My guest this week, lovely Leanne Mulcahy, speaks the wholehearted truth – “Whatever you’re wearing, if you’re not feeling good about who you are when you look in the mirror and think, “Am I worthy of showing up?”, if you don’t actually feel worthy, it’s going to be really tough to actually dress that body of yours. That’s why I always start from the inside and work my way out with clients whenever I work with them”.
Self-worth, that topic shows up all over the place doesn’t it? That’s why it’s at the core of my own Next Chapter message! It cuts across everything we do and never more so than when it comes to our personal style, creating a style that is aligned with who we are, so we can show up in the world with authenticity and confidence.
Leanne talks of the “dressing for your personality philosophy”, letting go of the idea that there are strict style rules to follow and instead, to explore what the woman you have become today wants to express.
Key points from this episode
When you open up the closet and see the sea of clothes in there and feel dejected, it’s likely because you’re trying to select something that doesn’t feel right. So start from actually getting clear about who you are now.
- What do you love?
- What colours do you love?
- Whose style do you admire?
- Is there anything that really inspires you?
- What type of environments do you enjoy being in?
- What kind of work do you do and who are you engaging with?
The key is to dress for your personality – and these are all questions to help build clarity around who you are and how you want to show up. Imagine an Italian woman who’s voluptuous, and flamboyant and then try to put her in a structured suit -things will just go haywire!
Links and key resources from this episode
If you are keen to begin to explore and expand your own Personality Style as you are evolving in your next chapter, Leanne has provided us with a great resource as a starting point – download your Personal Style Clarity resource by clicking on the image below:
Leanne is also the author of Notes to Self: On Style, Confidence and Loving Your Body
“Wardrobe meltdowns, identity crisis and low self-esteem are the invisible challenges women face every day. Their clothes don’t fit and they buy more and more and more in the hope that it will change how they feel when they look in the mirror.
Notes to Self is a must-read for women who want to rediscover what it means to embrace who they really are and become fearless about showing up each day while learning to love their bodies regardless of the imperfections they see.
Leanne’s easy-to-read reflections on style, confidence and loving your body act as bite-sized reminders that you are perfect just as you are.
In Notes to Self, she shares her personal story in refreshingly honest notes to self. Prepare for laugh out loud moments as she invites readers hitch up their bra straps, gather their girlfriends and get out of their own way as they discover what lays beneath their clothes”.
Notes to Self, is available in Amazon on Kindle and paperback.
About Leanne Mulcahy
Leanne Mulcahy is The Image Coach and author of the recently released book Notes to Self: On Style, Confidence and Loving Your Body.
She’s passionate about helping business owners and career professionals create a profitable image so they can attract the right people and make money faster. She does by showing them how to find the perfect wardrobe to showcase who they are and what they do.
Through live events, online programs and private consultations she works with clients from around the globe to help them get clear, get inspired and get dressed in a way that is a true reflection of who they are.
After 18 years in corporate and over 7 years in the fashion industry Leanne now leads a business that understands the needs of women who are struggling to define but who have skills, gifts and talents the world needs to know about.
She helps them connect the dots and cleverly shows them how to use clothes as their ally, not their enemy and encourages them to define their own style, feel confident and make decisions based on who they are now.
How you show up in the world is one of the most powerful decision you make every single day.
Connect with Leanne Mulcahy
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