WEAR WHAT YOU LOVE.
In collaboration with Chicwish.
Your style is an evolution and will change over time
Do you remember when you were a kid and you wore what you loved without worrying about what other people think of your style? Getting dressed up was so simple back then, you just picked up your favorite pieces… and that’s it, you wore them happily and satisfied.
Then something happens… you grow up, you have a bigger closet full of clothes that you have bought yourself, but still you got “nothing to wear”. Have you ever struggled with that? I used to have this problem all the time, and I know it’s frustrating.
For example, after having a baby my body shape changed, and I needed to learn how to dress that new body. Moreover, a personal style is always an evolution, we don’t want to dress up the same way in our thirties as we were in our twenties… So, you need to figure your own style (again) and improve your confidence to work out what kind of clothes you really love. Of course, it’s easier said than done.
All you need is a little confidence
To find your own style confidence, you don’t need to change your body to fit into certain clothes, you just need to figure out the certain pieces that fit for your body type right now just the way it is.
So the question is: How to find the perfect pieces for you? What works and what doesn’t is different for every individual. Nobody assembles the perfect wardrobe in a day, it takes time, and it’s an ever-changing process. The first place to start is to look for the pieces that give you confidence, the pieces you would love to wear over and over again, pieces that make you feel happy, comfortable and give you the feeling that you can conquer the world.
6 Ways to feel confident in your clothes
1. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable
The way you dress have a huge effect on your identity, when you feel good about yourself, you’re more likely to feel good inside too. Pay attention to the clothes that make you feel comfortable, the fabrics you love to wear, like lightweight silky fabrics and soft knitwear, the cut that works for you. When it comes to your own style, it’s all about what you enjoy wearing.
2. Choose the colors and prints that you love
What colors do you usually wear? If orange is trending know, there’s no point to buy it in your closet if it’s not your color – if you don’t like it, you will never wear it. That’s why it’s important to know what colors you actually love to wear. It’s the same with prints, someone loves geometric stripes, someone loves wild animal prints, and somonee loves delicate florals. Choose the prints that you love, not the prints that are trendy.
3. Get rid of the clothing that you never wear
If you are like most women, your wardrobe has a few items that you constantly wear and a lot of items you can’t even remember the last time you wore them. Get rid of the clothes that make you feel bad, the ones that doesn’t fit any more, the ones that wrinkles easily, itchy wool pieces, pieces that are too tight or too loose… all those pieces that you for some reason never wear. Yes, it feels uncomfortable to give away your clothes, but a proper closet clean out will help you make sense of your own style. You will learn what you don’t like and then you will learn what you actually like.
4. Know your own uniform
Knowing your own uniform helps when you feel you have “nothing to wear”. Figure out your go-to pieces, the ones that you can easily throw on and feel put together. For example, an oversized white button-up shirt paired with jeans always works, or if you are a dress person maybe a long knit dress for fall/winter and lightweight dress for spring/summer styled with a trench coat or a blazer, would do that. Knowing the outfits you love to wear over and over again will make your dressing up easy and stress-free.
5. Shop alone or with a Personal Stylist
Shopping alone helps you to trust your own instinct, it pushes you to make your own decisions, and shows you that you know how to dress your own body. When you shop with a friend, you’re more likely to shop impulsively and end up having a lot of clothes, but know idea where to wear them. If you feel unhappy with your style, investing in a Personal Stylist can help you find the clothes that suit you and your lifestyle, and that will increase your confidence and make a huge positive impact in your life.
6. Wear something risky
Wearing something you find a little risky can help your courage to grow. When you allow yourself to try something different from your standards, to make mistakes, you also allow yourself to learn. When you try new things you may find something that really lights you up, something other than what you already know. But most importantly, you will learn that other people’s opinions about what you wear doesn’t really matter, what matters is how YOU feel in your clothes. Clothing can actually set you free, if you allow it.
Thank you for reading!
CARDIGAN AND FLORAL SKIRT in collaboration with Chicwish