Daring Spirit: Julie Kramer of Shift Clothier

This week, we feature the Daring Julie Kramer. Julie founded Shift Clothier, Inc. in 2010 with the intention of giving mature women a clothing line that is ageless, comfortable and fun to wear. Shift clothing inspires women to express their authentic style through fashion.

“When you wear something that makes you feel good, you are showing your true authentic spirit and style.”

We got to know Julie a little more this week:

Daring Spirits:  Tell us about a decision that felt really bold.


Hmmm. There have been so many of late!  1.  Selling my condo and moving to an area that is thriving and really inspires me.  This really was more complicated than it sounds.  It took a year and a half.  I downsized.  I am now a minimalist, and I am now a renter.  2. I ran the Chicago Marathon last year, because I had to prove to myself that I was strong at 50!  3. I recently left a job that I worked for over 20 years and I am going bold with my business.  I am flying without a net!

Daring Spirits:  Describe a time when things went "wrong" and then the Universe delivered.


When I was selling my condo, the selling process went wrong many, many times. Maybe 6 sales fell through. The final sale was flawless and the best part was most advantageous for me!  Thank you, Universe!  I have found that when things don't work the way I want them to, there is always something better waiting.  I am still learning patience and trust that every thing is going to be ok.

Daring Spirits:  Beach or Mountains?  Sweet or spicy?  Window or aisle?


- Beach! I love the sun. I love the sound and smell of the water. So calming. 

- Sweet. I am addicted to sugar, so one day I would love to say spicy.

- Window!!! Looking out the window of an airplane is so amazing. You may be in the clouds or every thing may be clear and you see how beautiful and vast this world is.

Find out more about Julie, her work, and how to get your Shift on at her website!

photo: Julie Kramer