Here’s what you do before you even put on a piece of clothing and express your style.
1. PUT YOUR MIND IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
Stop comparing yourself to anyone else but you.
Believe in yourself, and know that you deserve to express yourself in the best way possible every single day.
2. MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR SIZE (AND SHAPE AND WEIGHT).
Now I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been on a quest to lose the last 7 kilos (15 lbs) of post-baby weight. It’s been over 10 years now, and I’ve had another baby in between but I’ve made peace with the fact that I really do want to lose the last of that extra fat.
And I am at peace. On most days. I can dress myself in my size now and know what looks good on me. But I’m looking forward to getting to my ideal weight (and health) and expressing my style then.
Whether you want to go up or down or stay where you are, just be at peace and know that there is a way to express your style no matter what size you are.
3. GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY.
Get to know your wonderful body and find out what kind of wisdom it’s trying to tell you.
Don’t deny it or get frustrated or mad about it (okay maybe for a little while). Accept it for what it is so you can calmly do the best thing possible for whatever stage you are in life.
This includes doing the last 2 tips – they are super-important!
4. EAT WELL, LIVE WELL.
Sorry to say but there are no shortcuts.
What we put in our body directly affects not just how we look, but also how we feel, how we think, how we process our day.
If you put junk into your precious body, your mind starts to crash very quickly and things start to go downhill after that including your style.
Take care of yourself first and everything else style-wise can be put into place.
5. EXERCISE FOR STRENGTH AND (BODY) CONFIDENCE.
This is true. But this is just the icing on the cake.
It never starts with your body, it starts with your mind and heart.
But strengthening your body will also help support your mind and heart. It’s a circular thing. No actually, it’s an upward spiral kinda thing.
If you’ve got your heart and mind in the right place, and you support it by eating well and exercising, then the easier and more direct that road to style becomes.
You get to know yourself better, you support yourself better, and of course, your style shines through – even shinier than before!