Are you excited to uplevel your fashion game, but feel a little underwhelmed by the current trends like baggy pants, oversized blazers and sheer tops because they’re not really you? Don’t worry, this post will help!
You deserve to look and feel your absolute best, and I’m here to guide you through 3 simple steps to refresh your fashion sense and achieve a modern, up-to-date style that suits you perfectly.
Because here’s the deal, nobody wants to be out of it. Particularly as we age, the desire to stay relevant is understandable.
But if you’re not resonating with the current trends, you may feel confused about how to update your style.
Recently, I was doing a workout where the instructor played a series of top 40 songs. I didn’t like any of them! I felt disconnected to the workout. And if I tried to get into the music, it felt forced—like I was trying too hard to be someone I’m not.
Finally, she played a song I liked. I felt energized! It didn’t matter that the song wasn’t a new release. I only cared about the shift in my energy. I felt better!
The same thing goes with your style. You may look at the spring 2023 trends, and see things like maxi skirts, western details, cargo pants, etc…and feel disconnected. You don’t want to wear any of it! And if you did put them on, it would feel inauthentic…like you’re trying too hard to be with it.
Then you put on a blouse that you’ve had for years, and you feel energized. You’re inspired!
The bottom line: you can look modern and feel fresh, and it has nothing to do with wearing the latest trends. It’s about being current to YOURSELF— who you are, what compliments you and what you love…not what’s in or trendy at the moment.
When you feel energized and inspired, you exude a radiance that calls people in. You become magnetic.
Here’s how to modernize your style for spring without buying into current trends.
Start With Your Style Stats
Your style stats are the truths of your style. Knowing these facts will ensure that you’re wearing clothes that are complementary and aligned.
There are 3 parts of your style stats.
This comes down to your proportions and where you carry most of your weight.
This is related to your skin, hair and eyes. There are certain colors that make you look more vibrant and healthy, particularly when worn near your face.
✔️Your North Star
These are the 3 words that sum up how you want to feel in your outfits. Since your clothes help you feel a certain way, keep your north star words nearby when getting dressed. They’ll guide you to your best choices.
Of your 3 style stats, your body and color may shift and change with age so you do want to keep current on these. Your north star is the most dynamic of the bunch. This could change every year or season.
The second action step is your wardrobe intake which includes getting into your entire closet and making a clear decision. With each item, you determine if you’re going to wear it or clear it.
It’s likely that there are items that you’ve outgrown, and are no longer current to your style stats or your personal preferences. This means they are outdated.
You may also have items in your closet that you forgot about. You see them, and you’re like OH YEAH! I want to wear these again. The key to making those forgotten-items feel fresh is to wear them differently. Mix them up in new ways.
Create A Shopping List
The final action to update your style is to create a shopping list based on your wardrobe intake.
If you noticed that you cleared out a lot of pants, you may need to add them to your list. Or did you see you have little lightweight dresses, and you want more in your spring style? Put it on the list!
The value of taking time to create an intentional list is that it’ll reduce impulse purchases. Whether it’s something that caught your eye and you feel you have to have, or it’s an item you saw on sale that you couldn’t resist the deal. Having a well planned list keeps you on track to building a cohesive and inspired wardrobe that’s current to you now.
Plus once you’re clear on what’s in your wardrobe and what to add, the current trends aren’t such a mystery. Either they’ll work for you or they won’t!
Your Updated Style (It’s Not About The Current Trends)
Those are the 3 actions that’ll update your style so it’s more modern. It’s not about buying into current trends. It’s about making your wardrobe current to YOU now.
If you take these 3 actions, you will update your style. But I understand you may still feel confused and think:
“What are my style stats? I can’t tell!”
“How do I know if this item in my closet looks good? Should I still wear it? Or how do I mix it up so it feels more fresh?”
“I have no idea what to add to my shopping list! What styles are right for me?”
If you are in this situation, and you’d like my help — checkout my personal styling services. There are several ways we can work together to help you feel current and confident in you look!