Once you figure out your three words, how should you utilize them for shopping, getting dressed, and editing your wardrobe?
One of the most helpful ways to use the three-word method is as an editing tool. It gives you a really helpful framework and gives you permission to let go of something that isn’t serving you or allowing you to express your style.
It also forces you to look at what you might want to add to your wardrobe in a whole new way that allows you to go much deeper. It also helps when you are shopping. Once you are acquainted with your style and understand who you are and what you like, you will be able to be more streamlined and make better decisions. You will have a stronger sense of what you like and what you need once you can identify your style. Investing in the process of uncovering your fashion identity will actually save you so much money in the long run and help you be a smarter consumer.
I often advise clients to call upon their three words when they are feeling stuck or when their look isn’t quite working. You can use the words as a mental checklist and make sure that you have the elements represented in the look. It can be as simple as changing up your hair or rolling up a shirt sleeve, but these small tweaks can make a huge difference!
Ahead, see how stylist Allison Bornstein has applied her three-word method to celebrities’ personal style.