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5 Ways To Be In Harmony With Your Wardrobe

Wardrobe Harmony–What Is It?

I’ll never deviate from the belief that our clothing should be in perfect harmony with who we are. Persons who have the capability and understanding of doing this demonstrate such a balance between character and wardrobe; with both subjects melding together to form a perfect kinship that tells a beautiful story.wardrobe-harmony

There’s a reason why some people wear their clothing with such elegance. When you spot this type of person, your natural instinct is to watch and examine how they occupy their space with such grace and ease – human conjoined with attire, and reflecting a harmonious self-confidence. It’s something you look at and wish for for yourself.

Five Key Elements To Find Wardrobe Harmony

  1. Your clothing choices should project your personality and character. 

    If you’re a vivacious, free-spirited art lover, chances are you’ll gravitate toward attire that has the same vibe. Seeing a person living this type of lifestyle in a serious navy blue suit, a conservative blouse, and sensible pumps would seem out of sync. There are so many stores available to you which can help you convey your true message through your clothes. Make sure you shop in stores that radiate your personality and way of life.

  2. Wear clothing that naturally enhances your best features.

    As an example, I love my shoulders. I feel they are one of the sexiest parts of my body. Therefore I have always been a great lover of off-the-shoulder, racer-backs, halters, and other designs that allow me to display this area. If you love your legs, then by all means, show them off! When you feel good in the clothes you wear, you project an energy to onlookers that causes us to stand up and take notice.

  3. Radiate your essence by wearing colors which showcase your personality.

    According to an online source called, Psychologia, that considers color in respect to personality – there may be a connection between certain hues and personality types. For myself, I’m very fond of yellow and shades of green. After viewing the descriptions on the website, I discovered my relationship with the colors is aligned with my character. Do I wear these colors every day? No, I don’t, but I have a clear understanding as to why I’m so attracted to them. Here is what Psychologia says about the two colors:

Yellow: People with yellow color personality are perfectionists. They have high expectations and big plans. This is a type of personality that spends a lot of time dreaming, imagining how things could be. They have big goals, however they need to work on themselves and keep focused to actually achieve these goals.

Green: The color green is a wonderful color. It symbolizes nature and peace and has positive impact on our vision.

  1. Wear garments that intertwine your soul with fabrics.

    In the same way we are drawn to certain colors, we also connect with specific fabrics. I find my greatest inspiration comes when I’m connected with nature, so naturally, I prefer to wear fabrics that aren’t man-made, such as cotton, linen, silk, cashmere, woolens, etc.

  2. Select garments that envelop the natural form of your body.

    I know what some of you may be thinking – I don’t want anything to envelop the shape of my body. Trust me when I say, if your physique isn’t exactly the way you hope, wearing oversized and stiff garments will give opposite results. Selecting silhouettes that cascade, flow and move with your natural form is much more harmonious than wearing garments that will add more bulk.

The goal is to be at peace with your wardrobe and to not feel as if you’re fighting with what hangs in your closet. A perfect wardrobe should be an extension of who you are, if not, you’ll always feel less harmonious, resulting in a nagging desire to rework your apparel. Learn more about this subject in my anticipated book – True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface (coming January 2017). Namaste.

Glenda K. Harrison

From the runway to your personal closet, be it advice on the proper attire, or suggestions on how to live life to the fullest, readers throughout the world are being inspired by connecting to “So What to Twenty”, a style blog by creator, author, and freelance style contributor, Glenda K. Harrison, graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with a degree in Marketing and Merchandising. Although fashion and style are important to her, Harrison's real passion is reminding others of the importance of self-love and using one's God-given gifts and talents. Her blog inspires readers to view fashion as an all-encompassing vehicle and encourages women to explore their personal gifts, style, power, and, most importantly, inner beauty. Harrison has been quoted saying, "I view my clothing as the cast of characters in my life, and together we tell the story of Glenda." The death of her mother spurred Harrison to launch A Daughter's Heart in 2008, a cancer support service that partnered with hospitals to provide love and support to women undergoing cancer treatment. She put aside that work to focus on her lifelong dream of touching lives through her writing and her passionate point of view on the subject of style. Harrison has authored an inspirational memoir titled, A Place Called Peace, and, True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface. Both available on CreateSpace eStore and Amazon.

Renee

Thursday 17th of November 2016

I agree. I have always worn what brings me joy and happiness...within reason of course depending on where I was working. But I have to "love" something to wear it...we need to be more in tune to our inner soul and do and wear what brings us JOY!

Glenda Harrison

Thursday 17th of November 2016

Hello Renee! I see you understand the connection we need to make with our wardrobes. This is the gateway to achieving true style. Dressing in a way that showcases our character makes us feel more attune to ourselves and gives us great confidence.

Glenda Harrison

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Hi There! There are always ways to interject your personality/character/essence into even the most strict of working wardrobe environments. My statement - If you’re a vivacious, free-spirited art lover, chances are you’ll gravitate toward attire that has the same vibe. Seeing a person living this type of lifestyle in a serious navy blue suit, a conservative blouse, and sensible pumps would seem out of sync - This statement assumes a persons lifestyle and work are simpatico. As an example, I'm currently styling a young woman who works in a corporate environment, but her life outside of work is more carefree. Her question to me is, How does she bring her working wardrobe in harmony with who she truly is? It can be done with subtle tweaks. Corporate doesn't have to always be strict and confined. One outfit selected for my client was a mid-length dress in a softer fabrication, that has movement. With this dress we paired a blazer that has a bit of a wink...not your basic blazer most would associate with a corporate wardrobe. In this day and age, yes, there are still some businesses that require corporate dressing, but most have relaxed the rules. Corporate often means sensible, but not necessarily the requirements of the 80s. Now, many companies prefer their employees to dress in a way that represents the business environment.

An elegant dresser

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Interesting theories, Glenda.

What of the woman who must dress professionally for her career? A free spirit wearing overly playful or potentially revealing attire would jeopardize her professional influence in a corporate environment.

It's important for women to not only express their essence but understand the subtleties of how to express it to enhance their goals.

What we wear tells the world who we are, but we must also be prudent enough to dress for success and the respect we deserve.

Glenda Harrison

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Jamala, thank you for committing, Fifty is such a cool age. I once feared it, but now that I'm here, it has brought a wealth of understanding. When you reacquaint yourself, you are going to be thrilled with Jamala, and the wardrobe which is in sync with Jamala is going to be the icing on the cake. In our early years we tend to be more interested in clothes, as we mature, we realize style is key. When we have style, we strike that perfect balance between character and wardrobe...which is harmony.

Jamala

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Your fashion advice is so critical at this point in our lives. In my 20s and 30s I was so conscious of what I was wearing making sure I had my "fly"wear on. Me personally I saw the demise of my fashion attire in my 40s and started dressing more casual(partly because of where I moved to and work)..and now that I'm in my 50s I need to reacquaint myself as to who I am and how I love to dress.. thank you for the advice you continue to share

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