5 Ways to Bring the Fun Back Into Your Style
Stuck in a rut, tired of wearing the same thing over and over, bored with everything in your closet...we've all been there. That's why I'm sharing five ways you can bring fun back into your style - without even having to buy anything new!
Are you making style harder than it needs to be? Maybe you're:
- Assigning so much importance to it that causes you stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.
- Putting so much pressure on yourself to look good that you sometimes end up in tears when getting dressed.
- Telling yourself that you don't look good in a certain style (even though you love love love it) and therefore you can't wear it.
- Thinking about how others will respond/react to your outfit and that determines whether or not you wear it.
If any of these sound familiar, you may have lost sight of the purpose of style.
And that very important purpose is to express, not impress.
In other words, the purpose of style is not to impress others, it's to express yourself.
When you look at what you wear through the lens of impressing others, it just sucks all the fun right out of getting dressed. When you look at style as a creative outlet to express yourself, it is a whole different story.
Much like anything in life, once we detach from what others think and let ourselves really lean in and have FUN with it, we start to recover our passion, desire and love.
My challenge to you this week is to pick at least one of the fun hacks from below and do it when you get dressed in the morning.
Put on a fun, upbeat song and dance to it as you stand in front of your closet.
Keep bopping along as you get dressed, and then continue to dance once you're in your outfit for a solid 30 seconds. If you can make the process of getting dressed fun, it helps you choose more fun pieces!
Put on a piece in your closet that you haven't worn in forever but still love.
It could be a sequined ball gown that you only put on for a few minutes before you have to trade it for practicality. Just wrap yourself in something you love to start your day!
Dress like a kid - my fav way to have fun with style.
Pull your two favorite pieces and pair them together. No rules, no judgements, just absolute pride and love for the styles you adore.
Pick a style rule and break it!
Some examples: Can't wear white after labor day; navy and black don't go together; you have to wear dark colors on bottom if you're a pear shape; you shouldn't wear a mini-skirt after the age of 40 (so bogus, right?!). Rules were made to be broken and breaking them is always so much fun.
Put on a piece you love yet haven't worn (in a long time or maybe ever!) because you don't think you look good in it.
Now look at yourself in the mirror and declare this sentence with power, “My body is the least interesting thing about me.” Repeat as many times as you need. This will help release the belief that how you look in a piece matters more than how much you love it.Got your style hack picked out? Well, get ready for some fun! I guarantee you're going to feel uplifted and experience more fun with your style than you have in a long while - maybe ever!
I'm Rachel Michael, a style coach focused on creatively bringing the art of style to women who are ready to authentically STAND OUT. My focus is on building confidence in my clients by developing their signature style through wardrobe edits, personal shopping services and styling sessions. I specialize in bringing out the creative energy that lights my clients up on the inside to their outside appearance so they feel more whole and empowered than ever before!
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Great ideas! You inspired me to get to my closet for a review and purge. Thanks Rachel!
Loved all the looks you rocked-thanks fir the inspiration