I am joined by Dacy Gillespie of Mindful Closet, a personal stylist who focuses on anti-diet and weight-inclusive styling. She asks her clients to let go of what they think they should wear and lean into what they feel good wearing. We talk about her journey with diet culture, how she started Mindful Closet to help others isolate aesthetics from the body it’s on, understanding that a diversity of bodies is normal, and how to dress according to how the clothing feels while wearing it and putting value on that.  

Bio:

As a personal stylist, Dacy Gillespie intuitively guides her clients to discover what they feel best in. She helps them let go of the external messages they’ve been given about what they should wear and get to the heart of what’s making them uncomfortable about their clothes. Through their work building a functional wardrobe, Dacy’s clients make a mindset shift from thinking they need to wear what’s flattering to unapologetically taking up space in the world. 

After a lifetime of jobs in high-stress careers that didn’t suit her highly-sensitive, introverted personality, Dacy started mindful closet in 2013 in an attempt to create a more emotionally sustainable lifestyle. She has two boys, ages 4 and 8, and a husband she adores who is well aware of her mental load. 

 

Links:

Instagram: @mindfulcloset 

Website: mindfulcloset.com

Tiktok: mindfulcloset 

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