Wellness, can it influence our personal style?

I know what your thinking, what does wellness have to do with personal style?

Well for me, I’ve found that my well-being directly influences my emotional, physical and mental state, which essentially shapes my everyday look. Therefore how I dress daily is an outward reflection on how I’m feeling inside.

Returning to work recently ignited the person beyond Mummy and I’ve relished in dressing up again and rediscovering lost clothing loves. I’m finding that I’m reaching for items that make me feel sophisticated, confident and even stronger, which can only be positive for my mental health. Styles such as leather trousers, midi length dresses, skinny jeans with heel boots and my favourite and blouses with fashion collars have become my daily uniform.

My weekend wardrobe, however, is in total contrast with comfort giving oversized knits and cosy leggings. The ultimate in dressing down after a week of dressing up for work. I’ve found that come the weekend, I feel like my old post-baby leggings envelop me in a hug and bring me back into the mummy fold. The ideal items for providing ease and a note of practically in my crazy life as a Mum of three.

But I have found myself asking, which look makes me happier? Is my mood influenced or even elevated by the clothing choices I make? This is something I want to address this month and would love you to come on the journey with me via Mummy Style UK.

Unfortunately how I dress at the moment is only touching the service when it comes to my wellbeing, so this January I wanted to dig deeper and discover other ways to evoke inner happiness. If wellness is practice means developing a routine of self-care rituals, I need to go beyond my wardrobe to discover what they are. For surely the more I learn to self love the more positive my self-expression.

I long to become a person I love unconditionally, someone who feels happy in her skin and mind, whatever I’m wearing.

Do you believe that your wellness reflects your personal style?

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Light Blue and White Stripe Pyjarma Set – H&M

Waffled Dressing Gown – H&M

Images by Katie Fallow Photography

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8 Comments

  1. January 11, 2020 / 9:19 am

    Oooh interesting. I recently went to a colour consultant and it’s no exaggeration to say it was life changing. The way I see clothes has completely changed and I feel so much better about myself with the tips the consultant gave me. I think wellness and personal style are intrinsically linked. Feeling good about your style leads to taking better care of yourself I think because you feel better about yourself. And it works the other way around too.

    • January 11, 2020 / 7:09 pm

      I do think we dress differently based upon how we feel. I even read once that our hormones make us dress differently at different times of the month. When we’re ovulating we apparently wear more flamboyant or flirty clothes, as we are peacocking to attract a mate. Makes sense! Xx

  2. Jemma
    January 11, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    Interesting thought, but makes total sense. If you feel rubbish you don’t feel right to put the effort in I guess, so it coincides.

  3. January 11, 2020 / 2:23 pm

    I think it’s hugely important how much my clothes that day reflect how I’m feeling. If I dress in a way that doesn’t match my mood I feel awful all day. I notice that I’ve tried to dress up when really I needed comfort and vice versa. For me the issue is how to do casual but still look decent!

  4. January 11, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    The clothe I wear can influence my mood. When I’m feeling blue, I tend to dress up and instantly my mood improves.

  5. January 12, 2020 / 9:46 am

    Definitely!! My friend told me the other day that when she is feeling low she forced herself to put make up on because it gives her a boost. I have been struggling recently and saw on the back of a bottle of fabric softener, “Dress for the day you want to have.” I smiled to myself because I thought, “Gosh, if I took that seriously I’d be spending every day in pyjamas!!!!”

  6. January 12, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    I totally agree, wellness changes my style. It even effects my self care. Great post.

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