SMARTLY Elegant was born from my desire to guide my clients to smart clothing choices that would enhance their natural assets while giving them the confidence and ease to dress for any occasion. Most people want to know they look their best for business and social events. I offer guidance for selecting clothing that helps an individual reflect their inner spirit, their style, and portray the image they want to present to the world. I help them build a functional wardrobe with a fresh approach to pieces already in the closet, as well as share information about sustainable clothing choices.
We are experiencing dramatic changes in our lifestyles. More women are reaching positions of influence, as leaders, as business owners, and as champions of societal changes. All genders have more freedom to express a personal style, even in a traditionally conservative business environment. Dressing for work and for most social occasions allow flexibility and comfort as well as personal expression. Our image plays such an important role in the way others perceive us. It takes only milliseconds for a first impression. Every day we make first impressions in our encounters whether in the office or at the grocery store. When we give our appearance the detailed care we deserve, we feel more self-assured. I know I have succeeded when clients return with a story about their own success or delight after our work together.
The right colors, shapes, silhouettes, style choices, and accessories all work together to create a lasting positive image. Tailoring, quality of the fabricused and construction are the details important to achieving poise and confidence. In recent times another element has been added to the process of dressing ourselves. Enough research has surfaced to make us aware of how the enormous waste, overproduction, and carelessness in manufacturing methods have contributed to environmental pollution and human suffering. As part of helping you choose your clothing wisely, I will offer tips about how informed choices can make a difference while being economically sound and still achieve that elegance.