Define Your Style | Sarah Session 1 Recap

No matter what your style and wardrobe goals are. Defining Your Style is the first step.

This month, I am a doing a 5 week "Define Your Style" series with my friend Sarah Jensen.  In the last year she has entered a very new stage of her life. She went from working a 8-5 job at a bank where there was a very specific dress code to working freelance and part-time jobs that are more casual.

She has a very clear minimalist and effortless aesthetic but wants to experiment a little more in her clothing choices to reflect a bit more fun and femininity. To be quite honest, I don't think I have ever seen her wear a dress or a skirt.

The best part - she is completely open to trying all sorts of things (including makeup) so we decided it would be fun to document the experiment.

Check out more from Sarah here

Step 1

The first phase of any styling process is the consultation phase. If working with a stylist, it's important to understand the clients goals and determine if there would be a positive working experience. If you are doing this by yourself, you would go through a little bit of a consultation with yourself. Understanding the foundation you want to build your style upon is the first step.

Your Personal Brand should not be overlooked. 

What is that?

It is the image you want to project to the world. The wonderful unique things that make you YOU. Whether it be a career choice or an attitude; it's important your style reflects your mission statement and your values. It's a little hard to do that if you are unclear on those things. If you know what you are going for, GREAT, you are ready to move on to defining your style. If not, just take an hour or so and think about who you are, what you love, and what you want to accomplish. I'm not saying you need to have your life plan figured out but you DO need to get dressed today, so wouldn't it be better to do that confidently? It just takes a little bit of intention on the front end.

Homework

It's not that serious. It will be fun.

What Sarah is doing this week is Pinning what she is drawn to. Maybe it is full looks and maybe just elements of outfits she likes. After going through the consultation phase, it's important to start by seeing what you love. I like to suggest that you be aspirational. The goal is to get you dressed, yes, but it's more than that. It's about empowering you to #killit in the role you have today AND someday. 

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See you next week for Sarah Session 2.

Have fun + be stylish :-)

Michelle