5 Steps to Style

Style. You either have it or you don’t, right?


Looking good can be learned.

Think about some of the most beautiful people in the world and their “before they were famous” photos. Yikes. Am I right?

They were all put through the “Hollywood carwash” aka fancy stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists, media training, etc. by people who learned those skills.

Who is to say you can’t learn those same skills to look like a million bucks?!

Growing up I always loved fashion, but that didn’t mean I was stylish. Honestly, I cringe when I think back on some of my old outfits, but I was determined to figure out this whole looking good thing. And that’s exactly what I did.

Cut to I’m now paid to make people look good.

I’ve spent the past decade and some change working as a personal stylist. I’ve worked with thousands of women to transform their style using five simple steps. Yep, I was turning 7’s into 10’s for a living. Not to brag (okay I’m bragging), but at one point I had 42-person waiting list full of women who wanted to work with me.

Since I don’t have a little army of Lauren’s to style the clients I would never have the time to serve, I re-engineered my five steps to style giving women the power to dress themselves successfully.

Today I’m going to walk you through those five steps:

Step 1: Clear Out The Past

To reinvent yourself, you need to clear out the past – I’m talking the mental muck that is preventing you from showing up as your most authentic badass self, and the actual junk that is hanging in your closet.

Step 2: Develop Your Sense of Style

Once you’ve cleared the decks, and set up a solid foundation, it’s time to rebuild by developing a style that is completely unique to you, your goals, your lifestyle, and your body.

Step 3: Shop Like A Stylist

Contrary to popular belief, most women hate shopping. It’s stressful, and when nothing ever fits, it makes us feel bad about our bodies. Oh, and can we talk about how expensive it is? All of that stress is kicked to the curb when you use the shopping secrets all of the top stylists’ use (including myself)

Step 4: Putting It All Together

You know what you want, heck you even bought it but how the heck do you put Pinterest-worthy outfits together. It’s not as hard as it looks. A couple of tips … 1.) Planning pays and 2.) Outfit formulas will set you up for success

Step 5: Maintain and Evolve

In this final step, we end the vicious cycle of wanting to burn your whole entire closet down after your new clothes high wears off. It’s all about maintaining the clothes you’ve got, reworking them in fresh ways, and evolving your sense of style as your life gets more awesome.

Oh yes, your life WILL get more awesome when you activate these five steps into your life.

If you think about it, your outfits are like your vehicle for navigating life. Every piece of clothing you wear helps paints a picture of your life. The fabulous first date outfit you wore for your now husband. The great suit that landed you your dream job. The right outfit is like wearing a Ferrari; the wrong outfit is like rocking a Pinto.

What steps have you taken to improve your style?

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