The Classic is a cultured woman who is polished, meticulous, and usually well educated. She is the elegant professional who is classy, calm, poised and gracious. Many people go to this woman for comfort and advice because she tends to be very mature and wise. I like to relate this Image Identity (Img.ID) to the Rose, which has a very symmetrical, orderly type of beauty that tends to command perfection, whether it is in bud form or fully opened and hung to dry. Like the rose, the Classic’s features, frame and personality are evenly proportioned and well balance, and so should her image be.
If you are a Classic, here is my caution for the week:
By definition, “Classic” does not change much over the years, and because of this you may not be concerned that your wardrobe is up to date; only that it is complete. Typically, Classics do not shop often, therefore:
- Be careful not to let your wardrobe get outdated, or you will come across as matronly.
- Be aware of the level of formality in your casual outfits; save the fancy accessories for fancy events in order to stay relatable.
Catrina Welch is an image- and life-coach whose message is not as much “what not to wear” as it is, “Know Who You Are,” which is the title of her book of guidelines for your personal image identity. Catrina has also written a Bible study to help women overcome their image issues. It is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience. Her other books include Footprints Through the Sand: a Consolidation of Life-altering stories about Loving and Loosing a Trisomy-18 Baby and Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul, which will be available soon.