What is The Art of Personal Style?
Personal style doesn’t happen overnight. It’s an art, a skill, a way of being that takes effort, time and consideration to develop. Anyone can follow trends, but good style is something unique.
When someone with great personal style walks into a room, you instantly get that what they’re wearing sincerely reflects who they are. You can tell they’re comfortable in both their skin and clothing, and that they take pride in themselves. They seem like they have it all together, know their worth, and they’re capable of achieving what they want in life - whether that’s looking a certain way or going after their dreams. They seem to have found their own personal style of living, On the surface, style may seem like it’s just about knowing how to put an outfit together. I’m here to teach you that it goes much, much deeper than that. And it’s effects change can change your life.
My personal journey has been a windy, bumpy road. In 2015, I had a nervous breakdown and almost committed suicide. I’d dealt with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and depression for over a decade. I’d also suffered from chronic pain due to (then undiagnosed) Endosalpingiosis for many years. The breakdown steamrolled my entire life, destroying most of my friendships, my job, my quality of life, and my sense of identity. I didn’t know who I was anymore or who I wanted to be. But I knew that if I wanted to stay alive, and recreate a life I actually wanted to live, I would have to rediscover my self awareness and self esteem. The only way I knew how to do that was through clothing.
After you survive nearly dying, the things you’re told you should care about suddenly seem ridiculous. Creating an entire life based on what I “should” do meant I was living to make someone (or everyone) else happy - of course I wanted out. Those “shoulds” were things that were not in alignment with what I actually needed and wanted. Since my life as I knew it was already gone, I had the chance to start again by crafting a life that felt filled with purpose, intention, and joy. I was still super vulnerable and healing, so I started small. I started with my closet.
I’ve always known the power clothing holds. I’d worked in fitting rooms and hair salons styling women over the last few years. I’d watch women try to fit themselves into clothing and boxes that were not made for them. I’d see the way their faces and entire bodies lit up when they found something that fit them, body and soul, like a dream. When they finally found that one thing they were searching for, and see the version of themselves they have in their minds reflected to them in the mirror. I know the power you feel when you adorn your body in something that makes you feel capable of taking on the world. When you feel confident about how you look it changes your belief in what you can accomplish. So I decided I was only going to have things in my closet that empowered me to feel confident, capable, and like my most magical self. I knew if I felt good in what I wore, I would be able to carry this over into the other areas of my life I was working on.
MY DREAM IS FOR EVERYONE TO FEEL AT HOME IN THEIR CLOTHING AND SKIN.
A Course in The Art of Personal Style
This course is a 4-week journey to help you do just that; it will empower you to feel confident and capable. It will help you discover your most magical, sparkly, truest self, and what it means to show in the world as that human. It will help you recognize that everything you are is worthy. You are enough. Your light bits and shadowy bits both deserve love. And you deserve to love and feel good about yourself.
I have spent the last three years working with women who wanted to fix their wardrobes. They wanted to look better, feel confident, and like the way the world saw them. I began to notice that in addition to cleaning out closets and finding clothing they loved, we inevitably spent our sessions working on other thoughts and habits around getting dressed that carried over into different aspects of their lives.
These things always boiled down to harmful, limiting beliefs and unconscious habits around four key concepts: self-awareness, worthiness, money and body image. I came to the conclusion that these are the cornerstones of personal style; they lay the foundation for how you move in the world. Until you address these beliefs and habits, and spend time laying a healthy foundation, you will never feel truly at home in your clothing. Style is not just about the clothing you put on your body; it’s a vibe. Style is a subconscious projection of how you feel about yourself.