I said a while ago when I did my first fashion post that I wanted to get into writing about fashion but I still wanted to do it in my way (All rambly and not quite so knowledgeable about current trends and styles), so I thought today I’d continue that trend.
You see, I’ve realised as I’ve slowly started to grow into my style and body confidence that sometimes the right item of clothing can make you feel so much better about yourself. I’ve started to wear things that I never even dreamed of wearing before because I never thought I had the right body, or more often, because I didn’t think I was the “type of girl” (confident, owned her style) that could pull them off. However, now I’ve realised if you just take the plunge and go for what you want, more often than not, you end up looking and feeling great. So, without further ado, here’s a small list of some items of clothing that make me feel a lot more confident (Featuring some awkward poses from me)…
Knee High Boots
I then bought these no a whim the Christmas of 2016 because I felt like buying something different, and probably wore them once, maybe twice, (Only ever on nights out) between then and the next Christmas. Again, I just felt like I wasn’t cool enough for them – they were too much of a statement for me to “pull off”. However, this year, as I’ve been trying to be more “fashion conscious” I’ve been making more effort to style them with everyday outfits. At first I thought that people would think I was weird or trying to hard, but the second I realised that nobody cared, the second I was able to embrace how I felt in them. I love these, and they make me feel like I have my life together and actually look okay (Probably better than I actually do). I have officially been converted.
More of a summer thing, but still worth mentioning. As a child, my hair was so much frizzier than it is now, so it was always up in this tight little bun (That did my hair no favours, in terms of both health and aesthetics). Therefore, I’ve only ever seen caps as something to stop my nose from burning on holiday (Yes, my nose is the only part of me that burns, deal with it.) However, I recently got back into them this summer.
I won’t lie, I initially bought the particular one in this picture because it was £3 on sale in Topshop and I had to spend another £2 to qualify for free shipping… But I tried it on nevertheless and I fell in love with it. I’ve had such a rocky relationship with my hair (I might to a post on that in the future) and so I struggle to find styles that I like with it, especially in the summer… However, when my hair is straight but not quite behaving (Or prone to frizz at the roots like it tends to do in the summer), this hat fixes all my problems. I throw it on and it makes me feel like my hair is behaving and my life is together. It became a staple in my summer wardrobe, and I’ve already bought more in different colours (on sale because it’s winter) in preparation for next summer.
I hate my stomach. Like seriously, I’ve touched on my rocky relationship with food in my Food Mentality Series. Therefore, I’ve never seen crop tops as something that I’d even try and go near… Why would I want to highlight the part of my body that I hate the most? I’ve spent ages loving how they look on people around me and online, whether they have perfectly flat stomachs or not, so one day I figured If I love them so much, why am I letting an insecurity stop me?
I started off simple, pairing them with high-waisted shorts and jeans so that my stomach didn’t have to show if I didn’t want it to. Then, over time, I started caring less and less about whether my stomach could be seen. No, it’s not perfectly flat, and yeah it will produce rolls when I sit down sometimes but I don’t care, they still look pretty good. I now have a really great selection of crop tops, and find them really flattering when paired with jeans. They make me so much more comfortable in my skin and with my body, and I’m so glad that I took the plunge.
Sometimes we look at certain items of clothing and write them off as being too good for us. We think that because we don’t look like the models that we see, we don’t deserve the clothes that they wear, but the truth is, we can all get away with anything, we have to put that confidence in ourselves. If I could design my ideal body, it probably wouldn’t look exactly like mine does, but that doesn’t stop me loving and accepting the body that I’ve been given. I like my rolls, I like my flab, and I like my curves, even if they’re not hourglass perfect. In the words of the great Hannah Montana, life is what you make it, so I’m going to enjoy the body that I have, and dress it up in a bunch of cute clothes.
Hope you liked this! In honour of London Fashion Week, I’m going to try and keep my posts (and my weekly vlog) fashion-related this week, so let me know what you think.
Lots of love,
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