What changes will you make?
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
― Henry Ford
Are you happy in your clothes?
Do they represent who you are?
Are you ready for a review?
Being happy in your skin is one thing, and having a body you’re proud of is another, but are you happy your clothes project the image you want to portray?
If you don’t like aspects of your body, and let’s face it, that’s probably most of us, did you know there’s a lot you can do with your clothes and accessories to detract from the negatives and accentuate the positives? I sometimes introduce myself as a magician, because of the tricks I teach my clients to create illusions! I’m not a member of THE Magic Circle, but what I do is enjoyable (for both client and me) and can have profound effects on people, improving their self-esteem and confidence. What a great job! No wonder I love it.
Some people also remark, “Fancy being paid to shop, that’s a great job!” and yes, of course I know that. But it’s about getting f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s things for my clients to either make them feel really comfortable wearing them and/or looking radiant. I absolutely love it when they all say my favourite things, “Well, I never would have tried that on, but it does look great,” or, “I never would have put those colours together, but they go really well.” The change in how people understand their colours and style is evident.
Opening up people’s minds to different possibilities, as gently as they need me to go, is why I love working with one person at a time. It’s a skill to get it right – holding their hand through change, which can be radical for some, and understanding the psychological impact my work has on them is key. How people see themselves both in the buff (not that I get to see that you understand) and dressed, I find interesting.
I had a conversation the other day with someone who also understood that what clothes people choose to wear reflects their mood and feelings. She remarked that a period in her life that was uninspiring was when she wore a lot of black, and one day someone pointed out to her that she was always wearing black. So, she took a long hard look at herself in a mirror and realised her life was quite dull. She decided there and then to change that, and hasn’t worn black for years since, and of course has enjoyed life much more since.
I obviously love colour, and you notice that sweet shops generally have lots of colour to attract us to buy them. Children’s books are colourful to attract us to read them, so why as adults do we wear so much black? Of course, I do understand people who think it looks smart, slimming or professional. I’ve got lots of stories to tell about situations at work where you can be considered professional, smart or slimmer than you might feel by not wearing black (because I haven’t worn black myself for approximately 30 years now and have done okay!) You normally attract more compliments wearing colour too. Who doesn’t want to receive genuine compliments?
If you’d like to hear any of these stories, or you want to engage me in my passion to dress you more confidently, please get in touch. I’d love a 1-2-1 with you to see what magic could happen, if you’re just prepared to see where it takes you. What have you got to lose? Or rather, think what you might gain if you just embrace some change! Be brave and contact me before you have second thoughts.