There is magic in “no”. It’s not the clothes you have in your closet that help you create style, it’s the ones you reject.
It might sound like semantics but there is a reason I regularly encourage my clients to embrace The No.
It’s all too easy to find clothes that are almost good. They look nearly right, you like something about them. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on mistakes like this.
I didn’t arrive at being a stylist but being stylish from my teenage years, I got here through trial and error and realising I had made a lot of mistakes.
I call them mistakes because I created outfits that were somehow good but never great. I looked nice but not amazing. And occasionally one outfit would really come together and it would feel awesome.
When I started to embrace my artistic side more I realised how important it was to me to enjoy my clothes – a source of colour, shape and inspiration that I carry with me all day every day.
That’s when I started educating myself, setting standards and valuing the power of my style.
One of those key standards is something along the lines of ‘don’t accept OK’. I notice that people often want to buy something because it’s ok, and it seems like it would solve the problem and do a good enough job.
Good enough is not enough for you. Not when you want to be your best ambassador.
Embrace The No.
This and other tips are in my 5-tip checklist on how to shop like a pro. http://eepurl.com/cKPYEr Enjoy! 🌞