Let’s face it. Being a creative entrepreneur, it’s essential to care about the way you dress. First impressions are lasting impressions and who wants a bad first impression of your personal brand to determine whether or not you get an opportunity? No one! You already possess some form of creative ability to produce a line of work in a way that no one has ever seen before, so why not look the part?
This post is for any petite or creative entrepreneur out there who hasn’t taken a dive into the wardrobe department and considers themselves a fashion newbie. Someone who hasn’t been interested in clothes, or just never really paid that much attention to how they dress. If you’re looking to make a change and want to improve your sense of style or just simply dress better, this post is for you. I am at your service!
More often than not I get asked where to start by fellow creatives and petites who previously didn’t care about their wardrobe, but now see the benefits are crucial and want to make a change.
Getting started with fashion can seem a bit overwhelming. Especially when it looks like everyone else around you has a natural ability to find clothes and put together head turning outfits with ease. Developing a sense of style is artistry in itself, but can be learned and mastered with a little practice.
So if you’re being hard on yourself, don’t! Even though it may seem like other people are ahead of the curve, they've just been working on their art a bit longer than you have. Now is your time to shine, and I’m going to show you five solid ways to:
Become an observer aficionado.
Understand what makes up an outfit and how they complement each other.
Find things that influence you and your personal style.
A seasonal turnover is the perfect time to do a big examination and rid your closet of anything that is taking up space. Usually twice a year, before a new season (F/W and S/S), take a look at what's accumulated in your closet and do some wardrobe editing.
If you want your wardrobe to be a reflection of your personal style, then you are going to love this process! Just think about all of the items in your closet that you don't necessarily like, haven't worn in years or just can't fit anymore. How can you truly express yourself if nothing in your closet represents your personal style?