Images of 2 ladies, 1 lady wears a blue patterned dress and brown boots, the other ladies wears a lime green dress, black leather jacket and black boots

Your clothes tell a story about YOU and about who you are. They also tell a story about who you have been.

Our clothes reveal not only how styles have changed but how you have, or haven’t, developed your own style and gained confidence in your look.

When you revisit old photos, you can see why you dressed a certain way during a certain period of your life from being at school, your first job, university, travelling, marriage, being a mum, and so on.

Whatever path you took, your clothes will have reflected your lifestyle at that time and how you wanted to express yourself in your clothes at that time.

You may have had periods where you couldn’t afford to dress quite how you wanted so perhaps you didn’t bother at all or you got creative with what you had, shopped second-hand, or rummaged through mum’s or even your grandma’s wardrobe.

Maybe your career got you stuck in a groove of wearing colours or outfits so much so that you were lost with your style outside of work.

Photos of Kathy when she was a Thomson holiday rep from years ago

The important question is, Are you happy with your style now?

Do you feel good in your clothes and do you know what you look good in?

When you look back at how you dressed five, ten, twenty or more years ago, do you feel your personal style has progressed in a good way? Do you feel your clothes reflect your personality and who you are now?

Sometimes looking back can nudge us forward. It can highlight whether we have got into a bit of a rut and that maybe we just need a bit of a change. If your style is still working for you, I mean style, not fashion, that’s great!

I appreciate that at this time of writing, October 2022, we’re all concerned about the increases in the cost of living. As this has been rising, a lot of us will have, and continue to review our expenditures.

Feeling confident in our appearance remains an important part of self-care, so we’ll still want to feel good.

There are other options to buying big and expensive. I had a browse around Sainsbury’s TU website and was impressed with several of their Autumn pieces. (I’ve included pictures of two of the dresses I like above).

Second Hand Love

Charity shops, particularly in affluent areas often have a treasure trove of preloved designers and high street choices.

Online, you’ll find ‘Vinted’, ‘Thrift +’. ‘Pre worn Ltd’, the online shop at Oxfam, and of course e-Bay are some of the options.

Local boutiques need the custom to keep going during the harder times, and will often provide great deals or days of reductions so keep an eye out in your local area.

It’s often fun to reconsider the way we do things – we learn and gain from making a change.
If you are feeling a little lacklustre in your clothes then it’s time for a review and to decide whether your style still fits who you are, your age, your lifestyle, and your personality.

My consultations can be tailor-made to suit your needs and budget. I also offer group get-togethers for Colour, Style, Makeup and body care products. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a complimentary chat.