Finding your Essence
The Style Motto is the foundation of creating a personal style. This reminds you what you want to be and how you want to look!
To create a Style Motto, it’s best if you have a good idea what Image ID you are, which Essences flow from you and what image you want to project. You can make the Style Motto without doing this, but having an idea of what looks good on you is very helpful!
You have to take into account three things when creating the Style Motto, your outside, your inside and preferences, and how you want to come across.
Your Image ID and Essence make up the first part of your Style motto. For example, a woman with a Dramatic image and a Graceful Essence could do well with describing herself as a queen, baroness or other aristocratic figure, as this is a good mix of her inside and outside. Another example, a Rebellious Delicate Romantic could use something like punk, wild child or even imp or devil.
Underneath you can find some examples of different terms you can use:
Strong and severe
Cute and girly
Modern and fashionable
Seductive and risqué
Elegant and timeless
Obscure and other-worldly
The second part we are putting how you want to come across in the mix! Do you want to appear warm and friendly or brash and cool?
Looking at the examples I used above, maybe the Graceful Dramatic wants to come across very sexy and sensual. A good motto for her could be the Sultry Queen. Our Rebellious Delicate Romantic could have ambitions to be a revered artist, her motto could be the Creative Punk.
Underneath are, again, some examples you could use!
Open and friendly
Professional and intelligent
Artistic and interesting
Tough and fierce
Mysterious and esoteric
Dark and deep
There are probably millions upon millions of combinations that are possible, I would say to write down 3-5 and pick the one who you feel represents you the most. This Style Motto can give you so much inspiration when we continue with the following steps!