3 Questions To Ask Yourself When Trying To Discover Your Personal Style




Do you ever wonder if your personal style even matters? Is it worth investing the time, money and effort?  Well think about that day you happened to put on an outfit that  made you feel great.  You couldn’t stop looking in the mirror and you may have even stopped traffic a couple of times on that day.  It was the day where everywhere you went someone told you that you looked amazing.  Shucks, no one may have even had to say a word you just felt like a million bucks!  Don’t you deserve to feel like a million bucks all the time. Yes you do! So why not be intentional?

You open your closet to see rows and rows of garments but you still feel like you have nothing to wear or maybe nothing you want to wear.  Sometimes odd pieces in your closet symbolizes a style you like but aren’t fully comfortable trying.  Believe me when I say we have all had moments when we have tried a look that was so stylish for someone else but bombed for us. I remember a job that required me to wear all black.  It was cool for the first couple of weeks but eventually I felt as if I disappeared when I got dressed.  I literally grew to dislike getting dressed in all black.  Finally I figured it out!  All black was so blah on me and did nothing for my complexion.  The fact of the matter was that I looked like everyone else! No way,I felt expressionless and it did nada for my persona. Urgh! this was definitely a creative stifling situation.  It is important for me to remind myself who I am by using my garments as a way of expressing myself.  It’s beneficial for everyone in their own right!  Here are 3 questions to ask yourself when trying to discover your personal style:

 

1 .Where do I spend the most time in my day and what am I doing?

 

Before reviewing your current wardrobe let’s first consider your lifestyle. Think about what percentage of your time you spend on different activities. You don’t want to continue buying active wear  when you spend most of your time in a corporate setting.  You want to be able to wear your garments long term and get a ton of wear out of them.  Ask yourself which of these 4 possible facets do you spend most of your time on based on your lifestyle. What do you do on a daily basis?  You won’t get a exhaustive answer but you will get a good starting point:

 

Professional – time spent in a work or attending meetings

Active – time spent doing outdoor activities, walking, exercising or sports

Social – time spent out with friends or at special events

Family – time spent at home with, with children or family

 

2. Do I know what styles resonates with me ?

Discover styles that you like by making a Pinterest board. Pinterest is an online pin board, a visual take on the social bookmarking site. People typically pin or save images they found on the web (or on Pinterest itself) to different boards (used to categorize their image collections).  If you don’t want to use Pinterest you can make a collage using pictures from a magazine.

You can search for outfits or search for celebrities for style inspiration. Make a board specifically to create your own style inspiration board. After you have chosen about 20 different images take note of reoccurring themes. What do you tend to like? Are most of the outfits monotone, florals, prints, V-necks etc. What type of statements do a majority of the pieces make? What are you most attracted to? Make a list of these things. Just remember it’s ok if your findings are not what you expected

 

3. Do I know what compliments me and what doesn’t ?

Don’t go running out to purchase everything that  is listed as an hot item on the fashion trend list. Sticking to a plan will prevent you from splurging on items that will be out of style before you know it or just doesn’t suit you . Know what looks good on you to make more informed choices when shopping and choosing outfits. Not sure about what pieces best fit you? Keep an eye out for clothing that suit your body shape and colors that compliment your skin tone. This will most likely happen to be those items that get you more compliments, you feel most comfortable in, and you find most flattering in photos. Take note of outfits that make you feel great. Just remember understanding your personal style is really all about being authentic and embracing your true self and not trying to be like anyone else!

Be empowered!

 


 

*One of my favorite examples someone who made a change that impacted her lifestyle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before                                                                                                      After

Spent less time on appearance                                                                  Feels more confident

Less time on self awareness                                                                       Discovered more about herself

Comfy but less motivated                                                                           Seized new opportunities

Blended in with others                                                                                Stands out in a crowd

 

 


 

* I get it!  You may be asking yourself does what I wear really matter? Sometimes you just don’t know where to start  when it comes to your wardrobe.  No more standing in your closet aimlessly. Get started with the wardrobe essentials!  Wardrobe essentials or basics are pieces that will go with you from season to season. 

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What questions do you ask when trying to discover your personal style?

 

Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.

Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com

Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc

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7 Reasons Why You Should Do A Closet Cleanse




There are a number of different reasons why you may want to consider upgrading your closet and making sure that it is as organized as possible. As much as it can seem like a daunting task, editing your closet it super valuable saving you both time and money in the long run. If your closet is a mixed up or untidy then your day begins in with chaos. A clean, organized closet provides many stress relieving benefits to you and those around you.  Here are 7 reasons why you should do a closet cleanse:

 

1.  An organized closet helps create clarity and helps you begin your morning the right way, with a positive attitude.

 

2.  A closet cleanse will save you money and help you avoid making costly mistakes like duplicate purchases .

 

3.  Avoid the chaos and stress of trying to find the right outfit with an organized closet you can easily make clothing decisions.

 

4. Closet organization will help you make more room out of your existing space.

 

5. Protects your clothes and shoes from unexpected damage.

 

6.  Working with professionals can alleviate some of that stress; they can assist with prioritizing your belongings and develop personalized storage solutions.

 

7.  Closet organization isn’t just a place to store your clothing, it is functional and can be appealing to look at too!

*What do you do to feel organized and have a well organized closet? We want to know, leave a comment:

 

Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.

Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
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3 Simple Tips To Help You Feel Empowered

 




Have you ever had those moments when you have felt misunderstood? We all have moments more often than not when we feel disempowered.   You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you! True empowerment means being authentic or true to yourself, even when the world teaches you to be someone else.   Here are 3 simple tips to help you to feel empowered:

 

1. Take the time to jot down your needs

 

Understanding your needs helps to bring a sense of relief and clarity in your life.  This relief can offer new positive emotional energy to fuel your positive direction in life and reduce your tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. Ask yourself a few questions to help yourself determine your needs:

What are the weaknesses that I am aware of?

Identify your top 3 values (What values are most important to you?). This would be one’s judgment of what is important in life.

Ask yourself the question: Are you building your life around what’s important to you?

What strength and skills come up over and over again?

What skills have I practiced or mastered but could live without?

2. Set Goals

 

Setting attainable goals will help to keep you focused. Set goals both large and small. Setting goals will instantly help you to feel better about yourself and help you to choose where you want to go in life. When setting goals be sure to:

Align your goal with your purpose

Break your goal down into smaller measurable chunks that you can hit along the way to your big goal.

Reward yourself after each completing each goal.

 

3. Think positive thoughts

 

Think positive thoughts! Learn to recognize negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.  Negative thoughts can shut your mind off to new opportunities to a world that you didn’t know existed.  Just know that the outcome of your day is the way you respond.  Besides positive thinking can actually improve our overall happiness. Try implementing a several of these positive actions daily:

 

Practice gratitude! Think of something you are grateful for the moment your eyes open each morning and before you get out of the bed. The fact that your eyes opened is a good place to start!

Read positive affirmation daily. You can also incorporate tools like podcast, videos and books. Write down a positive quote and take it to your computer. Go ahead implement this step immediately!

Talk to yourself in the mirror, even if you feel silly, tell yourself, “Today is going to be a great day!”

Smile! Smiling naturally makes you feel better and it’s contagious. Before you know it others will be smiling as well.

 

 


 

* I get it!  You may be asking yourself does what I wear really matter? Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know where to start  when it comes to your wardrobe.  No more standing in your closet aimlessly. Get started with the wardrobe essentials!  Wardrobe essentials or basics are pieces that will go with you from season to season and are the foundation of a fantastic wardrobe.

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*What do you do to feel empowered? We want to know, leave a comment:

 

Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and  become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.

Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
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3 Simple Steps To Declutter Your Closet

 

Yes it’s possible! You can smile every time you open your closet.




 

It’s the time of the year when we all want to declutter just about every area of over lives.  Why not start with our closets?  Clutter just brings about stress and it takes up our valuable time.  Disorganization can become extremely frustrating and living in a cluttered environment can cloud the mind. It’s time to take control of your closet. That’s right! You can do it!  Here are 3 simple steps to declutter your closet no matter what size it is:

 

1. Get to the root of your biggest closet obstacle. 

 

 

Ask yourself the question what drives me crazy when I step into or open my closet? Is your closet so full that  you can hardly open and close the door?  It could be that you need to change your hangers so that they are thinner or uniform. With uniform hangers your clothes will all hang at the same length and be spaced evenly, creating  more space and a clean organized look.  Maybe you have a mountain of shoes that seem to take over the front of your closet.  Something as simple as facing your shoes in opposite direction of one another can save you a couple of inches. Don’t forget you can take advantage of your vertical space.  You can easily hang an over the door shoe rack over your door which leaves extra space on your closet floor.  You have more space than you think! What’s the real problem?

 

2. Take it all out! Purge, purge, purge!

 

 

That’s right you can do it! It’s time to sort.  Pull it all out of the closet and sort through every piece of clothing that you own. It sounds complicated but it’s really not.. Just pull it all out!  Get three 3×5 cards and label each one donate, trash and keep. As you are sorting through the clothes separate them into the appropriate labeled pile. Don’t let sentimentality distract you from your mission. Remember you are headed towards a simple and streamlined closet. No more “It will come around again” , when it does you most likely will be a different person. So go ahead and let it go! Trust me, you will be so proud of yourself!

 

3.  Separate your clothes into categories.

 

 

Placing “likes with likes” to take stock of your inventory. Use garment organizers to separate your clothes into categories that work for you for example the type of item, occasions, seasons, etc.  Put all pants together, all tops together, all dresses together, and then place them all in order of color, light to dark. Store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high. Designate a place for everything in your closet. Shirts in one place, pants in another, and so on.  These simple steps brings a sense of order, creates less stress and will save you a ton of time each day.

 

** How do you declutter your closet?  We want to know, leave a comment:

 

 

Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
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