Do Not Let Fashion Define You – Make It Work for You
I must admit that sometimes even I fall prey to crafty marketers who have a goal to define who I think I am. I enjoy great magazines and reading articles of interest and looking at some of the latest trends in the clothing world. Some would call these trends fashion, I like to think of them as accessories that we place on our body to help us present our best personal and professional image. Yet, I have caught myself more than once looking at an ad in a magazine and thinking…” I wish I could look like that!” The problem with that type of thinking isn’t that you want to look good, but rather that you feel you can’t look good unless you look like the ad. You see, fashion is about YOU, it is not about the ad or the model that is wearing the clothes. I have been dressing men and women for years and working with retailers and designers helping them put together “winning looks and combinations” that WORK FOR MY CLIENTS – it isn’t about my clients working to look good in the clothes.
Great fashion is a tool; it is the outward statement of an inner thought and characteristic. Clothing can be casual and send a message about how you feel, it can be professional and tell the world you’re serious about your job or career, it can be exotic and say I am looking forward to a fun night or vacation experience. Fashion is what you wear in order to define WHO YOU ARE – not the other way around. Some women think they will look beautiful if they buy a certain dress or outfit, and men are no different. I have male clients that tell me they look great in Hugo Boss suits when they really don’t. They just like the ad and think if they own that suit that they will look like the person in the ad or will have that persona.
At the root, fashion is what you want it to be to tell the world who you are. There are some great designers and high quality clothiers that can help you look your best, and there are a few basics that everyone should have to their wardrobe. In the end, the ads can give you some new ideas, but when it comes to spending your money, remember ‘Fashion is about you and Your Message.’ You define the fashion by what YOU decide to wear.
I love to help my clients pick through all the available choices that exist today. First, I LISTEN to what they want, I ASK questions about their life and careers, and then I help the match who they are with the clothing that works for them. THIS IS WHAT TRUE FASHION DOES – IT WORKS FOR YOU.
Let me know if I can help you make fashion a tool that you enjoy putting on each day. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 615.218.6831 for a complimentary consultation. Email me to sign up for my monthly newsletter!
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