Confidence Shift

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

The Myth of the Fashion Uniform

The idea of a “fashion uniform” sounds attractive - easy, a no-brainer - especially when iconic figures like Steve Jobs can wear one.  In this episode, Michele breaks down what you’re missing about adopting a fashion uniform instead of an image strategy.

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Why Mainstream Style Comparison Will Smash Your Confidence

The mainstream tactics for 'finding style’, over the long term, keep you in more confusion, frustration and self-doubt than you realized.  The secret to finding what looks good on you on the outside lies on the inside instead.  Find out why! 

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Don't Fall For This 'Style Tip' Type

 The “every girl needs....post, video, blog”. You’ve seen them. My question to you is... but ‘do you?’ I’ll be the first to help you see the answer is “no”. When it comes to personal style, it’s not possible for “every girl to need ___”. Why? Because personal style is.....PERSONAL.

Here’s a flip that has created the biggest transformations in style and confidence mindset in women I work with that has allowed them to not just showcase their authentic selves with what they wear but to deeply own their space in the world and the outcome they give others; Every girl needs...purpose ATTACHED to their personal style.

Huh?

Yes. Knowing the reason why you get up, get dressed, stand out from the crowd, voice a new opinion, put your hat in the ring, risk being misunderstood is the key to aligning what you wear with your beautiful purpose.

It’s not just about what is cute this season if you want to Dress In...

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Join The #HueAndStyleSummer Challenge

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How would you like the chance to win a Hue and Style exclusive from me! You can! At the end of summer, I’ll be giving away style goodies, image-building favorites, confidence tools and access to my brand new project coming in the fall!
All valued at over $1000! 
 
By simply sharing your summer in my private Facebook group community or on Instagram, you’ll be entered to win!
 
All you need to do is post a photo, tip, story or inspiration based on the challenge theme and tag it with #hueandstylesummer. Each post is one entry. The more you post, the more chances you have to win!
 
The last time I did this summer challenge, it was an absolute hit!
 
You’ve got to be signed up to win so SIGN UP to get your challenge themes and to begin starting June 1! >>  bit.ly/hueandstylesummerchallenge
 
SHARE THIS BLOG, because what a fun way to spend your summer with me and with like-minded women improving their image, confidence and...
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What Is More Important Than Simple Fashion Sense

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Formality.

Formality, not fashion sense, is the secret to always looking appropriate in any situation with your image.  

Recently working with clients locally and far-flung, I showed them how garments with different formalities can send completely different messages about your presence. (Just 2 out of 4 here I used to teach this concept). I impressed on them why it is SO important to know your audience and to know what position you play in their minds and then how to portray it with the right garments, colors, and accessories. They saw how Hue And Style strategy has nothing to do with shopping for what’s trendy this season.  Fashion is a tool to be used for image presence built on formality.



A couple of my clients are leaders in their church communities which means they need to look approachable yet powerful to their congregations.

Together with their personal color palettes and wardrobe strategy they could see how the people around them would see them...

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How Body Image Is Actually Linked To Amazing Success

Your body image has the power to sabotage your ability to create success. It’s been proven by dressing psychology. Listen as Michele shares why “body love” is not enough to shift your confidence.  It’s about showing yourself - and your brain - to create action and momentum toward your goals.

 

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"Dress for Success" Is No Longer Enough

“Dress for Success” Is No Longer Enough
Part 2 of the Image Impact Primer Series. The concept of “Dress for Success” is flawed.  Listen as Michele explains why updating this concept to “Dress In Confidence” serves you more deeply and with greater results.
 

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How Transition Shows Up In Your Closet

Life has a way of sending twists and turns. Did you know that how you are working through a transition shows up in your closet?  Listen as Michele explains the symptoms that are in your closet that tell you it’s time for a confidence shift to move into a happier more fulfilled mindset.

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The 5 Benefits of Confidence Tied To Your Image

You may not know how closely your image is tied to your confidence. In this episode, Michele shares 5 priceless benefits of confidence that you can build when you decide to create an image that is authentic, intentional and aligned.

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2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Every year, color authority Pantone releases it’s Color of the Year! It’s always so exciting for me as a color expert to see how this influencer will be driving color’s direction in everything from fashion to art, to home decor and design. Pantone’s reach is far and wide but just as I counsel my clients, just because the “authority” has told you what the “it” thing is, doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

 
Color is personal. It’s infinite nature combined with your unique features in your skin tone, eye color, hair levels, and contrasts mean some color will flatter you more than others.  That’s why a personalized palette is essential to any powerfully magnetic wardrobe.  It creates cohesion, brilliantly unexpected combinations and makes you stand out in just right way.
 
This year’s color of the year is Living Coral. Pantone describes it as “animating and...
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