Some outfits are better than others, of course. So I encourage clients to get in touch with their feelings about each outfit. They even tag them according to whether they love or merely like the outfit. (We strive for “love” of course!)
And I encourage them to get in touch with their feelings about the outfits when they wear them.
These are all things you could do, too.
Some questions you could ask yourself (and record the answers to):
- What did you love about what you wore? What parts of your body or face did you feel were most flattered by the outfit?
- What did you dislike or even hate about what you wore?
- How did you feel wearing the outfit? If possible, identify what in particular generated feelings in you?
- Can you identify any way you could have felt differently wearing the same or almost the same outfit? For instance, would changing (or eliminating) the belt have made a difference? What about changing the top?
- Did you receive compliments on what you? What did they say, and how did it make you feel?
- Would you wear it again?
- If you wouldn’t wear it again, do you want to get rid of some or all of the outfit components? If not, what is stopping you?
As an incentive to keep this journal, buy yourself a beautiful small notebook you can keep close at hand, or record your notes in digital format or with a photo-sharing site like Flickr or Instagram.