3 Times to Re-Evaluate Your Style
Updated: May 4
It is no secret that change is constant. Whether we like it or not it is bound to happen. We can choose to embrace life’s twists and turns or we can resist it. This could not be truer today as we navigate a global health pandemic.
While change can disrupt how we have traditionally gone about carrying out our daily responsibilities, it does not have to be a negative thing. When you go through times of uncertainty and ambiguity this can also signal a chance revamp your style.
So, when is it a good time to do so? Here’s a quick roundup of the three times to re-evaluate your look:
Did you receive a promotion or are you pursuing a new business venture? Either way, this prompts the right time to look at your wardrobe. Maybe you were in an individual contributor role before and now you are taking on management position in a corporate environment. If so, you probably want your style to align with your new responsibilities. For example, if you are taking on a you could introduce more structured suiting pieces into your rotation, such as jackets and blazers, to align with your leadership role.
Or are you are making a complete switch to a whole new industry? Maybe you are transitioning from a corporate environment to a more relaxed, creative one. This could signal a need to update the way you dress. This does not mean you have to get rid of your existing work clothing. For instance, you may be used to wearing button up shirts and slacks most of the time. Now you can embrace a more relaxed vibe and pair the button up shirt you are used to wearing with jeans and sneakers to adapt to your new work environment.
Moving to a New Location
Have you recently decided to move to a completely different state or a different country? Even though the process of moving can be challenging depending on where you are relocating to, it can also be exciting as it allows you the opportunity to embark on a new adventure. Perhaps you are moving from a warmer environment to a cooler one. More than likely you have quite a bit of clothing suitable for hotter temperatures, but maybe not as much for a cooler one. In this case, you could consider incorporating more knitwear to be prepared and layer these pieces over the lightweight garments you have in your closet.
Change in Relationship Status
Have you and your significant other have decided to part ways? Now is a great time to take another look at your wardrobe. While you may be single now this does not mean you need to give up on your style. If anything, your recent breakup introduces a unique opportunity to honor yourself. Let's say you have been out of the dating arena for a while and you have gotten comfortable with what’s in your closet. Set aside time to invest in yourself and put your best foot forward by jazzing up your wardrobe. Doing something good for yourself will give you a boost of confidence and help you move forward with your life.
Note: This post originally appeared on the blog on September 10, 2020.