I’m so excited to share this fun Signature Style Statement created by my mentor and dear friend Shari Braendel of Style By Color.
I saw this come through and thought it’s perfect for my Color Analysis ladies! Women who want to wear their best colors want to stand out and be remembered. They want an easy wardrobe that works for their life. They want to dress in a way that accurately represents their personality and their goals in life. Every day they want to dress in a way that feels like THEM. A Signature Style is a must for purposeful women.
What IS a Signature Style Statement you ask?
It’s another grid to run every wardrobe purchase through and that will help you narrow down your style so you’re always dressed as your authentic self.
Before you buy something…before you put an outfit on…you ask yourself, “Does this suit my Signature Style?”
Maybe you can relate to some of these:
:: there are too many days when you just aren’t “feeling it” with your outfit
:: you go into your closet and don’t like what you see
:: you feel like your clothes are all over the place, style wise
:: when you go shopping, you struggle with what to buy
:: you feel like you’ve never been able to define your style
Those things are likely happening because you’re shopping or getting dressed outside of your Signature Style.
The Statement part just gives words to it–kind of like a vision affirmation statement, Life Word or a One Word for the year! That’s why I love this so much, it gets us thinking and helps us stay focused.
Watch Shari explain it and give examples on your YouTube channel.
Get your free worksheet download by visiting the Signature Style Page on Shari’s website.
This exercise will be worlds easier if you already had a Color Analysis!
I put together this grid of some of my favorite outfits and asked my followers and friends to weigh in on the words THEY would use to describe my style. You might want to try that, too! I got flowy, elegant, colorful, casual…all good ones!
I’m finalizing mine now. Some words I chose from the list:
I then tried to group words together and think of an outfit that came to mind.
I think of palazzo pants in a fun print, a loose tank and a really cool, bespoke necklace. A bit artsy. Something I’d teach a workshop wearing.
Like this outfit. I always get compliments when I wear these pants! Why?? Maybe because they’re a little wild…?
I like this one, too, for this list. It’s not crazy but it’s not plain! (I think I can do boho or super artsy but ultimately it doesn’t feel right) The top has some fringe and the back is open plus I like how it is loose and has good drape. I adore these tulip pants and they always get attention. Plus it’s neutral enough that I can add color with the shoes and jewelry.
I realized I like things to have a little organic edge or a touch of texture.
Here’s more black and white with lots of texture and interest.
This list brought to mind a unique floral print dress, the contrast of black and white stripes, a kimono flowing behind me. Neutrals with a “pop” of color. A bright shirt with a positive message. Fun scarves and headbands. Clothes that make people smile when they see me!
Like this outfit! My “scarf into a vest” trick is one of my favorite tips and I loved how much the vest added to this otherwise plain outfit, then I added the colorful bracelet and necklace. The skinny jeans and loose top with the pops of turquoise are typical of my daily style.
This one fits this list, too. This jacket is one of my absolute favorites because I can pull out any of the colors and dress it up or down. This look is very “me.” You can tell from my happy face!
The two above have a bit of that “rustic texture” in the jewelry and the lace of the top.
These make me think of a great jacket paired with jeans and a cute top, a white blouse with wide-legged linen pants, solid colors paired with funky jewelry. This is how I see myself in the future. Aging gracefully!
This outfit felt elegant and gracious to me–I wore it to a friend’s workshop. I liked the funky cut of the fabric and that I could wear leggings under it plus colorful jewelry.
Looking at those groups, the first two do represent my life…a mix of business and being in the spotlight or leading vs. the day to day life with kids and friends.
THIS outfit seems to encapsulate all of the above. I wore it for our family pictures and new head shots and was thrilled with how it turned out. I like that there are two patterns and plenty of color but the denim and black and white keeps it from being too over the top. The cactus gives it a desert vibe and I could wear a funky pair of earrings with it. I feel like it is my age and says “chic, vibrant mom.”
Here’s the most current version below and it fits, too!
Vibrant…colorful…confident…unique…and I’m adding down to earth.
The nouns I gravitated toward:
- confidence builder
What I love about exercises like this is that it causes you to reflect on what you really love to wear! I have long loved more long, loose pieces. Jewelry with texture, aged bronze, beads, jungle motifs. I like linen but also sheer pieces that flow. It’s reminding myself of how I want to feel in my clothes.
The noun that stood out was TRAILBLAZER. I’m an early adopter and I don’t mind being the first to try things, then teaching others from my mistakes and challenges. It brings to mind a safari, travel, rough terrain, trees, flowers, the desert. I love that!
My husband pulled out optimist which goes along with my top contenders of visionary and go-getter–forward action! I would add elevator but it’s too similar to, well, the elevator you ride between floors of a building.
So far I’m liking my Signature Style Statement to be vibrant, confident, down-to-earth mentor.
To me that says colorful, grounded, a little bold and always moving, plus the “flow” I like in my clothes AND my life. And ultimately, my goal in life is to influence and teach, up close and personal!
I hope my going through the process helps you discover YOUR Signature Style and create your unique statement! Please report back to me on your progress.
I’d be thrilled if you pinned and shared to help other women find this fun resource!