Have you ever had that moment when you put something on only to discover that what looked good on you six months ago does nothing for you now?
This is where a carefully curated wardrobe or at least a carefully selected few outfits come in handy. These outfits should draw attention to your best features and downplay others. They should help you glow and look alive by being in the right colourway for you and in the right shade. Not all reds are the same as we all well know for example, and the same goes for blues, purples,… you get the idea.
Enter the Fashion Stylist. Someone who is on your team and can navigate you through the fashion maze. But why? Why should you relinquish the reins you ask?
1. To clearly define your personal style.
Your personal style refers to your unique fashion identity which comprises a blend of influences such as your personality, occupation, world-view, things you like, and fashion role models. Of course, we always have a fair idea of this identity, given that we have consciously learned to dress over time. Still, the fact that we do not get our outfits right sometimes is a reflection of not having a clearly-defined personal style. An expert can help you with this.
2. To identify your key colours and silhouettes.
Our bodies change as we move through life. Not just in obvious ways such as a freshly minted sun spot, but also in less obvious ones like what colours align with our skin undertones now (versus what used to). You may have at one point for example looked great in earthy tones like olive and cinnamon, but now when you wear them you just seem to disappear into the background. Or perhaps fuschia used to look great on you, but now it is too harsh. You are not the same person now as you were at twenty – nor two years ago for that matter – and neither is your body.
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, a true fashion professional knows how to eye you up and identify what your best colours and silhouettes are. They may in fact surprise you, and if you have been wearing things that aren’t suited to you for a long time, you may in fact be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone. But as many can attest to, it is well worth the leap of faith when you look in the mirror each morning and love what you see and receive compliments on an ongoing basis.
3. Brainstorming for fashion ideas is no longer your sole responsibility.
True, that there is a succinct sense of accomplishment when you nail an outfit however when you miss the mark you can be left going about your day with less confidence and energy than you otherwise would have.
Your stylist will not only help out with ideas for effective shopping, they will give you many ideas for what to wear for specific occasions such as formal meetings, outdoor garden weddings, date nights, boat days, and coffee outings with friends.
4. Be social with confidence.
Humans are social creatures, and we are also wired to read social cues including from what someone wears. It helps orient us, and guide us through a world full of millions of daily distractions and signals that would otherwise make the day exhausting. That said, it is important that we dress so that we not only communicate the right message and therefore the way people see us, but also such that we feel confident and aligned with who we are. With professional guidance from a fashion stylist, your outfits will make you look and feel great at all times. You can imagine the enormous impact of this on your esteem, on how you interact with others, and on the impression you leave.
5. Save time and mental energy.
We have so much to think about and to do, and as it turns out research tells us that the more choice we have (above about four options), actually makes us less happy (see this article among many others for more reading on this topic: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/stretching-theory/201810/too-much-choice). A decision, when presented with many choices, becomes a burden, something we have to mentally slog through not to mention it being time consuming.
A Bonita Bold Fashion Stylist cuts through what doesn’t work for you and gets right to what will, saving you time and energy so that you can focus on what really matters to you.
So are you ready? Ready to make your morning routine easy and always look and feel good in what you wear?