Patti was writing recently about her style goals for 2016. Do you create style goals?
I’ll be honest. I don’t.
But there is something I strive for pretty much every time I get dressed.
I have a style statement that helps me decide what to wear and keeps me focused on how I want to be perceived by the world around me.
It’s what I want my clothes to communicate without me having to say a word.
My style statement is “Artistic, unique, relevant, fun and strong.”
Five little words that keep me on track.
When you choose your style statement it will evolve as you evolve.
The definition that I give to “fun” today will probably be different to me in five years.
I aspire to be worthy of these descriptions I have chosen for myself.
I may not feel strong every day but I most certainly want to come across as confident and strong.
If you’re having an issue defining your personal style why not start by choosing a style statement?
Choose Your Style Statement
I’ve created a free little worksheet to help you choose your style statement. It’s only five questions which will help you better define yourself and how you want to be perceived.
A style statement is an opportunity to “dress for the job you don’t have” or dress for the person you want to be. Clothes communicate volumes about ourselves and influence the way we see ourselves. Attitude and mindset follow the lead of the clothes you are wearing. Actors will “get into character” through their wardrobe. Our clothing can shift the perception of ourselves. Our chosen second skin is an opportunity to make positive changes. Giving yourself permission to dress as the person you aspire to be is the beginning of the change you want to see in yourself.
Style isn’t about wanting to be someone else, or following rules, it is about knowing yourself, believing in yourself and working with what you have to create a visual representation of your soul on the outside for all the world to see.
Of course there is nothing that says that next year I might change my style statement entirely. I don’t believe in rules or formulas. My body, heart and mind are evolving every day and I want to ensure that I keep myself open to graciously accept the changes.