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 Over the next few weeks, we’re going be talking about how to develop your ‘sense of style’. In this video, Lesson One deals with ‘defining your personal style as it is right now’. So, if you’re up for a challenge, then grab yourself a quiet half hour, and come join us for these simple Style Steps!

 The first thing we’re going to do is take a close look at your current wardrobe. Place some of your personal favourite clothes on your bed. You might find that each of them has something in common or a general theme… Whether it’s that they are elegant, sophisticated, clean-cut styles, or perhaps they’re feminine and figure hugging, or maybe even androgynous… Whatever the theme might be, it’s obviously one that speaks to you on some level.

Becoming aware of what you naturally gravitate towards, helps you to define your own sense of style.

If you have time, try on each item, and ask yourself the following questions…

How does the piece feel when I wear it? 

 Where does it fit most closely to my body? 

 Does it hug certain curves or drape over any aspects of my figure? 

Does it flare at the hips, or under the bust, or do the lines hang quite straight? 

Does the fabric lie flat, or are there any features like flounces, ruffles, ribbons, sequins, pleats, ruching, appliqué or other embellishments? 

Is it one of our neutral colours like grey, navy, camel, black or white? 

 Is it a warm and muted autumn tone like bordeaux wine, shaded spruce, chocolate or mocha brown? 

 Is it a clear and bold winter colour like sapphire, vibrant purple, or cherry red?

Is it perhaps a distinctive spring colour like coral, apple green, or cornflower blue? 

Or maybe it’s from the dusky summer palette, with colours like mulberry, aubergine or smoked violet! 

Is it a solid colour, or does it have blocks of colour like we saw in many designs from the 60s? 

 Does it feature a pattern of any type? 

Are there vertical stripes, horizontal, diagonal, slim lines or wide? 

 Is there a symmetrical or asymmetrical pattern? 

 Maybe it has a floral motif or a dramatic animal print? 

The next thing we’re going to consider, is what your clothes say about you, and defining how you want other people to perceive you. Having a sense of style, also means knowing what’s appropriate for different occasions. Think about the different roles in your life & jot down the different situations you typically repeat each week. Think about how you want to appear, and most importantly, how you want to feel for each of these situations. 

And finally for this week, it’s important to also ask yourself what you would like to change about your current wardrobe so you can set some style-related goals… 

Would you love to be more adventurous with your choice of colours? 

Would you like to have more variety in the types of clothes you choose? 

Would you like your clothes to fit you better, or be more flattering? 

Would you like to experiment with layering and accessorising? 

Would you like to have a greater choice of shoes and boots? 

Would you like to start investing in better quality items? 

Would you like to declutter your wardrobe and weed out any items you no longer wear? It’s exciting when you start to visualise what you’d like to achieve! 

In our next video, we’ll look at how to find inspiration that will help you to develop your sense of style and become more confident in expressing yourself through your clothing choices. 


How would you like to be learning something that really excites and inspires you? Here at the Style Coaching Institute®, we offer worldwide diploma courses that teach you everything you need to know so you can start your own business as a Certified Style Coach™.

Tracey and I would also like to personally invite you to schedule a free one-to-one telephone call with us, so you can have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our Style Coach diploma courses. We’re more than happy to spend time chatting with you, because we’d love for you to have the opportunity to simply find out more about Style Coaching and personal styling as a career choice. Especially when it is so accessible and so achievable, no matter where you live in the world.

Click here now to schedule your complimentary call with us:

We’ll give you a call back on a day, and at a time, that’s easy for you and fits with your regional timezone.

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Sending so much appreciation and love from myself, Tracey, and the rest of the Style Coaching team. All the best for today, and we can’t wait to chat to you soon!

Kate x

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All of us have experienced a range of emotions while trying on clothes in the changing room. For those who are confident and self-assured shoppers, the ‘changing room’ can be a place full of creativity and excitement, but for many others it can much less positive associations!

Although deciphering flaws and assets is a crucial part of looking our best, it can also raise some very sensitive issues, of which a Style Coach™ needs to be conscious and considerate. In the necessary process of a Style Coach™ getting to know their client’s body shape, they will usually also become aware of areas that the client feels unhappy with and would prefer to disguise. Certified Style Coaches™ are professional trained to help their clients look more positively at their perceived flaws and focus their attention on their best assets.

At the core of Style Coach™ training is the belief that looking good and feeling great comes from focusing on what you want, not what you don’t want. This is because in life we tend to attract more of what we focus our attention on. Focusing on the positive rather than the negative makes people look at themselves from a fresh perspective and in a completely different light. We each have features that we admit to liking about ourselves; it’s not arrogant to say that you have beautiful legs, luscious locks, or a feminine curves. It’s important to be grateful for the positive things about ourselves, and to acknowledge the ways in which we are blessed.

Here at the Style Coaching Institute® we like to say that we focus on blessings, not blemishes!

One of the quick and easy questions to ask yourself today is simply: “What are three things that you love most about the way you look?“ - If you’re having trouble answering this, then why not ask a friend to answer for you. It’s enlightening to see yourself through another’s eyes.

The Style Coaching™ philosophy truly believes that each and every one of us is beautiful, but never in exactly the same way. We need to celebrate our unique features, and a Style Coach™ is trained to dress every person in a way that enhances their figure and allows their 'style personality’ to shine. Looking great is always about working in harmony with your body shape, not against it.

Becoming a Style Coach™ is similar to becoming a personal stylist or training in image consultancy, because you learn styling skills that enable you to balance a client’s proportions, cleverly camouflage body challenges, and enhance a client’s favourite features. However, when you become a Style Coach™, you’re also trained to recognise the importance of positive body-image, self-acceptance, and learning to love yourself.

The truth is that everyone has positive attributes to their body shape; we just need to shift the focus so that these attributes can be more easily recognised and appreciated. To truly experience the wonderful benefits of Style Coaching™, clients are encouraged to understand, get to know and accept their body shape.

If you’re inspired to help people to look good in the mirror then a career in personal styling or image consultancy might be perfect for you! But, if you’re interested in learning how to take 'looking good’ to whole new level through helping people to feel beautiful on the inside too, then becoming a Style Coach™ is the career you’ve been waiting for. Your Style Coaching™ career is about so much more than personal styling, it’s about spreading self-esteem and positive body-image. When you begin your Style Coaching™ business, you can look forward to a career that is rewarding, fulfilling and which makes a positive difference in the world.  

Discover more about our accredited Style Coach™ training courses at our website:

VIP 'Fast-Track’ tutored diploma courses in London, Singapore and Auckland New Zealand. Accredited Home Study diploma courses (online with a personal mentor) available in 57 countries around the world.

I was a Personal Stylist, then I trained to become a Style Coach...

“By choosing the Style Coaching Institute®, I am absolutely certain I chose the BEST TRAINERS IN THE WORLD! Everything about this training course has exceeded my expectations. I learned so much more than I expected & enjoyed it so  much more than I thought I would. For many years I dreamed about having my own company, and helping women look great & feel deeply beautiful. I FOUND MY DREAM through Style Coaching™. Although I was already a Personal Stylist, I always knew that this was not enough for me. I needed something more important, something that would give people a deep feeling of SATISFACTION, STRENGTH & CONFIDENCE. Now I know that I can give this gift not only to my clients, but also to myself every day! Choosing Style Coaching Institute® was ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS OF MY LIFE.“ 

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