There is a learning curve to Dressing Your Truth! The learning curve is not in understanding the basic program of the 5 elements of Dressing Your Truth; the curve is learning “your way” within DYT. How to listen to your beauty sixth sense and bring your style together in a way that truly expresses you, true to your Type.
To help you move through that learning curve with more grace and ease, I asked each of the Dressing Your Truth Experts to share “what they wish they knew when they started Dressing Your Truth.” Share in a comment what you wish you had known and what you loved learning from your Type 3 Experts. -Carol
1. When you started Dressing Your Truth, what aspect of dressing true to your nature was most challenging? Looking back, what kind of advice would you give to someone in the same situation?
- Sarah: Carol was the only other Type 3 woman I knew who was dressing true to her Type, so I tried to dress like her. After time I realized I could make my own style. I would tell someone new to not get stuck thinking you have to look like someone else. The whole point of Dressing Your Truth is to dress true to YOU!
- Anna K: When I first started, I was all in! I learned the program and went for it. The first thing I did was clear out my closet. The biggest challenge was the colors. For example, I thought a Type 2 burgundy was a Type 3 shade. Looking back, I think I would do it exactly the same. Fully embracing the program was a healthy choice for me. I don't regret getting rid of most my closet. I don't regret keeping some pieces that weren't really Type 3 colors either because I learned that wearing the wrong colors makes a difference in my vibe all around. I feel much more confident when it's all right.
2. What aspect of dressing true to your nature was most exciting or came most naturally?
- Sarah: When I learned that Type 3s are encouraged to layer, I felt very validated. I have always loved layers, and it felt very natural to me to keep doing that to create a dynamic feel.
- Anna K: I really like the idea of the five components. I've been in fashion for decades and have never seen a program that addresses all five so thoroughly. It made perfect sense that all of them together would be the whole package. It's very exciting and so very helpful to know, without hesitation, that the outfit will rock when you have the five components going for you.
3. What advice would you give to a Type 3 woman who is just getting started in her Dressing Your Truth journey?
- Sarah: To take the time to go through the material—as hard as that may be! You may think you got it just by watching a few of the videos, but you won't get the amazing results you seek if you skip over stuff.
- Anna K: Notice how you feel. Realize it's your journey. Clothes are such a small part of what it's all about. It's about honoring who you really are, and clothes are a fun extension of that. Have fun and enjoy the process!
4. What advice would you give to a woman who has been dressing her truth for a while now, 2+ years? How can she continue to develop and expand her style? What has helped you continue to develop your style over the years?
- Sarah: Try new things that you may have dismissed at the beginning. This helps expand and refine your beauty sixth sense. I have found that for myself with animal print. At the beginning, I didn't like animal print at all! I thought it was great for other Type 3s, but not me. But then I started to add animal print in small ways, like shoes, handbags, or a cardigan. I may not wear it that much, but I certainly love the little splashes of it every now and again.
- Anna K: Keep rockin' it, girl! I think that as time goes on and you really settle into your style, it could be easy to get stuck in a rut. I try to reinvent my closet about every year. Doing this has helped me keep a fresh, fun look. This doesn't mean that I buy a new wardrobe every year. It means I buy a few, new, staple pieces that I can branch out on. It's fun.
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