Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dress to Impress

Dressing Up Just For Fun

A Simple Way to Feel Good (and Look Fabulous Simultaneously!)

So you're are probably reading the title of this post and thinking that it is the most superficial topic I could think of. How is this related to happiness? And does this not just push the stereotypical cultural ideal of beauty? Well I am going to respond with a resounding NO! As a huge fashion lover and advocate of inventing a personal style that reflects your uniqueness I can think of so many ways that dressing up just for fun is advantageous. I'll start off by offering you a scenario- you wake up in the morning feeling groggy and unmotivated, the day is bound to be just like any other typical day, you go to your closet and start to reach for a pair of jeans, an over-sized sweatshirt, etc...but wait, stop! Why not put on something fun, flirty, or luxurious! Snap yourself out of your own monotony by dressing to impress. You're dressing up to impress anyone else you're dressing up for yourself! Take pride in the way you like and make choices with intention. Some mornings a great way to snap out of a blah mood is to simply dress up! Even if you don't love the body that is underneath the clothing it doesn't mean you have to wear that you can't love! It such an easy way to alter an element, although minute, element of your day. On another note the way we dress can be a creative reflection of our tastes and personality. It doesn't need to seem materialistic or shallow. Dressing in a way that makes you feel good, that helps display a part of who you are is a simple way to show that you take pride in and care about yourself. Too often we pick up the baggy or comfy clothes because we think we will feel better if we hide our bodies. The truth is putting yourself together, even if it means showing parts of your body that you aren't totally comfortable with, can help naturally build your self-esteem. It is a simple way to feel good and look fabulous! As always I have some quotes to help support my case-

Audrey Hepburn

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 

- Coco Chanel

“A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.” 

- Coco Chanel

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” 

- Audrey Hepburn

So what am I getting at with all these quotes? Fashion, dressing, your style can be important. It can be interesting and fun. It can help you express yourself in a different way. It can allow you to show others aspects of your personality and unique qualities you possess. But most importantly dressing in a way that you like can really help you to feel good about yourself! I know it's sounds silly, maybe even trite, but just give it a try! It might be challenging for you but it's such a simple concept so why not give it a shot?

Live fabulously and in elegance because as Chanel said, you can never be over elegant,

Me all dressed up today for no reason!

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, The Musical Annie

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