Whether we like it or not, we live in an increasingly visual world. We determine others needs, based on the type of message they convey, and use it to communicate our needs to one another.
There’s nothing superficial about that. It’s simply the reality we live in. So why would it be considered a ‘superficial’ trait to care about the type of message we want to send out into the world? Our biggest vehicle for change and positivity in the world is ourselves. So sue me for wanting to actually make my message resonate with my sense of self and what I am here to share with others.
Fashion is too quickly stereotyped to be a frivolous and un-necessary industry. Trust me, I am aware that there are aspects of the fashion industry that still operate purely from the ego-side of the spectrum. But it can’t speak for the whole of the fashion industry, including personal styling. That’s one of the reasons I created my business; to help women realise the potential that caring about your personal style can have on your impact on the rest of your world.
It can be the difference from you living an ordinary, satisfactory life, to giving you the confidence to break boundaries, share your message with others, and inspire other people to do the same.
1) Clothes can only enhance your sense of confidence if you realise your own potential first.
As much as I know the power and the impact of specific clothing on different people, it does all start with a foundation of knowing yourself first. You have to be in a place where you’re ready to be open-minded about the potential you have within yourself that you probably failed to realise before. It’s a liberating yet unnerving experience to get to know yourself, what you love about yourself, what you’re working on loving and all of the in-between. But it’s a journey that always produces a more confident, centred woman who knows who she is, and what she wants from life.
2) It’s a form of self-awareness that’s crucial to your ideal sense of happiness and success in life.
We view the world through our own points of view, we’re ‘selfish’ in that sense. Therefore we can only determine what, and who we want to be in life when we get clear on what that looks like to us. Most people have probably never thought about this in much detail, let alone used it to grow their sense of worth and self-esteem. It’s one of the most over-looked tools we take for granted every single day.
How can you expect to be more confident, or grow into the ultimate version of yourself if you don’t know what she looks like? Getting introspective (inward looking and self-observing) helps you discover these answers, and in turn helps you craft the type of message that’s going to lead you to the ultimate version of yourself.
3) Getting it right is an investment you’ll want to make for your future
It’t not always an easy process, and it can be incredibly vulnerable to take on. But like Brene Brown says in her famous Ted talk, ““Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” Get vulnerable, show up, and allow yourself to be seen in a way that resonates with who and what you want to be known for.