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  • Writer's pictureNick Howard-Lanes

The Untruth About Transformation Shows

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

Transformation shows may promise quick and drastic changes, but true style and personal growth are not achieved after a one-time fix. These shows often present a superficial and temporary solution, rather than a long-term and authentic change.


Even the greatest stylist to ever grace a fitting-room cannot change the mindset of an individual in one episode.


True style and personal growth are a journey of self-discovery, much like working out, learning a new language, and saving money. It takes a consistent amount of time, effort, and overcoming personal challenges to truly master your own unique style.


Not like getting a haircut, which is a fast and apparent transformation.


The key is to not get caught up in trying to be someone else or conforming to societal standards. Focusing on the long-term developments of personal style and self-expression is crucial.


It's about learning to be happy with yourself, embrace your unique qualities and expressing them through your clothing choices. This takes patience, persistence (two things I say a lot!) and a willingness to experiment, making mistakes along the way.


It's important to always remember that style is not about perfection. It’s not about wearing the smartest-looking attire, like a suit or sequin dress. Generally speaking, those outfits are not fitting with the reality of today’s modern lifestyle.


Style is however, about finding what makes you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.


So, instead of looking for a quick fix, take time to discover your own authentic self and embrace it through your clothing choices.


In the end, it's not about the destination, it's about the journey.


Now, let go of any pressures to be someone or something you’re not - and enjoy the journey of authentic self-discovery. This is your forever hobby.


p.s. Queer Eye pays very particular attention to a client, considering their ultimate desires and demons. That's why this show deservedly continues to come back for more. And successfully.


I had to shout that out.

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