It's summer. It's hot. There's a pandemic. You're not seeing as many people in person. So who cares about what you wear? Maybe no one. But you do. Think about it. If you were to switch wardrobes with your neighbor, and could only wear their clothes, would you feel like your normal self? Of course not. It would be comical really. The clothes wouldn't fit right, the patterns would be off - not like your favorites, colors would be too bright or too blah, and when you put them on you just feel like something's off. Kind of like dressing during Covid. How has the pandemic affected your clothing choices? Maybe you haven't switched wardrobes with your neighbor, but you may have put on some weight and the clothes aren't fitting right. Maybe you've gotten so used to comfy athleisure styles that you've forgotten how nice it feels to get dressed up, losing an aspect of who you are, and becoming much more one-dimensional in the process. The truth is, what you wear truly does affect how you feel about yourself. How has your Covid clothing choices affected your mental health? With so many things beyond our control right now, what you wear and how it makes you feel is one of the few things you can control. So I'm giving you three ways to get out of the Covid style rut and enhance your mood using something as simple as your clothing.
1. Start your Style File using Pinterest or your online closet (which you most certainly have if you've work with me in the past). Never underestimate the power of envisioning how you want to look and who you want to be, even if the next couple of months are uncertain. Using a few online tools is a great way to collect images of how you see your future self with or without the Covid restrictions.
2. Create at least three different looks with some of your favorite standbys. You might try a different accessory, a different color combination, a new look in layering pieces. Be creative and have fun.
3. For a period of one week, put together a different look with your clothes and try to project a different image each day. Forget trying out styles you obviously don’t like or obviously don’t fit.
With a bit of self analysis you'll become more in tune with your personal style and confident creating the image you've dreamed of. And of course I'm here to assist you, in person or virtually, my mission in life is to help you look and feel like a million bucks no matter what you're doing.
Get out of your style rut and feel amazing again with the help of a pro. Your very own image consultant is just a click away.
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Tips above have been inspired by Judith Rasband, Conselle Institute of Image Management.
Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.