As we grow older, it can be difficult to dress ourselves to look our best. Your body has likely changed with age and it can be hard to figure out what looks good on you and what flatters your figure as this happens. I have struggled with these same issues and I still do. But I can help you learn more about dressing for your body. As the owner of Styling With Sandi, I have been invested in fashion for years and I have learned how to dress right as I got older as well.
I enjoy looking at the pictures in magazines and dreaming about how I could wear that and where I could find that outfit on a budget. However, I usually start on an emotional high and end up on a depressing low, realizing that my body has challenges and I am not sure how to work with that. Been there. Done that. Moving on.
You and I are everyday men and women who want to look and feel beautiful in our clothes. Each day we are bombarded by images of size 2 models, actresses, and beauty insiders who have help to pull off these amazing outfits. As an everyday Joe or Joanna (and I don’t mean Gaines), we are simply left to our own devices. Many of us use Pinterest to come up with ideas that might or might not work for our bodies.
When the outfits you see in magazines or on TV look amazing on the model, it doesn’t always mean that you are going to look that good in the same outfit. What looks good on you depends on a lot, from size to body shape to age, and it is important that you start dressing for your body.
Here are the problems as I see them. The fashion industry is not helping everyday people. Lately, I have been seeing more images of larger size models (in reality they are normal size folks) and let’s hope that eventually, that will lead to insights as to how to dress all shapes. For now, we may feel hand-cuffed by fashion rules and so we are given the option to concede and give in to their small-mindedness or we can choose to break those rules and find a better way. I actually am a rule-breaker and so this idea feels fabulous to me. This messaging is feeding into the insecurities we feel about our bodies. We all face body image issues whether its saggy boobs (men, too), flabby arms, back fat, muffin top, cankles, or broad shoulders. We all judge and shame ourselves relentlessly. I know. I do it, too.
I vote we change the messaging for good. I am on a mission to show people how to dress their bodies and feel beautiful. I don’t believe that there are 10 pieces every person should own in order to curate a fantastic wardrobe. Or that there are 10 rules to follow to look more put-together. I have to say that there are way too many fashion rules for me. Instead of feeling constrained by rules, I like to dream about what might work well for you, for me. To balance a body, to dress well by adding just a few pieces and tweaking a few things.
I know it can be hard to figure out what looks good on your body and what doesn’t. It can be challenging to know what’s in style, especially for your age. And it can be a challenge to feel confident and comfortable in different styles. But that’s where I come in. I can help you find the right styles for you, the pieces that can make you feel confident and comfortable and help you look fabulous. No matter what your body challenge may be or what areas you are insecure with, I can help you find the perfect looks.
You may not even realize that the clothing you are choosing doesn’t flatter your figure or work with your body. You may not realize that a simple change in your wardrobe could completely change your look. If you are unsure of how to dress for your body type, I would love to help!
Now that you’ve found me, it’s not only possible to dress for your body, but it’s also probable. Especially if you pick up your phone and call me now. Let’s break those rules. Let’s look fabulous together. Let’s show the world that we are a force to be reckoned with. That will happen for each of us — one outfit at a time!
I offer a variety of styling services that can help you look and feel your best no matter what. My services include free discovery sessions, personalized styling sessions, branding basics, and fashion for business. If you need help dressing for your body type, I can help! I will help you find what looks good on your body and how to style different pieces to flatter your figure. While you may not be able to pull of clothing items that some model can, there are many other styles that you can pull off. Contact me today to get started or to learn more!