Understanding Wardrobe PersonalityBy Angela Marshall, 13th Mar 2012
It is well accepted that how we dress is a strong indication of who we are as a person. What you show on the outside is an indication of what is on the inside. We give out messages about our inner self, our approach to life, about our individual personality. It is not necessarily a case of right versus wrong, although it can be a case of appropriate versus inappropriate. Your clothes play an important part in how you come across to others.
For example, your style will indicate whether you are conservative, chic, dramatic, romantic, formal or informal, sporty, trendy, artistic or theatrical. Whether you are disorganised, methodical or pay a great deal of attention to detail.
Sometimes people feel as though they should express themselves in a certain way when in fact it makes them feel uneasy and they struggle to buy clothes they enjoy wearing. We need to dress to suit our Wardrobe Personality otherwise we shall feel uncomfortable and our body language will not look natural. This is because we do not understand what style of clothes, fabrics and accessories make us feel good. We are not representing our Wardrobe Personality.
When you wear clothes that do not represent you as a person you won’t feel right, you may feel overdressed, too casual, too trendy, too traditional or just plain uncomfortable. Yet when you wear clothes you feel good in it gives you energy, lifts your spirits and just makes you feel good. When you dress to suit your Wardrobe Personality, you are happy with your appearance and feel good, and it is amazing what you can achieve when your self-esteem and confidence blossom.
I am an author of the books “Being Truly You – Discovering Your Own Unique Wardrobe Personality” for Men and for Women, which contain a questionnaire, allowing you to work out what type of personality you are as well as information on what brands of clothes you will enjoy. I wrote these books after twelve years of working with people as an image consultant and recognising the importance of wardrobe personality. Over the next few weeks I will describe more on wardrobe personality.