Empowered Woman Newsletter
May 2018
Thomas Haller, Alisa Divine and Katrina Jackson
The Essence of Personal Style
By Alisa Divine
When discussing personal style, some may say it is frivolous or superficial. Or perhaps clothes are simply materialistic.  After all, do the outfits we wear really make a difference in our actions or in our level of confidence? I am here to tell you the answer is yes. Now let’s look at why discovering our own style is meaningful.  I will challenge you to find your own personal style and recognize how it can assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
The Association for Psychological Science reports, “The formality of clothing might not only influence the way others perceive a person, and how people perceive themselves but could influence decision making in important ways through its influence on processing style.”
Psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Boardman similarly explained to Marie Claire, “When you wear something that makes you feel great, the effects may be subtle — the way you tilt your head, your facial expressions — but they matter.” She continued, “The right outfit can help you feel more confident when you need it most — it can serve as both armor and inspiration.”
Personal style is a pathway to embody your best self. It can be used as an expression, unique to you and unlike anyone else. The clothing exists on the surface; however, the effects exist within us. Take a minute to think about a favorite outfit you have and reflect on the day you wore it. Did you notice a boost in confidence? Did you feel the best version of yourself? Did you make decisions with ease and confidence? If you answered yes to these questions, you have another tool in your toolbox of life.
If you currently have a distinct style, continue what you’re doing and perhaps you can reach out to assist a friend or someone younger than you to help her feel empowered in this way.  If you want to develop a personal style, and are unsure of where to begin, you can research what looks you’re drawn to and note which looks represent who you are. Creating a Pinterest board can assist you in finding and recognizing what you’re drawn to. Cutting out photos from magazines or ads can be helpful also. Once you’ve chosen your looks, try out each for a day and discover the subtle but significant effects clothes can have on creating the best version of yourself.
Thomas Haller
Alisa Divine
Katrina Jackson
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