Do you feel like you’re stuck in a style rut or maybe even a time warp? Are you ready for new clients, new confidence, speaking opportunities, new business partnerships? If so, it’s time to discover your signature style! Uplevel your confidence and image so that you are taken seriously and your image agrees with your brand and goals! People will start to notice you and that what they see on the outside aligns with what you feel on the inside.
Refresh your wardrobe
First impressions are made within three seconds and your appearance plays a large role in that. For this reason, what you wear while interacting with your clients is extremely important.
Updating your wardrobe can be a daunting experience but it can also be fun – look at it like a mini makeover. Audit your closet at least twice a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.
Make sure that you have a range of items that fit your body, your lifestyle and your brand. Include a few investment pieces that also fit your lifestyle. Once you’ve updated your closet you’ll be prepared to meet with clients and leave a lasting impression.
Align your brand with your image
As an entrepreneur you want to stand out from everyone else. Your brand is how you differentiate yourself from the competition. By creating your own unique and authentic image, you represent who you are and what you do.
Present yourself in a way that also represents what you want your brand to convey. Consistency is the key to matching your internal and external identity.
Express your authentic style
It’s been often said that authenticity is necessary for real success. If you can’t honor, appreciate, respect and be yourself, is it really worth it? Discovering your authentic style is a process. It involves trusting yourself to be you – the original and unique YOU!
Find out your power color, how to dress for your body type, and other style tips that specifically relate to you. Your clothing should reflect your personality and how you want the world to see you. Your authentic style is what makes you special and unique. You are what you wear!
Be confident and believe in yourself
Style and confidence are closely related. When you dress well, you look good and when you look good, you feel better about yourself. Feeling good and being confident can make the difference in whether or not your potential clients take you seriously and perceive you as an expert.
Confidence is also what helps you to pitch your newest ideas to perfect strangers and to approach new clients. Give yourself permission to be the woman you were meant to be – be yourself on purpose.
Wake up, dress up, show up, and show out
Entrepreneurship is far from easy and some days you may want to just stay in bed snuggled under the covers and watch ratchet TV all day. However, that’s not always an option. Create a morning routine that gets you excited and gets your creative juices flowing.
If you work from home it’s tempting to wear a pair of yoga pants and the shirt you slept in – don’t do it! You don’t have to be “runway ready” but wear something that’s presentable yet comfortable and allows you to show up, show out and close those deals like the lady boss that you are.
The way you dress does matter. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your signature style, as long as it represents you and makes you feel good. Although it’s not often discussed, fashion and style do affect your attitude and self-confidence.
Dressing confidently makes you look great and feel empowered. These are two of the main ingredients that improve performance and perception which lead you to take the leap to the next level in your business.
Angela L. Brown, Stylistic Visionary and Founder at Five Star Luxestyle™ & Design, LLC, works with women entrepreneurs to embrace and empower the woman they are meant to be – the woman they want the world to see. Angela’s mission and vision is to serve women by showing them how to dress to manifest their individual Iconic Luxestyle™ and attract new high-end clients, speaking engagements and business partnerships.