We all have a little love affair with our clothes. I like to call it romance of fashion. The right look is what we are all after. It can leave those around us a little more than impressed. We all understand the lasting impact of first impressions. A great one lasts in our mind as long as a bad one, which we hope to avoid entirely. We want others to love our outfits as much as we do, to notice us positively. That affects how we feel and act. If we look fabulous, we think much better of ourselves! That’s what I really love about fashion – It can work for everyone and what we chose to wear can set the mood for feeling confident, beautiful, and even powerful.
Fashion is about confidence. What we wear is an extension of our personalities. I have an intense love affair with my wardrobe because I can experiment with my own personality, even before I walk out the door to meet someone, say hello or make a personal appearance. If you are having a bad day, wear a stunning outfit! Grab your best pair of shoes and earrings. You can instantly feel better about yourself! A great fashion statement can make you unforgettable and will definitely get you tons of compliments!
If you have no idea about what to wear, there are plenty of fashion websites and blogs to follow. There are even fashion apps that can help you keep up with the latest trends and provide fashion look ideas.
If you’re looking for in-person advice, Nordstrom offers free personal stylists and shoppers to assist with fashion decisions for any occasion. You can schedule a call with one of their stylists (be sure to phone ahead 24 hours ahead), discuss the occasion and show up to a room full of gorgeous choices tailored for you!
I firmly believe it is very important to have a dreamy outfit as part of your wardrobe. It might be pricey, but remember this is “THE” outfit that even on a bad day can make you feel like a million dollars. Now, I have to admit that I am all about buying what I want and worrying about it later. I never look at the price tags. I believe if we work hard, we should reward ourselves. My dreamy outfit is a reward that makes me feel simply amazing!
Let us say you’ve been on blogs and apps galore and you are still having trouble finding outfits to wear. What now you might ask? You can never go wrong with a black outfit, which is almost always flattering and fashionable. It has always been the perfect go-to when you are undecided.
Once you have a few solid outfits and you feel poised about your newfound fashion sensibilities, you can start to mix and match, add to your looks, splurge on new pieces, get creative. If any of your clothes don’t feel right or they just don’t feel like you anymore, skip it and donate it. If you don’t feel stunning in it, you are just taking up closet space.
I hope these words help you become the style princess that you are!
Written with Love,
Photography by Michael Franco