Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Be beautiful to all who behold you when you rock your own individual style with confidence and originality. Beauty is in your smile, the sparkle in your eye, and the way you stride into the room. It is predicated on comfort. It is important to be comfortable in your own skin, with your own values, and in the clothing that you use to communicate and share your sense of style through. Think of yourself as a movable work of art and your clothing and accessories as the framework that highlights and accentuates your own gorgeous personality.
Building from the Basics
Good clothing choices accentuate your positive physical traits, enhance your mood and confidence, and allows your natural beauty to shine. They incorporate classic design and contemporary clothing trends. Find brands such as LuLaRoe, Etcetera, or Matilda Jane, that speak to you and your playful yet striking sense of design. Then stock up on core pieces of skirts, dresses, jeans, sweaters, T-shirts, jackets, blouses, and leggings so that you always have the basics on hand to pull together a smashing ensemble.
When you are comfortable it shows in your attitude. You walk tall and proud. You smile easily. You connect with those around you or relax into your solitude with a serene bearing.
Dress for the occasion. Bear in mind the environment, both temperature-wise and the social setting. You can still wear all your spring and summer favorites all year round, just think of comfortable layers that play with fabric textures, colors, the length and line of various pieces of clothing and how they interact with one another. Think of the fun of accessories which allow you to add your own personal touch of sizzle and spark. Think of the skin that you're in and if you want to highlight it for a sensual playfulness or drape it with some sensational fabric for a bit of warmth and glamour.
Your entire wardrobe is accessible to you all year round. It is totally understandable to want to wear your favorite slip dress in November, but it may be futile to try to ignore your goosebumps. This doesn't mean you have to forgo that sweet little number or your favorite swingy skirt or spaghetti-strap shirt.
Utilize the fun and functionality of layering clothing. For example, slip a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt in a contrasting color underneath that beloved slip dress, or dress it up with a coordinating vest, or a contrasting lightweight fitted jacket or sweater in a color that picks up a tone or contrasts in a way that is sporty. Add tights or leggings underneath, and fun ankle-length boots and you have a unique outfit. Now incorporate your signature style elements: Your grandmother's heirloom brooch, a string of beads that you found on your last vacation, a scarf that adds drama draped around your neck or tied around your shoulder bag.
Balance is everything. Balance the properties of line, fit, color, and the interplay of fabrics. How you feel in your outfit is paramount. Consider combining pieces that show the sensual architecture of your form and pieces that are more draping. The form-fitting and the flowing. Pair a sheath dress and a cute jacket, tights, and over-the-knee boots. For example, combine a flowing long skirt and a long-sleeved, scoop-necked T-shirt. Athletic wear leggings in a bold geometric print paired with a solid-toned oversized sweater, and ankle-length boots. Boyfriend jeans, a tank top, a boxy jacket with the sleeves rolled up, and a wrist full of bangles. Balance and comfort equate to effortless style.
When you feel comfortable in your clothing the world is a more beautiful place. When you move easily and your outfit delights your senses you feel sensational. Dress to please and express yourself and you will sport the perfect look that is uniquely yours. When you feel good, your inner beauty shines through for all to see.