Like many of us, a lot of things changed for me during the pandemic. I used to love getting dressed up and looking good, but then suddenly, I didn’t have to anymore. I’m not sure if it was the Zoom calls or the many days at a time that I stayed in sweats or loungewear… but as the world began to reopen, I hated the thought of getting fully dressed! Yes, even me! (And I help people look their best for a living!) And while things have been back to normal for a while now, a lot of us have transitioned to working remotely. Which can feel like we don’t have as much reason to make an effort… but that’s NOT true. If you don’t have the motivation to make an effort anymore, you should ask yourself… has working from home ruined your style?
Trust me, my friend – if this sounds familiar, you’re not alone! But if you’re looking to level up your professional life, you need to level up your at-home looks, too. And the effort you make there will translate to the rest of your life! Save the sweatpants for the weekend, sis. Let’s get dressed like the world is going to see you – and not just from the waist up on a Zoom call!
Keep scrolling to see some actionable steps towards reclaiming your style…
DEFINE your current needs and examine your wardrobe needs based on your current lifestyle and social activities. If you’re not going to galas all the time, don’t fill your wardrobe with ball gowns! Invest in practical pieces that go well with everything. Find some items that you can transition from day to night!
REFINE your wardrobe needs based on your desired public image, current body, and natural coloring. Envision yourself as your best self, and embrace your body as it is today! Commit to looking good while going up and down the scale. Highlight your assets with the right colors and details that make you come alive. Life is too short to just feel blah!
EDIT items out of your wardrobe that no longer fit, are no longer in style, or no longer serve you. Take time to evaluate each piece, especially the items that still have tags on them. Women spend so much unnecessary time in the morning looking at items they will never wear. Clear the clutter so you can see the good stuff!
UPDATE your wardrobe with some current fashion items, but make sure you do not forget about the basics! Basic items without the bells and whistles are the glue to every Polished outfit. (Basic examples: black slack, black pencil skirt, black turtle neck, etc.)
CREATE outfits based on your social activities with your existing, and new wardrobe items. Planning your looks ahead can really cut down on the stress and anxiety one might have in the morning, especially during this time while we are transitioning from home back into the office. Download my Weekly Planning Worksheet by clicking here!
MAINTAIN your image and style by developing easy daily and weekly grooming and self-care rituals that do not overwhelm you. Not every woman is a 30 – 45 minute makeup kinda gal. Most mornings I give myself 5-10 minutes. You can check out my easy daily natural makeup routine HERE!
I hope this helps! Getting your style and image back on track does not have to feel overwhelming if you have a plan! But if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to assist you in leveling up how you show up!
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