Your appearance is the first impression other people get of you – what do you want that to be and what does it say about you? As a feminine woman, looking polished and well put together is an absolute must. We glow from the inside out so let our aura be complete from head to toe.
First of all, sis, go to your closet right now and donate/throw away clothes that don’t fit right. Nothing will kill your confidence more than picking out an outfit before you go out and hating the way you look in it. Feel confident regardless of your body type/weight gain or weight loss. Don’t let your clothes kill your vibe, throw those haters away.
Also donate/throw away clothes you’ve had for more than 2-3 years. Yes, even if it is your favorite sweater. It is most likely out of style and you will get a brand new favorite sweater for cheap with the next few tips I will give you.
The feeling of putting on an outfit that feels comfortable and looks great is an instant confidence booster and makes you look more put together. No more tugging on clothes or fixing yourself in the bathroom every 5 minutes.
Next we need to identify a new sense of style that matches our personality and is unique to us. There are many reasons feminine women need to have a unique sense of style. One of them seems obvious but I will still say it. We are individuals. We are all unique and different from one another so why should we look the same? Our fashion choices are a part of our personal brand and play a huge role in how the rest of the world knows and understand us. Another reason is that your appearance is the first impression other people get of you – what do you want that to be and what does it say about you? A unique sense of style says that you have put in the effort to refine your taste and you care about your image. Most importantly, finding your unique style means we can play dress up and have a lot of fun trying out different styles. Here are some tips on how you can find different styles to try for cheap!
How to find new styles
Pay attention to outfits you see other women wearing that you like on social media, tv shows, or in public. Especially pay attention to what women are wearing who have a similar body type as you. Then try to find similar pieces wherever your normally shop. I follow several plus size Instagram Influencers for inspiration. These influencers normally tell you where they shop or the company they got the piece from. If you love it, get it with their affiliate links so they are rewarded for helping you find cute and different outfits.
Where to shop for unique and affordable fashion.
Recycling your closet regularly can get expensive. Here I will share my tips to finding great pieces on Amazon and at thrift stores. Did you know you can take a screenshot of an outfit your spotted on social media or a tv show and then upload it to Amazon and it will generate similar looks available?! That was a game changer for me. Even if there are no exact matches it is a great starting point. If nothing comes up, use the search function in apparel and accessories.
Pro tip for Amazon Clothes: know your bust, hip, and waist measurements, Pick 4 star reviews or higher, and always look at the image reviews to see how the product fits on women with similar body types as you. The pictures reviews often even mention what size the customer got.
Thrift stores are another great place. I have donated and shopped at thrift stores since childhood and I am a pro at finding great pieces. When you go, have no expectations just take your time looking through the fabrics and patterns you like.
Pro tip for thrift shopping: The rack next to the fitting room is a GOLD MINE. These are clothes other people already liked and thought were worth picking up but didn’t get most likely because of how it fit them. One woman's no is another woman's "OMG, yes!"
I want to keep these blogs brief and to the point. Thank you for reading and let me know if you enjoyed it!
P.S. The entire outfit featured in the picture of this post was thrifted and the hair piece came off of Amazon!