Putting The pieces together: Body Shape, Style Personality, and Color Analysis

Putting the Pieces Together

  • Unicorns + glitter
  • Croissants + jam
  • JLo + Ben

You can try and keep them apart, but they really are better together. 

(Flashback to Bennifer circa 2002.)

Photo from Cosmopolitan Magazine

Go with me on this…

Every week I have conversations with smart, talented women where we start off talking about something topical, say, French croissants, and eventually the conversation winds around to some version of:

Her: “I’ve been raising kids and sandwich generation taking care of everybody else for years, and I LOOK LIKE A TIRED MOM. And that’s not who I want to be! Inside I’m an MVP and I want to look like one again. And I don’t know how to get there!” 

Me: “Let’s figure out what fits your body and what your style tastes are now because they’re probably not the same as when you were in college.” (Assuming your lifestyle doesn’t call for mini-skirts and sorority letters on the daily.)

Her: “How do you do that?”

Me: “We can figure out your body shape architecture and your style personality.”

Her: “You can do that? I thought you did color analysis?”

Me: “Actually, they’re a perfect pairing. Color analysis + Style Analysis.” (See what I did there?)

Her: “But can you help me feel confident in my clothes again?”

Me: “Pinky-swear promise that we can help you feel confident again, take the stress out of your closet, and make getting dressed fun again. Actually, DOUBLE pinky-swear.”

Consider us your fairy godmother who’s gonna wave the magic wand and transform your style + confidence. 

Actually, that’s what our client Erin called us after her first Style Immersion session.

Her: “…I feel cute. I feel put together. I feel styled. Everything I wanted. I feel empowered again. I feel empowered as a woman in a later stage of a woman’s life..and it feels good! You truly are my Fairy Godmother. “

Me: *blushes* 

What’s the Formula?

There’s a reason that getting dressed and feeling put together is hard. 

It’s part science, part math, and part culture.

And you can absolutely learn how to do it, but I’m guessing you weren’t BORN knowing how to work the calculations to determine your body shape. 

And you probably didn’t go to school for it either. Otherwise, you’d be writing this blog post instead of reading it. 

And don’t think I’m going all “I’m Barbie and math is hard”. That’s not what I’m about. 

What I’m saying, is that it’s an advanced skillset.

  • the math calculation to understand the architecture of your body, and the geometry of how to dress that architecture 
  • the science of color and how the reflected light energy interacts with your skintone
  • the cultural signals of clothing and accessories
  • the psychology of fashion and how what you wear affects your mood + energy

That last one was a bonus. Did you catch that?

They go together.

Here is the info and the skills you need to feel amazing. 

  • Color
  • Body shape
  • Style Personality

Like croissants + jam, and  JLo + Ben.

If you’re over the mornings of standing in your closet naked and confused about what to put on, then it’s time to call to think about some help.

Pop onto my calendar and let’s schedule a chatty-chat about your style struggles and make a plan to conquer them. 

DIY’er and want the formula for calculating your body shape?

Putting the pieces together: Body Shape, Style Personality, and Color Analysis

Take your shoulder, hip, and bust measurements.

  • Call the largest of the three measurements t, and the other two measurements y and z. Multiply t by 0.95. If y and z are greater than the result of t x 0.95, then your shoulders, bust, and hips are within 5% of each other, then you’re a rectangle shape.
  • If your hips are more than 5% bigger than your shoulders or bust (hips ÷ shoulders or bust ≥ 1.05), then you’re a triangle
  •  if your waist is at least 25% smaller than your shoulder or bust (waist ÷ shoulders or bust ≤ 0.75), your waist is at least 25% smaller than your hips (waist ÷ hips ≤ 0.75), and your shoulder and hip measurements are within 5% of each other, then you’re an hourglass shape.
  • if your shoulder or bust measurement is more than 5% bigger than your hip measurement (shoulders or bust ÷ hips ≥ 1.05) then you’re an inverted triangle.

I’m always cheering you on-

Xo – Stephanie