The best-dressed people I know all have one thing in common: They dress for themselves.
There’s the assistant to the major stylist who has a penchant for anything hot pink, mixing tiny designer bags with dresses of her own design—in various shades of magenta. There’s the event planner who proudly rocks a wide-brim felt hat through all seasons. And there’s the sales director at a jewelry company who will buy any piece of clothing decorated with a cloud, simply because clouds make her happy.
These stylish individuals aren’t drooling over Vogue to inform their next purchase, but they also haven’t given in to yoga pants and garden shoes, either. Instead, they seem to be listening to some inner voice, one that has a keen understanding of how to radiate their personality through what they wear. They avoid trends and instead wear clothing just because it feels right.
This, my friends, is intuitive dressing. Yes, it’s similar to intuitive eating, the longtime anti-dieting movement that was thrust into the spotlight thanks to The New York Times’ takedown on millennials' obsession with wellness. Intuitive eating is not necessarily used for weight loss. It’s centered around trusting your body and making the choices that feel good to you and not according to standards set by society or your surroundings.