Did you watch the first in the new BBC You Are What You Wear series on Thursday night?
Not surprisingly, I loved it! The show takes everyday people who are struggling with their wardrobes and, in some cases, their bodies and/or general self esteem and shows them how to put together outfits that they look, but for me, more importantly, FEEL great in. The smiles on their faces, the happy tears, the look of sheer delight when they see themselves in the mirror is just amazing. And it’s why I love my job!
Clothes fulfil more than just the functional need of keeping you warm and covered up, they can make such a massive difference to how you feel inside. As getting dressed is something that we do each and every morning, it can make a huge difference to the way you both start you day and how you feel for the entire day.
What I really liked about the show was that they listened to their clients and thought about their unique style personalities. This wasn’t just the case of taking someone sporty and putting them in a rigid pencil skirt and high heels, as other styling shows have done. This time they styled Rachael, a PE Teacher who spends most of her time in sportswear and lycra, for example, in a fitted, stretchy suit. Something that she might actually wear and that feels like ‘her’.
They also included men in the show, something previous shows haven’t done so much of. Again the results, and the difference felt by those being styled was palpable.
I may not have agreed with all of the things that the stylists chose, but I just love that the end result is someone who looks in a mirror and truly loves what they see looking back at them.
I’m looking forward to tuning in again and seeing the stylists help more people regain their style mojo and inner confidence. Well done Rylan and team!