Cate Linden

bespoke personal style coaching

Which Woman Are You?

 
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You’re packing for a trip, and you’re pretty excited. You get out your suitcase and open your closet. You’ll be gone for a week, so you need 7 outfits.

After taking a mental inventory of what you’ll be doing on your trip and the kind of outfits you need to pack, you look in your closet. You pluck a few pieces from the rack and set them on your bed, but you just don’t feel good about them. Sometimes the blue shirt doesn’t fit right. The black dress is boring. You love that purple top but you have nothing to pair it with.

You start trying things on, and finally you choose two outfits that you feel pretty good in. One side of your bed is covered with your discarded inside-out clothes. You pack your remaining outfits: they’re serviceable, but not exciting. You start thinking you should have gone shopping before your trip. You add a couple extra outfits just in case the original ones don’t work out.

You zip up your suitcase. It’s been three hours, and you feel discouraged.

ALTERNATIVELY -

You’re packing for a trip, and you’re pretty excited. You get out your suitcase and open your closet. You’ll be gone for a week, so you need 7 outfits.

After taking a mental inventory of what you’ll be doing on your trip and the kind of outfits you need to pack, you look in your closet. You pluck a few pieces from the rack and set them on your bed. You don’t need to try them on because you wore them recently and you know they make you feel good.

You lay out each outfit separately to make sure you have all 7. Because your closet is harmoniously colorful, you take note that you can mix and match your tops and bottoms in a number of different combinations. You add a lightweight cardigan to the pile, just in case. It’ll go with at least four of the outfits you chose.

You zip up your suitcase. It’s been 45 minutes, and you feel relaxed.

If you saw yourself in Woman #1, it doesn’t have to be this way! I’ve been there too, and it’s no fun. You can schedule a free exploration call with me here - I may be able to help.