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Do you ever feel like you have plenty of clothes but nothing to wear? Style Coach Elyse Holladay has some ideas about why that is and what you can do about it. In this episode, Elyse explains that the clothes we wear reflect far more than just aesthetics, which is why learning more about your personal style can shine a light on your personal values.
- What Elyse does as a style coach.
- How unintentional overconsumption leads to feeling like you have so many clothes but nothing to wear.
- The expectations that we put on our clothes.
- Clothing as performance and whether we ever really dress for ourselves.
- How understanding your personal style can teach you more about your values.
- Style as a skill that can be learned instead of a natural ability.
- The judgments that come from the societal meanings we assign to clothes.
- The tricky balance of navigating beauty standards as they exist currently and fighting for a world where no one is judged for beauty.
- The complexities of navigating ethics in fashion as a consumer.
- Practical tips for starting to explore your personal style.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Overdressed by Elizabeth L. Cline
- “Enclothed cognition”
- Jessica DeFino’s IG post about the two ways to address the stranglehold of beauty standards
- Surviving Weight Stigma and Thriving in Spite of It with Ragen Chastain | #68
- Elizabeth L. Cline’s article for Atmos about ethical consumerism
- Slow Factory Foundation
Featured in This Episode
Elyse Holladay (she/her) is a Style Coach and entrepreneur, and she’s on a mission to help intentional people transform their relationship with clothes. She believes that style is far more than aesthetic—it’s a powerful way we show up as ourselves in the world. Her work focuses on helping clients define their singular personal style, altering their style mindset about self, body, shopping, and style habits, and building wardrobe systems that help them make value-aligned decisions. Elyse is an avid reader, ex-tech industry person, habits nerd, and off-the-charts extrovert. She’s based in Austin, TX. You can keep up with Elyse on her website and Instagram.
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