[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Your clothes are one of the most powerful ways you have of building your self-esteem and self-awareness and expressing who you are. You can feel more confident, professional, dynamic, creative, romantic or approachable – or anything else you like – by the colours, accessories and styles you choose to wear.
To use your clothes consciously in this way, take a little time before you get dressed to do three ‘Check-Ins’ as these will set the tone of your day.
Check in with yourself
When you first wake up, take a moment or two to focus on how you’re feeling. Do you feel excited or anxious, vulnerable or happy, unsettled or peaceful? Awareness of your inner state will allow you to choose clothes which will give you support, encouragement and confidence.
Check in with the day ahead
Next, think about what your day holds and what it will require of you. Depending on whether you have important meetings or an easy fun day you can dress to manage and enjoy every situation. The combination of how you’re feeling and what your day requires of you will help you choose the clothes you need to look and feel your best.
Check in with your True Self Style Words©
Your True Self Style Words© (see Reclaiming Beauty – Look like your True Self, Dressing for Self-Expression p. 45-46) encapsulate your individual essence and assist you to dress authentically, naturally and comfortably. Remind yourself of them and then combine how you’re feeling with what you’ll be doing during the day – and then dress so that you look and feel your best.
In this way your clothes become a means to an end and not just an end in themselves. They become purposeful in that they allow you to get on with the business of living your life and making your unique contribution.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]