That's right you don't have to have a nightmare every time you open your wardrobe and the reason? Soul Style! Two words I had never heard before my session today with the fabulous Eyenie (eh-jzeh-nee) Schultz from Technicolor Priestess. Eyenie does consultations via Skype - perfect since she's in France and I'm in the UK.
I wasn't sure what to expect or how it would work; but it's been a secret dream to have a style session with an expert who could help me discover my own personal style and give me some hints and tips about where to even start with choosing my outfits.
I was bubbling with excitement and a few butterflies as I sat in front of my laptop, close to my wardrobe so all my clothes were within easy reach. Eyenie instantly put me at my ease and then I couldn't wait to get started.
I expected her to give me lots of do's and don'ts. Rules to live and dress by. I couldn't have been more wrong! It turns out that I've been the expert in my style all along, I just didn't realise it. Eyenie calls it Fashion Intuition - you choose a piece of clothing that feels good and you build an outfit around it. She makes it so easy and simple to do and helps you connect with how it is you want to look and feel like.
We put together about six different outfits from clothes I already owned - none of which I would ever have paired together on my own; but all looked amazing and so stylish. It gave a whole new lease of life to my wardrobe - I thought I needed to buy more clothes for new looks, apparently I just need to mix and match what I already have. I'm really excited now to start putting together some new outfits.
By the end of the session my self-esteem was through the roof, I felt so beautiful and confident. I never realised that the right outfit could bring out my personality and help me feel so amazing. It was a fantastic experience and something that will change the way I dress forever.
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about people who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.
I'm an author, disability activist, winner of the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition and The EABA for Fiction 2020 and co-founder of Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI).
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