How Her Clothes Defined Her … and let us see her soul
As we bid farewell to the Obamas as our First Family, many news outlets have taken to analyzing Michelle’s style over the years. While First Ladies are almost always examined for their clothing choices, Michelle Obama is different. This First Lady is a poignant example of what I like to call styling for your soul. The New York Times says it best, “the point of what Mrs. Obama wore was never simply that it was good to mix up your wardrobe among a group of designers, but rather that clothes were most resonant when they were an expression of commitment to an idea, or an ideal, that had resonance.” Frequently wearing designers who were immigrants and people of color, Michelle used her platform as First Lady to express her own personal style and allow us to see some part of her soul. She figured out that styling for your soul was a way to connect with us and she made statements of many kinds with each dazzling piece she wore.
When you are styling with your soul in mind, you are dressing to reveal, express and make bigger all the ways your soul is at work being you in the world. It’s choosing a pink dress with a ruffle to express that you are feminine and graceful as well as choosing a fabric with sheen and complementing the pink with gray to proclaim that you are dignified, elegant and in-charge. Do you want to style your soul? It’s a new way I’m showing my clients to dress so that they explore their inner selves, choose clothes they genuinely love and communicate what’s important to them. Link here to the easy, three-part online class called The Elements and Art of your Radiant Style where you will get to know your story, your way of doing and how to express those vital elements of you with your look. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Stylishly, Kerry Cordero, Owner at The First Look Image, http://www.thefirstlookimage.com