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Transitioning Your Wardrobe for the New Season

For those of us in New England, it’s time to transition the wardrobe. Although we are still having some fair weather, the light summer clothing is just not going to do it much longer.

As Autumn sets in and you pull out last year’s warmer wardrobe, do you find yourself excited to wear those items again? If not, it may be time to do the dreaded weeding. Theoretically, the things you put away last year should only be things that you love, are in good condition and still fit… or at least still fit last spring. Yet in reality, most of us throw last season’s clothing into our storage area without considering if we will ever wear it again or not. Now, as the weather demands we pull them out again and restock our closet, we look at our options and feel this looming dread and frustration over What2Wear.

There is plenty of choices hanging before us, yet we cry out, “I have nothing to wear!”

 

What would you do?

It’s a cool autumn day and you need a light jacket, so you go through what you have only to find that last year’s favorite is now a bit snug, has a stain and is missing a button. There's a number of ways you could deal with this Image Issue:

C: Bring it to the drycleaner and seamstress and wear it for a few more years.

N: Keep your chin up and wear it anyway.

D: Leave it in your closet and go buy a cute new jacket and tell your husband you’ve had it forever.

I: Leave it in your closet and go without a jacket.

R: Leave it in your closet and wear a favorite sweatshirt instead.

G: Same as D, but tell your husband (and anyone else who questions or comments) that you got an amazing deal.


Note: These choices represent the typical responses of each Image Identity. Click the letter to learn more about that style, including What2Wear.

dresses-53319_640Science has proven over and over again that we are more confident about making any decision if there are fewer choices. Yet for some reason our nature reasons that we should “keep our options wide open” and not throw out anything we already possess.

 

The guilt over waste

Since early childhood we have been trained not to waste. After all, there are starving, naked children all over this world. Everyone knows that good people should be resourceful and respectful with what they have. We live in a greedy, materialistic society, but if we want to be honorable citizens, we should be content with that which we have. Right?

But isn’t sharing our hand-me-downs with Salvation Army more resourceful and respectful than hording our unwanted items in our cluttered closet? And isn’t clinging to things we don’t even want more of an indicator of materialism than it is of contentment? Honestly, I think the real issue is more about fear than it is values. I know I’m guilty of being afraid that, if I give away that stupid jacket, I will wish I still had it. Have you ever been afraid you won’t find something else to replace your worn out favorite? Or that you will forget the memory it represents… or that the person who gave it to you will find out you don’t really like it. Yet there’s a good chance they don’t even remember, because they haven’t seen you wear it in years anyway.

Take a picture of it.

Just saying.

When we get right down to the matter, I think we hold onto things because we are afraid we are being wasteful or ungrateful or that mom will find out we are no longer frugal.  We are afraid of what other people think.

Maybe it’s time we get over our fears and begin to weed out anything in our wardrobe that holds us back from being a Confident Beauty.

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As an “Image consultant without the shopping obsession,” I help women and girls overcome confidence conflicts by unveiling the power and purpose of their personal Image Identity (Img.ID) and teach them to accentuate their authentic beauty so they can forget about their appearance and think about others. Please consider me as a speaker for your next event. You can find me on Facebook, TwitterLinked In, Goodreads. For ideas of What2Wear, find me on Pinterest where I have a board for each personal Img.ID.

Does Beauty Embarrass You?

When dealing with a client, most professionals are taught to avoid talking about religion or politics, but there are two other topics that I believe make people even more uncomfortable: success and beauty. 

The real issue: vulnerability

Religion and politics make people squeamish because it’s difficult to have a heart-to-heart with someone for fear that there will be a disagreement in an area where there are deep convictions. Success and beauty can be just as personal. Sure, it’s fine to talk about any of these topics if we keep our opinion out of it, and yes, it is easier to have a general conversation about finances or image than it is elections or faith, but I guarantee that when an outward discussion (even if it’s general) is happening about the first two, there is also some personal self-talk going on.

Especially if the topic is beauty for a woman or success for a man.

I’m far from qualified to discuss a man’s point of view, but can we get personal for a moment about the woman’s heart? I know it’s uncomfortable, but hey, that’s why I like to write: you can read this all alone with no one looking you in the eye… or elsewhere.

The Beauty Battle

The emotional turmoil starts in early childhood when our little-girl-heart revealed its longing to be lovely. Maybe it was the day you danced before your daddy to show off your new dress, or perhaps the moment you were caught playing with your mom’s makeup… Most women can tell a story of a day she began to feel the Beauty Battle. At some point, we all recognize that there is something terribly vulnerable about a girl’s desire to be seen.

As with any emotional battle, each one of us will have our own interpretation of what we are feeling and how we should respond. Our experiences, personality, beliefs, and the responses we receive will always influence how we interpret anything we feel, but I believe their are two major problems with our interpretations of the Beauty Battle: Continue reading Does Beauty Embarrass You?

How Discomfort Creates Confidence

If you have ever been in an uncomfortable situation, you know that your confidence is the first thing affected. Think about the last time you found yourself shaking in your boots. What made you feel self-conscious, was it when:

  • You were physically, emotionally or spiritually challenged?
  • You received personal, unwanted feedback regarding something you need to improve?
  • You did, said or dressed inappropriately?

There will always be times in our lives when we step out–or are pushed out–of our comfort zone. The key to success is embracing these times so that they create something new in us instead of squelching us. Last week I shared with you how my new assistant coaching position has challenged my confidence. I wish I could say I have it all figured out now and I’m feeling like a Confident Beauty. But I haven’t, and I don’t. But I am loving the challenge. It’s physically strenuous, emotionally daunting and honestly spiritually challenging (my pride is really struggling!). I’m definitely not the victor in all arenas, but I have to say, Continue reading How Discomfort Creates Confidence

3 Ways to Deal with Back to School Blues

For many girls all over the world, this week is the most difficult one of their lives. After Labor Day Weekend, they must go into new territory and face many challenges and insecurities. New Schools, new teachers, peers. studies, sports and activities.

Not to mention new outfits!

Fear of the unknown is one of the strongest Confidence Conflict we will ever face.

I am personally challenged by the unknown this season. As the new assistant coach to daughter’s volleyball team, I find myself in a familiar position of awkwardness. Having little understanding of the sport and very weak skills, I feel in adequate and unqualified. It has been several decades since I have been in high school, yet I find myself battling the same Confidence Conflicts as the kids I am coaching.

Yesterday, the head coach was showing us a funny, dance-like move to spike the ball with power. The first attempt at practicing it was half-hearted and hysterical. Laughter is a great way to hide our embarrassment–at least we don’t feel alone.

Or at least we don’t look like we feel alone.

After the first run through the drill, coach asked our players how many of them felt like they “got it.”

No one did.

My wise, new friend helped the players realized they were not alone in struggling with their new skill. Once they believed that, they were able to forget about how silly they looked and focus on giving it some real effort. It was astounding how much better they were with their second run through the drill!

If you have ever had to learn a new skill, taken on a new position, entered a new environment or had to make new friends, then you know that awkward feeling of not knowing what to do. This can be exceptionally difficult if you do not know who you are or where you stand. Whether you are starting school or a new job, when you don’t know the building, the people, the plan or the requirements, there's a number of ways you could respond: 

C:volleyball-1531786_640 Study hard and figure it out.

N: Play it cool, stay quiet, watch those around you to find a way.

D: Feel defeated, become consumed by your failures.

I: Quietly shut down and pretend there is no problem.

R: Encourage everyone else–while feeling stupid and beating yourself up.

G: Take charge, point out other people's mistakes and try to hide your own.
 
Note: These choices represent the typical responses of each Image Identity. Click the letter to learn more about that style, including What2Wear. 

We cannot master anything we do not understand and only a heart that is humble is teachable.

Self-talk is the key to succeeding at anything. Every one of us will feel stupid and out of place many times in our lives, especially when facing something new. It doesn’t matter how old we are or what we have accomplished, there will always be something we haven’t done before.

Like volleyball for me. I thought I was bringing some amazing life skills to encourage the team with, instead I am receiving them because these girls are the ones encouraging me!

Whether we think we can or think we can’t, we are right.

Like the follow-through of any ball we throw, hit, spike or putt, our thoughts determine the direction of our confidence. Basically, we have 3 choices:

  1. Ignore or down-play the challenge to hide our feelings of inadequacy–but hinder our ability to improve.
  2. Exaggerate the challenge to disguise our inadequacy–but give it the power to consume us or leave us feeling defeated and desolate.
  3. Accept the challenge for what it is–empowering us to learn and improve.

If you are heading off to a new environment or position this week, I encourage you to join me in stepping out of the fear of the unknown and taking on the challenge with confidence. Anything new is awkward for a little while. Let’s give ourselves time. If we stay humble enough to be teachable, all our fears will be replaced with confidence as we realize we are not alone. We are not stupid or inadequate; we are learning and we are improving and that is nothing to feel embarrassed about.

Go Eagles!

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As an “Image consultant without the shopping obsession,” I help women and girls overcome confidence conflicts by unveiling the power and purpose of their personal Image Identity (Img.ID) and teach them to accentuate their authentic beauty so they can forget about their appearance and think about others. Please consider me as a speaker for your next event. You can find me on Facebook, TwitterLinked In, Goodreads. For ideas of What2Wear, find me on Pinterest where I have a board for each personal Img.ID.

You Know You are Dramatic if…

The Dramatic is a fast-paced, hardworking woman who is not afraid to take risks. She has a daring nature that is seemingly uninhibited by the influences around her but the truth is she often has a very sensitive spirit. 

She is like an exotic flower, of which, of course, there are many kinds. I use the Protea to represent the Artsy Dramatic and the Bird of Paradise for the Sophisticated Dramatic. The Dramatic with a flare for art can carry off a costume-like image and come across as fun- like a Protea with its very unusual kind of beauty. The Dramatic who is more sophisticated also stands out with her unique style, but she may be more often included in social circles. Add an exotic flower to any bouquet and it will make a statement at your party; add a lot of them and it may be too much, unless it is a formal event or held in an exquisite hotel.

These women sometimes come across as “too much” when they are together. Their animated character added to their unique beauty seems to draw the assumption that they want all the attention, but like the flowers they actually do better in indirect sunlight and away from where they can be touched. It may take time for this beauty, like the Ugly Duckling, to find her beauty and bloom, but when she does she has a powerful presence and can be very influential in her world. Continue reading You Know You are Dramatic if…

You are the Apple of God’s Eye

If there is anything that can frustrate a person and draw out their truest character, it is misjudgment. Tell a friend you think they are being so kind and generous because they want something from you, discipline a child for something their sibling did, challenge a professional with the accusation that they don’t know what they are doing, and you will see the heart of that person right away.

We all have a desire to be accepted. 

Misjudgment is often interpreted as deep rejection. Especially by those of us who are sensitive beauties. Let’s take Hannah for example.

You find the story of this Dramatic woman in the Old Testament, when it wasn’t uncommon for a man to have more than one wife–especially if his first wife was infertile. Well, that was Hannah. Her husband loved her, but I can’t imagine she didn’t have to fight a huge Beauty Battle to believe that.

Infertility alone will challenge any woman’s confidence. Add to this girl’s challenge Continue reading You are the Apple of God’s Eye

Which Style of Clothing Suits You?

If you have ever taken a personality test, you know the value of understanding yourself and the people in your life on a deeper level. Getting along with other people can be difficult, especially when their perspective on the world is so different than yours. Relationship-oriented people can frustrate task-oriented people with their lack of respect for the details, and those who focus on the relationships can be overwhelmed, or even offended, by the pressures of those who care so much about the things that seem trivial to them.

We have more tolerance for others once we see a glimpse into their heart.

My second child was three months old before I finally realized that he didn’t want to be rocked to sleep like my first boy did. One day I let the frustration of his overtired fussiness get to me. In my exasperation, I decided to just lay him in his crib so I could calm myself down. To my amazement the child stopped fussing and immediately fell asleep. Suddenly I saw his heart. From then on, I simply prepared him for bed and tucked him in. Wow, was my life easier!

Rejection is less painful when we recognize that there are different perspectives. 

Sometimes we take other people’s personal preference as an insult. Part of my frustration with my baby’s fussiness was his lack of desire to cuddle with his mommy at nap time. Until I understood that he simply preferred to be left alone, I was interpreting his desire as a personal rejection.

When someone has a different outlook than ours, they may very well disapprove of our choices, but they are not necessarily out to get us. I doubt my baby was trying to hurt my feelings. Understanding that others see the world differently has a way of putting their opinion into proper perspective.

http://wp.me/p480pL-1g6An image assessment empowers you in the same way. 

Your personal Image Identity (Img.ID) is stemmed from your clothing personality. Just as a job “suits” you well because it “fits” with your personality (when you are task-oriented you do well with office jobs that deal with administration or accounting; when you are relationship-oriented you do well in service jobs that deal directly with people) so do certain clothing styles “suit” you well because they compliment your personality.

If you are a Classic, you are a woman of prestige, clothing that is professional and classy will suit you well.

If you are a Natural, you are a woman of simplicity, clothing that is casual and comfortable will suit you well.

If you are a Dramatic, you are a woman of excellence, clothing that is detailed and fashionable will suit you well.

If you are an Ingénue, you a woman of elegance, clothing that is fine and delicate will suit you well.

If you are a Romantic, you are a woman of compassion, clothing that is soft and glamorous will suit you well.

If you are a Gamine, you are a woman of power, clothing that is strong in coloring and cut will suit you well.

If you find yourself frustrated trying to compete–or comply–with someone else’s style, I encourage you to first clarify your own perspective by having an image assessment done and learning your Img.ID, then take a glimpse into the heart of the women around you and realize that they may have a completely different perspective; and that’s ok. BE and LET BE.

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Catrina Welch in an Inspirational Author, Speaker, Image- and Life-Coach. Her passion is to help women and girls discover Confident Beauty, which doesn’t wear off like makeup does!  Her latest book, Confident Beauty, Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul is now available as an audiobook.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN ON CAPE COD:

Catrina will be hosting a Branding your Image Supreme MakeOver on TOMORROW Saturday, May 14th from 9-11am This is a great opportunity to get an image assessment done for the cost of one item of clothing in excellent condition. To learn more and to save your seat, please click here or contact Catrina today.

Do you Have a Powerful Presence?

Some women enter a room and command attention. Sometimes we are offended by this (as we talked about last week). Since we are all in search of significance, demanding attention and interrupting others is quite rude.  

But commanding attention and demanding it are two different things.

There is one thing that has humbled me in my profession more than anything else: the awareness of how ignorant we each are (myself absolutely included!) as to the influence we have on others. Yes, sometimes we can be prideful and arrogant about our skills and abilities, but seldom is a woman confident about the influence her beauty has.

No joke: I literally just received a text from a friend who does not want to go to a party alone because she feels “awkward.” No, she is not a teenager; she is a grown woman who will walk into that room and say “Oh, there you are!” and no one would ever guess she had a Confidence Conflict going on.

 Every woman’s beauty is powerful. Each style of beauty has a different type of power, but they all have it. Yet most women are often oblivious to the power of their presence. Not even the exceptionally beautiful are immune to  feeling awkward about receiving attention. But not everyone handles this Image Issue the same way.

IMG_0112The Gamine may say, “Here I am!” The Bold Beauty is very work-orientated, like the Classic, but when she goes to a party she is able to let go of business and have some fun! In fact, she has a way of commanding the whole party with her great stories–they may be all about her,  but she has a way of making them a blast to hear. We should all be as vulnerable with our hearts and allow our crazy stories to encourage others, we should keep in mind, though, that we are not the only one with a story to tell and it is good to let others talk now and then. 

The Dramatic may say, “Here I am!” The Exotic Beauty is the one most people think as the “Here I am girl.” Her height alone commands attention. Add her passionate nature and her love for fashion to her powerful presence and she may very well come across as someone who is trying to impress you. This girl is often considered phony. Yet when you get to know her heart you find that she is actually quite real. Very often, though, she makes a vow to hide her heart and guard her vulnerability from the criticism of others (the Dramatic doesn’t look it but she is sensitive). We should all be honest about our passions. Not all “drama” is a performance and if we have strong body language like this girl does, then stuffing our feelings doesn’t work anyway. We are better off being real. 

The Ingénue may say, “Here I am!” The Delicate Beauty also loves fashion and she may get crazy-creative with her image, especially if she is in a Beauty Battle. This girl’s youthful appearance that draws the attention of others much like an adorable little girl does. The problem is, her strong nature often despises being “cute.” When she’s hurting she may turn to crazy hair, tattoos, piercings, etc., which may make her appear to be demanding attention.  Yet she may very well be  doing quite the opposite. These girls are more apt to deter the attention away from themselves by “damaging” their beauty. (Note: Ingénues are not the only ones who get crazy-creative and I am not saying that every girl with a tattoo has the same motive.) I must say, though, that Ingénues who overcome their Image Issues and learn to be comfortable with their sweet and sensitive strength are some of the most powerfully influential women that I know. We would all do well to allow the tender heart of our youthful nature show itself. To be childlike is what our Father wants from us, and having a tender spirit that is not afraid to BE who she was designed to be is the epitome of Confident Beauty. 

BE and LET BE. There will always be times in our lives when we need a little extra attention–like when we are in the middle of a Beauty Battle. There will always be times when the women around us need extra attention. Perhaps now is the time to stop being offended by those who seem to be demanding it and start empowering each other with the grace to BE AWKWARDLY BEAUTIFUL. Who knows, the next room you walk into could be full of girls in need of your powerful presence.  

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Catrina Welch in an Inspirational Author, Speaker, Image- and Life-Coach. Her passion is to help women and girls discover Confident Beauty, which doesn’t wear off like makeup does!  Her latest book, Confident Beauty, Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul is now available as an audiobook.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN ON CAPE COD:

Catrina will be hosting a Branding your Image Supreme MakeOver on Saturday, May 14th from 9-11am This image assessment class will be focused on helping business and professional women simplify their life with a Confident Closet. You do not have to be a professional to attend, however. To learn how you can get in for free and to save your seat, please click here.

Do You Know Who You Are?

No two women look alike, but there are only six styles of feminine beauty.

Look at all the women around you and you will see a huge variety of shapes and sizes. If you are in Asia, a majority of them may be petite figures with angular features. In Sweden you will find that most of the women have fair coloring. In America we have a melting pot of styles, although they often cluster together, like birds of a feather.

Culture and genetics are major influences on a woman’s image.

Every woman fits into one or two of the six different styles of feminine beauty. Discerning which style you are is not always easy as knowing your background, but learning your style does something to a woman that is much like learning about her family’s history.

Discovering your style is understanding your heart. 

Like discovering your heritage, unveiling your personal Image Identity (Img.ID) can empower you with more confidence to BE who you were designed to be. We don’t always see ourselves the way others see us, so  as much as any analyzation can seem as if you are being put into a box, in actuality knowing which “box” you fit into breaks the walls of confusion that can hold you back from being your best. Just as understanding why you were brought up the way you were can help you move on.

Knowing your Mother’s style will help you understand yours.

mother-and-daughter-1439686-639x424When we are young, the female influencers in our lives help us form our opinion of beauty. Very often we emulate our influencers in our opinions and preferences. My mom, for example, considered fashion foolish. She is a Natural. She looks her best in casual clothes and she prefers comfort. I prefer comfort too, Natural is my secondary Img.ID. But my physical stature is a Dramatic (and therefore my primary Img.ID) and I love fashion; these two Img.IDs can conflict with each other. It took me awhile to understand myself and find a good balance, but once I did, I was liberated from trying to be someone that I only partially resembled. I gained great confidence when I stopped squelching my Dramatic self.

What’s your Img.ID?

Your primary Img.ID is determined by your physical attributes:

  • Are you tall, short or average height?
  • Is your frame curvy or straight?
  • Do you have a broad, petite or average bone structure?
  • What is your facial shape and what kind of facial features do you have?

Your secondary Img.ID is determined by your personal preferences:

  • Are you sensitive or strong?
  • Are you socially outgoing or privately personal?
  • Are you detailed, creative or carefree?
  • Is image important to you or not?

A woman’s heart will either confirm the Img.ID that her physical attributes indicates, or it will reveal that there is a second Img.ID.

I love the response I get from women when I guess their personal preferences after a physical assessment. Very often they drop their jaw and ask if I am physic. I laugh and say, “no,” of course, because to me it’s no different than knowing which “style” of dog would guard a house or greet me as a guest. I’m more likely to pet a Golden Retriever than I am a PitBull.

 

Appearance often indicates personality.

  • A tall, straight figure with long, strong facial features is typically a sensitive, private girl who is very creative and loves fashion. (see Dramatic)
  • A tall, broad figure with blunt facial features is typically a strong, carefree girl. (see Natural)
  • An average figure, who’s physical attributes are well balanced and proportionate is likely a strong, private girl who doesn’t care much about image but loves the details. (see Classic)
  • A short, straight figure who’s facial features are delicate is often very sensitive and compassionate and loves to be creative. (see Ingénue)
  • A short, curvy figure who’s facial features are full and feminine, is likely to be very sensitive and compassionate as well. This girl loves serving others. (see Romantic)
  • A short figure with strong, animated features, (who could be any stature) is likely very strong in nature and opinions. She is a hard worker and a lot of fun as long as she is in agreement with what she is involved in. (see Gamine)

If you feel the need to understand yourself more, you don’t need a physic to help you, you just need to Know Who You Are. Please visit my website to learn more. Follow me on Pinterest to see example of What2Wear for each Img.ID

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Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose passion is empowering women and girls to BE and LET BE. Her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach, as well as her personal experiences with abandonment and grief make her message relatable to anyone dealing with rejection, betrayal or loss.

You can find her book of guidelines for your Img.ID titled, Know Who You Are on Amazon.  Autographed copies of all her books are available on her website at www.CatrinaWelch.com

The Beauty of Branding your Image 

It’s not just Hollywood that sets fashion trends. With so many of us bloggers posting opinions on which fashions to follow, it’s no wonder so many women deliberate over what to wear! In one day’s feed you may find a number of blogs that contradict each other. We can relate to some new styles when the models “wear it well” but is hard to figure out fashion on a hanger or in a flat photo.

Following Fashion Could be Destroying your Image. 

This “Fashion Friday,” for example, one popular blog promoted the latest trends with great enthusiasm. Every item displayed was beautiful; without a doubt most readers loved them all. The problem is, not every style is suitable for every fan.

Just as the front desk staff at a medical facility knows they are not required to wear scrubs (even though that’s the “trend” of their co-workers!), so should you be able to discern between which fashion to follow and which ones to leave for your colleagues. After all, wouldn’t you feel mislead if the secretary at your doctor’s office had a stethoscope hanging around her neck? Imagine asking her  for advice regarding your intimate ailments only to have her reply, “Oh, I’m sorry, I have no idea what to tell you, I’m not a doctor or nurse.” Wouldn’t that flair up a bit of frustration? Her image was deceptive!

Some fashions are very defined.

Everyone knows that certain uniforms are only for certain professions. A uniform, badge, color, style, etc defines a person’s identity. Certain outfits command immediate authority. When we are in need of help, we don’t even question the character of the person under the “branded” uniform (like the military, rescue, police…) we simply trust that they are qualified to meet our needs.

Anyone wearing a uniform without the qualifications to play that role will certainly offend others. There are other fashion rules that are also well defined–or at least they used to be. These rules, however, may be considered to be more like upper class edict. For example :

  • Never clash certain colors like pink and red.
  • Don not mix patterns like plaids and polka dots.
  • Only wear white after Memorial Day or before Labor Day.
  • Never wear all-black or all-white to a wedding.
  • Do not dress casually for church or court.

In today’s society (at least in America), fashion edict is no longer highly valued or respected. It’s more of an “anything goes” world now, but the thing is, even if we are not offending each other, all this freedom makes it easy to loose our identity.

You cannot brand a broad identity. 

If you are a professional or business woman, or even a single uneducated gal who is looking to “sell yourself,” then you must define who you are. No client, patron, patient or potential partner is going to be impressed with an image that contradicts what you are selling. If you are a doctor, then do not dress like the secretary. If you are artsy, don’t dress professionally. Being someone you are not will never win over any type of business, it will only make people loose their trust in you.

Granted, trust can be won over. Like an undercover cop in street clothes, you, too, can change other people’s first impression when you pull out your “badge” of qualifications. But first impressions are lasting impressions and if you want to lighten your workload, I highly recommend figuring out how to make your first impression tell the truth about who you are.

levis-brand-1472514-640x480Can street clothes be branded?

Not all professions have uniforms or dress codes. You may have total freedom with what to wear, but in order to build people’s trust in you, I highly recommend staying true to your style (or your personal Img.ID) and creating a brand for yourself:

• If you are a Classic: Your image should be classy and professional. It should say something about your elegant and refined nature.

• If you are a Natural: Your image should be simple and casual. It should say something about your practical and unpretentious personality.

• If you are a Dramatic: Your image should be exotic and extravagant. It should say something about your creative and exciting character.

• If you are an Ingénue: Your look should be soft and delicate. It should say something about your graceful and sweet nature.

• If you are a Romantic: Your look should be glamorous and alluring. It should say something about your sensitive and charming personality.

• If you are a Gamine: Your look should be bold and strong. It should say something about your fun and animated character.

Stay tune for more on the topic as I continue writing a new book for professional and business women!

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Confident Beauty available on audio soon!

Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose passion is empowering women and girls to BE and LET BE. Her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach, as well as her personal experiences with abandonment and grief make her message relatable to anyone dealing with rejection, betrayal or loss.