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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

 

 


 

* 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

Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn

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
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn

How to Add Spring To Summer Fashion Trends To Your Wardrobe

 

A fashion trend is a popular style or practice especially in the clothing footwear and accessories industry. It is usually the newest creations of textile designers or trends can take root in an unconventional way like the discovery of an unknown artist.  I love to think of it as a wardrobe update or the opportunity to inject something new.  I guess you can call it inspiration, kind of like being inspired by things that are happening in the world.  We get to inject what is happening in art, music, technology, science, politics and even food into fashion trends. Trends can give you the opportunity to express yourself though your clothes or  simply used to update your look.  Either way we want to  help you nail the perfect outfit.  Let’s get inspired with outfit ideas of pieces you probably already own or just update you look with the latest spring to summer fashion trends.  To start adding trend into your wardrobe Watch the video:

 

 

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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.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn

 

Behind The Scenes With Mushmina: fashion with cultural integrity

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Here at Tracey Evelyn we often get the opportunity to run into some pretty amazing people.  Join us as we go behind the scenes with Mushmina a unique boutique that offers a global shopping experience.  Mushmina presents a curated collection of unique ethical fashions and home goods that have been handcrafted by artisans globally.

Do you ever wonder how your clothing was made or where did they come from? Check out what Mushmina has to say about being ethically aware and creating a mindful lifestyle:

Tracey-  How did Mushmina come about?

Katie:

My sister Heather and I felt so gracious for the opportunities we had growing up (due to our parents) we are both creative and love to travel.  I went to Mali to study anthropology and textiles, while my sister Heather was in peace corps.  What really stood out and resonated most with us was the developing artisans with not much access to the market with and very little resources. We saw talented artisans who could not find a job or didn’t have the resources to market their skills .  We wanted to empower women to be able to learn a skill, earn a fair wage and to connect them to a market that they may not have otherwise been connected to.

 

Tracey-  Who was your first style icon ?

Katie:

One of my first style icons was my hairdresser  (she was more of an influencer).  I would even say she was more of a inspiration.  She was much older and very stylish.  Patricia was one of the first people who noticed and tried to cultivate my artistic flair.   She would take me on little trips to New York City.   When you are a child New York City is a big deal!   She was wild with her own since of style and artist flair.   I remember her taking me to the village, it was almost like she helped me to find an outlet. I would say she recognized my energy and vibe at a young age.  She was  one of those people in my life for season.  Patricia Fields is a stylist I always respected.  She would create trends rather than follow them.

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Tracey-  Who is the Mushmina shopper?

Katie:

The average Mushmina shopper can be from 30’s to 60’s  ranging in age and style. The shopper is usually moved by the story of the product as well as moved the artistry and handmade craftsmanship of each item.  We wanted to be acceptable to all audiences. You can buy a handmade soap for $8 or purchase a bag for $225.  We find something for everyone who walks through the door.

Tracey-  What is Mushmina’s proudest achievement?

Katie:

We celebrate every milestone, even the small ones.  We offered a women’s training and education center.  We hired a teacher and offered pattern making to the younger generation.  We where trying to empower the women with tools to be assist them in running a business and charged a nominal fee.  We equipped women with the skills and technology that will allow them to work and have a fair income, therefore gaining financial independence.

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Tracey- Where do you get your products from?

Katie:

We work directly with the artisans located in Morocco who hand make their products with cultural integrity.  We carry a collection of curated products from all over the world. We also custom design our own collection. Our collection connects people to the customary traditions of Morocco. I travel back to Morocco at least twice a year.

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Tuareg Silver Red Glass Arrow Earrings

 

Tracey- Where do you hope to see Mushmina in the future?

Katie:

We see so many opportunities for expansion.  The more exposure we have the more we can give. More of a global exposure would really help.  Also, expansion of our collection of merchandise so that we can grow and reach a larger audience.  I think that this would provide more opportunity to reach more customers and include more versatility while maintaining integrity.

 

Tracey- What are 3 hot gift ideas from Mushmina?

Katie:

  1. The new spring clothing is all about the fabric…..The textiles with be brightly colored, easy to travel and amazing texture.

 2. Brass etched and hammer jewelry….. all the Mushmina jewelry collection work well together.

     3. The classic bag arimna and hobo bag is made from the Moroccan upholstery fabric. They make a great statement handbag that make it easy to wear.

 

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Be sure to follow Mushmina at:

Mushmina.com

Instagram: @Mushmina

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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.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn