And I want today to shine, baby. SHINE.
Not just glimmer, flicker, or glow. SHINE like midday on a mountaintop. DAZZLE like the Fourth of July over Manhattan. BRILLIANCE and GLORY are the plan of the day.
And so as I was getting ready, I said to myself,
and I said,
SELF, YOU HAVE A BIG DAY TODAY. SO HERE IS MY RECOMMENDATION:
“GET DRESSED. And do not wear anything you are not thrilled to have on your body.”
Oh! I said.
I MEAN IT!
Okay. What does this mean? I’m barely awake! Clothes are clothes….but…
And just like that, I picked a different shirt, different pants, a different bra, and different underwear. I had been about to settle for an entire outfit that left me feeling…blah. And I hadn’t even realized it until that moment.
Because clothes do not just make the man. Clothes make the mood. Bad clothes make you slouch, they make you sigh, they make you feel like whaleshit. They leave you thinking, “no one will like me,” or worse, “no one will see me,” and that is the kiss of death.
Now I do not mean that you have to go all What Not To Wear on your ass. You don’t. I don’t care what thrills you, what you think looks good, what works for your time and place. If you don’t want a push-up bra or skinny jeans, that’s fine with me.
But hear this: what you wear matters. It matters to you. And looking good will change your energy, your productivity, your sass, your swagger, your creativity.
So try it. Today? Do not wear anything you are not thrilled to have on your body. See what happens.
PS: don’t know your style? I met Elsa Issac last fall, and she has it nailed. Check out her article on spring cleaning and finding your style here: http://blog.elsaisaac.com/4-easy-steps-to-a-happy-clutter-free-closet/