it's time to look the part!
Lover of fashion, passionate about personal image, and former fashion executive now dedicated to assisting professional women level up!
It is absolutely necessary for a Polished woman to have a personal style strategy. Why? Because Polished women always have a plan! Also, it makes getting dressed a breeze and you do not have time to waste!
Looking put together at all times as a woman is a must! When you’ve got a million other things to do cutting down time in your closet is crucial!
Using a person style strategy will help too streamline your morning routine no matter how hectic.
Here are the 3 steps you need to include in your personal style strategy:
The largest amount of time wasted in a woman’s closet is spent doting on old clothes. Clear it out! Anything that you’ve not worn in over a year, and frankly don’t like… BYE! Items that have never been worn and still have tags hanging have got to go too! Yes, I am calling you out, but don’t take it too personal because we ALL do it. It also has something to do with being kind to yourself. I recommend that if you are planning or are in the process of losing weight, go ahead and keep those clothes that are a size or 2 too small. You can fold them down and place them in the back of your closet this way they are out of sight, and you’ll feel confident enough to dress for yourself as you are!
Now I know what you’re thinking. Easier said than done. But I’ve made planning easy! Use the Weekly Wardrobe Planning Worksheet to plan out proper attire for the week. Think of it like meal prep for your fashion choices. It’s just as important and It’ll save you so much time. It is a great organizing tool for those who are motivated by lists. Also, seeing what types of events or meetings you have going on during the week helps to pick outfits that are appropriate for each occasion. For an extra level of convinence I encourage you to go as far a pre-hanging those looks. This is so you don’t have to sift through your closet looking for pieces when it’s time to get ready.
Getting back to the basics is my favorite. When you have solid well fitting basics, you can anchor any fashion pieces or accessories with ease. I’m talking pants and tops in solid neutral colors (black, navy, grey, white, and cream) as well as solid colors on your palette. A necessary collection of these basics in your wardrobe is called a basics capsule. While teaching women how to curate a total personalized wardrobe capsule is one of my specialties, now that folks are working from home, creating a functional WFH wardrobe capsule is necessary to maintaining your professional image and personal style!
Now that you have these three tools to solidify your personal style strategy act now! With spring quickly approaching now is the time to eliminate the clutter, develop a plan, and nail the basics.