“I really love it, and it looks great on her…but I could never wear it.”
I hear comments like this from women ALL. THE. TIME.
Have you ever said something like that too?
How many times have you said a piece of clothing, outfit idea, or style is “off limits” to you because of some preconceived notion about what you should and should not wear?
Okay, let’s fix that today.
Let’s pretend for a teeny tiny second that you never heard those “rules” or better yet – they never even existed in the first place.
Would you now consider trying that piece of clothing, outfit, or style?
Still not sure?
That’s okay. Those “rules” are buried deep.
Want to know the secret to getting started though?
For example, let’s say you see a cute dress you love but think it’s maybe “too much” for your current lifestyle or you need a special occasion to wear it.
Well then just dress it down!
Pair it with a casual jean jacket, ankle boots, and some simple jewellery.
Then when it’s time to dress it up, you can always up the WOW factor with a dressier layer, some bolder jewellery and footwear, and a funky handbag.
Or let’s say you like the edgy biker chic look but feel nervous about experimenting with it in your quiet rural town.
You don’t have to go all out Biker Babe you know! Just add a touch of it to your style with a studded leather bag or cool studded footwear.
Now, one of the biggest ones I hear about when I am working with my one-on-one clients is colour.
So many women are attracted to colour (and they will even decorate their homes with it painting their rooms bright colours and buying big expensive pieces of furniture and accessories in bold colours!). But when it comes to their wardrobes, they’re full of black and other neutrals because they’re too nervous to wear any other colours.
If this sounds like you, I’ll say it again…
If you love bright pink but aren’t ready for it in a sweater, go for a chunky necklace or scarf with hints of bright pink instead.
Or maybe even a handbag!
Listen, I get it…
When it’s time to step outside of your comfort zone, it can feel scary.
What if I do it wrong and look silly? What if somebody says something?
But just for a minute, I would love for you to consider the alternative (aka the potential positive, not the potential negative).
What if you don’t do it “wrong” and trying this new thing made you feel beautiful, excited, and confident in your clothes and how you look?
What if you spent the day getting compliments?
And what if you encouraged just one other woman who saw YOU doing it, to be brave enough herself to just wear what she wants to wear already – without worrying about being judged. #thatwouldbeawesome!
Enough is enough people.
Wear what you want.
It’s that simple.
I don’t care if you think you’re too this or too that…just wear the damn clothes already!
And if you’re too nervous to jump right in, remember you can always…
After all, the smallest changes can lead to the biggest ones over time.
If you ARE ready to jump right in and make some bigger changes but are not sure where to start, let’s chat. 🙂
I open up a limited amount of spaces each month for women in the Greater Toronto Area to jump on a call with me for a Style Discovery Session to see how I can help them feel more confident and comfortable in their clothes, and I’d love to schedule one with you!
Just message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to message me and I will let you know what I have available.
I can’t wait to chat with you!