Did you know that not only does your appearance affect how people see you, BUT it also affects how you see yourself?
If you’re distracted by your clothing, if you’re worried about how you look, then you won’t be fully present— at work, on a date, with your kids, shopping, church, hanging out with your friends - you get the picture.
So, let’s make sure you aren’t distracted by your appearance and take a look at the clothing in your closet. Grab an item and ask yourself:
If you answered “no” to any of those questions it’s time to donate it and go shopping! Wahoo!!!!
But, before we go shopping, let’s talk about Decision Fatigue.
The average adult makes 35,000 decisions per/day. That’s A FREAKING LOT - It’s partly why we’re exhausted. So let’s not add to that decision fatigue by worrying about our appearance.
Here are my strategies:
For example in my headshot picture you’ll see:
One more quick thing to consider when shopping. Cost Per Wear.
To explain what this means, let’s think about a wedding gown. One can easily cost $2,000 and you only wear it once. So the cost per wear of that wedding gown is $2,000.
How about your designer handbag? Lets say it cost $200 but when you use it every single day for 6 months - it will have cost you $1.10 to wear it each day.
What’s the better value, that $2,000 wedding gown or your $200 purse?
So, when shopping, consider splurging on a $100 pair of jeans especially if they bring you joy and you will wear them 1-2x a week.
That $89 bracelet you’re dying to buy (from the new 2020 Spring Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski line) could be a really good appearance investment, particularly if it’s versatile and you can wear it multiple times a week. WINK
Things to remember
By Amanda Quast, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski