Valentine’s Day is the best! It comes six or more weeks after the circus of the big holidays so you get a chance to breathe. It can be a big celebration or a total throw-away, depending on your mood. And it’s a reminder that sweetness happens even in the midst of mid-winter blues.
And as usual, I’d love to see you dress like you mean it, however you mark the day. And in order to do that, I have to ask you … do your clothes make you happy, do your eyes light up, does your outfit subtly suggest your intention, can we see a bit of your unique self?
I hope so!!! But if not, here’s a Soul Styling quiz to help you get there. Read each question below and jot down the letter associated with your answer. Go ahead. It’s seven easy questions and they’re pretty cool.
Clothes are fulfilling when they:
A. Are uniquely expressive
B. Allow physical movement
C. Attract attention
D. Are timeless or comfortable
E. Are high quality
My favorite word from this list is:
Do you value:
A. Independence and freedom
B. Action and growth
C. Personal connection
D. Tradition and harmony
E. Excellence and organization
My relationships tend to be:
A. One-on-one, meaningful or unconventional
B. Team-focused, collaborate
C. Network-oriented or heartfelt or impassioned
D. Community-focused, discerning or authoritative
E. Organization-focused, discerning or authoritative
I need this each day:
A. Quiet time, reading alone, or contemplating something big
B. To be productive, checking off a list and in motion
C. Entertaining, socializing and gathering with friends
D. Making, planning or sourcing homemade, handcrafted or vintage items
E. Arranging, organizing, educating and creating precision and beauty
I don’t “do” the following very well
B. Sitting still
C. Following rules
When I get stressed, I:
B. Lose my temper
C. Get scattered
D. Keep it to myself
E. Become controlling
Now count up and find the letter you wrote the most often, read the description below that goes along with your letter and get ready for a better Valentine’s Day this year.
A. The Philosopher – You are a creative and thoughtful philosophical type. Read some love poems out loud for Valentine’s Day and wear a wine-colored or plum-purple pendant necklace, long scarf or silk tie.
B. The Pioneer – You are a dynamic and ambitious, athletic pioneer. Run or walk for a cause on Valentine’s Day and wear crimson red in stripes.
C. The Persuader –You are bright and charming, love a good conversation and you are a great persuader of others. Gather with friends and whomever you love and wear a scarlet earring or lipstick or a tuck a rose-red handkerchief into your breast pocket.
D. The Pragmatist – You are a care-giver, you love to help and value classic, pragmatic action. Volunteer for a good cause on Valentine’s Day and wrap up in a hand-knit sweater in rosewood or burnt sienna.
E. The Perfectionist – You are elegant, under-stated, value quality, expertise and perfect order. Wear a diamond, precious stone or an elegant watch and display ballet-slipper pink and white flowers to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
What would it be like to get dressed like that everyday???? Find out! Fill out the style survey, schedule a time to talk and let’s get you started!
The best personal styling is not about shopping, labels or the number of outfits you own. It’s about seeing you, trying out colors and styles that make you happy and finding the right pieces so you can go live your great life even better than before. #dresslikeyoumeanit
Kerry Cordero, Stylist & Owner, The First Look Image, www.thefirstlookimage.com