I could show you all some pictures of a not so confident me several years back. My style was not my own but more of a combination of current trends and matchy matchy looks. So many times I squeezed (sometimes literally) myself into an outfit because I thought I should dress with the times. Even more times I spent huge amounts of money on boutique clothing because I thought somehow spending more would insure the clothes looked amazing on me. Mostly I wasted money underutilizing my closet because I had no clue how to pull an outfit together if I didn’t buy it together in the first place! Yes, friends, this was my life! A closet full of overpriced, trendy clothes that were only worn one way and, the kicker, typically did not make me feel my best self!
I have to say, this is where Pinterest and the blog world made a huge difference for me. I began looking at my closet through a different lens and all of a sudden I could dress myself! And even more I now am dressing for myself! My own style in clothes that make me feel confident.
Don’t get me wrong, there are times I pull together an outfit and later (usually when I’ve decided to take some pictures of myself) realize, ummm, no mam. It’s okay though because I took a risk and ventured out to try something new and now I know!
This outfit may not look like a big risk to some of you but for me just a few years ago I would have been appalled if you suggested I wear a taupe jacket with anything but taupe shoes! Learning to blend colors instead of match them was a big deal for me. And guess what, I am super short waisted (and a little poofy) and do not feel confident with a shirt tucked in so, hey, I’m going with it.
In this world of blogger fashion we have ventured into it is easy to get sucked in to buying all the latest things but I just say stick with pieces you love that love you back and don’t take out a second mortgage and think it will buy you confidence. Here is the real deal, if you feel good in what you’re wearing more people are going to see your confidence over your outfit anyway. It’s a beautiful thing!
Confidence is ALWAYS in style!
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