I work for a top image consulting management company in New York. Essentially we create and maintain complete wardrobes to make our clients' lives easier. From the outside, it might seem like it's all about fashion. But having worked at Visual Therapy for three years, and seeing how defining a style and organizing a wardrobe can bring confidence, I actually believe our work has very little to do with fashion.
Style is much more than what it seems to be in women's magazines. It's just another way to be inspired, stay on track with your dreams, and be the best version of yourself. Here are the 5 empowering ideas I've learned about personal image that I hope can help you, too:
1. When you invest time in creating a visual representation of what you want to be, the signal is being sent much further than you think.
A few seasons back, I started pinning outfits I wanted to wear on Pinterest. When I noticed that I started becoming my board, and so did people around me, I had a true a-ha moment. What I realized is that knowingly or unknowingly, you become a reflection of your board. Choosing things that you want to attract into your life through visualization is a simple but powerful tool that really affects your style. When applied to all areas of your life, it brings a true transformation.
2. Express yourself! Style can help you find harmony between your inner and your outer worlds.
When you put a little energy into what you're wearing, image (the outer) and identity (the inner) are aligned, and the result is clarity that will bring you places and help you reach your goals. There's a quiet confidence that comes with looking (and feeling!) like the best you. It allows you to not be caught up in your insecurities, and give the world a clear and consistent message. When putting on an outfit, ask yourself: Does this represent me, and is this the image I want to portray?
3. Declutter and feel liberated.
Do you ever wake up in the morning, look at your closet, and think, I have nothing to wear? We all have these moments. A realistic goal is to minimize them, not to eliminate them completely. To achieve wardrobe clarity, there's a simple process that you can follow: