Do you ever wish that figuring out what to wear each day came easy? Like you always knew what top would go well with what bottom, and you never thought twice about accessorizing because you naturally knew how to do it with ease.
If you’re looking for an outfit formula, I’m not going to give it to you because I don’t believe that getting dressed is a one size fits all experience. If you follow an outfit formula, you’ll end up looking like everyone else!
What I suggest is to turn getting dressed into your creative expression because this ensures that your style statement stays true, and you’ll always feel confident in your fashion choices.
Watch the video where I take you through my stylist approach for figuring out what to wear, and putting together an everyday outfit.
And keep reading for more stylist advice.
Let me begin by saying that figuring out what to wear has always come easy to me. Even as a little girl, I enjoyed playing around with clothes and putting outfits together. I used to crawl into my mom’s closet then pull her clothes off the hanger, and pile them on top of myself. I’d crawl out of her closet like LOOK AT ME! Look at the amazing outfit I just created.
As I’ve gotten older, and made personal style a career, my approach to outfit creation has gotten more sophisticated. I don’t pile clothes on my body! But it’s still just as fun. And that’s the first step in my stylist approach to figuring out what to wear.
Head into your closet with the attitude of curiosity. Ask yourself, I wonder what would happen if I paired this button down blouse with those wide leg pants. And then try it to see how it looks! Also don’t be shy about taking risks. Try combinations you never would have thought of before. In my experience of 20+ years styling, the BEST outfits always come from unexpected pairings.
Another thing that’s unique about my approach to outfit creation is it’s an intuitive practice. Meaning, I wear MORE of what feels right and less of what people think I SHOULD be wearing. Which leads me to the 2nd step in my stylist approach to figuring out what to wear.
Don’t Dress For Other People
By not thinking about other people’s opinions, the pressure around putting together the perfect outfit is lifted. I’m not dressing to dress to impress others! I dress to express myself. What others think about me is none of my business. It’s my job to put my outfit together to share a part of myself to the world. I choose the statement I want to make, and it has nothing to do with anyone else.
And the last piece in figuring out what to wear builds on that last bit about making a statement to the world.
Make Your Outfit A Creative Expression
In my life, creative expression is huge. It determines how I show up and what I want to say. And because I equate getting dressed with creative expression, figuring out what to wear is deeply gratifying for me. When you make getting dressed personal, and something you do for yourself, you’ll enjoy the experience. It becomes fun! And when you make what you wear a part of your creative expression, or your statement to the world, it fulfills a need from within.
So if you want to play around with my stylist approach to figuring out what to wear then keep an open mind for experimentation and curiosity. Don’t let anyone else’s opinion make an impact on what you put on, and make your outfit a creative expression. Let it be a part of who you are, and what you want to share with the world. This makes the whole experience of getting dressed more fun and you’ll end up with something that feels true to who you are so you’ll always look amazing.