Do you ever feel afraid you'll show up as too much in an outfit that's colorful, loud, or on the dressier side?
Does bright color make you feel like you're begging for attention, and a bold, eye-catching outfit feel like you're trying too hard?
Do you crave to blend in rather than get any type of attention from your wardrobe, whether good or bad?
Many of us long to feel beautiful, appreciated, and admired, as long as it looks effortless to those around us. It's embarrassing to think people may assume we spend time on ourselves so we opt for pieces that are understated and uninteresting.
My friend, Julie, is a co-worker and Escrow Officer at a company called First Alliance Title, where she closes property transactions and works with home buyers and sellers. I've noticed the way she dresses has rubbed off on those around her and actually upleveled the style around the office.
No more schloppy black slacks and colorless business casual uniforms. No, the permission Julie has granted to those around her to enjoy their wardrobes has blossomed into colorful, thoughtful ensembles and raised spirits. The image and atmosphere of the company has shifted and all for the better.
I got with Julie to ask about the motivation behind her image and appearance and whether she's ever had a case of the "showing up as too much" scares. Read more