We have one. Sign up here.
Guest Post :: Did you know that the way you dress and present yourself completely affects the way you feel, and also contributes to the results you get?
Busy working mamas put themselves last on the list. So let’s discuss how to make your wardrobe polished and reflective of your style, and why it’s important to make the effort; For yourself, for your family and for your business.
Wanna enter to win a makeover contest? Read on for details.
My name is Suze Solari and I help entrepreneurs just like you to upgrade their wardrobe so they can feel confident and amazing everywhere they go.
When I speak to women’s groups, I start with one of my favorite quotes: “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world” by Bette Midler.
Here are some questions for you to ponder:
– Are you attracting the relationships and business success you wish to have?
– What is possible for you to create?
– Are you living up to your potential?
When you are deliberate about wearing the right clothes, that are flattering to your body, don’t itch or bind, aren’t what you wore yesterday, or pulled out of the laundry pile, you feel confident – your body language changes, and you command the room.
When you feel confident, powerful, sexy and radiant, you show up so much more in every moment. You speak your mind, dance more wild, ask for what you want – that confidence radiates out into the world, and you make a great impression!
Clothes are a means of self expression. Are you showing up powerfully and in the manor of which you wish to be perceived? It’s not common practice that people think about what their clothes suggest about their place in the world, what is important to them, and how clothing affects their thoughts about themselves.
Confidence equals power. You can learn to leverage your potential and achieve your goals, using wardrobe as the conduit. Start by asking yourself, what are your goals?
Anything is possible for you to: land a new client, get the promotion, make more money, find your soul mate, spend more time with your family.
Consider these concepts when identifying the style that works for your brand, goals, body shape and personality:
– Know where you want to go in your business, who you want to attract and how you want to be perceived and thought of as an expert.
– Have the optimal components in your closet that are the right cut, fit and shape for your body. This makes getting dressed every day joyful, timely and productive.
Getting started on your own, you can use my style handbooks as inspiration and support. These books were written as a resource for finding the right jeans, t-shirts, skirts & blouses that fit your body shape, where to find them and how to easily create multiple outfits for every day and special occasions.
If you and your clients are in a casual work place, The T-Shirt & Jeans Handbook guides your selection of 5 t-shirts, and 5 jeans silhouettes, based on body type. Starting with each basic outfit, a gallery of looks show you step by step how to build an outfit with layering pieces, such as jackets, sweaters and blazers. Completing each look is a recommendation of the basic accessories, including jewelry, shoes and handbags.
If you are ready to elevate your look to the next level, want to embrace a more feminine aesthetic, or work in a corporate setting, The Blouse & Skirt Handbook is for you. In the same format, you will be guided to choose from the 4 blouse and skirt types, and shown how to pair these pieces together to make polished and comfortable outfits that reflect your style. Also included in both books are helpful ‘How to’s – such as how to pack for travel, and how to start a closet detox. Here is one:
An empowering and time saving routine to help you revolutionize your morning routine:
– Plan and stage your outfits in advance. Invest in organizing tools: a valet hook device for outfits, a jewelry rack & or a Bangle Stacker (an FMC member product!) for keeping necklaces, bracelets & earrings displayed in an orderly way, so you can find everything and use them everyday.
Suze Solari is a Professional Stylist, a fashion contributor for a Chicago newspaper, and author of the ‘Stylish Upgrade series’ books: The T- Shirt & Jeans Handbook, and new, The Blouse & Skirt Handbook. She lectures to women’s groups, and works with clients one on one to help them identify their personal style to suit their lifestyle, maximize their wardrobe investment & learn to wear the right pieces to achieve their goals & be the best version of themselves.