What 2 Wear Back to School

backto schoolFall is in the air.
Parents and kids everywhere are gearing up for what Staples coined as “the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s time to replenish the wardrobe and restock the backpacks, and I’m sure that makes things wonderful for the supply stores, but for the kids headed off to school–especially those going to new locations–this can be a very distressing time of year.
Personally, I love this season, not because I want my kids out the door, but because I want a routine in the ical again, not to mention that this is a busy time for my business–new beginnings are a great time to update the wardrobe or find a new look!

I love to help girls and women as they transition into a change of life and autumn seems to be full of changes. New schedules, new schools, new teachers and friends. This week many teens are headed off to new locations to start college and with that brings new roommates and new responsibilities. So what’s a girl to wear when she faces a major change in life?

My advice:

  • Whenever possible wear blue when making a first impression; it’s inviting and powerful without being intimidating.
  • When unsure of the formality of an event, always err on the side of overdressing versus underdressing; dressing up shows respect for yourself and those you are with, dressing down may insult others or make you feel self-conscious.
  • Always wear confidence. Like a garment, you can put on self-respect which not only makes others more respectful toward you, it also makes you more beautiful.

If you are facing a transition of life, remember that you have been granted the power to make your choices. Don’t let shame,  regret or disappointment keep you from making a fresh start. Unclothe the twisted-Truths in your life, and put on the garment of praise and expectation. You may not know what your future holds, but you can be confident in knowing Who holds your future.

Proverbs 31:25 (NLT) She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
Ephesians 6:14 (CEV) Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God’s justice protect you like armor.


Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose personal experience with overcoming rejection, betrayal and loss–as well as her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach–is empowering women to BE and LET BE.
Her latest book, CONFIDENT BEAUTY: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul, is now available in your favorite bookstores. Autographed copies of all her books are available on her website at www.CatrinaWelch.com

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 catrina@catrinawelch.com

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