As a style expert and image consultant, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I have a few secrets up my three-quarter length sleeve when it comes to style. I have spent more than 20 years helping countless women across the country look their very best in a variety of ways - many of them from the perspective of designer, and now as a stylist. If only I knew then what I know now...heck, if I knew what I know now back when I was a teenager things would surely have been a lot different. But alas, it has taken me many years to discover some of the best secrets of style around. And now I want to share them with you!
Many people think that style is simply a matter of taste. I disagree, at least partially. First, style has to have substance and that substance begins with what I like to call the foundation. Without a good foundation, even the best style doesn't stand a chance. Your foundation is your starting point and where you begin to take baby steps to discover exactly what is right for you. What is 'right' isn't merely someone's opinion, but more a matter of science. It's discovering your basic elements and understanding how to complement them to bring out what's great about you! Without a clear understanding of your elements, you're really just guessing at what works and what doesn't.
Once you understand the basic elements (yours will be very different from your BFF's, so be forewarned) then you get to take into consideration your own personal self expression. This is my favorite part, the icing on the cake. It's what sets you apart and helps you to truly shine. Creating what I like to call your "Signature Style" is about putting all the pieces together and connecting the dots in a way that is just right. It's not necessarily predictable, but when you get it 'right' the outcome is greater than the sum of its parts. 'Right' is subjective, and by this I mean right for you. What's right for your sister, friend or neighbor will be very different from what's right for you. Understanding the subtleties that make something perfect for you, or quite the opposite, has nothing to do with anything except your elements. When you dress for who you are and what you have, it's magical!
Understanding the nuances of style can take some work. It's a process of learning that you can go as deep as you like with. But I've done the work for you. I've put together some of my best tips to help you discover how to bring out your best and play it up to the hilt!
In my new book, Secrets of Style...to help you look great everyday!, I offer you easy tips that you can do every single day. My approach is all about demystifying the whole process of style and breaking it down into bite sized tidbits that you can easily tackle in a matter of minutes. I encourage my clients to start their own style makeover a little bit at a time. It can be very overwhelming to know where to start, so I want to encourage you to start with one small thing. This book is filled with many small things that can add up to great results without feeling impossible.
I know you're going to love all the great tips that I give in this book that it will pay for itself pretty quickly. So stock up (these make great gifts!) and treat your friends and family to my best secrets of style!
PS - I would be honored and flattered as well if you would pass this along to anyone you know who might enjoy it. I want to help women all over the world see how easy it can be to look their best, each and every day. Here's to your great style!