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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

 

 


 

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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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Quirkiness Is The New Hotness

Quirkiness rocks!

 

Do you ever feel different from others, unconventional, unexpected, offbeat or quirky?  Well join the club!  Go against the grain and embrace your quirkiness.  Learning to embrace your quirks will help you to move past the fact that the quirkiness is there.  If you allow your attention to be consumed with your uniqueness, it will become very easy to feel defeated and powerless.  Instead use your quirks to your advantage.  Believe it or not people are drawn to uniqueness!  Having the willingness to share yourself with the world will expose possibilities you never knew existed .  There is nothing more attractive than a person who is not afraid to be him or herself.   Here are 3 helpful tips to help you to embrace your quirkiness:


 
1.  Strive to be authentic  

Embrace and love the things that make you different. This is what makes you special.  Be mindful of who you are and act on this experience, rather than trying to be who others expect you to be.  Write down your values.  Look out for values that are sabotaging your time, energy and live for the ones that bring out your authenticity.  Be aware of what makes you happy and motivates you to achieve your goals. Identify the highest value activities that will have the largest impact on your success at the end of the day.  Values are not set in stone so they may change over time.  Stay focused on what you need, turn away from old patterns or behavior that get you into trouble, keep you stuck or lessen your self-love.  Do the things that you dream about and really want to do.

 
2.  Celebrate your victories no matter how big or small  

Just remember you are special, there is no one else in the world like you. Take time to look in the mirror each day and say something positive to yourself.  Celebration provides positive reinforcement.  Just know that you are going to encounter your fair share of ups and downs along the way.  Stopping to celebrate along the way reminds you that you are making progress and progress feels good….it’s definitely a confidence booster.  Surround yourself with the right people who will love and encourage you. It’s ok, anyone who doesn’t make you feel like a winner can take a backseat!

3.  Serve others  

With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to serve others. However, the benefits of  serving others or volunteering can make a major impact on your friends, family, community and yourself. Consider your own skills, goals and interests – finding an opportunity that matches your own interests is more likely to be fun and fulfilling.  Volunteering can help protect your mental and physical health.  Serving others gives you the opportunity to grow your network, practice and develop your social skills. When you are doing good for others or the community this provides a natural since of accomplishment, pride and identity.
 
 
 
** How do you embrace your quirks?  We want to know……………….Leave a comment:
 
 
 
Tracey Evelyn is a Image and Fashion Consultant who helps women to learn to  love what they see when they look into the mirror , understand their personal style and enhance their appearance through Wardrobe Styling, Makeup Artistry and Personal Shopping. Contact: Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com     Twitter: @Traceyevelyninc

Phone: 484-479-6730

5 Simple Tips To Help You To Love Your Body

5 simple tips to help you to love your body

 

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Can you honestly say you love your body?  Do you struggle with learning to love and care for your body?  We spend so much time wondering what others think that we often overlook  caring for ourselves.  Studies say there is a link between taking the steps to care for your body and loving your body.  Here are 5 simple tips to help you to love your body:
1.  Know your body shape.  If you understand what your present body shape and proportions are, then you are well on your way to looking your best. Get a measuring tape and go to work.
2.  Learn to dress for your body shape.  Learning to dress for your body shape will  help you to identify the areas you would like to downplay and those beautiful areas you would like to show off.  We all have something about our bodies that we love we just, need to identify them.  Are you a: Pear Shape, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, DiamondRound or Hourglass)
3.  Don’t beat yourself up.  Change the negative thoughts we have about ourselves and replace them with positive thoughts and words of affirmation.  We are all made uniquely and we must be willing to accept that.
 4. Take care of your body. You only get one body, take care of it.  Develop healthy habits like: A body and skin care routine, eating healthy, drinking water, walking, jogging, stretching or yoga.(Be sure to see a physician before making extreme changes).
5.  Look in the mirror daily and tell yourself you are BEAUTIFUL!
* How have you learned to love what you see in the mirror?  We want to know…leave a comment: