Have you ever put on an outfit, or even a single item of clothes, and it just didn’t feel right?
I don’t mean that it wasn’t flattering, or that it didn’t fit, or even that it was itchy or rubbed.
Although much of the guidance on Frantic But Fabulous is about finding clothes that flatter in relationship to your physical silhouette or body shape, that’s really just part of the story.
That dress may look fantastic on you, but if you don’t feel fantastic in it, it doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t even matter why you don’t feel fantastic in it.
The perfect outfit is one that looks fabulous on you and makes you feel fabulous in it. When that happens, your clothes resonate, because you’ve dressed the outer you to harmonize with the inner you.
- Sometimes it’s because it’s so perfectly figure flattering that you love what you see in the mirror and it puts a sparkle in your eye.
- Sometimes it’s because it’s in a style or a color or a cut that speaks to your personality and perfectly expresses the way you want the world to see you, releasing your inner Audrey Hepburn or Joan Jett or Marilyn Monroe (or [name kick ass woman here]).
- Sometimes it’s both. (Style nirvana!)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “If you have to talk yourself into wearing it, don’t.”
- Fab mamas: How can you tell when an item of clothing or an outfit isn’t right for you? Is it something you feel?
P.S. A tip of the chapeau to two blogs that started me thinking more about style and resonance:
- Holly’s witty ongoing project to discover her style, one month at a time, particularly her recent attempt to be a Gamine, which shows how wearing a non-resonant style can actually be a struggle.
- Allie’s post about flattering the figure vs. flattering the soul.
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