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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Images by Katie Fallow Photography