A style slump, it happens to the best of us. When we get busy with work, family, and just life in general … our style is often the first thing to go. For many of my clients these “slumps” can last for YEARS. I see it all the time. The big promotion comes or maybe it’s a new baby, and suddenly days turn into months and months turn into years. The time has gone by but the wardrobe remains the same. Then one day it hits them and something has to change. That’s where I come in to overhaul their style and in less than a week, they are a brand new version of themselves.
So how can you tell if you are in a style slump and in desperate need of a new wardrobe? I have found that if identify with these statements, then you probably need to give me a call.
Whenever I clean out a client’s closet they are always shocked to find out how much I know about them. Just by looking at their wardrobe I can tell exactly when they stopped shopping for themselves. I can tell when you got the “big job” or how old your child is without even looking at them. That is how telling your closet can be. If you honestly can’t remember the last time you purchased a new piece of clothing, then it might be time for an upgrade.
People change (and so do you) and when your insides change, the outside usually changes along with it. If you are now the big boss at work but you are still wearing your clothes from back when you are a coffee fetcher, then you probably don’t feel like yourself in your wardrobe. Taking care of your outward appearance is just as important as all the inside work you’ve done to change your current state of affairs. Dress the part or, even better, dress for next role you’d like to play in life.
Even those women with a closet full of amazing clothes have “I have nothing to wear” moments. But if you are finding that you are having these moments more than the average bear – then Houston, we have a problem. Think about all of the time and energy you are wasting by having a certified meltdown every time you go to get dressed. Admit defeat, throw in the towel, and get yourself a new wardrobe. It’s totally worth the investment.
Another common problem that women face is not wearing clothing that fits! Weight gain happens but there is no reason to punish yourself by stuffing yourself into clothing that doesn’t fit OR even worse wearing that one outfit that fits over and over again. Dress the body that you have and if you lose the weight? That fantastic – get new clothes as a reward for your hard work or visit your tailor.
As a woman in her 30s who is still young at heart, I understand the temptation to get sucked into the fast fashion trap. Many women our age have closets that are spilling over with fast fashion purchases from the past 5 years. The problem is a.) we are too old for this $hit and b.) we are probably completely over all of these pieces. It’s time to invest in quality over quantity. So if you find that your closest is lacking quality, then it might be time for an upgrade.
Do you dread getting dressed? If you do, I am so sorry because fashion is supposed to be fun! You should love getting dressed in the morning because fashion can be very empowering. When you look great, you feel great. So if getting dressed sucks then lets make a change and get some items that make you feel excited each and every morning.
No one sets out to be mean by making comments about your clothing (okay some horrible people do) but it does happen. Those little “jokes” are typically just helpful hints to get you to take a good hard look in the mirror. Read between the lines and try not to take it personal because your friends are simply trying to help make your outsides match your awesome insides.
How did you stack up? Do you identify with any of these statements? If so, give your wardrobe a facelift or better yet, let me do it for you.