Being self-conscious and insecure about the way you dress has the power to stop you from living your best life!
Raise your hand if you’re a person that would rather stay in sweats because you don’t have the right outfit to wear. Well, I’m talking to you, my friend!
Not everyone is overly obsessed with fashion and style like myself, and that’s totally cool. However, it’s still important to women to be appropriate, and feel comfortable and confident in our own skin. Especially since our skin is 75% covered up with clothing at any given time.
So if you find yourself shying away from attending events, not speaking up in meetings, ducking your head in grocery stores, or simply not feeling up to par, then it’s time for you to take action!
One thing I know for sure is life is too short to feel insecure, especially when all we need is a little fashion and makeup.
I truly believe that style is personal (check out the different Style Personalities here) and you can have anything you want if you dress for it! As a woman that has always been very driven, I know what it’s like to show up not on point and feeling self conscious. Therefore, I always do my best to make sure I’m dressed appropriately for where I’m going.
Knowing you’re appropriate is a major game changer when it comes to how you show up in a room! And even better, how YOU feel in the room.
When I worked corporate, my fashion industry colleagues were notorious for looking you up and down every day for sport. So I always made sure I gave them something to look at. LOL
No one has ever woken up and said “I want to feel mediocre today!” and that’s exactly the feeling you will get when you are inappropriately dressed. Let’s be honest, no one has time to feel insecure! So before you decide on an outfit, you want to ask yourself these important questions:
1. Where am I going?
One of the most important questions to ask yourself to ensure you are dressed appropriately is “Where am I going?”. Every outfit is not appropriate for every place. Have you ever seen a woman show up to a casual backyard BBQ in 5-inch heels and a dress to match? Well I have, and let me tell you, cute, but totally inappropriate for the occasion. Insecure or not, you have to know what is appropriate to wear.
2. Who is going to be there?
Not everyone gets dressed to impress, but you should always be conscious of the vibe you are giving off. The way you dress should take your audience into consideration. For example, there is absolutely nothing wrong with stepping up a notch or two on a day that you know the Big Boss will be in your office. Actually, I recommend it! First impressions only take a few minutes to form, but can take a lifetime to change.
3. What do I want to represent and communicate?
The way you dress and show up in the world has the power to communicate who you are and where you are going! Don’t let a bad outfit stop you from getting that promotion or getting that next hot date! Determine what you want to communicate and get dressed accordingly.
Once you’ve answered these 3 questions, you can confidently put together a look that you feel good and confident about! Remember, your personal style and the way you show up in the world is like a business card and should always make a statement.
If you need a little help getting started on defining what statement you want your appearance to make as you navigate the world, don’t hesitate to download your PERSONAL STYLE STATEMENT GUIDE by clicking HERE!