How To Create Goals For Your Personal Style
Now that 2019 is finally here! I’m excited to talk about Style Goals. If you have been following me for awhile, then you know how much of an advocate I am for setting goals for all areas of your life, personal style being one of them.
I know, I know. You’re probably rolling your eyes at the screen, wondering why this is even a post or a topic. But, hear me out. I think we as women have enough on our plate, right? So the last thing we should be worrying about or be stressed about is our appearance.
I get it, you’re so focused on being the best mom, business owner, employee, student, wife, daughter, sister friend etc. That you don’t have time to focus on your style.
Until, a very important event comes up and despite the fact that you’ve purchased something new to wear you still feel uncomfortable, out of place and maybe a bit insecure. So taking a few moments at the beginning of the year, quarter or month to create a few style goals to help you remain stylish while excelling in other areas of your life shouldn’t be too difficult right?
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Creating goals for your personal style could be something as simple as., “putting more effort into your daily outfit choices. But in order to make it a realistic goal you would have to break that goal down into bite size action steps.
Such as :
Plan out weekly outfits on Sunday
Create a outfit formula that allows you to have a more streamlined style.
Creating a color palette so your wardrobe can be more functional
These are all examples of small actionable steps that you may need to take in order to achieve your style goals.
I think that’s where many find themselves struggling with. You set a goal to take time to put yourself together every single day. Because you know the importance that it has on your mood and work performance.
So initially you decide that in order to look more put together everyday you need to head to the store to buy more “trendy” items. WRONG!
In order to create actionable goals for your personal style, it’s so important to understand where you are, what’s stopping and what you need to do about it. This is the same exact approach that a personal stylist would take you through. They will take a peek inside your wardrobe analyze what you have, talk to you about your daily lifestyle activities and help you to intertwine your personal style into those areas of your life.
How To Create Your Own Style Goals
Research your style
In order to create goals for your style, it’s important to analyze where your style currently stands. A great way to do this is to document your outfits for 1-2 weeks, or you can even go as far as a month! One month is perfect because you will be able to see how you utilize your wardrobe for each area of your life. You can document your outfits by simply snapping a picture and keeping a file on your computer or phone. The picture could be ootd style or a simple flat lay style.
Analyze Your Style
What I like to do after documenting my style is to analyze my style. You can do this by create a fashion binder with all of the images that you took of your outfits. As you are sifting through pictures of your style you are going to want to focus on a few key things.
Are you utilizing your wardrobe fully?
What are your key signature pieces that you wore the most?
Did you find that you wardrobe was easy to navigate & find your outfits?
Is your wardrobe compatible for each area of your life?
Is there a outfit combo you like to stick by?
I created a fun, yet invaluable workbook to help you organize , and set strategic style goals.
Tools To Help You WIth Your style.
The Style edit is to be used as a wardrobe planner, that will help you get clear on your style goals and organize your wardrobe. I recommend printing out this planner and slowly but surely work your way through each question and exercise to get clear on your style goals.
The Style Edit workbook, will help you get to know your TRUE personal style, not the style that retailers sell to you. But the style that is uniquely yours and allows you to go into a store, and style a certain piece in a way that really reflects you.
We will go through the process of creating a FUNCTIONAL moodboard, not the one you pin to on Pinterest but never check for style inspiration.
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