When I decided to become an Image Consultant and Professional Stylist–I knew that I’d have to convince many people to get rid of the negative narrative that caring about appearance is shallow and harmful to women. In reality, our image and style can position us for success and set us apart from our colleagues. Taking our image and style seriously is about building our executive presence and exuding confidence! So, stop holding back and don’t believe these four myths about image and style!
4 Myths About Image and Style
You don’t have a “personal style”! – Since everyone has a point of view when it comes to what they think is beautiful and appealing–that means they have a style that is unique to them. They just need to define it.
You have to have a great body to look and feel amazing! – This simply is not true. At all. As women, we all go up and down the scale, and it’s completely natural and nothing to be ashamed of. Therefore, the most important thing to focus on when you’re holding a little extra weight is fit and fabric! The best-fitting clothes are those that skim your body line, so you should employ a tailor to always get your perfect fit. Once you learn which fit is best for your body type–you will become unstoppable!
You need to buy expensive clothes to have good style. – This is also simply not true. Fashion can be expensive, but individual style is free! It’s about mixing the high and low to create a functional wardrobe that works for your lifestyle and expresses who you are.
Your image does not matter! – This myth gets me going every time I hear someone say this. Did you know that your body is covered by 80% clothing at any given time? Your clothing is the largest communication tool because it is the first thing people see and sets the tone for how people perceive you. Also, your appearance contributes to 75% of your first impression. Trust me, my friend, your image and style totally matter and should be used as your superpower.
Now that you know the four myths about image and style, are you ready to start developing an image you love and curating a wardrobe just for you? Begin your style journey by taking my Polished Style Quiz to your personalized Style Strategy!