Use your personal style to achieve new year goals
Whether it’s January of the new year or you’re reading this months into the new year, the message is still relevant. Give yourself the gift of confidence and feel better about yourself, attract clients and clear out the old to make way for the new. How to achieve your new year goals?
- Resolving to lose weight this year?
- Resolving to attract more clients?
- Resolving to live a more minimalist life?
There are so many ways to work toward those goals, but let’s look at it from a new direction.
Goal 1 – I want to lose 10 lbs
Somehow this one always makes it way on our lists, year after year! But mid-January, we fall off the wagon and reach for that cupcake. But even if you indulge here and there, you can still lose that 10 pounds–without going to the gym.
When you dress for flattery by achieving proper fit, silhouette and proportion, it’s possible to look like you’ve lost 10 pounds. And if you work with a personal stylist, she can provide tips to lengthen, slim and create a long, lean line with your outfits.
Using color, visual interest, tailoring, and accessories, a stylist can create outfits that give the illusion of having lost weight. I have heard from my clients that they’ve received this feedback (and they hadn’t lost any weight!).
What happens when you look good and you feel good? You treat yourself well! This creates a self fulfilling prophecy. Once you improve you appearance and feel good about yourself, you start to improve your life in other ways. This boosts your confidence because you can look great no matter what size you are. If you are still on the path for weight loss, this is a great way to get started.
Goal 2 – I want to attract more clients
“Dress right; it always pays. Remember: look important because it helps you to think important. Use clothing as a tool to lift your spirits, build confidence. Make no mistake about it. Your physical exterior affects your mental interior. How you look on the outside affects how you think and feel on the inside.” – David J. Schwartz in The Magic of Thinking Big
This message is as relevant today it was over 50 years ago when the book was first published. The point the author is making is that by dressing well and taking pride in your appearance, you feel important, confident, like you absolutely best at what you do. When you are operating at this frequency, you attract the same into your life. If, however, you dress without any effort, think that clothes don’t matter or you don’t think about your first impressions, you’ll also attract some not so great things.
Be mindful that dressing neatly doesn’t cost anything! If you have a wardrobe of clothes that have to work for you, then clean them, press them and make sure they look well kept. If you have a closet full of clothes that you don’t know how to make work for you, talk to a stylist about how you can get on the right track.
Goal 3 – I want to have a minimalist closet/be more organized
Many of us have closets full of clothes and feel we have nothing to wear. I call what happens each morning “paralysis through analysis.” What I mean is that we have so many items, we don’t know what to do with them, so we do nothing and end up wearing the same items over and over again.
When you have too many things in your closet, it creates distress not unity. Oftentimes, we shop without a clear goal or overarching style we are trying achieve so the parts in our closet are less than the whole. Working with a stylist will help you define your style and create new outfits using what you have. A natural byproduct of the process is that some items in your closet will move along in the process for donation or consignment. By creating outfits with the goal in mind, you’ll have a harmonized and unified set of clothes that work for you. A stylist will help you with ways to organize and present your accessories so they’re easy to choose and coordinate with each outfit. This reduces the time it takes to prepare for each day and, in general, creates more cohesion in your closet.
Ready to achieve your new year goals?
Start the new year with a gift to yourself! Ready to get started? Let’s talk! We can jump on the phone for 30 minutes and you and I will go over your clothing style goals, challenges you are having, and what is holding you back from achieving those goals. By the end of the time we will know how working with me will help you achieve your style goals, discuss next steps and we will be ready to start your style journey. Click here to contact me.