Hey girl, can we talk? I want to take a second to make sure you know something super important, just in case you hadn’t heard or thought it lately. You…are amazing. You are talented, hard-working, and I, for one, really appreciate you. Your time is so valuable, so I want you to know this space is 100% devoted to YOU. From your body shape to your color preferences to your budget, to your style evolving through the phases of life and how to make that change seamlessly.
Yes, ma’am, I want you to come here and be inspired. When I share all of these Style Tips, my outfits, and any other fashion-related information, I truly hope it helps you to create your own Method to Style. Because being here gave you a little style education, and know what looks awesome on YOU.
When you follow along here, I never want you to think you have to totally change to look stylish and put together. I don’t want you to necessarily copy looks, I prefer you see or read about it, and create your own version. I want to teach you to find what it is you like about a specific look, and then incorporate a version of it in your wardrobe. It’s like when I took this look from one of my favorites, Victoria Beckham, and got inspired to create one for me with brands in my budget! Thank goodness for a Pinterest Board!
My hope is for you to be moved to try new things, take notice of details you maybe hadn’t before, understand scale, balance, movement, and proportion. Eventually, these things will help with your decision-making process and help you have a closet full of versatile, beautiful pieces you love to wear. I don’t want you to look like anything but the gorgeous, original YOU. But I also want you to know your style can evolve through all phases of life and that’s exciting!
YOU CAN BE INSPIRED TO EMBRACE CHANGE IN MANY WAYS
I personally feel like my mood inspires my daily outfits, what about you? Sure there are some events that you plan ahead for; but when it comes to dressing day to day, the mood has a lot to do with what we walk out the door in. That and of course the weather and what the to-do list is for the day.
If you are looking for something comfortable and easy to run errands in, maybe jeans, a cute T and some runners are perfect. Other days, you realize your hair looks amazing and it’s also a good makeup day…well, maybe you level it up a little! And yes, some days, it’s armor. Like a power suit for that really important meeting, or looking a little “extra” when we see our ex; but most days, it’s just our authentic self we are most comfortable with.
TEACHING WHAT I KNOW
Eventually, I hope the tips and tricks I’m teaching on Method39 get you inspired and gives you confidence in your style. I hope all of this helps you know what looks really flattering on you and why. I hope it takes the frustration out of shopping and allows you to find the joy in putting together really awesome outfits you can’t wait to wear. And once you know how to pair things in a new flattering way, you will keep doing it. So the next time someone says, “I love your jacket/jeans/boots, etc”, you don’t say, “oh this? I got it at Target”. Instead, you say, “thank you! I love it too!!” Why give stores all the credit when YOU are rockin’ the look…that compliment is all yours, sister.
All that said, truth is, first and foremost, I want you to love yourself. On the inside. You ARE enough. You are doing a good job. Take care of yourself, sister. Drink water. Get good sleep. Make health a priority, but do not focus on a number on a scale or a size on a tag. Don’t be so hard on yourself and don’t “punish” yourself with a wardrobe you don’t even like, because you don’t fit in certain clothes anymore.
Stop the negative self-talk, you do NOT deserve to have only three things that fit. When nothing fits, you say NO to going out and doing fun things, since you have nothing to wear and hate everything in your closet. Deprivation can be motivating, but it can also be damaging to your self-esteem and self-worth. The gifts and talents God gave you are still there whether you are a 2, a 12, or a 20, so why hold back because of a number? Be bold and confident. It looks REALLY good on you.
I 100% believe you can look and feel beautiful at any stage of life. Why would we spend ANY time looking and feeling less than, when we just shouldn’t? I also 100% do NOT think it’s wrong to care about how you look. It’s more than ok to care how we present ourselves to the world, especially when that can speak on our behalf before we ever say a word. Let your look show your personality, that you are approachable, that you know what you like and are comfortable wearing it. Your light shining bright and that million-dollar smile will do the rest. Let’s light it up, sister! My candle is here to light yours, so let’s do this!