I saw this image Pinterest and it got me thinking.
Everyone is more than their exterior. They always say you can’t judge a book by its cover but the thing is, everyone does. The world makes assumptions based upon what they see, they can’t help it.
In the corporate world, we often have what we call an elevator speech – that 30-second description of what you or your company does. Something concise, easy to understand, and able to deliver in the time it takes an elevator to get you to your floor. Your personal style is your sartorial elevator speech.
You will ALWAYS be more than your exterior, but it’s worth it to work on your elevator speech. Be you at a networking event, nightclub, job interview, family reunion people will use your appearance to make initial decisions on your personality and lifestyle. Your appearance can determine whether they wish to know you better.
When you shop, shop thinking about you, not trends or fashion. How does it make you feel? Do you like the color? Do you feel comfortable both physically as well as emotionally? Does it work with or against the rest of your wardrobe? Do you NEED it? And does it properly reflect who you really are?
Yes, you are more than your exterior, and should be. You are complex and interesting and I bet people would be really lucky to get to know you better. But think about what people see… does it show that there actually is more than what they see? You deserve an exterior that states that.
Some other posts to help you find your personal style:
- Ask Allie: Finding Personal Style
- How to Not Hate Fashion
- Age is But a Number (includes great questions to ask yourself about style)
- Dressing for your Date with Destiny
Sorry I tried by could not find the origins of this image, but it has been repinned and shared so often it was hard. If you know the creator please let me know so I can give proper credit!