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E135: Dressing with a Purpose with Jessica Papineau

By June 7, 2023No Comments

Guilty of having a closet full of clothes but still nothing to wear? In today’s episode, fashion stylist Jessica Papineau will teach us about creating a more functional and stylish collection of clothes through shopping with intention and purpose. Jessica’s passion for styling led her to start her own business and she believes that aligning oneself with their true calling can lead to amazing things.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Common wardrobe mistakes women make
  • It’s about fit and fabric
  • A look into the latest fashion trends
  • Are skinny jeans still in?
  • What authentic fashion is
  • How you show up matters
  • What business casual means
  • How to reimagine your wardrobe

Episode Highlights:

[06:57] Common Wardrobe Mistakes Women Make

Women often make the mistake of having a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear, leading to desperate shopping sprees and frustration. Holding on to items from the past can also hinder personal growth. Jessica’s solution is to curate a wardrobe that reflects her clients’ lifestyles, ensuring every piece serves a purpose, rather than shopping on impulse. A thoughtful and intentional approach to building a wardrobe leads to a more functional and stylish collection of clothes.

[10:15] It’s About Fit and Fabric

When shopping for core wardrobe pieces like a white T-shirt, it’s crucial to prioritize fit and fabric over brand and price. Repeatedly buying the same item in search of the perfect one is common, but investing in high-quality materials that lay nicely on the body is key to building a functional and stylish wardrobe. Unfortunately, many people opt for cheaper alternatives that won’t last or look as good. Investing in quality core pieces saves time and money in the long run and ensures a timeless and versatile wardrobe.

[11:22] Are Skinny Jeans Still In?

Skinny jeans are a timeless staple that has evolved through different styles and fabrics. Denim has shifted and changed over the years, offering a wide range of options like cocktail denim for dressier occasions and trouser denim as an alternative to dress pants. Although skinny jeans may not have been as visible in recent fashion trends, they have not gone out of style. In fact, they will continue to be a popular choice even for next fall and winter.

[15:24] What Authentic Fashion Means

Authentic fashion is all about embracing our uniqueness and allowing it to shine through on the outside. It’s not about how others perceive us, but about how we feel about ourselves when we wear certain outfits. That moment when we feel fabulous in what we’re wearing, with our makeup and hair perfectly done, is when we can truly let our authentic selves flow through us. Authenticity is key to giving our best selves and serving others.

[17:10] How You Show Up Matters

How we show up in our daily lives is crucial for self-care and giving ourselves the worthiness we deserve. Neglecting this can set a negative tone for the day, impacting our mindset and interactions with others. Whether it’s working out, putting on makeup and skincare, or dressing in our best outfits, taking intentional steps sets us up for success and helps us be our most powerful selves. When we show up feeling good about ourselves, we’re better equipped to serve others and hold space for them.

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