The other day I noticed this woman wearing a boldly printed, hip hugging dress that emphasized every one of her curves. Her heels were spiked for extra emphasis, and her big hair extended into the air creating an aura around her frame. She looked fantastic!
Then I saw this other lady whose feather tipped jewels dangled far from her body, and her owl-ish specs perched inquisitively off her face. She had on a mismatched ensemble accentuated by bright colors, and a patch-work carry-all filled to the brim. She rocked it!
What struck me about both women wasn’t the interesting mix they had put together. It was the confidence they carried. Though their outfits were definitely unconventional, they emanated true style. These women knew who they were, and wore it to the max. They owned their looks.
And you can too.
Here’s how to wear whatever you want, and look amazing:
- Get comfortable in your skin.
That means start moving– whether it’s walking, running or taking an exercise class. Movement is the most direct way to get into your body and build confidence. Yoga, in particular, is a beautiful way to get more connected from the inside out.
- Have a clear sense of style.
Experimenting with color and silhouettes can be a great way to figure out what works for you. But more importantly, become familiar with what you love to wear. Don’t put a should in front of your outfit (I should wear this because it’s appropriate.) Only wear what resonates with who you are. And have fun. We’re not talking brain surgery!
- Don’t listen to others.
There’s a fine between getting advice from friends, and letting it dictate your decisions. Take feedback from others with a grain of salt. Let your true self (and real style) be based on how you feel and what’s your best expression.
You could also go through this check list before putting something on:
Does it feel comfortable in fabric, fit and style?
Does it express who you are?
Does it make you feel awesome?
If you can answer yes to all the above, you’re on track to wear whatever you want and look amazing!
How do you own your look?
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Wonderful advice! We all know the experience of seeing someone at a party who is so in their own skin that they make whatever they are wearing come alive. I aim for that:).
Exactly! It’s the foundation for true beauty.
You’re right – being comfortable in your skin is the true foundation of style.
I imagine your running program helps with this. I know that even when I’m struggling with a workout – ultimately it brings me more into who I am.