When the clock struck midnight for Cinderella, she had to run back to her old life.
Luckily for us, as modern day women we get to write our own stories – and our own endings. This means that on 1st January (or at any time of the year, for that matter!) we can decide exactly how we want the next 12 months of our life to look by setting our intentions and making New Year’s resolutions.
The New Year gives us an opportunity for a fresh start. As a successful and ambitious woman, I imagine that you’ve already planned out most of the things you want to accomplish in 2018. Your business and professional goals, your fitness and health goals, your travel goals, your money goals, your family goals…
But have you made any style goals?
As with most things in life, looking and feeling fabulous doesn't happen by accident!
Being stylish, confident and successful IS possible for every one of us – however, you need to get intentional about making this happen for yourself.
We each have our own unique beauty but it’s often covered by layers of insecurities and self-doubt, poor style choices, and unflattering hair and makeup. Real beauty comes from within and shines out through any flaws. The rest is merely “packaging”.
Although getting serious about investing in your “packaging” is exactly what reveals your inner beauty!
When you work with me, I guide you through the process of setting your style intentions and designing your style journey. We get pretty darn serious about what you want and how you can achieve it.
However, I won't tell you what clothes to wear and how to change your hairstyle until you’re ready. I hold your hand while you’re experimenting with new styles, and I challenge you to go way out of your comfort zone by trying out things you’ve never tried before.
You’re in the driver’s seat - I’m just giving you the directions. This way, by the time we get to going shopping and changing your look, you’ve grown into this “new you”, and you’re ready to level up.
This is the moment when your inner beauty reveals itself fully! Your “outside” has become perfectly aligned with your “inside”, and not only are you wearing the right clothes, hair and makeup, you're actually feeling the part too!!
You can set your style intentions any time of the year, but January is a perfect time to do so.
I recommend you to dedicate some time to designing your image. Allow yourself to get clear on your style goals, and break them down into bite-sized pieces so that you don’t get overwhelmed.
New Year’s resolutions usually fail due to lack of commitment and/or lack of action, but if you follow my foolproof steps, you’ll definitely break through the resistance.
7 Steps To Your New Style
Understand your current style. What kind of clothes do you like wearing? Sporty? Casual? Elegant?
Clarify what you want. How do you want to come across? Serious? Dramatic? Playful? Together?
Design your new image. How do you want to look? Sexy? Romantic? Feminine? Or perhaps masculine?
Understand what needs to change. What are the things that you are ready to let go? Do you want to try a new hair color? Start wearing skirts? Experiment with makeup?
Make a plan. What do you need to do in order to grow into that new person? Do you need to start going to the gym? Let your hair grow? Learn about colors that flatter you?
Create a vision board. Collect images that represent your ideal style and gather them on a board (physically or virtually – Pinterest is great for this!). Make sure to put it in a place where you will see it often.
Visualize daily. Immerse yourself in your newly created image.
If you follow these steps, you will gain clarity on what is that you really want and how you can achieve it. It will also help you to keep focused on your style goals and grow into a more confident, stylish and successful version of yourself.
Remember, style isn’t a matter of age, weight or physical attributes - it’s all about self-expression in a flattering way.
If you read my blog last week about “the stories we tell ourselves”, you’ll have already started to say goodbye to the limiting beliefs that have been holding you back from becoming your best self. Now it’s time for you to set your style intentions and show to the world what you’ve got on the inside!
Don’t go on your style journey alone! To help you find your authentic style, I’ve created a FREE download for you. The Chic Sheet will help you to tap into your true essence and reveal your inner beauty through your soul-aligned style.
Veronika Nemeth is the Founder and Creative Director of The Stylish Female Society. She is a seasoned Image Consultant, Personal Branding Expert and Transformational (Life)Style Coach helping heart-centered women to find their soul-aligned style and create a magnetic presence online & offline by uncovering their true essence and revealing their inner beauty through their style.
Her mission is to inspire women to step into their power, live their own truth and shine their authentic light through being the best version of them.