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Figuring out your style words

In my own style journey (and through my work with clients), I've learned how spending time to get a deeper understanding of one's own personal style can make a world of difference in how we feel about ourselves in what we wear, in our closet organization and in our shopping habits/choices.

When I first work with clients, I send out a questionnaire to get to know more about them, and where they are at with their style. I've revised the form several times over the years; but one crucial question now asks: What are 3 words you would like to describe your style? This may seem like a frivolous exercise, but once you come up with those words - they really help you stay on track and inform decisions when it comes to editing your wardrobe or on future purchases.

My 3 words are: feminine, artistic and chic. Here is a little breakdown:

Feminine: I am drawn to pastels, ruffles, puffed sleeves, shimmer, floral, lace etc.

Artistic: I love to mix prints, colours, textures.

Chic: I love wearing pieces that feel current and have a fashion-y feel to them.

When doing a closet edit, or considering something new; it's helpful to ask whether the piece in question embodies these words (or 1 or 2 at the very least). This helps stay true to your style personality and work toward building a more cohesive wardrobe.

Not sure where to start? This article includes a list which should help in the brainstorming process. Pinterest is another great resource. It's also helpful to pull out your most favourite pieces in your closet and see if they inspire some words. If coming up with your words is still a challenge, you could put the question out to those who know/love you best. They may have some suggestions to get those ideas flowing. Remember, I am always happy to book a complimentary 20 minute Zoom chat to offer some tips to get you further along in your own journey.

Once you figure out your words, I'd love to hear them!


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