The Stylish Introvert
Sometimes when people label you, there is a tendency to accept and internalize those labels. I remember being pretty quiet when I was young and I was labeled "shy." Those who have gotten to know me know that to NOT be the case.
I'm not shy.
I'm an introvert.
I'm selectively social.
It wasn't until recent years, when I began embracing being an introvert. Introverts prefer fewer and more meaningful connections, versus more shallow and frequent interactions with people. I find networking events and other situations where there is forced socializing to be uncomfortable and painful. But I participate when I have to.
I'm generally not the "life of the party," nor am I the type to "work the room." I'm usually "in the cut" observing and surveying the landscape—until I decide I want to open up and reveal who I am...
Why am I telling you all this? Because I've realized that I use fashion as a means to do the talking for me. One of the reasons I wrote my soon-to-be-released book, Find Your Fabulous: The Fearless Fashionista® Approach to Developing and Owning Your Style, is to celebrate the power of fashion and style. When I enter a room or a new and unfamiliar space, I'm able to give people some inkling of what they're going to get. That may vary based on the day and the occasion, but more often than not, I'm making a carefully crafted statement when I get dressed.
I find that people generally don't put as much effort into their appearance as they did in the past. I believe that looking good and pulling yourself together is a way to carve out your own little space in the world—to turn heads and to inspire others.
Here's another image from the book, which accompanies the chapter, "The Illusion of Abundance" This chapter focuses on creating the illusion of having a never-ending wardrobe.
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