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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 March 13, 2019

        How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

        How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

        Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

        You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

        Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

        1. Work on the small tasks.

        When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

        Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

        2. Take a break from your work desk.

        Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

        Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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        3. Upgrade yourself

        Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

        The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

        4. Talk to a friend.

        Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

        Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

        5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

        If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

        Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

        Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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        6. Paint a vision to work towards.

        If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

        Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

        Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

        7. Read a book (or blog).

        The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

        Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

        Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

        8. Have a quick nap.

        If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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        9. Remember why you are doing this.

        Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

        What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

        10. Find some competition.

        Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

        Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

        11. Go exercise.

        Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

        Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

        As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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        Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

        12. Take a good break.

        Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

        Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

        Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

        Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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