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By Connie Matthews, The Stylish Director, Personal Stylist, Brisbane Australia
Did you know you only have 7 seconds to make a first impression? Yes…that’s right! We’re hard-wired to do this. Some trivia for you: It goes all the way back to our Cave Man existence. Weird, but true!!!
Command and drive your ‘Style’ with Elegance, Polish, Grace and Class. When you present the best version of you, you’ll always have peace of mind in your appearance.
Think about this! If you’re going to worry all day about a wardrobe malfunction, how productive and effective are you really going to be? That’s a ‘big zilch’ at focusing on your path to success.
As silly as it sounds when you look ‘Absolutely Amazing and Sensational’ you’ll always be bestowed with the utmost care and kindness everywhere you go. Go ahead and prove that to yourself. Dress down one day and go shopping. Dress mind-blowing and then go shopping. It’s incredible the difference this will make in the way people address you. People want to be with successful people – and there-in lies all the proof you will need!!!
Here’s my quote: Perception is reality and people buy perception – because that is their reality!
People will see you as brilliantly solid, expensive and successful when dressed-up. Ask yourself – do you like to be around successful people? Of course, you do!
These 6 very simple steps will help you drive your ‘style’ future goals:
Creativity and fiction = a dream reality! Imagination has no limits in creating YOUR ‘STYLE’. Perception is Reality remember. Start with yourself first.
If finding your Dominant ‘Style’ Type is still a mystery, planning your wardrobe is tough, shopping with purpose is challenging then give me a call. We can happily book in a 1 on 1 session and work through each of these together.
Alternatively, go to my Events Page here for the following:
Style…Is as Individual as YOU!
Defining your ‘Style’ is easier than it sounds. Use Pinterest or create a Vision Board. Notice the ‘styles’ that are dominant. There are so many ‘style’ types however we can group them into these 5 basic categories:
This helps identify your fashion direction.
Tip: Keep your vision board.
Start with organizing your closet. Throw out what you don’t like, is not repairable, you don’t wear. These things take up space. If these clothes are too good to throw out give them a new home. I can tell you I have given many a designer outfit to the Women’s Shelter.
Have a good look at what is left and create a shopping list to fill in any gaps. Put that shopping list in a plastic sleeve and blu-tack it to the inside of your wardrobe door, or wherever you can see it – daily. Stay the course and don’t deviate.
The items you need are:
Tip: Keep this list.
To make an impact with ‘Style’ you need a sizeable budget. There is no mistaking quality garments.
If you’ve completed the above steps and have a shopping list ready to go you can afford to spend more on a few garments. Just imagine how an expensive jacket looks and feels (not to mention the fit and quality) when you team it with a $ 6.00 white Tee and inexpensive ripped jeans. Yes…I said ‘ripped’ jeans. I’m totally in love with ripped jeans, they are sooooooo cool!!! Of course, they don’t have to be ripped, but why throw away a perfectly good pair of pants – even if they have holes in them (depending on where those holes are, of course).
Envelope Clutch for the evening, heels, a few accessories and you’ll feel a million bucks. Trust me on this one.
Tip: Decide on your colour palate before shopping.
Fill your wardrobe gaps Autumn and Spring. Be relentless with the ‘follow through’ on your list and continue with the chosen colour palate.
It will become clear, very quickly, that you’re shifting towards luxury pieces. Translate that enthusiasm of your new tailored, personal ‘style’ by drifting towards implementing forethought and self-control – WAIT FOR THE SALES!!! It’s a pleasant surprise to find a 2-piece Little Black Dress that is now half price.
Be in the driver’s seat when you’re designing your future. Dressing well creates a mental and positive image of yourself – in your own mind.
Tip: Shop SALES
Fashion is general but ‘Style’ is Individual. Your ‘style’ provides a comprehensive insight into your world. Don’t forget to be creative and fun though.
Tailor your look each day with a combination of emotion and intellect which gives people what they value the most – the best and successful version of you.
Once you create the exterior Panache your attitude will line-up with your appearance, keeping your inner voice congruent with your outer exterior.
Tip: Keep to your dominate ‘style’.
If you’re reading this, you want to be in the Driver’s Seat and to be designing your future.
Keep your goals in sight. The difference between people who succeed and fail is Persistence.