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As with anything else, when it comes to your personal style, the devil is the details! Having clean, meticulous looks (whether for work or play) makes a big impact on your life. As a Personal Stylist, I can make this testament because I see it every. single. day.
As you can imagine, I regularly have conversations with women about their challenges surrounding style – and it’s mainly centered on how to get “unstuck.” Because I know that being “put together” can a) instantly bring you an air of confidence and b) bring you so many opportunities, I always encourage women to invest in their overall image – and more importantly, thinks about the finer details as they go along. There are so many layers to this and it’s different for every woman, I wanted to take a few moments and share of my foundational thoughts and advice about investing in your image.
Get to Know Yourself
Before you delve into investing in your image, you need to define who you are today. The person you are now has probably evolved from who you were just a few years ago. When you choose to invest in your image and style, you need to understand your current goals, desires, and motivations. And you want to think about where you want your image to take you. Take the time to reacquaint you with…YOU!
Classic as a Core
As you prepare to invest in your image, do you know where to start? In the beginning, it can feel quite overwhelming because you sometimes can’t see the forest through the trees. And I assure you, you are not alone! However, I have an easy tip for you – start with the classics! You can never go wrong with classic looks because they withstand the test of time, are always on point, and are flexible for both your work & casual life. As such, you’re thinking about your image for now and for the future!
Crack the Code on Your Personal Style
Taking the time to truly unpack your personal style at all levels is essential when investing in your image. You need to take a critical look at which style types resonate with you versus others that you don’t. Leverage tools like Pinterest to create vision boards of styles that inspire you and truly represent the direction that you want to go with your look. This is something I religiously do with my Luxe styling and retainer clients. Once you crack the code on your personal style, you will make smart choices as you continue to invest in your image.
This is one of my top tips for you – be discerning with everything you to choose to introduce to your wardrobe. Remember I mentioned that the devil is in the details? This matters!! As you navigate through the journey of investing in your image, keep in mind that crisp, clean looks instantly enhance your look. When selecting image-enhancing clothing, ensure that you’re looking at key details such as fabric quality, flattering lines of flow, and clean, smooth tailoring and stitching. Again, don’t just let anything into your wardrobe – make sure it passes your velvet rope policy!
It’s Okay to Spend a Bit More
While I’ll always advocate having a budget in mind for your wardrobe purchases (whether from season to season or per item), I encourage you to stretch and spend a bit more for classic, quality pieces. Truly investing in your image is just that – an investment. Smart investments pay good dividends and in the long run, give you better returns – both on Wall Street and in your wardrobe. Quality clothing coupled with quality care ensures more mileage over the years for your key pieces. At the end of the day, you’re investing in you, right? So, do spend a bit more to enhance your image for years to come. It’s well worth it!
Build Your Image with an Expert
Let’s face it – in everyday life, we regularly work with experts to help us solve problems. When you’re ill, you go to a physician. When you need legal assistance, you work with an attorney. When you need a haircut, you go to your hair stylist. You not only rely on but invest in these people because of their expertise and reputation. But who do you go to when you’re looking to invest in your image?
Working with a Personal Stylist like myself is the most valuable and efficient way to hone in all of the tips I shared in this post. When partnering with clients, I help them invest in their image by gaining clarity on who they are now, sharing how to leverage their wardrobe style to help them reach their goals, and by personally developing key looks that convey their unique message to the world. And yes, ALL of this (and more!) can be done by working with a Personal Stylist for your wardrobe!
And I’d love to help you! On Sun, 5/5 in Dallas, I’m co-hosting a fantastic event, The Art & Science of Beauty and Style! At the event, my fabulous cohost, Casey Ta (Dallas’ Premier Esthetician/Lash Expert) and I give you a head start on refining your look from your face to your wardrobe. If you’re in Dallas, RSVP directly below and join us for this FREE event where we dish on everything you want to know about beauty and style! Sign up right here! ⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎
Not in Dallas? I totally have you covered! Have you heard about my exclusive monthly style membership, The RC Style Guide®️? As a member, you have access to my exclusive content such as monthly looks personally curated by me that suit you and your body unique body type, retail sales guides, Ask Me Anything sessions, and so much more! Have access to me as your Personal Stylist from anywhere in the world! Get more details here and sign up today!
Roxanne Carne is a recognized Personal Stylist & Personal Shopper styling women in Dallas, TX and virtually! Visit www.roxannecarne.com to discover how she can help transform your wardrobe and transform your life!
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