Many of us, over time, lose our creativity. Or, we don’t appreciate that we are creative because we’re not creative in the ‘arts’ field – can’t paint or sculpt, write music or poetry. So we think “I’m not creative” and then proceed to go through our lives with that belief.
Over the years I’ve been an image consultant I’ve discovered that many of my clients wish they were creative, or more creative, but don’t feel that their work gives them an outlet to do so, or just have no idea how to go about expressing their creativity.
One of the joys of working in as a personal stylist is helping them rediscover some of that supressed creativity through their clothes. From the simple step of adding an accessory to an otherwise ‘uniform’ type outfit, to becoming more adventurous in mixing colours or re-discovering their love of more eclectic and creative clothing styles.
Our ability to imagine, to create, to inspire is one of the benefits of having a human brain, that allows us to think about more than just where the next meal is coming from and where we can find a safe and secure place to sleep (if you’re one of the lucky ones as I am). So isn’t it time we celebrated our imagination and decided to put it to good use each day.
I love thinking more creatively about how I can put together outfits, from all the existing clothing in my wardrobe. Taking a moment in the morning to think outside the box, the way I have put together an outfit in the past, to a new way I could try on this new day.
Having read lots of different blogs over the years I can become inspired by other bloggers who put together their outfits in ways that express who they are in an authentic way. I certainly don’t want to copy them, but fashion bloggers offer a plethora of different ways to style outfits, on their different body shapes, to express their unique personalities. Fashion bloggers can help us try a little of something new, give us the impetus to use our own imagination to re-work our own outfits in new and inspired ways.
Many of my readers have let me know how much they enjoy my Stylish Thoughts blog post series as it allows them to peek into the stylish minds and wardrobes of others.
Which fashion bloggers have inspired you to try new ways of styling your outfits?