, so take the time to figure out who you are so you can ensure that your clothes reflect the real you.

If you'd like some help figuring out what clothes reflect your authentic personality, take my 2 minute Style Archetype Quiz here.

If you’re just nodding along and feeling like you could use some help in this department, don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Many professional women feel stuck when it comes to their personal style, but the truth is, with the right guidance and direction from a Personal Stylist, you can transform your wardrobe (and your self-confidence) for the better.

Investing in your personal style is an investment for the rest of your life - so don’t wait until you hit all five signs before making the decision to do something about it.

I'm here to help.

Book a call with me so I can help assess where you are and show you how to build your authentic, signature style.

Join my Live Masterclass: How to Craft a Signature Style That Elevates Your Influence, Impact and Income, and learn exactly what you need to achieve a strategic, signature style that positions you for the success you desire.


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