Do you wear the same basic uniform every day? Are you uninspired? Have you thought about calling it quits with fashion?
Everyone gets into slumps about what they’re wearing. It often takes months and sometimes even years to realize we’re in a slump. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can get out of a slump and have fun with clothes again real soon.
Clothing yourself is one thing. That’s getting dressed. Then there’s getting dressed with intention and leaving a pleasurable impression. It’s your choice and there’s help available if you need it. (More about that later.)
We’ve all been left with pleasurable impressions by how someone looks. It could be a stranger in the grocery store, someone at work, or a sales associate at a store. When you see them, your eyes want to linger and take in their look.
To get out of a fashion slump one strategy is to find something that’s already pleasing to you and then go for it with a little more gusto than you have so far.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR YOU:
Leave a pleasurable impression with color. Introduce some pleasing colors into your wardrobe. If you want inspiration, simply go to a retail store, pull items from the rack, hold them up to your face and look in the mirror. Which colors make you happy? Choose a few colors to play with in clothes, shoes, handbags, or scarves. Bringing color into your life will inspire you and make you feel refreshed.
Leave a pleasurable impression by adding one more accessory. Coco Chanel used to tell people to add accessories to their outfit, look in the mirror, take one thing off, and then step out into life. As people, in general, are looking more casual in their dress, I don’t think this is a rule that applies at this time.
If you like rings, add one more to your fingers than you have. If you like bangles, create a cluster of them for your wrist. If you like finer, more delicate jewelry wear two or three necklaces at once. Make accessory additions to your outfit, not subtractions.
Leave a pleasurable impression by wearing one standout piece. Even if your lifestyle is casual or your workplace is more relaxed, you can always walk out the door wearing one standout piece.
- A blazer in a pattern when you’d have customarily worn them in solid colors.
- Carrying an oversized or bright handbag. The bold purse draws someone in, and they desire to see the rest of the outfit.
- Instead of wearing a black or tan trenchcoat, wear one in a print or one in a unique color.
- Wear a shoe in burgundy or blush or blue and give your black or brown shoes a break.
- Wear a bulkier scarf than usual. That little bit of extra volume adds drama.
It doesn’t take a lot of change to feel a big lift. Clothes and accessories are here to be enjoyed. When you wear them in a pleasing fashion, you are making someone else’s day brighter as well as your own.
I’d love to help you make some adjustments to your wardrobe, one’s you’ll find pleasing. It’s all possible. Give me a call or send me an email and we’ll get an appointment on the books. You’ll love the results! 507-250-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m here to help.
Neha Das says
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Thank you – there is a lot of information here -enjoy 🙂
Ayesha Mark says
Amazing tips. Thank you for sharing this. It will really help me in the future. Please keep sharing.
Jill Swanson says
Thank you Ayesha! I will work on getting more up in the future 😉
Tex Hooper says
I agree that oversized handbags can make a great accessory. I need to get some new accessories for m wardrobe. All I currently have is stuff for winter.