So…new year, new decade. What are you going to do about it?
If you’re like most people, you’ll post on social media about a resolution or two, vow to be more grateful and eat fewer carbs, and then slide back into the routine you’ve had forever. But a few of you out there are pondering bigger changes — maybe you lost your job and you’re plunging into interviews; maybe you got promoted and you want to start out the new year on a powerful step towards your career goals; maybe you got engaged and you are seeing yourself reflected in someone else’s eyes. Maybe you had some body changes and you’re still navigating the outcome.
Any of these are great excuses to take stock of what’s great about you, and what’s really worth investing in for personal growth. If we’re not changing, we’re not growing, right? And while clothing can’t solve everything, you still have to get dressed every day to take on these changes.
You might as well consider adding a few tweaks to your personal style in 2020 — or even a total makeover! One of the best investments you can make in yourself is making sure your wardrobe matches your internal potential and personality. How many of you are wearing clothes that are a style compromise just because “it’s comfortable” or “it hides my butt/belly”? Or you are now in your 30s and you’re still wearing clothes you wore in college? Kudos to you for still fitting in those clothes, but do they really reflect who you are now, or want to be?
I recently recorded a short webinar that you might enjoy. At 54, I still carry the ghosts of my punk rock roots in my head, and struggle with the idea of “What is age-appropriate dressing?” Watch it below: