The media shoves so many images of the “perfect woman” down our throats. The perfect woman is 5’8”, she is light complexioned, and she is a certain weight. Everyone who falls outside of these criteria is usually forgotten. I can agree that the media is becoming more accepting of “different women,” but it has a good bit to go.
How can I look in my mirror and see a gorgeous, vivacious, and force to be renowned with when society can look at me in disdain? From out the womb, I have known and loved myself for all my perfections, imperfections, and in between.
You have to remember that being “fashionable” is NOT about wearing the latest trends and sporting all the designer brands. Actually, learning to be fashionable starts with learning to accept yourself, for yourself.
Here’s some tips on being fashionable in your own skin!
1. Don’t try to LOOK like the woman in a magazine, BE the woman in the magazine. I mean #work hunny. BE CONFIDENT. I always say that the greatest accessory a woman can fashion is confidence. Without confidence, we are nothing.
2. Surround yourself with positive, confident, and fierce women. These women will help you to feel better about yourself and can help you to be the best YOU, that YOU can possibly be.
4. Don’t hide your imperfections; learn to accentuate them. I have a larger mid-section so I sometimes wear tops that flow way from my stomach or ruche in the stomach area.
5. Wear vertical horizontals. It’s true, they do make you appear taller and in turn, slimmer.
6. Black is your friend, not your foe. I don’t advocate draping yourself in all black ALL the TIME. However, black does tend to even you out. I suggest black bottoms especially if you have a larger lower half. It will help to give you that hourglass figure or “coca-cola” shape.
7. Be yourself. You may not be the tallest, shortest, slimmest or curviest, but you are beautiful. Your style should tell the world who you are!
Here’s me being comfortable and confident enough to wear a lace top!
CLICK HERE for another picture of me being comfortable in my skin!
Read what Kay Harms has to say bout being COMFY in her OWN skin!
As always, I hope that helps ladies!
How are you fashionable in your own skin?
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SheRea is the blogger behind My Thrifted Closet (http://mythriftedcloset.blogspot.com/), a blog dedicated to thrifted fashion. She attends Wake Forest University, majoring in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies and double minoring in Theatre and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. She is originally from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.View all SheRea posts.