Let’s talk about our fashion neuroses.
You know we have them – so we might as well get them all out on the table, yes?
According to author Jennifer Scott, when it comes to wardrobe-building, we – as Americans – have it all wrong. And I could not agree more!
The inspiration for her book, Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, was inspired by her time with her Parisian host family during a college trip abroad – and, specifically her host mother, whom she calls Madame Chic.
What she calls fashion neuroses, I call shopping dysfunction; we’re slaves to shopping, addicted to sales emails (guilty!), we don’t edit enough, and we have closets filled with stuff we’re not wearing. All because we just won’t take the time.
However, Jennifer says we’re not without hope! All it takes is a bit of discipline. Would you rather spend an hour aimlessly scrolling on Facebook – or spend an hour editing your closet? Or researching your authentic style on Pinterest? Or window-shopping online?
You just have to make it – you, your outward image – a priority. You have to make you a priority, that’s all. Which is what we should be doing anyway, right?
But she also brought up something that stopped me in my tracks. If there is a difference between your ideal vision of yourself and how you actually look every day, the people in your life aren’t going to remember the one time you got dressed up for a friend’s wedding. They’re going to remember what you looked like day to day. But, this isn’t just about image – it’s about how you carried yourself and how you influenced others around you.
People remember the truth. So make that truth something you want people to remember.
You don’t want to miss this interview, have a listen below:
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