Being an image consultant during a pandemic has not kept me less busy.
Many women have chosen to stay in PJs, leggings, or sweatpants for the last 8 months. In a way, they’ve given up on themselves, and I don’t need to tell you how bad that is for one’s self-esteem and confidence.
The women who after the first month of self-quarantine, started taking regular showers and throwing on clothes that made them feel and look somewhat normal in not normal times, started noticing that their business, minds, and lives started to look and feel viable and attractive.
Those women have kept me very busy working virtually. They got the whole dressed for success thing.
Here’s an excerpt from the NYT’s article about the German designer Jill Sander that really caught my eye about how women are dressing these days:
She may, in fact, have the answer to the question that has been bedeviling not just fashion but all of us who have had to pull ourselves out of bed and the slough of despond to negotiate life since lockdown began: How do we dress, not necessarily for the world that comes next, but to face the world we are in?
The first thing to know: It does not involve sweatpants.
“I think that radical down-dressing is a drainer.”
To me, this is nothing new, as I’ve held the belief that dressing well doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable since I’ve started styling women 14 years ago.
You might not be going out as much as usual, but thanks to Zoom,
you are being seen more than ever.
What if I told you that you’re losing money and self-esteem by not showing up as your best self, even if it’s only for yourself?
Waiting – is costing you one of the most valuable assets a successful businesswoman can have, self-confidence.
If you find yourself saying…
“I want to wait till I lose weight before I dress better.”
“I want to wait, till I fix this… I want to wait till I get this done.”
“I want to wait till I look better.”
What are you really waiting for? What are you possibly avoiding?
Don’t let the waiting get in the way of your life and business!
Come on! What if you never get it fixed and you’re still waiting and all you’ve wasted is time?”
You know what? If you can’t fix it, I know how to cover it up.
There’s nothing that you are telling yourself now, that you weren’t already saying pre-Covid.
If you were unsure about what you should wear before, there’s no way you’ll know after the craziness we’ve been living in for the last 8 months.
I invite you to get one of the 3 spots left this month for your free Always Know What To Wear call, valued at $100. Let me help you stop being afraid of being seen.
Remember, I know how to accent the positive and hide the negative with clothes & accessories, and some of us have a bit more to hide lately. 😳
Get your Know What To Wear call here.