Are you Stuck in a Style Rut?
Life is constantly changing and change is the only CONSTANT! Fashion changes every few weeks, our body shapes do so over the years, we put on or loose weight not to mention the pregnancies.
In the same way, our personalities can evolve and our lifestyle can take a major U turn for a whole lot of different reasons. When that happens, we need to make sure that we adapt to those changes and remain able to still project who we are in the way we dress.
For the majority of women, this permanent need to adapt can be overwhelming and that is when the dreaded “Style Rut” happens.
A Style Rut can happen at any age, and it is simply when you get stuck in one way of thinking or dressing, without adapting to the changes that have taken places in your life and around you. When that happens, instead of feeling depressed, see this as an opportunity to update and upgrade, embrace the opportunity to make some exciting changes!
There are commonly two types of Style Ruts:
- The Comfy Rut:
You are scared to try new styles or you are just too busy to think about trying something new. You just stick in your comfort “Style” zone and grab what you know works for you and saves you time. You find yourself wearing the same old over and over and guess what is your favorite color? Black of course! You keep buying the same clothes, you feel uninspired, bored and usually your wardrobe is filled with clothes but you have nothing to wear. Sounds familiar?
- The Memory Lane Rut
You feel like you have left your fashion sense behind. You are stuck (maybe emotionally) in a certain stage of your life. This happens a lot after having babies, our bodies change, we feel more of a woman but we are still dressing like in our 20’s.
Take this simple test and answer the following questions:
- Do you have good intentions of dressing up but when caught for time you end up wearing the same safe outfits again and again?
- Do you wear Jeans more than three times a week?
- Do you only buy classic colors such as black, grey and white?
- Are there clothes in your wardrobe that you have never worn, or do not even remember buying?
- Do you have only one or two handbags that you take with you everywhere?
- Do you wear trainers when you are not exercising?
- Is your wardrobe filled with “make-do” rather than “must-have” items?
- Are you left deflated. confused or even overwhelmed after a shopping trip?
- Does opening your wardrobe feels like taking a trip down memory lane?
- Do you often shy away from trying anything new or different or the latest trend in?
- Do you have two photos taken in different decades of yourself wearing the same outfit?
If you reply yes to most of these questions. It is time to be set FREE!! Get in touch and book your free Style Assessment session with us. We will help you explore, experiment, get creative and have fun with fashion!
The suit is the single most important garment worn by men; not only because it is the most expensive and requires the greatest amount of time for selection and fitting, but because it is the garment on which most people judge the wearer’s status, character and abilities.
And since it covers the upper torso, which is the focal point of most people with whom we communicate, it is the central power garment, the one garment that establishes our position as inferior, equal or superior in any in-person business situation. In this case the equality policy just does not work. You are wearing a suit or you do not! And if you are against a person who is wearing a suit and you do not, guess who will win the case, the sale, the woman? (OK just kidding for the last one).
Suits are positive authority symbols, worn by the upper middle class, the people who make important decisions in our society. Parliament, White House, Elysee Palace…We are much more likely to believe, respect and obey the man who wears a suit than the man who does not. Men who do not wear suit may have important functions in our society, but we do not normally accord them such in our minds. In any level of society, suits are associated with authority, with position, with power.
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A friend of mine texted me early Saturday morning inviting me to the David Koma fashion show. I was so excited I mean how could a girl resist such an invitation!! You know me AKA Sandra Clothe’s….lol.
The show was due start a 8 pm on the dot. When we arrived at 7.30 pm there was still queues and queues of people waiting to get in. Well our friend who invited us to the show made us bypass the massive queue…I was thinking oh my days the security is going to stop us in a minute, but they didn’t. Not sure what connections he had but we were taken straight inside, VIP treatment and we had second row seats can you believe it and we didn’t even have a tickets!!! I was thinking to myself gosh I”m highly favored!
While everyone was settling in their seats, I was checking out the room as you do and spotted a few celebs of course, and Donna Wallace accessories editor at Elle Magazine.
The show began 8 pm sharp the model strutting their stuff down the catwalk, the collection was made up of geometric cuts contrasting with vinyl-like discs. Koma’s latex collection brings the “youth quake” of the early 1960s to mind. Following in the footsteps of couturiers Andre Courreges and Pierre Cardin. It was Koma’s quest for revitalization that led him to inject his boxy A line silhouette with circular leather collars, zips that open to reveal cyclical flashes of skin and high space-age necklines in metallic leathers.
Koma’s color pallets of head to-toe black is injected with classic nude that flow into look at me red, space cadet teal mixed in with silver and finished with oil slick midnight blue. These are strong striking colors for a woman who isn’t afraid to mach her clothes to her powerful bold personality.
All in all it was an amazing show check out the the live catwalk show video. let’s hear your feedback.
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