When searching for the perfect name for my personal styling business in 2017 I spent a lot of time trying to think of the exact right way to capture the essence of what personal style means to me. After hundreds of bad iterations, many pots of coffee and a moment of revelation, it came to me: I always feel my best when my outfit has layers.
A t-shirt is great, but it’s made even better with the perfect blazer over top. Dresses are lovely and I can wear them year-round depending on how I decide to layer them—maybe with a simple silk scarf tied around the neck in the summer and with a blouse layered underneath in the winter.
When we layer our clothing, it lends our outfit to interest, depth and intrigue. Singular pieces worn off the rack can be easily duplicated but are immediately transformed when a little bit of layering comes into play.
Suddenly the piece becomes more a part of you.
The chance of another person pairing those two items together in the same way you have chosen to do will likely never happen…and this is where the personal style magic happens.
My mission with Well Layered is to inspire you to take on your own personal style exploration alongside me through educational posts, personalized service offerings and lots of love. I’ve seen how exploring personal style changes people for the better, and I have surely experienced it myself. Whether it’s a specific goal of having a more polished look to take that next big step in your career or the broader desire to obtain more confidence and ease in your wardrobe, personal style exploration is a wonderful tool to get there.