“Here’s the thing: Every girl, every woman, has different priorities, different things that make them feel powerful or strong or sexy, or special, or unique. It’s just so strange to think that we would all have the same triggers, the same priorities, we’d all have the same definitions of fun.” -Taylor Swift in Elle, June 2016
I love you Taylor Swift for placing before us, like a gift, a description of the various and delightful differences that exist in all women. We’re not the same and it’s gorgeous. And allow me please, to add that every girl and woman differs in the colors in her hair and skin and eyes, she’s unique in her shape and her personal style. It’s totally cool that we all have different definitions of what’s stylish, powerful, sexy or strong!
And that moment when a woman finds an outfit that’s just right for her own body, her colors and her desires is so awesome! I’ve seen a woman strike a little pose or throw back her shoulders with total confidence and satisfaction. The pants are perfect she thinks as they hug her curves. Or another one says, these jeans are just right the way they suit my straight lines. Taylor Swift calls it perfectly, that every women or girl is unique and each has a different way of looking powerhouse, in-charge or sexy.
What’s sexy to you? Is it a color like midnight black, outrageous red or shimmering gold? Maybe sexy to you is something less overt like a close-fitted Armani jacket that outlines your figure stunningly and only reveals a little bit of cleavage. Or maybe sexy is a sun-filled beach day in cut-offs and a bikini top.
Which clothes fortify your radiance and power or make you feel unstoppable? My grandmother Pearl strutted in her red blazer when she knew she had a meeting at work with the head of her department. Other women feel righteous wearing black four inch heels with a pointed toe. Other women swear by the close weave and flattering fit of a Theory pant suit in dark indigo blue.
And what do you wear to fortify your strength? Is it a cowboy boot, scuffed and worn in the heel that’s great for coming through the door with a little noise? How about a superbly-made handbag that subtly reminds others of your good taste and polish? Maybe your close-knit, black turtleneck gives you leanness and length and adds to your authority.
It’s not the clothes that make a difference. It’s the unique way that boot or black sweater honors your own kind of power, sexiness or strength when you wear it that’s important. It’s knowing what’s fun for you and wearing an awesome little ensemble to wear while you’re out there.
Kerry Cordero is an Image and Style Consultant who speaks on all manner of style and clothing empowerment topics and she is the Owner of The First Look Image. Kerry has extensive training in image consulting from The Fashion Institute of Technology and the AICI, training in color analysis, makeup application and transformational style.
Kerry assists individual clients by creating beautiful and fulfilling ensembles and assisting them in dressing to express their personal brand. Kerry also writes substantive and humorous blogs and articles on clothing and style and works backstage at New York Fashion Week.
Corporations and associations hire Kerry to speak because she focuses on the power of clothing to add authority, appropriateness and authenticity to the world of workwear. Kerry’s personal belief is that style uplifts you, clothes fortify you and that ensembles have the power to make you feel unstoppable.
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