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Fashion Purge: Learn to Select Clothes that Fit Perfectly

Fashion Purge: Learn to Select Clothes that Fit Perfectly

Confidence can often be a determining success factor with various challenges life presents us with. Beginning with whether or not we take on a certain challenge, then moving on to the middle part, where we quit it or not, and finally – whether we manage to complete it successfully. Confidence has a significant effect on our professional life and the course of our careers, and on the romantic lives we lead and how they turn out in the end.

The truth is that our skills often have a lesser say in what makes a women confident, which is a cardinal mistake – the most elegant accessory a woman can wear is her intelligence. However, considering the fact that people place a lot of value on physical appearances and base first impressions on them, fashion can and should be used as a tool here.

Knowing how to select clothes according to your bodyline is just another skill that needs to be developed. Therefore, if you want to bring out the best of your features you should simply learn how to accent them properly and here’s how to do that.

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Seasonal Purging

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    Like with everything else in life, in order to begin something new, you need to make enough room for it – and I mean this, literally. Having garments that are decades old, which you’re emotionally attached and which are just sitting there and collecting dust, is an obvious obstacle towards creating your fashion signature.

    So, take a good look at your closet and start with your purge. This is something I believe should be done with each season, but the first one is definitely the hardest and it will take a couple of hours at least, so brace yourself.

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    You should start by separating the clothes you actually wear and which make you feel good – it doesn’t count if you wore something once this year, unless it’s a dress code specific item like a black tie garment. Realistically, you can get rid of everything else, because it’s just there to make clutter. Now, two options are before you; first, you can give away everything to a charity, or perhaps save for when your daughters grow up or make a cousin very happy, and second, you can earn some extra money and sell everything online.

    Listen to Your Body

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      There’s a simple way to understand this – the clothes you wear should follow the line of your body, and not the other way around. Although your bodyline can be classified within a description of a particular shape, the truth is that your body is unique and you shouldn’t force it to fit into clothes that are not designed for it.

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      By following a detailed guide that will help you determine the shape of your body, you’ll be able to understand which clothes selection is the most appropriate for you, and not just that – in time, you’ll learn how to pick out quality garments that will flatter your figure and bring out your best features.

      Another thing you should have in mind is that body shapes can change in time, so if you have had any significant change of body weight recently or you had a baby, you should stand in front of a mirror once again and revise your final shape so that you can make a smart decision.

      Create A Fashion Signature

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        At least one fashion current per season breaks the internet with its controversy and the whole fashionista world goes crazy about it. Something such as that – a taboo breaker, usually – is exactly what makes it so popular, but very temporary, as well.

        Adopting each new trend that’s just passing through the runways shows a lack of character and a lack of fashion-related experience. If you’re not really sure what trends you’re into, my suggestion is to do some serious browsing through different eras and find out what suits your character the most.

        Your should build a foundation of fashion knowledge by learning about the power of colors, because they do play a very important role in creating a unique fashion signature. As you learn about fashion eras and falling in love in certain shades, you should befriend an experienced tailor along the way and have them tailor and craft clothes that are for your figure only.

        Reinventing yourself through clothes may sound comprehensive, but it’s just another way to learn about who you are and find just the right means to express your true self. This isn’t a process that should be forced – take your time and sleep on your decisions. One last piece of advice – put on everything and try clothes you don’t think you’d ever buy, because experimenting is the core of our little fashion project.

        Featured photo credit: Royalfashionist.com via royalfashionist.com

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        Last Updated on June 26, 2019

        I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

        I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

        Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

        Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: at this time years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

        That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

        Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

        If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

        1. Get Plenty of Sleep

        Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

        Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you having trouble getting to sleep, go and

        2. Eat Healthily

        I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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        I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

        In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

        3. Write It All Down

        Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

        Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

        4. Get Some Fresh Air

        It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

        Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

        5. Get Some Exercise

        This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

        You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

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        Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

        6. Treat Yourself

        Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

        Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

        Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

        Here’re more ideas to inspire you: 30 Ways To Treat Yourself No Matter What

        7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

        Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

        If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

        Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

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        Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

        8. Dance

        Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

        Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

        9. Get Organized

        A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

        Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

        It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

        10. Pay It Forward

        Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

        Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

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        Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

        People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

        Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

        A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

        If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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