When I set out to be a wardrobe stylist, after I was laid off for the second time in my interior design career, one of the things I felt was missing from the experience of working with a stylist was strategy.
And, honestly, that’s not surprising. Design work, whether it’s interiors or wardrobes, is usually seen as intuitive – and it is! But to achieve the client’s expectations, there does need to be some planning. And in the case of your wardrobe, YOU are the client.
But before we start to figure out what garments are best for you, we have to have a conceptual vision for your wardrobe – and that’s where a “muse” comes in. Have a listen to my latest podcast about how to find your own muse.
What is a muse? A muse is a conceptual vision of your personal brand, made up of visual imagery.
Why do you need a muse? To help you stay on track when you’re ready to shop. Having that vision helps you avoid buying the wrong things for your wardrobe.
How do you find your muse? Start by making a dedicated Pinterest board (you can make it “secret” if you like). Pin 3 personalities each who inspired you during your childhood, teenage and young adult years. But let the question live in your mind and continue to pin as inspiration comes to you. Edit as needed.