I remember at a really young age how much it mattered to my mom how my siblings and I looked before we walked out of the house. Our clothes had to be pressed, neat and clean. Hair was always combed and not out of place. I thought my mom was being extra particular about it and I didn’t understand why our appearance mattered so much to her.
Fast forward years later, I realize that appearance influences how people see and treat you. Now I get that it was my mom’s way of making sure that the way me and my siblings were seen was positive. This way of thinking has easily become a part of my everyday life and what I think about each time I get dressed. And at the same time something that I am implementing into my son’s life. Do you often think when you dress yourself for the day, what type of impression does your appearance give about you?
That’s a question I think we all should regularly ask ourselves about our appearance. Not to confuse caring about the impression your appearance gives with caring about what others think about you. I just believe our appearance should be important even to ourselves because it sets the tone for our personal brand. For me, I have a choice to tell my story my way, and I get to do it using my style. How people translate my style story is completely up to them. Your style fundamentally communicates how you feel, who you are, what you may do for work and your personality.
If you are caught in a bind because your appearance doesn’t give the right impression of you, try these tips:
1) Try taking a style personality quiz to determine the styles that suit your personality best. Are you trendy, athletic, classic or dramatic? Try this one.
2) What do you do for a living? Or what do you want to do? You want to make sure that you’re always looking the part.
3) How do your clothing make you feel? Your clothing should make you feel good from the inside and out. Confidence shows up in what you wear. You’re seen before you speak.
4) What colors suit you best? Color psychology is real. You want to wear colors that make you and others feel good. Colors can brighten you up and your mood.
What I’m Wearing
Culotte pants with ruffle strap by Shein
Mesh sleeve floral top by Shein
Necklace by One Fab Design
Heeled pump with bow by Zara (similar)
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My featured style story communicates that I love to style and feel good in whatever I wear. I’m confident and sure of myself. I love being adventurous with my looks because I’m constantly evolving and learning more about who I am. Guess you can also translate that I’m definitely a style blogger and stylist the way I coordinated this look.
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Be good to yourself.