On a recent style clarity call, a woman told me that her number one priority was to make fashion fun. She felt burdened by her life and was looking to lighten things up by being more playful with her clothes.
And because fun is such an integral part of my perspective on personal style, I figured it was time to put it into a post.
Click play to watch the video where I share how to have more fun with fashion.
And read on for my stylist tips!
When my kids were little, getting dressed was simple for them. They’d choose clothes that they liked, and that made them feel good.
As women, we’ve lost touch with this simplicity and getting dressed has become complicated. We worry about looking fat, what others will think and whether we’re dressed appropriately, or not. While I encourage you to make your outfits more sophisticated than that of a child, I do hope you can strip away all the “shoulds” that complicate your style. Wear what you like and what makes you feel good.
Despite the negative feelings that your clothing may give you when they don’t fit or look how you like, remembering that they’re just clothes can help bring perspective. There’s always a new opportunity for another outfit! Fashion styling is not serious business. It’s about creativity and self expression. The minute you start feeling weighed down by what you’re wearing, it’s time to change your clothes.
As a continuation on the above point, if there are items in your closet that make you feel bad then get rid of them. Got a pair of jeans that ride up too high? A top that always sits strangely? Clear them out. There’s no need to hold onto clothes that hurt – whether it’s physically or emotionally.
Your clothes are there to dress you. They’re there to support, highlight and elevate who you are. So let them do their job! Can’t figure out how to do this? Get creative. If you’ve got a top you like but the neck is too high, cut it into a scoop neck! If your outfit is feeling kind of flat or boring, find an unexpected accessory to liven up your look. Your style is your self expression. What you wear says something about you. Think about what you want to convey, then say it.
One of my clients is not into fashion at all, but she’s been sending me selfies all the time. Why? Because it’s fun! I love talking about my new clothing purchases with my friends. There’s a reason why those outfit posting facebook groups are so popular. Sharing bits about your style is a way to connect with others by sharing bits of yourself. And don’t forget to ask about their style as well.
To make fashion fun, keep it simple, don’t take your style too seriously, clear out the pieces that make you feel bad, creatively self express and share it with others.