Episode 1: Your Style Evolution!

Episode 1: Your Style Evolution!

2020 has given us plenty of time for reflection. In the months since the world has been turned upside down, people have been thinking about what truly makes us happy. Among the laundry list of things many of us women would like to change is our style. More to the point, the way we feel about our style.

On today's episode of Off The Rack we discuss your Style Evolution and 5 steps to cementing your own within this turbulent year.

2020 has given us plenty of time for reflection. In the months since the world has been turned upside down, people have been thinking about what truly makes us happy. Among the laundry list of things many of us women would like to change is our style. More to the point, the way we feel about our style.

There's a common misconception in women's fashion that there are only two stages of a woman's life: youth and old age. Between 16 and 106, there seems to be very little understanding of what women actually want for themselves in terms of the clothes they wear. We ourselves may even feel a bit ambivalent about the clothes we wear.

But the biggest 2020 women’s fashion trend has shown us that now's a great time to really consider if our style is making us happy. Far from a frivolous concern, this year has proven that finding joy in the simpler things — like a perfectly fitting pair of women’s pants or the flounce of the skirt of our favourite maxi dress — is not only life-affirming, but life-sustaining. It's the little things that help us get by, making the little things pretty big after all.

Embracing Your Style Evolution

It's vital to take stock of where you are, stylistically, and where you want to be. This will help you to feel represented by your clothing since your clothing is an external manifestation of who you truly are inside. And there's nothing more empowering than having the confidence to be yourself.

Today, we're going to talk about how to unleash and evolve your style so you can start wearing the women's fashion that reflects the real, beautiful you.

Step 1, Give Yourself Permission - The first step is to give yourself permission to embrace your style. Don't feel like you don't deserve it, or that style is an inane consideration in these times. 

Taking care of who you are is never inane: t is an essential form of self-care. Say it with us: self-expression is self-care. Never feel guilty about that!

Step 2, Look at Where You're Starting From - Take out five of your favourite pieces from your wardrobe from last year. Ask yourself what still works. Consider the shapes, colours, lengths and how the pieces speak to you. Does what they're saying resonate with who you are now? 

If not, ask yourself why. Finding out what you don't like is one of the best ways to better define what you do.  Digging deep into who you are to uncover what you love is at the heart of 2020 women’s fashion trends. 

Step 3, Check Your Measurements - A leading cause of feeling bad in the clothes you wear? They don't fit properly. They're too big or too small or too long or too short. Taking your measurements will help you better select sizes to fit you, and it's amazing how wearing the right size can completely transform the way you feel about women's fashion. 

Step 4, What's Your Style Vision? - There is no style you can't wear, so don't limit your style vision. Ask yourself what you feel like: a goddess? Powerhouse? Or are you relaxed chic? Maybe you’re a combination of many things. Whatever style vision you have for yourself, get creative to decide how you can adapt that vision to your life. 

For instance, you may love the look of white pants, but if you have kids, they may not be the most practical choice. (Even if you don't have kids white pants may not be practical for you!)

Step 5, Make A Plan Next, it's time to develop a plan and start evolving your style. Make a list of what you want to bring your style vision to life. This will make it easier to stick to your mission once you head out to shop. 

Start with little changes, to make it easier. For instance, getting a fabulous little black dress that you can wear to work or to a wedding. Or a pair of comfy tailored women's pants that you can wear to the store or a meeting. Or maybe you want a gorgeous top that's as comfortable as loungewear, but you can also sport for a Zoom meeting and look polished and professional.

Whatever you want, just don't ever feel like you are undeserving of it. We all change throughout life, and even if you have a full closet, it doesn't mean you  have clothing that represents who you are, right now -- and this is the person who you need to celebrate and nurture. 

Embrace your style evolution! Start here, with us. Peruse our newest collections of women's tops, women's pants, women's dresses and more and take on 2020 women’s fashion trends in style and with total confidence. 

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