Personal style and professional presence is something women have wanted to learn how to balance while feeling confident and fresh every day for decades. How to create that seamless and flawless look we can find on Instagram, Vogue or In-Style.
Many times the assignment is so challenging we resign to the fact that its either office clothing, and weekend wear and never do the two connect.
It’s like we live two lives and is truly hindering our self-expression. The routine of work, family must do’s and simply life, takes up the majority of our time. Leaving not much time for us to tap into what keeps us motivated, or feeling confident, personally.
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THE UNSPOKEN SPEAKS LOUD AN CLEAR
During the time of COVID-19 we are distancing to stay safe and this has assigned many of us to work from home. We are having team meetings and Zoom gatherings to continue to work and keep progress going and enjoying social connections alike.
With this change, how we operating in the current has affected some people and how they are showing up. According to reports some are choosing to attend online meetings “unkept and inappropriate”.
According to the Insider article a Florida Judge pleaded with lawyers to “get out of bed and put on clothes for our ZOOM meetings.”
It appears, a woman, attended a meeting while still in her bed under the covers. And a man attended another meeting with his shirt off. Not showing up for ourselves first can affect our credibility online or off.
Soon enough we will be summons to return to the actual office. Will you plan to bringing much the same or will you use this time to launch a new and empowered you. Check out the article with iOffice . to learn more about how owning your personal style, can add value to your bottomline in any professional environment.
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Alber Elbaz, an Israeli Fashion Designer once said, “Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world – an emotion.”
In short, you have a brand and your self-expression is calling on you to release her.
It’s about knowing who you are with a goal to build a wardrobe that will create harmony in your day-to-day. Simultaneously, increasing your confidence and that go-getter determination every day.
This is what we call – F.L.O.W-STYLE. (For Leisure or Work)
FLOW-Style is a curated wardrobe that speaks to who you are and takes into account your lifestyle, natural movement in the world, along with what colors, cuts, and other elements that make up an authentic message and mindset no matter if you are at work or play.
To get to your FLOW-STYLE it takes commitment into learning who you are and what you want to say in the world starting with some of the basics.
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One of the very first elements of style is knowing your body type.
Before we get into the ‘how’, let’s establish some basics. If you know the answer to these questions then you already have a strong foundation to work from.
If not, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with Kamisol to get in touch with your unique Soul-Style.
- Do you know your best cuts for your figure?
- Do you know your personal color palette?
- How would you describe your style?
From here its’ about building a wardrobe you love while having an ability to shop with purpose and not for the moment.
PULL IN COLORS, PATTERNS AND PRINTS:
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These three elements create a personal expression and speaks to your timeless style temperature with room to grow. Likewise, experimenting with interesting hues will over time curated a wardrobe that flows with a message of who you are.
Meaning every garment and item in your closet will compliment one another and can be paired together effortlessly and remixed for day or night. The skirts and sweaters can be remixed in several ways to create a different appeal for different environments. A true creative will play with colors, cuts and styles in dynamic ways that speaks to their mood, audience and messaging.
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Now let’s explore how you can merge personal style with a powerful professional brand creating the F.L.O.W of you everyday.
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These simply placed velvet bows takes a gray work skirt and adds personality while maintaining a professional look for the office. The basic black shirt can create a contemporary weekend look paired with a wide-leg trouser or a denim stone washed jeans and a cute printed pump giving the outfit that much more of an interesting appeal.
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When playing with lines take into account they create balance when done well. Larger patterns draw the eye and emphasize. And, tiny prints will minimize areas you want to distract from.
We know finding what works best for you and your body type can seem intimidating, but it’s definitely achievable with a plan of action.
Spice it up with accessories.
Is there any simpler way to add style and flair to your outfit?
In a word, no.
Accessories can include:
- Hair bows and headbands
- Jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets
- Scarves and ascots
- And even funky socks!
You’d be surprised how a chunky statement necklace, scarf or belt, can completely transform a basic outfit.
The Fabric of Our Lives
Fabric plays a key role in personal style preferences and there are various textures and price-points to choose from. For example, non-biodegradable clothes are manufactured synthetic textiles such as polyester, spandex, nylon, and rayon. Some fabrics are biodegradable, such as cotton, silk, hemp and linen to name a few and are long lasting. Choosing timeless fabrics extends the life of your clothing helping you create a nicely curated wardrobe that speaks to and for you. Mixing fabrics creates degrees of your mood and personality such as pairing:
A cotton tee with denim capris, a silk blouse with a suede jacket and leather boots.
And, you can mix fabrics up a little more in unexpected ways such as tweed, linen, and velvet.
The key to a curated wardrobe you love is by identifying “your” right balance.
A look that is interesting, yet contrasting; not polarizing, boring, or more of the same.
Ultimately, identifying your personal style is your calling card to yourself and the world. Paint a picture that inspires you and others day-to-day by spending a little time exploring what makes you feel good and confident every day.
So I ask you what’s your favorite way to let your style-flag fly high online and off?
If you are unaware of your style, you can start your style discovery by completing a complimentary consultation with me. To schedule your call, click here.
We’d love to hear from you and help you get back to life with a new and improved outlook that speaks to your FLOW-STYLE innately.