Your Appearance Matters, Leverage It

It’s a well known truth that whether we like it or not, our appearance matters. Yes. Often times your first impression is what you look like followed by what you say and your presence. Now, some of us may look at this as a bad thing, but it doesn’t have to be, if you know how to leverage your appearance.

See, here’s the thing. Everything is energy when it comes to our desires, goals, and actions. Our appearance is part of this energy and is one area that we can control and manipulate through our style. There’s power in our appearance, so you want to dress with intention and authenticity in order to communicate the message and energy you want to those that interact with you.

To bring the idea of your appearance reflecting your energy and the power in it to the forefront, go back to a time where you decided that you were just going to wear anything. So, you went to your closet. Grabbed some leggings, an old sweatshirt, and threw on a baseball cap. How did you feel? Did you feel your best? Were you OK with running into someone you knew or someone ‘important’? Now, imagine a time where you wanted to dress up. So, you went to your closet. Grabbed your favorite dress, shoes, and accessories. How did you feel? Did you feel your best? Were you OK with running into someone you knew or someone ‘important’? I bet  in both scenarios there was a clear difference in how you felt and your confidence. Either way, we’re here to help. Let’s bring this thing home!

Here are some ways that you can leverage your style:

  1. Dress to your aspirations to boost inspiration, energy, and set a tone. If you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, put some effort into how you dress to create energy that will be positive and that will help you move forward.
  2. Dress for success. Knowing that the way that you dress has power, use the way that you’re dressed to empower you to be successful in whatever you are working on. 
  3. Create a Capsule Wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe consists of high quality and versatile pieces that you can mix and match to create different outfits. The phrase ‘Capsule Wardrobe’ was coined by a London boutique owner in the 70s, Susie Faux. These foundational wardrobes can save you money, time, make you feel confident, and make getting dressed easier.

Style Break: Here is a casual weekend outfit that I pulled together from wardrobe classics already available in my closet. I paired denim distressed shorts with my BLANK Wardrobe knit and completed my look with a faux leather baseball cap, mini backpack and trendy faux fur slides. This look Is the perfect blend of classics and trendy items to showcase my style personality.

(1) Comment

  1. Venus, Preach. You are sooo on point (per usual). Image, branding, first impressions go hand in hand. Thanks so much for your great advice and styling tips. Keep up the incredible work.

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