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Chaos to Confidence: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Personal Style

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

Picture this: you're a multitasking woman, managing both your family and your career. You stand before your overflowing wardrobe, feeling overwhelmed by choices, and think, "I have nothing to wear that's comfortable and suitable for work and play." This scenario resonates with many women who find themselves pulled in multiple directions. It's not just about the quantity of clothes; it's about discovering a style that effortlessly adapts to your dynamic life.

Step 1 - Know Thyself

Understanding your body shape is like having the first clue on a treasure map to your perfect style solved. But it's not always easy to pinpoint. You might identify as a pear shape, but have you considered how your body proportions play into the equation? That's where my free Body Shape Calculator comes in handy.

Take a few photos of yourself in form-fitting clothes, ideally a pair of leggings and a tight t-shirt or tank top. Now, don't get too close to the camera; we want an accurate representation. Use these photos to find out your body shape and discover how certain guidelines can enhance your appearance.

Remember, body shape and body proportions are different. Combining them creates a personalized style equation that suits you best. If you're interested in delving deeper into these concepts, you can check out my blog posts on body proportions, defining points for body shapes, understanding your body shape and additional tips on figuring out your body shape. These resources will provide you with valuable insights to help you navigate the world of fashion with confidence.

Step 2 - Adding Variations to the Mix

Just like your favorite recipe, personal style requires more than just the basics to truly shine and leave a lasting impression. It's not solely about understanding your body shape and proportions, although that's an essential part of the equation.

Consider your bust size; it can influence the neckline styles that flatter you the most and also how garments fit. Your upper arms may guide your preferences for sleeve lengths and designs. The shape of your calves might affect your choice of footwear and hemlines. Even your height can play a crucial role in how certain clothing items appear on you.

This personalized mix of factors is what I call the body equation. You are not a one-size-fits-all, and neither is your style. Embrace the idea that you're a unique canvas, and your style should reflect that.

Step 3 - Experimentation

Here's a secret: even the most stylish women didn't wake up with a perfectly curated wardrobe. They experimented. They mixed and matched. They tried on clothes that were way out of their comfort zones. And through this trial and error, they discovered what worked for them.

So, if you're feeling stuck in a style rut, embrace experimentation. If you're torn between two body shapes or style directions, try them both. Take outfit photos, and compare the results. Sometimes, it's the mirror that provides the best answers.

Chaos to Confidence: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Personal StyleTo take your style experimentation to the next level, consider trying:

  • Closet Remix: Challenge yourself to create new outfits using existing pieces in your closet. Mix and match items you've never paired before. You might be surprised by the stylish combinations you come up with.
  • Thrifting Adventure: Explore thrift stores or second-hand shops. Thrifting allows you to find unique pieces at affordable prices, and it's an excellent way to experiment with different styles without a big financial commitment.
  • Evolve Your Style Program: Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and style evolution by enrolling in my comprehensive Evolve Your Style This carefully crafted program will guide you through a series of personalized exercises and lessons designed to help you discover and refine your unique style.Chaos to Confidence: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Personal Style

Step 4 - Becoming the CEO of Your Style Journey

In the end, your style journey is a voyage of self-discovery and empowerment. Picture yourself as the CEO of your wardrobe, making strategic fashion decisions that align with your life, passions, and aspirations. Just as you take charge of your style, consider the power of creating a personal brand, taking proactive steps to control how you are perceived, and wielding the power to influence.

The ultimate goal is empowerment with a wardrobe that caters to your uniqueness, with every piece reflecting your essence. No more wasting time and money on items that don't resonate with your true self. It's about building a wardrobe that supports your life, your passions, and your aspirations. You are in charge of your style journey, and the possibilities are endless.

If you're ready to take your style leadership to the next level, if you want to become the ultimate boss of your wardrobe and image, and if you desire to communicate intentionally through your clothing choices, then it's time to get a style education. You can achieve this by joining my 7 Steps to Style program. In this program, you'll discover how your personality influences every style choice you make, learn which colours and styles harmonize with your body and colouring, and master the art of using clothing to communicate in a way that aligns with you and your lifestyle.

Remember, personal style is just that-personal. There's no one-size-fits-all answer, magic item or one outfit formula that works for everyone and that's what makes it so exciting. Your style journey is an ongoing adventure, and I'm here to help you every step of the way. Now, let's get out there and conquer the world, one stylish outfit at a time!

Further Reading

What Guidelines to Follow When Your Body Shape isn't "Standard"
What to Do with Conflicting Figure Flattery Advice
How to Navigate Style Overwhelm with Confidence
Why Having an Inconsistent Style is Hurting Your Personal Brand
Chaos to Confidence: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Personal Style Chaos to Confidence: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Personal Style

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