How to Feel More Body Confident

As I’m writing this, it’s been a very chilled Sunday afternoon of pretty much doing nothing. I’d caught up on all the series I’ve been watching, so picked the first thing Netflix’s ‘Top Picks’ list, ‘I Feel Pretty’ & as it turns out a Netflix rom-com was just what I needed. But, the underlying message of ‘everyone is beautiful’ in this film has got me thinking.

I’m on my own lil journey towards ‘body confidence’ (as I’m sure we all are!), but here’s a few ways that might help along the way…

Wear what you feel comfortable in

An obvious one I know, but it’s true. If you’re not comfortable, then you’re less likely to feel confident. When I’m going somewhere & I’m not sure what to wear, my mind tends to go into overdrive & before you know it, I’m really frustrated with not knowing what to wear. Piece together a few ‘go-to’ outfits that you know you feel comfortable in & avoiding the ‘I don’t know what to wearrrrr’, ‘nothing fits me’ saga, should hopefully improve confidence in the long run as you’ve conquered the battle of what to wear beforehand.

Put the brakes on comparing yourself to others

Easier said than done, I know. I’ve been there, stood in the mirror, not liking what I can see, before then going on Instagram & seeing everything I want to look like.

But here’s your reminder that you are your own individual, no-one else is like you, so can there really be a comparison to make? To be straight & to the point, there’s your answer.

Surround yourself with Positivity

Whether that’s friends who lift you up or focusing on having a positive environment for yourself, it’s likely to give yourself a more positive mindset which will hopefully reflect as confidence.

Love yourself

Learn to love who you are. I’ll be honest, I’m trying to practice what I preach here. I’m not saying it has to be 100% (we all have bad days right?), but work out what you love doing & what makes you happy. Set aside some time to focus on you, whether that’s reading, watching your favourite series, exercise etc.., to lift you out of the bad days.

There you have it. It’s not easy I know, but one small step at a time will hopefully lead to feeling more body confident & comfortable in your own skin.

Let me know if any of these ideas have helped you! We’re all on this journey together so chat to me in the comments!

Im x

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The Summer to Autumn Capsule Wardrobe

So we’ve hit the point in August where everything is just really rainy & cold haven’t we? We’re still clinging onto the summer clothes in our wardrobe with the hope that it will eventually brighten up & the sunshine will return, but we need a jumper to be at the ready for when it’s freezing in the house because you’re DEFINITELY not putting the heating on during summer.

I’ll be honest, I’m not a massive fan of Autumn, I’m more of a Spring gal as the weather starts to brighten up. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for some sunshine, but with constant interchangeable weather in the UK (especially the weird warm rain), what actually is best to wear?

Good Ole Pair of Boots

Most likely, your summer dresses & skirts are still in the wardrobe & don’t worry, you should be okay to keep them in there a bit longer, the sun could still make another appearance. But when it’s that drizzly rain weather, let’s get the boots out of the wardrobe & dust them off. I’ve got a similar pair of these Black Flat Boots from Debenhams (picked up in the spring sale!!) but have found a very similar style (& cheaper) at Topshop. You’ll be good to go as sandals aren’t quite made for puddles unfortunately.

The Go-To Jacket

I’m really late to the Leather Jacket party unfortunately, I’ve wanted one for ages but just not made the investment (student budget eh?) but I found this Leather Biker Jacket in Zara recently & for £50, I thought I’d go for it. After testing in the drizzly weather, it does actually seem to defect rain pretty well – you just need the umbrella combo to avoid wet hair!! Last year, this burgundy military jacket was the ‘go-to’ & I wore it SO much that I can’t wait to put it back into my wardrobe this year.

Basic Tees

These work solo for the warmer days, or as a layer for the days that appear cold & then get warm. We’ve all been there sweltering in a jumper just because the weather gave us the illusion that it was cold, or you’re somewhere that has whacked up the heating because it’s cold! Sustainable brands like Stay Wild Swim or Organic Basics are a good place to get those tees from, long lasting & kind to the planet means you’re sorted.

The Right Pair of Jeans

For me, it’s these Asos Mom Jeans that are the winners in my wardrobe at the moment. The high-waisted comfy style means you can dress up or dress down. Pair of converse & t-shirt or boots & jumper – along with your leather jacket staple, you’re covered whatever the weather really. It depends on what style of jean you like the most.

There you have it, hopefully these wardrobe essentials will have you covered until the colder weather hits.

Whats your favourite fashion season?

Im x