Stop buying clothes and not wearing them.
Start only buying and wearing clothes I love. There are SO MANY REASONS I need to stop doing this. It’s neither economical nor environmentally friendly to keep buying clothes and not wearing them. All they do is take up space in my drawers and wardrobe – then eventually find their way to ebay or vinnies. Occasionally with the tags still attached!!! If in doubt I can always walk away and come back and buy the thing the next day. And then I need to actually wear them.
Stop believing “I’m too old/young to wear that.”
Start believing that I am the right age to wear whatever I want – always and forever. If I want to wear it, if it appeals to me, if I think it suits me, if it makes me happy, if I want to put it on my body then I am the right age to wear the thing. Simple as that.
Stop wishing I had a different body.
Start knowing my body is the only one I have. It’s the only body I will ever have. So there is no point wishing I had longer legs, or narrower hips, or a flatter belly because this is the way my body is. And maybe I should just think about loving it exactly the way it is because we’re in this together – for life.
Stop wanting to be confident enough to pull something off
Start just wearing the things I want to wear. I will never be confident enough to wear the thing unless I just wear it. Looking at other women wishing I could wear what they’re wearing make absolutely no sense – because I can. I can wear whatever the heck I want to wear.
Stop thinking I don’t know how to put together an outfit.
Start just having a go. I wear so much basic black because I’m scared of putting the wrong colours and patterns and fabrics together. I think really really illogical things like – “I don’t know how to wear a scarf”. TRY PUTTING IT AROUND YOUR NECK! Nobody will be staring at me going “Gee those floral shorts really don’t go with that stripey top”. If I think it goes together, then it goes together – because nobody else really cares what I wear anyway. The only person’s opinion who matters is my own.