10 Surprising Benefits of Having A Unique Personal Style

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While having a closet full of clothing you love and knowing how to put together great outfits is an obv benefit of finding your unique personal style, it goes far beyond that. If you want to live a life where you’re the most confident, creative, empowered version of yourself, the easiest place to start is in your closet. It’s easy and low risk, but can have a tremendous impact.

Pieces of clothing are like the sticky notes you write your to-dos on; visual cues that help you move forward and do your best in life. Every time you look in the mirror, you’re reminded of who you are and who you want to be. Since getting dressed is something you have to everyday anyways, why not turn it into a practice that will help you manifest the life of your dreams?

These are some of the benefits I’ve found people tend to experience when they start doing the work to uncover and embody their unique personal style.

  1. You’ll have a better understanding of who you are, what you want and how to get it {hint: it’s your intuition}.

  2. You’ll feel more confident going into a new environment because have an unwavering sense of self, which reminds you of your inherent worthiness. Pretty awesome, right?

  3. You learn to set the boundary that what feels best for you is more important than the shoulds you’ve likely been taught are omnipotent.

  4. You’ll feel empowered to take up space, because you’ve made it clear you’ll no longer make yourself smaller to please others.

  5. Playing with your personal style inspires creativity; with clothing you get to play with textures, colour combinations, shapes.

  6. How you do one thing ripples into how you do all; when you feel your best, you do your best. AKA this sets you up to live your best life, nbd.

  7. Being unique helps you find your people. It’s like having a sign to help someone at the airport find you vs. blending in with everyone else.

  8. You closet can be a mirror into where your life is out of balance. Do you have clothing for hobbies or just work? Do you even have hobbies?

  9. It legit makes you happier. A smile because you like your shirt is still a smile, even when other shitty things are happening in life.

  10. It shows you where your ideal environments are - if you don’t feel comfortable wearing your fav outfit there, you probably won’t feel comfortable truly being yourself. Is that really a place you want to be?

Plus, BONUS!!!! Getting dressed will be a no-brainer and you’ll waste less time getting ready in the morning, you’ll spend less time and money shopping to fill a void, and you’ll like what you see when you look in the mirror.

When you look at this list, can you see how these benefits can impact more than just your wardrobe!?

Gaining self awareness, connecting to your worth, learning how to set boundaries, finding your friend-fam and remembering to play are life-alteringly important.

Developing these strengths within yourself sets you up to accomplish any goal you set your mind to, whether it’s decorating your house, finding a new job or creating that business you’ve been dreaming of. This is about more than just feeling good about what you wear {which, let me be clear, is equally important}!

By exploring your personal style as a means of self-discovery, you can create a daily practice that helps you manifest the life you dream of. I dive deeper into how to do this in A Course in The Art of Personal Style, which you can check out here. Need a little more hand holding? I gotchu.