How do you decide what to wear every day? Do you have a unique style, or a style uniform, that makes you feel confident when you walk out the door?
Can you describe your style in 2-3 words? I’m talking about actually identifying different style characteristics such as Classic, Bohemian, Sporty, Chic, etc. and name YOUR unique mix?
If not, you can probably identify some style elements you like and don’t like. For example, you may not like ruffles or bows, but you do like blue and white stripe tops, tailored jackets, or skinny jeans with a bit of stretch. 😜 It’s a start, however, that’s not the same as describing your signature style.
I’ve been teaching women to define the way they want to feel in their clothes, and express their signature style, for over ten years. And, what they tell me is that it really makes a difference when they take time to evaluate and name their signature style.
“I’m really enjoying this class. I’m learning a lot and it’s really making me take time to evaluate what my style is. I’m so used to dressing in business suits for work that I never really focused on business casual, or casual styles. I feel like in my casual life I just always wore jeans with a top or jacket/sweater. I want it to be more interesting now and I want my work clothes to be fun, stylish clothes.” – Jeannie M.
Why is it important to be able to describe your signature style?
There are 4 very good reasons…
#1 Perhaps you’ve had a lifestyle change.
Let’s say you’ve been working in a conservative office environment for some years and now that you’re retired, or starting a new career, you can wear clothes that aren’t as buttoned up and tailored, but you don’t know where to start. What’s your personal style for your new, more casual, perhaps more creative and active lifestyle?
“I have stubbornly remained unsure of my “style”, but this cemented it. It was the little clues Linda gave that finally pulled it together for me. I have been great about purchasing items within my color palette, now I can be more confident purchasing items that fit my “style” as well. It makes dressing myself fun instead of stressful.” Susan S.
#2 It makes your closet more coordinated and organized (and saves you money!)
When you have a clear vision of your style, your closet becomes more consistent. You don’t have a mismatch of random items (that sounded good in the moment) Your closet becomes harmonious and expresses who YOU are. And that helps it become more cohesive because you’re not buying clothes that are outside your signature style.
“Linda taught me the fundamentals of style, and I feel much more confident about picking out colors and styles. I am going to continue working on building a capsule wardrobe for both work and casual and for different seasons. I am going to stop “hiding” in my clothes and start using my clothes to make a statement about myself.” Paula G.
#3 Shopping is easier and more successful because you don’t waste time buying pieces you’ll never wear.
You can easily pass up the pieces you know don’t match your signature style and focus in on the clothes that do. It makes shopping much less time-consuming and overwhelming to narrow down your options.
When you know your style, it’s empowering. I tell my style clients they will no longer have to walk into a department store and rely on the sales person to bring clothes to her dressing room. If you enjoy this service, then you’ll be able to hand her your color card, and give her your 2-3 signature style description and she’ll know exactly what to bring you! Being clear about your own style allows you to pass up the things that you KNOW don’t fit your style personality.
“This workshop has made me so aware of what is for me from not only the right clothes but the right hairstyles. It truly was one of the best things I did for myself. Worth every penny and way more!! Choosing the right clothes with the right fit and color is so much easier and by far more enjoyable. Just amazing in so many ways!!” Maria W.
#4 Your confidence SOARS because your clothes reflect your personality and who you are inside.
Style is an expression of who you are. Simply that. It’s a way to communicate and express who you are inside, on the outside. If your clothes don’t align with YOUR personality, you may confuse people when they meet you. Instead, you want to create a harmonious image that aligns your inside with your outside appearance. People will get you! And you’ll feel more comfortable in your own skin when you walk out the door.
“The impact your support, style workshops, and Facebook groups has had on my life is phenomenal. I’ve gone from feeling like I don’t really ‘fit in’ in the professional world to getting amazing feedback on a regular basis. I am told regularly now that I come across as very professional in an accessible and inspiring way.” Sondra A.
Hopefully you’re convinced that knowing your Signature Style will be helpful to feeling more confident in your own skin.
The process of determining your Signature Style is Step 3 in my Style Your Way To Success In Your Second Act Course that I turned into a self-guided virtual program. There are 3 additional steps that take you through Step 1 – Express Your Color Energy (you receive a color card package!), Step 2 – Discover Clothes that Flatter Your Body Shape, and Step 4 — Create The Wardrobe Of Your Dreams.
Let’s say you determine your signature style is Bohemian Chic, a style you haven’t expressed since your college days. But it’s SO YOU. How could you express Boho Chic as a woman over 50? Here are some simple clothing and accessory components you may already have in your closet that you could combine to get the boho chic look:
- Add a long duster with a tribal or geometric print over tee shirt and flared jeans
- Layer a woven fabric jacket or wrap over a silk, flowy top and wide-legged pants
- Accessorize with a big chunky necklace, beaded bracelets, wide belt, or large hoop earrings
- Tie a colorful headband scarf around your hair
- Wear a flared midi skirt, or maxi skirt with a tucked shirt, wide leather belt, and boots
- Create a chic, natural look with minimal makeup and flowing hair
- Add fringe elements to your outfits, such as fringe purse, fringe jacket, fringe boots
- Mix leather or suede with silk or lace pieces
- Wear leather (or pleather) platform sandals or cowboy boots with skirts and dresses
For every signature style, there are a set of clothing and accessory components that, once compiled, make it so easy to get dressed every day in a personal style that lights you up inside and outside, and brings you joy and confidence. You DESERVE to feel this way every single day!
Hey! I’ve got the self-guided style course ready for you to explore your colors, body image, and signature style right now! It never expires, so you can take as long as you need to go through all the video lessons and workbooks. Style Success In Your Second Act It’s got so many practical style tips you can use to boost your outfits instantly!
With this style course, you’ll:
✔ Discover the COLORS that INSTANTLY make you look and feel younger and more energetic 👏
✔ Learn how to dress your BODY SHAPE in ways that FLATTER and make you feel beautiful 💥
✔ Create your SIGNATURE STYLE that expresses your style personality👌
✔ Have a wardrobe that is COHESIVE and STYLISH 🎉🥰
Click HERE to begin your style journey now!
“The experience has been life changing, I have gone from wearing tracksuits each day to skirts and pants/jeans with a nice top. When going out I no longer just throw anything on, it is done with thought. This whole process has made me feel more confident about what I wear, and realise I was stuck in a style rut.” Sue M.
“Linda is a true professional and an excellent educator. I thought the videos were the perfect length and very well done. Linda has a great speaking voice and inspires confidence with her enthusiasm!” Beth B.