“If you don’t, others won’t. Remember, the world sees what you put out there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.” Anon.
What’s your signature? Do you sign in cursive or a swirl of scribbles? Signatures are distinctive as the handwriting style is especially telling of a person. It is one of the many reasons we use them to authenticate and verify important documents. Just like with actual signatures, there are lifestyle signatures or signature items that every lady should have.
A signature (item) is as unique and identifiable as a written signature. The signature or signature items that you have should be items that you genuinely love, resonate with, use every day or are self-reflective. They can be as complicated or simple as you like, but as long as they’re yours, people should be able to know that it’s you.
I would like to extend the image of a signature to an artist signature on a canvas to emphasize how your signature items should be characteristic of you. We know Marilyn Monroe by a signature red lip and blonde pin curls, Rihanna for her captivating scent, and …
Here are 10 signatures every lady should have.
A Style or Look
Having a recognizable style is important. Style goes beyond clothes to a form of self-expression. Your look will create lasting first impressions.
There’s a color out there that makes your lips pop and if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. You can look to pop cult favorites like rouge red or turn to something more unique like a forest pink. Whatever you choose, make sure it matches your personality and skin tone.
How does the air smell when you walk by? What scent fills your living space? Find a scent that delights your olfactory. Whether that be a signature perfume or candle scent. If you share sensitivities like me, you may prefer body butters scented with fragrant oils over a perfume.
Homemade Meal and Dessert
Every woman should know how to cook at least one meal, even if it is as simple as chicken and broccoli. Have your one meal and master it. Know how to pair with a wine or no-alcoholic beverage. Knowing how to make your own meal encourages mindfulness and adds romantic touches to the mundane activity.
Virtue or Trait.
Think Disney princess. Snow White is recognized for her kindness, Merida for her bravery, Belle for her love of knowledge or curiosity. What virtue will you be remembered for most? How will you interact with the world around you?
Sound is interesting because this can be a couple of things being voice, song or music genre. Sound is an integral part of our lives, even if we are only feeling the vibrations from different frequencies. How you speak and what you listen to are a significant part of your person.
Choose your player: ring, earring, bracelet or necklace. Which piece do you enjoy wearing most? Wear your favorite jewelry piece with your favorite gem. I enjoy wearing my birthstone, Diamond, and pearls on a combination of yellow rose gold bands and settings.
Consider what you grab most when you go out the door, suits your daily lifestyle, or what you grab on special occasions. This could be a decorative wristlet, leather tote, or luxury handbag.
There should be an activity that you love to do that is unique to you. Creative, active, or mentally stimulating, this should be a hobby that has nothing to do with your work or side hustles. If you need some ideas for a new hobby start and reason to, you can check out my post 12 Hobbies for Elegant Lady.
What is your life saying? What is your true north on your life’s compass? It can be a quote, a verse, a mantra or an affirmation. It can be anything you hold true in helping you get the best of this life. This may change as you grow and development—and that’s perfectly okay. It would be strange if it didn’t. Just make sure you have one.
Signature items add a little bit of romance to life and allow you to leave your mark wherever you go. What’s your signature?