Have you heard about people writing stories using six words? When I heard this, it gave me the idea to deliver my best fashion advice in servings of six words. I had to try it!
I needed those six-word fashion advice pieces this week
While I was working this week with a male client, I would have benefited from having my six-word fashion advice cheat sheet with me.
This is what happened. We were at Nordstrom on a shopping trip with a male client, Michael. Our agenda for the day was to dress Michael from the navel up. On our last shopping trip we’d focused on pants and shoes.
I introduced myself to a new-to-me sales associate in the department we’d be shopping in. She was the right kind of helpful as we pulled together a wardrobe that included several shirts plus a vest, sweater, and knit blazer.
While the associate was ringing up the sale, she wanted to know more about me. And then came the question: What’s your best fashion advice?
Holy moly, how do you answer that on the spot? There are oodles of possiblities. I was a deer in the headlights behind my blue Uber Optics eyewear.
I told her (based on something I’d just told Michael in conversation) that when you stay true to your personal style, you’ll always be true to yourself. Some people’s style is more formal, while other people’s style may be informal. If you shop for what suits you, you’ll always feel good in your skin.
There was probably a six-word answer that would have been a lot better. When I got home I looked at my list to see if I had one. Sadly, it’s not here. I’ll have to work on that. But there are lots of other ones you might enjoy.
Here’s some of my fashion advice in six words.
Try this on as fashion advice
Release old ways of seeing yourself.
Before you leave the house, accessorize.
Today, wear what you haven’t worn.
Use your generosity to love yourself.
Compliment yourself and then ten others.
In my opinion …
Beauty is an elixir for overwhelm.
Clothing lovingly expresses your inner life.
What’s the art of attraction? Authenticity.
A put together woman is inspiring.
The beauty of style is grace.
Would you agree?
I believe women should be seen.
Fashion’s a blur; style stands out.
Doing it the old way is old.
Change one thing and everything changes.
You are a gift to humanity.
Style is your gift to give.
You can’t return to what was.
On closet time
Make three outfits on the weekend.
Arrange colors from light to dark.
Wear navy blue and black together.
Keep “fat clothes” in the garage.
Don’t slip up; wear a slip.
Feel emotionally secure with planned outfits.
Get dressed and don’t forget accessories.
Your bangle begins a casual conversation.
Your handbag begins a social conversation.
Pretty boxes can store pretty jewelry.
Love is all there is
Love yourself through thick and thin.
Your beauty rituals send loving messages.
Buy what you love and adore.
Okay, I’m giving you six words to play with. What advice can you share in six words? It doesn’t have to be about fashion. You can share a story in six words. Want some inspiration from authors who have tried this? For six-word stories, click here.
I can’t wait to hear your stories. And heh, I’m easy. If you want more words, go ahead, take as many as you wish. One last thing: did any of these six-word bits of advice resonate with you? I’d love to hear about!