Stuck in a Style Rut?
Stuck in a Style Rut?
Research has shown that on average that 20% of a woman’s wardrobe is worn 80% of the time. It’s so easy to get stuck in a Style Rut when life gets busy with the overwhelming demands of a growing family as well as juggling a super busy work life. A Style Rut also creeps in when someone feels that they don’t have the time or inclination to spend time on themselves or they feel frustrated with their changing body shape, especially after having children – something everyone can relate to!
There are so many ways that woman can feel better about themselves and their style but the problem is when people stop spending time on themselves over time they don’t feel confident and head into a downward spiral. Then the months and years roll by and they find themselves staring at a wardrobe full of clothes with nothing to wear.
Everyone has style…
…people just need to find their own authentic style, not someone else’s, its about being true to themselves. True style comes from reflecting their own Style Personality – what they feel good in, what makes their heart sing when they wear it, what reflects them and what gives them confidence to walk out the door feeling great. If someone has neglected their style it’s a good idea to rediscover what style personality they are – are they a Romantic, Classic, Natural, Dramatic or Creative dresser?
Then before hitting the shops, it’s a good idea to carry out a wardrobe detox and work out exactly what is needed to refresh their style. Making piles of items to keep, donate and discard are really important and then only putting clothes back into the wardrobe that work for their lifestyle as it is now! Life changes and although someone worked in the corporate world 5 years ago they now maybe a mumpreneur working from a home office, so the power suits are no longer needed! If it hasn’t been worn in a year it should really move on …. (unless it has deep sentimental meaning, but that’s a whole other blog).
It’s best to make a list of items that go together and also a list of key items needed to refresh the outfits and update the wardrobe and then it’s time to shop with a clear goal of what’s really required.
Making time for yourself
A lot of people say they don’t have time to focus on themselves or go shopping for themselves, it’s really important for women to make time for themselves though. Everyday should have some ‘me time’ built into it especially for mental and physical health and shopping is a good way to get out of the house for an hour or so too. Even the major supermarkets have some great ranges with the current trends, so going out for milk can take on a whole new fashion focus! There are so many online shopping options available too, but nothing beats a visit to the high street with a trusted pal for a girlie shopping trip and there should always be time for a coffee break of course too.
Finally, looking stylish and feeling great should be fun, it increases both inner and outer confidence and helps people to feel like the very best, happy and confident version of themselves! And who doesn’t want that, right?
As a Style Coach and Personal Stylist I love helping woman of all ages get out of their Style Rut and own their style. I offer a free discovery call to anyone wanting to talk about their style, dressing for their lifestyle, body shape or for a special occasion. To book a call and find out more about styling please do contact me.