I’ve been reading the book “The Slight Edge” about the power of small changes sustained over time. And thinking about how it applies to our wardrobe and appearance.
Makeovers you see in magazines and TV shows are usually a great showcase for the skills of a hair colorist, stylist and makeup artist. Before & After photos are dramatic, but the lasting impact for the woman is negligible at best.
By contrast, small changes are relatively easy for a woman to do – nothing huge and dramatic- but cumulatively they add up to a sustained boost in confidence and a wardrobe that really WORKS.
- Every item in your closet fits and flatters your coloring, your body and your lifestyle.
- Every piece works into at least 3 great-looking outfits.
- You have something to wear for any occasion that pops up in your life.
- Your hair and makeup routines are quick and fool-proof.
- You feel like a million bucks every time you walk out the door — and even when you stay home.
- People don’t just say “What a great outfit”. They say “You always look so lovely and put-together.”
Here are a few real-life client examples to inspire you before you read further:
Each week through 2017 we’ll explore one of those small steps – in a sequence designed to build on one another. If you join the party part-way through the year, you’ll find all the previous steps still in place on the blog.
A great way to start is by watching my video class on the e-learning platform Craftsy.com. It’s a nice overview – a roadmap for where we’ll go, step-by-step, over the next 52 weeks. Use this link for a 50% discount. Although it is framed for women who sew their wardrobes, the information is every bit as relevant to women who buy ready-to-wear. And the $20 discounted price is a pittance compared to the $$$ you’ll save by not making more wardrobe mistakes. If you joined our newsletter community as a result of watching the Craftsy class you’re welcome to share your reaction in the COMMENTS section here.
You may also want a copy of my book LOOKING GOOD … Every Day. It provides more detail on every topic we’ll discuss, and it’s loaded with pictures, artwork and charts to inform and inspire you. The “models” include women ages 22-80+, sizes 4 to 24 and a range of ethnicities.
You probably don’t realize this, but buying a book directly is much nicer than ordering from Amazon.com – which returns just pennies per copy to an author.
I’m anxious to hear about and see photos of your progress as we move through the lessons, so keep your cell phones handy to snap some pix.
Let’s get started by creating a word-picture of the look you’d like to create for yourself.