Friday, September 16, 2016

8 Ways to Feel Comfortable and Confident in Your Clothes

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We've ALL been there at some point... You picked an outfit for the day that you're totally uncomfortable in, or everything you rip out of your closet or bring into the fitting room makes you feel uncomfortable. No matter what the reason is, it's such an awful feeling that most of us know all too well! I know I feel like this more than I'd ever like to. I have been working on feeling more confident and that starts with what you wear! When you dress to feel good, your overall confidence is automatically boosted.
On a day-to-day basis, feeling comfortable yet classy is so important to my self confidence. Some days it's harder than others, but I've found some tricks that definitely help make it easier:

Pick up some staple pieces. Check out the trends for the season and look for some things to add to your closet that you're comfortable in. On trend pieces are bound to make you feel stylish and more comfortable!

Find your favorite colors. The more you love a color on you, the more confident you'll feel! It's not hard to figure out which colors look best; my favorite colors on me are plum and navy. I HATE the way blush and yellow look. Go by things like your hair and eye color and skin complexion. It isn't hard to look in the mirror and know if you like any given shade! Having a color palette that you can always go to when it comes to clothes is super helpful. Then for each season, clothes shopping is much easier - picking warmer colors in the fall and light/airy colors in the spring can all be from the same shades.

Find a couple of stores you know you love. Personally, I have a handful of "go-to stores" and a handful of stores I'll never shop in - everything else is in between. After a while, you begin to know which stores have the best pieces for you and which just aren't going to work no matter how many times you try. This makes it so much easier to shop online, and you also have a spot or two you can go when you're looking for something specific. I also like having my favorite store to boost my confidence if I end up trying a bunch of things on I hate. My favorites (size, quality and overall fit wise) are American Eagle, Old Navy, Rebecca Taylor and Banana Republic.

Take all of the pieces from your closet that you're uncomfortable in and put them away for a while. Maybe it's the holiday season and you've eaten too many cookies, or maybe you're going through a stressful time and put on a little weight. OR MAYBE you're on your period and are too bloated to care. Whatever it is, having it stare at you every time you open your closet doors is only making it worse! Put these pieces in a drawer or somewhere away until you're ready to re-evaluate.

Ask for some opinions on things you're unsure about. Whether it be your best friends, a cousin, sibling or your mom - plan a fun girls night in, play some music and drink some wine and try your "maybe" pieces on for them. Have everyone try on some things that they're on the fence about and give feedback to each other!

Wash your clothes in cold water and avoid thinking you gained 10 pounds overnight. It's always on the days that I feel zero confidence that my favorite t-shirt got thrown into the dryer, making it all tight when I put it on! I ALWAYS wash my shirts in cold water and hang dry them. Always. I don't care if it's a nice blouse or a pajama shirt - I like being comfortable and not worrying about my clothes shrinking makes everything so much better!

Stop dressing for other people! I think this is the most important point I or anyone could ever make! I WISH I could go back in time and smack some sense into my 7th-12th grade self, because I always thought it was so important to take note of what everyone else was wearing. If only I would have just worn what made me comfortable and what I liked most! Now, it's all about what I like on me and what makes me feel good. So important.

Keep it easy and effortless. Your personal style is about what you like and what makes you smile when you look in the mirror! It shouldn't be forced or even perfect. It's about yourself and your happiness!

Get dressed and be happy about it. Life is too short to wear clothes you aren't comfortable in!

XOXO

38 comments :

  1. These are great tips. I find stuff that I'm most comfortable in and stick with it!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  2. Yes yes yes yes yes! Great tips! I wash everything on cold and have learned I can't wear warm colors!

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  3. When clothes make me feel bad I put them in a trash bag that I plan to drop off at the donation center. If they make me feel that horrible, then I don't need to keep them. Good tips girl!

    Caitlyn | www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

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  4. I'm all about comfort these days, which is why I have a daily uniform of black jeans and a simple top. It never fails – whether I'm in meetings all day or have a date that evening or simply hanging out around the house.

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  5. I love that shirt in the picture btw! and I completely agree, sometimes it's hard for me to find clothes because I always tin ohhh that looks really good on this person and then it doesn't look good on me... eeek! Gotta get better at this!

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  6. I think my favorite tip is the stop dressing for other people! Dressing for yourself is so important! Putting away the clothes that aren't working is such a great idea, I've done that and come back to them later when I'm feeling better

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  7. Loved this! Go-to colors are a must!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | www.stylemissmolly.com

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  8. Fab post, your so right. I hate putting clothes in the dryer. I think the color thing is right.

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  9. These are great tips. I have found it is better to only buy things that I really love, because the ones I don't love, I can't wear comfortably.

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  10. Love this! I definitely have my GO-TO stores I shop in....H&M, LOFT, TopShop & Francescas are my faves......and finding my color palette was seriously life changing. I think everyone should be showed that, I never had any clue about finding my color palette till a few years ago!

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  11. Such great tips especially the one about washing your clothes in cold water. I wash everything in cold water and I've never had anything shrink...yet.

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  12. I love these tips as for keeping the "only when I'm skinny" clothes hidden away- I do the opposite as I hang my favorite dress that is a smaller size out in my room to serve as motivation to eat healthy and work out haha!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  13. Great tips. I like that you spelled it all out in such a comprehensive yet easy to read way.

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  14. Great tips! I've been cleaning out my drawers getting rid of the clothes that don't fit me and setting new rules for any clothes I buy!

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  15. Love these tips. I have a few go-to stores, and can't tell you how indispensable that is!

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  16. staple pieces are SO important! they save me when I'm running out of ideas for what to wear.

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  17. Such an amazing post. This is me haha. :-) But now I will try these useful tips. Thank you.

    Have a nice day
    Lucie www.inbluebox.com

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  18. It's always better to choose or buy clothes that you're comfortable in. It makes you feel better about yourself and more confident as well. I really appreciate these tips on how to choose the right clothes.

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  19. I gave away all the items I'm not wearing or feel comfortable in, to others. It made it seem easier to do that then try to like it down the road. Loving these tips! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  20. I have some favorite pieces in my closet which sadly, do not fit me anymore. I used to be very confident wearing them but suddenly, I just feel it doesn't fit me the same way it did. I like all your tips, especially the one "Stop dressing for other people."

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  21. Dressing for yourself is a big thing. I wish I could have learned that earlier too. :)

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  22. Thank you for your tips. I like to wear clothes that are easy and effortless but sometimes I like to dress to impress.

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  23. Loving the mint green and bow accent! Solid tips.

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  24. I love this!!! Yes yes yes to finding your colors. I also find myself feeling confident in my clothes when I not only love them but find them being super comfortable at the same time.

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  25. These are really great. It took me forever but I found my color and I feel very confident.

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  26. oh, super cute Pic. Love this color. Have a geat day

    xx Johanna

    www.fashionstylebyjohanna.com

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  27. I am uncomfortable in 2/3 of my wardrobe. Yet, I think it'd be a good idea to pull them out of the closet.

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  28. Such an awesome tips! Being comfortable with your clothes is great.

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  29. I remember when I worked retail and customer's would ask me what I thought about an outfit. I always asked them to think about whether they were comfortable. We've all bought something we thought we'd wear, even if it wasn't right and then never wore it.

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  30. I super love your tips. I used to work in a corporate industry and it is really important that you wore dresses comfortably and confidently.

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  31. For me, brand is really a huge thing. Thanks for these tips, very informative!

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  32. I've never thought of washing in cold water then hang drying. What a great idea!

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  33. What a cute outfits and I really like the color

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  34. Stop dressing for other people! - The best tip I've ever read when it comes to dressing up and such. Thanks for sharing all above tips!

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  35. Love this post. I am a firm believer in not putting my clothes in the dryer, especially jeans! It's such a horrible feeling to wake up and have to put tight uncomfortable clothes on! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  36. I love these tips! I've been working on revamping my wardrobe. I always make sure I was my clothes with cold water, and I hang dry more than half of my clothes.

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  37. It's very important that no matter what you choose to wear, you are comfortable and confident. Stay away from clothing that does not match your personality, such stories I've read from www.procustomwriting.com. What matters is that you live your own style and you are happy with it even without the approval of others.

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