But First I Want To…

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First, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Second, have you ever heard the saying “If you’re always waiting for the right time, you’ll never get anything done”?  Well, it’s the truth.  I have people reach out to me all the time for style advice because they need a confidence boost, they hate their closet, or getting dressed every day is a nightmare – and I’m always ready to take on new clients, because it’s what I LOVE to do.  But despite REALLY wanting to revamp their style, so many people have so many reasons why they don’t.  I’m going to list the top 3 below, and give you reasons to move past them.

 

I Want to Lose Weight

“I really want to re-vamp my closet, but I don’t like my body right now, and I don’t want to buy a bunch of clothes and then lose weight etc”.  First, good for you! Second, while this is a valid concern, people hide behind it way too often.  Why do I say this?  Is it because it’s a web of lies? Is it because I don’t believe that people really want to change themselves?  NO.  It’s because no matter what, how big, small, tall, petite you are, it’s ALWAYS time to feel great about yourself.  Listen, we all have things that we want to change about ourselves.  Whether it’s emotional or physical, everyone has something they want to change, and that’s a good thing. However, if we keep waiting until we’re our perfect selves to start to do good things for ourselves and feel better, we’ll be waiting forever.  If you want to lose weight, I want you to lose weight too, but, even more than that, I want you to FEEL GREAT about yourself RIGHT NOW. And sometimes, getting your style up to speed is the motivator.

 

I Don’t Have the Money

Again, this can totally be the truth.  Sometimes, people feel like investing in their style and a personal stylist means shelling out tons of money…that doesn’t have to be the case.  I want you to think about all the pieces in your closet and how much they cost.  I want you to consider how many of those pieces you don’t wear, and how much they cost.  I want you to think about how many pieces you have that you don’t like and how much they cost.  I also want you to think about all the pieces you have, that you bought in a bind or time crunch, and how much they cost.  Now, when you think about it, I want you to consider this; MAYBE the total cost of those pieces that you don’t like, don’t wear, and never liked to begin with could have been better invested in an expert’s time, helping you to understand your style and invested in pieces you actually LOVE.  Perhaps you’d invest your time in an expert, and save on clothes because you’d be buying fewer pieces, and wearing more of your closet more often.  This is just some food for thought and some motivation to stop “just buying clothes” and start investing in your style.

 

It’s A Lot, I’m Scared

I get it.  Again, as someone who works in this business because of the way it transforms people from the inside out, I know that this isn’t just about clothes.  It is an emotional thing.  There is a lot to face for a lot of people, and often times, it can be overwhelming.  But, I’m not asking you to do it alone.  I’m asking you to make the decision that you want to look better, feel better, and BE better.   There are ups and downs in all of our lives; YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  However, we cannot stay in the downs forever, otherwise, we’ll never get to the ups.  Life is a cycle, and so is style, and it can go one of two ways: You feel low, you dress in what’s comfortable/accessible, you don’t love how you look, it keeps you down.  OR, you dress in something you love, it helps you to FEEL great, it lifts your mood, and causes you to take action.  Listen, style isn’t going to make or break your entire life, but I have personally seen it be the catalyst to really positive change.

Don’t think for a second that style is superficial and just about clothes – if there is something that I want you to leave with, it’s this; Style isn’t  about clothes, it’s about allowing yourself to look as good feel and vice verse.  It’s about taking everything inside, and projecting it outward.

Not sure where to start?  No worries, drop me a line and we’ll talk it out!  I have a variety of services and packages, both in person and digital – I know we can find something that works for you!

Candace Hanna