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It’s been just a little over a year now since I first heard about Dressing Your TruthTM , so it seemed like the perfect time for a before and after update. This is the fourth post I’ve done about Dressing Your Truth, so if you haven’t yet read the other posts in this series, you can find them here:
- Does Your Clothing Reflect Who You Truly Are? Why Dressing Your Truth Matters
- My Dressing Your Truth Experience as a TYPE 2 Woman
- How Your Clothing Affects Your Health
I had first heard about Dressing Your Truth when I heard some friends talking about it and mentioning which Type of Beauty they were, and that made me really curious about which of the 4 Types of Beauty I might be.
I talked a little bit more about the Dressing Your Truth program in my first post, but just to quickly summarize, the 4 Types of Beauty are:
- The TYPE 1SM Bright, Animated Woman
- The TYPE 2SM Soft, Subtle Woman
- The TYPE 3SM Rich, Dynamic Woman
- The TYPE 4SM Bold, Striking Woman
Once I had learned more about the 4 Types of Beauty, I realized almost right away that my Type of Beauty was the TYPE 2SM Soft, Subtle Woman. Learning about the 4 Types of Beauty is free, so if you want to figure out which Type of Beauty you might be, you can find out for free here:
When I was learning about all of the details that relate to having a TYPE 2 nature, I couldn’t believe how accurate the descriptions were for me in everything from my facial features and body language to the way I organize my things and even to my natural tendencies when it comes to thinking and feeling. Learning more about my Type of Beauty has helped me to create a personal style in my clothing that is right for me, but even more importantly, like I mentioned in my third post, it’s helped me to understand myself so much better and even to accept some of the things about myself that I used to think were negatives that I now realize are a part of my TYPE 2 nature.
I’m also completely fascinated by the way I can see examples of the four different Types of Beauty in the people I interact with each day. I don’t know how many times in the past few months I’ve had a little “aha” moment where I’ve thought things like “Oh, that’s because she must be a TYPE 4 woman. That’s why it’s so important for her to have it done that way.” Or, “She must have a TYPE 3 nature. That’s why she’s responding that way to that situation.” It’s been really fun for me to have these little insights and to have the vocabulary to better understand them too.
One Year Later
Over the past year, I’ve been enjoying gradually learning more about the 4 Types of Beauty, updating my wardrobe little by little, and settling into a style that feels right for my TYPE 2 nature.
Learning about Dressing Your Truth actually came to me at just the right time. Some of my favorite staple clothing items were starting to show their age, (including a couple of pairs of shoes that were literally starting to fall apart because I had worn them so many times), and it was definitely time for me to do some shopping to replace those items. It worked out perfectly that I learned about Dressing Your Truth right at the time when I needed to restock my wardrobe anyways, so I was able to shop for clothing that suited my Type of Beauty.
In an earlier post, I had showed a before and after comparison of the fall/winter section of my closet, but I recently cleaned out my spring/summer section too. I’m still working on building my wardrobe, but I’d say that about 90% of all of my clothing and accessories are ones that are appropriate for my Type 2 nature. My closet feels very relaxing now. It might seem a bit strange to call a closet relaxing, but it really does feel that way now when I see all of the colors in the same palette blending together.
And here’s a before and after example of the way I typically dressed before Dressing Your Truth and after.
There’s nothing really wrong with my before outfit, and it would probably be great for someone with a different Type of Beauty, but it never felt quite right for me. When I wear clothing that’s more like my after outfit, though, it just feels better, and I feel much more comfortable and more like myself.
Before learning about Dressing Your Truth, I would always have items of clothing that I really loved and ones that were always just tucked away in the back of my closet. I always felt guilty about not wearing them and about the fact that I had wasted money on them. I understand now, though, why those clothes didn’t work for me, and when I go shopping, I’m able to find clothes that are right for me and that I love wearing so I don’t have to have “closet guilt” anymore.
Getting ready in the morning is a lot easier now too (which is a pretty big deal for me because I always have such a hard time getting up early, so anything that makes mornings easier is a huge plus!) Since everything in my closet coordinates so well together, I could probably close my eyes if I wanted too, pull out a couple of things at random, and the chances are pretty good that they would match and make a nice outfit. And if I spend a long time standing in front of my closet now, it’s because I have so many options that I’m having a hard time deciding which of my scarves to wear with which sweater or which pair of earrings I want to wear with which dress.
And, since it wouldn’t be a proper Dressing Your Truth post without some pictures of clothes and accessories, I took a few pictures of some of my new favorites 🙂
New favorite scarves:
My favorite, favorite new pair of shoes:
A new sweater with a lace detail at the bottom that I really love (and I’m hoping for an early spring because it’s too cold out to wear it right now!):
My earring holder and a close-up of my earrings.
A couple of pretty short-sleeved shirts I found on sale at the end of the summer:
And one of my favorite skirts:
I’m having so much fun shopping now and finding clothes that are right for me and that fit my TYPE 2 nature, and I really enjoy the way that Dressing Your Truth has given me a new perspective on my natural tendencies and those of others around me.
When I first heard about Dressing Your Truth, I thought it would be mainly just about clothing and that I would pick up a few fashion ideas and that would be it. I had no idea how much it would change the way I see myself and the ways I can understand and relate better to others. Learning about Dressing Your Truth has been one of the best things I’ve ever done!
If you’d like to find out more about which of the 4 Types of Beauty you might be, you can find out for free by clicking the link here:
And if you like the soft and subtle style of clothing, you can find my Dressing Your Truth Pinterest board here:
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