You're ready for a style makeover if you:
Believe me, I know from personal experience just how you feel! I became a certified Image Consultant in my quest to gain style knowledge. You don't have to go that far, but you can take advantage of my training and practical experience with clients to discover your own unique style...
What's your appearance saying about you?
I'm guessing you already understand at least a little about the importance of your appearance, both to your self esteem and to how others see you. That's how come you found yourself here -- right? However, watch my video above to see some real examples of how you judge people based on their appearance (and to meet me ;D).
Do you understand how others read your appearance?
I can think of oh so many reasons to learn how to improve your look and understand the message your appearance conveys. Here are just some of them. To:
So, how do you gain the style knowledge you need?
You can start by using the information here on my website. And feel free to use use my personalized help as well.
6 steps to savvy style
Don't feel bad if, like me (and most women), you weren't born with the style gene. The fact is most of us didn't receive any image or style education.
So you'll be pleased to know that you can learn how to look great. Achieving great style is a mix of science and art, and even the art can be learned to a certain extent!
The aim is to understand who you are now, today. Then learn how to express who you are, and how you want to be seen, using your clothing and appearance. Also taking into consideration what's appropriate for the occasion and the people you'll be with.
I've identified 6 steps to make it easier for you to tackle your own style makeover.
Don't get overwhelmed. Simply assess your self against the 6 style steps and choose just one of the steps to get started.
Improving your appearance and finding your own unique style is an incredibly liberating thing to do. Like anything worth doing, it does take time and effort (how much time and effort will depend on how big the changes are that you want to make).
Fast-start your style makeover
Sometimes it's good to get personalized, professional help with your appearance. It can be really challenging being objective about yourself and it can take time to work it all out for yourself.
To give you the best results fastest I take the following approach with my one-on-one style makeovers:
We now have access to a huge range of choices in clothes and accessories every season. And the increasing number of fashion retailers going online is further extending our choices.
This is both good and bad. It's good because even if you are a non-standard size, or like particular colors and styles, you should be able to find something that works. However, it can also make it very confusing deciding what to buy and how to wear it. It's easy to get it very wrong without some guiding principles!
In the past what we wore may have been influenced by our work place, our friends, the people we saw, and printed publications. Now we have many more sources of inspiration available to us through the internet. Photos of celebrities, our favorite bloggers and online magazines also now heavily infulence designers, clothing manufacturers, retailers and us!
A current fashion trend, that I feel will be around for some time to come, is to express our personality by mixing and matching clothing and accessories like never before. This means it is now more important than ever to gain some style knowledge so you can appropriately express who you are and how you want to be seen.
You'll find developing style is a journey, rather than a final destination. It will evolve as you learn more about yourself and about style and as fashion trends change. And what works for one stage of your life may not be suitable for another. However, when you have some style knowledge you'll find it's easier to adjust your look to your current situation.
I'd love to be with you every step of the way! You can use the many articles and answers to readers' style questions that you'll find here on my site to help you on your journey.
The 3 main ways to stay up-to-date are:
Style Snippets Newsletter. This free monthly newsletter is delivered to your email. It includes a word from me, and new pages added since the last issue. Sign up here.
Go to Style Makeover HQ's Facebook page and click the Like button. Or simply click the Like button at the top or bottom of this page. I share fun and useful fashion and style comments and links there, including photos of my outfits
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