The Truth About Why Style Is So Hard
Right now as we're in the middle of our FREE 3 Steps to Simplified Style video series, so many bettys are hitting reply on my emails to let me know what they're struggling with in their style and one of the most repeating themes is "I don't know how to dress for my body ... for my height, my changed shape, my weight loss, my problem area".
And while not an instant answer, my reply is always, "When you think about all the diversity that exists in every single area we're trying to get into one pair of pants or a dress ... calves, knees, thighs, hips, stomachs, derrieres, waists, rib cages, busts, shoulders ... it's a marvel any of us can find clothing at mass retailers!"
I feel like we're frustrated, because no one ever pointed out "You are so unique, we are all so unique, that finding clothes that fit us like a glove is no easy task!" And so we expect it to be easier, and feel we must have an especially complicated shape when it's not.
The good news is, there are some universal principles that make all this easier. Understanding fit, proportion, fabric, shapes ... there are elements that, again, no one ever taught us, that can make this whole process easier. And those are what I teach inside Style & Styleabiltity.
Just a couple of years ago I would not have believed you that I could wear this charming outfit below. I would have worried the color was wrong on me, the top too low cut, would have been looking for a different cut of skirt and thus found it more unflattering, thought I couldn't wear midi length ... if only you could peek inside my head at how self-conscious I used to be and the wild transformation I've made since becoming a stylist.
I can't wait to share that same journey with you. I so hope you can join us inside Style & Styleability when the doors open!
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