Do you feel like your wardrobe is holding you back at work?
Are you not sure what to wear to make the right impression?
Your wardrobe should make you feel confident and like you can take on the world. But if you're constantly second-guessing your outfit choices or feeling like your clothes are holding you back, it might be time for a personal style makeover.
A professional stylist can help you curate a wardrobe that reflects your unique personality and makes the right impression in any setting, whether you're giving a presentation at work or meeting clients for lunch.
Not sure if you need a style makeover?
Here are 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?
It causes you to feel bored and uninspired and can give off the impression that you lack personal style.
Did you know that variety is important both for 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.
2. Your wardrobe is filled with mismatched items, clothes that are uninspiring or items that you 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 why does this happen?
Oftentimes, it's because we don't have a personal style that speaks to us.
When you're clear on the styles, colours and silhouettes that make you feel confident and stylish, your wardrobe will become a special place because you know how to fill it with the right items.
Resist adding anything new into your wardrobe unless you truly love it and you can make at least three outfits with items you already own.
3. You have a hard time putting together outfits that look good together
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.
Understanding what these key pieces are is determined by your Style Profile (colour palette, body shape and style archetype) as well as your work environment and how you'd like to be perceived.
I also recommend creating some simple style formulas. These form the basis for your style but give you endless variations and outfits when you interchange items.
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
If you haven't defined your own personal style, and know what you look and feel best in, going shopping can become a nightmare of sorts, 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.