5 REASONS SIMONE BILES IS YOUR GREATEST STYLE INSPIRATION
The ability to brand your style is all about attitude.
The clothes are not as important as the personality that shines through them. That’s the whole reason for building a style based on your personality first. The connection between your personality and your brand is intrinsic and your style will help to reaffirm that image.
Building a coaching business is about your ability to captivate your potential clients and build trust by showing them that
- You are skillful
- You care about them
Your style plays two different roles in this. One, you utilize style to build the confidence necessary to be a coach and speaker and two, you develop a specific style to reflect your message.
Take a lesson from Simone Biles.
When it comes to delivering with the right attitude, she is your greatest inspiration. Approach your style like she approaches her gymnastic game.
We’ve all recognized as the great gymnast that ever lived, but today I want to talk about how to apply Simone’s philosophy to your style.
1. YOUR STYLE IS UNIQUE TO YOU
You cannot expect to set yourself apart if you are looking to become the next ANYONE. Approach your style in a way that builds into your own unique look. This will translate to your audience as confidence – and guess what else?
That confidence will seep over into other areas of your life and your business.
The number one blocker for finding your style is worrying about being “in”. Trying to make your style like someone else’s will put you on the fast track to disappointment.
Take the time to understand how to approach style through your own creative lens. Even if you buy the same shirt as someone else, chances are you'll wear it differently. When you start feeling like you want to look like anyone else, remember your voice. The same voice you use when you create blog posts and share your knowledge with clients, is the same voice you want to come forward in your wardrobe.
2. WORK WITH WHAT YOU ARE GIVEN
To piggy-back on your unique style, you need to work with what you are given – trying to emulate someone’s style when they are 5’11” while you stand happily at 5’4” will cause frustration.
In an interview Biles said “I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it”
Work with what you already have. When you quit fighting the things you don’t like about yourself, you will have a much better time getting dress. The moment you feel like getting dressed is a chore is the moment that you lose your sense of self in it.
Every single time you wish you had someone else’s legs, butt, hair etc, you take a little more power away from your own style.
Everything about you – your proportions, hair length, undertones – are what you work with to create a style that keeps you radiant and confident in who you are.
3. BE CONSISTENT
Simone’s floor routine floored us all. ( I actually almost hit the ceiling, but you can understand my inability to ignore that pun)
This floor routine isn’t something that she just busted out with as she stepped into the all-around finals.
Simone did this routine over and over.
She performed with power, grace and oh so much finesse.
And she took gold in the team all-around, individual all-around, vault and floor.
It was all about her ability to deliver consistently.
Take the time to build a closet of pieces that are consistent, and you will feel the difference when you open your closet every day.
A well developed style makes getting dressed each day easier. It won’t feel unfamiliar – even those days you have a crying baby on one hip and coffee in the other hand. It won’t matter because you’ll be able to reach into your closet and grab what you need to look great.
4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS
As much as you want an easy style, that bold print top caught your eye for a reason. Even if it is something you may not normally wear, try it. See how it makes you feel – it might not work out, or it could become your signature look.
Your style should be fun.
When you start getting bored by what you own, you will want to mix it up a bit to keep it interesting.
5. STYLE TAKES PRACTICE
Most of the time women struggle with their style, the true issue is they haven’t taken time to develop it (WHAAAT!?)
When your style is a mish mash of things you saw on Instagram and on mannequins, the yoga pants are WAY easier to throw on because you don’t have to put it together. You just wear them.
When you are talking about developing a style that is based on reflecting what your brand represents, you don’t want to just throw on yoga pants (unless you are a yoga coach and you teach women how to do yoga. Then the yoga pants are totally valid. Even then you’ll want to invest in well made and beautiful pieces, but I digress...)
In my post 7 Ways Intentional Style Can Evoke Positive First Impressions, the biggest points are instilling confidence, trust, and authority in your audience. When you dress in a way that reflects the brand you promote, you create a visual representation that solidifies your image.
“Tiff – how the heck do I practice style!?”
First, you need to clean your closet out and understand what you have vs. what you need. Once your closet is cleared you’ll start to build a style that speaks to who you are. The trick is to choose a color palette and a basic style that you can build on. You’ll develop inspiration, and create a look based on your personality.
Finding your style can be stressful and take longer than you might hope, but it is truly worth it when getting dressed is second nature. No more freak outs when you are invited to a conference or spill coffee on your “meeting shirt"
You walk away with the idea that style should be prepared and specific while helping you to stay encouraged to achieve your business goals.