Discover Your Why: A Guide To Find The Purpose Of Your Style And Wardrobe

Discover your why: a guide to find the purpose of your style and wardrobe

Today, we all live in a rush. Standing still and reflecting we rarely do. Yet in everything you undertake, it is important to ask yourself the question: why?

Indeed, the shortest, most difficult and the by Simon Sinek preached question. Even when it comes to your style, you need to ask yourself that question. 

After all, clothes are tools. A tool that supports you in your goals. When the day starts, you have a goal in mind. You go to the office to work on your business, you go for a run for fitness, or you go to make breakfast for a relaxing outing with your loved ones. Your clothes prepare you for that goal.

Moreover, your clothing is also a part of your identity. It says who you are, what you do and what you stand for. Therefore, it is also important to know who you are, what you want to radiate and how you want people to see you. In the words of my favourite stylist Rachel Zoe, Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. 

So take a few minutes to reflect and discover the why for your style and wardrobe. 

Your life goals

What are your ultimate goals? This can be personal and/or career goals.

Examples can be: I want to build a successful business, I want to become a partner, I want to have confidence in everything I do, I want to create financial freedom, etc.

Your style and wardrobe goals

What do you want to achieve with your style, and most importantly what is holding you back at the moment? You can have a closet full of clothes, but still, nothing to wear. Maybe your style doesn’t inspire you, or your clothes don’t fit your body anymore. Or you have no idea what you need to buy.

Reflect on your current style and wardrobe: what do you like and what do you don’t like? Reframe it in a positive way. How will you look and feel? What does your wardrobe look like?

For example: 

  • your clothes don’t inspire you ⇒ When I pick an outfit and get dressed, I’m excited to be creative
  • My wardrobe is chaotic ⇒ When I open my closet, I get a feeling of rest and feel organised. 

Action points

Of course, we will guide you further in the journey of acquiring your wardrobe. But when you take a look at your goals and imagine the ideal wardrobe: what kind of action points do you think are needed? Are there skills you want to learn? If you define already your own action points, chances are bigger you will actually take action. 

Ready? Don’t overthink this exercise. it’s better to start and finetune on the go instead of not doing it at all. Make your why more concrete by sharing it in the community!