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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 September 18, 2020

        7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

        7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

        Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

        Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

        1. Exercise Daily

        It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

        If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

        Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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        2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

        Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

        One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

        This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

        3. Acknowledge Your Limits

        Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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        Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

        Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

        4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

        Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

        The basic nutritional advice includes:

        • Eat unprocessed foods
        • Eat more veggies
        • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
        • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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        Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

          5. Watch Out for Travel

          Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

          This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

          If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

          6. Start Slow

          Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

          If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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          7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

          Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

          My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

          If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

          I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

          Final Thoughts

          Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

          Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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