To a woman, fashion is a direct reflection of her inner expression. Have you ever worn an outfit that feels “so you”? This is because clothing is more than just fabric and cloth. All the textures, colors, and details represent who we are and what we want in our lives. Take a moment to think about what is it specifically you are looking to attract. Is it to be more creative? To get more focused? Or, are you looking to land a better job?
Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese method of arranging and decorating your home for happiness, health and prosperity, can also be applied to your wardrobe! You can use your clothing to attract your deepest desires, helping you to transform into who you were meant to be. In Feng Shui, the 5 elements – water, wood, fire, earth, and metal – work together to achieve balance. Each element represents a different archetype and different life intentions. When we apply these elements to fashion, we can wear specific clothing to support our intentions.
Below is easy to follow guide of the archeptypes of each element, what that means, and how to dress the part. The more mindful you become with your wardrobe on a consistent basis, the sooner you will transcend all limitations and enhance the life you love. Be creative with your wardrobe, have fun, and get ready to rock your new look!
Water “The Philosopher”
Intention: If you desire to be more creative, expressive, contemplative, spiritual, or free.
What to wear? Clothing with asymmetrical patterns, dark colors fabrics, flowing shapes, sheer fabrics, or anything with a wavy pattern.
Wood “The Pioneer”
Intentions: If you want to take more action, bring more focus (physical or mental), get clarity, commit to something, or achieve the “getting down to business” mentality.
What to wear? Wood is all about plants, flowers, natural materials and anything that allows you to move, so that you are not constricted. Choose clothing like denim, t-shirts, linen shirts, blue or green colors, corduroy, floral patterns, or something with stripes.
Fire “The Pleasure Seeker”
Intentions: Brings more excitement, fun, passion, fame, or romance into your life.
What to wear? Clothing with animal prints that are sexy, red or purple, or bright colors. Also, clothing made of patent leather or just leather, and clothes that flaunt your beautiful femininity.
Earth “The Peacemaker”
Intentions: We need earth when we are looking to be balanced. Earth brings in more grounding, balance, harmony, compassion, and nurturing into your life.
What to wear? Clothing that is designed in the earth tone colors like beige, brown, camels, mustard etc. Pieces that are made of square patterns, like flannels. Lastly, clothing with textures that are warm and cozy and that you can be comfortable in.
Metal “The Perfectionist”
Intentions: All about refinement, culture, elegance, completion sophistication, or to become more organized,
What to wear? Clothing in whites, metallics, and pastels. Patterns in clothing will be arched or rounded. Typically, clothing in this range is the more expensive/luxurious fabrics like silk and satin.