5 top tips to style your way to success in 2017

Loulou Storey, style and confidence coach, shares her top tips to dress for success ahead of the London Talks @ Night event

by Psychologies

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Identify your truth

To ensure that you live an authentic year, ask yourself a few questions: What did you love about the year you’ve just had? What moments truly signified you as an individual? With these in mind what are you wanting to achieve in the next year, how can you better it? What is going unspoken or is being hidden from the world? All very important questions in helping you recognise what your truth is and what is integral to your self-expression.

Change your perspective

Clothes are your strategy to success. It’s time to start dressing to initiate the future and the change you want to see. It’s about giving yourself the best foot forward to boost how you see and value yourself. Have a think about what is missing in your life and start dressing to attract this.

Do you want a promotion at work? Could you start dressing with a little more authority? Or perhaps things been a little too serious for you lately, could you invite some more fun into you life with vibrant colour and print?

Design how you want to feel

Far too often our decision on what to wear is dictated to us by our feelings. Have you ever woken up a little grumpy and tired, it’s pouring down with rain, the clouds in the sky are heavy and you look down and you are dressed head to toe in drab clothes? Use your clothes as a way to design how you want to feel. Start encouraging those positive thoughts and vibes through what you wear by deciding how you want to feel that day and dressing for it.

Shop with precision

Focus in on what is missing from your wardrobe and go shopping for it. Sounds simple, but rarely done. Do you get easily distracted by the sales, but still feel you have nothing to wear? Do you use shopping as a distraction for the day-to-day stresses in your life? Having an awareness of your shopping habits and starting to plan what you want to spend your money on, rather than letting the impulse take you there, will boost your wardrobe.    

Challenge convention

So often we get stuck wearing the accepted attire of the world we live in. Ask yourself, ‘are these clothes helping me to progress’ - are they showcasing the best version of you? Can you mix things up a bit? Perhaps you can inspire others by wearing your sparkly skirt on a Monday morning. What could you do today to challenge the norm? 

Loulou Storey, style and confidence coach, leads the New Year, New Style, New You talk for London Talks @ Night on 31 January 2017. Click here for more details.

How many times in the last year did you feel you were not showcasing yourself as the true inspiration that you are? It can often be that you feel frustrated and unprepared with what to wear and your wardrobe just drags you down. 

Perhaps your direction in life has shifted and the reflection you see in the mirror no longer reflects who you are? So often we become disconnected from the excitement that style can bring and its ability to help us project our uniqueness.

How can you make this year really count?

How can you stop just dreaming the dream and start living the dream? 

Oh and to have some fun and look incredible whilst doing it? 

This is bigger than what to wear. This is how to wear it for who you want to be.

This event will attempt to help you answer these questions so at the end of it, you will go away feeling confident about how to wear your wardrobe this year to make this your most successful year yet. 

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