Classy Classics


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  • Be careful not to let your wardrobe get outdated, or you will come across as matronly.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.

If you are interested in getting these books or having Catrina come speak at your event, you can contact her at or on facebook.

About Catrina

Catrina Welch has been helping others with their image for more than 30 years. As a licensed cosmologist, certified image consultant and Biblical life-coach, she is well aware that image issues are far more difficult for some styles than they are for others. After her first husband left her while pregnant, she learned first hand that the greatest antidote to Confidence Conflicts is to know who you are, including your personal image identity. She developed a systematic way of doing image assessments for large groups, which she calls a “Supreme MakeOver.” Catrina is the author of five books, including “Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul.” She is the mother of four children. Catrina and Ron, her husband of twenty-five years, live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For more information about Supreme MakeOvers or having Catrina speak at your next event, email her at

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