Monday, July 2, 2012

What I learned from Stacy London and Clinton Kelly

There a few things that anyone who is a regular watcher of What Not to Wear should take away from the show.
  1. How you look outside affects how you feel inside.
  2. If you don't feel fabulous in it, get rid of it, and certainly don't buy it.
  3. Dressing for your body type no matter what size you are can be done
  4. If you love it and it doesn't work now, it can probably be altered.
  5. The better the fabric the better the fit, natural fibers work for a reason
  6. Every woman should own a trench coat.
  7. Don't buy clothing for the weight you want to be, buy it for the weight you are
  8. You deserve to look good no matter your size.
  9. Dressing age appropriately does not have to be boring.
  10. Accessories are important, they can change an entire outfit.
  11. The right underwear completely changes an outfit for the better.
  12. Some things are worth investing in, a Trench Coat, Leather Jacket or a great bag won't go out of style.

If you don't watch What Not to Wear, you should.  After just one episode, I knew I wanted to grow up to be just like Stacy London.  She is the epitome of classy, fashionable and strong.  She was everything the women in my life weren't.  I admired the way that no matter how harsh she is, you can still really see how much she cares, they both care, about the people they are helping.  There are some episodes you see where you can really tell how much she and Clinton are affected by the people they're helping.

This show is why I wanted to grow up to be a stylist, it's why I care so much about my clothing.  My weight has definitely fluctuated through out the years, and I've not let myself hide in sweats and hate my body because of the things I've learned on this show. Instead I went shopping, and while I've had off days, where nothing seems to fit and I hate it all, I've also found wonderful pieces that make me truly happy every time I slip them on.  I love my shape just as much now at 160 as I did when I was 10 or 20 lbs lighter. 

If you haven't watched What Not to Wear you should.