You probably all know this already, but I’ve struggled with self-confidence issues for a while now as my ass has grown considerable amounts over the past couple of years. Basically, I’m always moaning about hating the majority of my clothes, rarely feeling good in anything and always feel as though I am having a style crisis.
A few weeks ago it occurred to me that it was less about not knowing what clothes I like, but more about not feeling comfortable in anything anymore. Especially when it comes to the clothes I really want to wear. Does anybody else live in jeans and jumpers when they feel like they look like crap? Because of what I do, I throw on ‘lazy clothes’ which often makes me feel even worse.
So one evening I sat down with a notebook and pen, very old school, and opened up Pinterest. I decided the best way to figure out what clothes I love was by looking through my Pinterest boards and finding common themes. This helped me loads as there were quite a few trends that kept popping up throughout all my fashion boards that I gravitate towards time and time again.
– Polka dots, ruffles, stripes, skater dresses, statement coats, bows, ankle boots –
Now that I had established the styles I lean more towards it was time for a wardrobe cull. Working in charity shops it’s so easy to pick up items because they’re cheap and I’m the first to admit there are a few items I’ve bought and gotten them home and changed my mind and they’re gathering dust in the back of my wardrobe. So last weekend I locked myself in my bedroom and had a serious wardrobe sort out and forced myself to rid of anything ill-fitting, unworn and items that didn’t make me happy.
Now my wardrobe is stream-lined its time to get back to wearing outfits that feel like me. On a quick little trip to Primark recently I spotted this flared sleeved blouse with a little bow detail around the neck and instantly knew of 3-4 dresses in my wardrobe I would be able to wear it with. Whenever I buy new clothes I’m trying to picture what items in my wardrobe I can wear it with and try and think of a few ways I could style it before I buy. These little changes have really helped me find myself again and get back into wearing outfits I really love.
Do you have any tips on finding your style again when you’ve gotten a little lost?