Welcome back to another blog post. Today I want to talk with you on a topic which is very important to me. Since I am going on holiday soon to some warm climates I wanted to talk about confidence when dressing for warmer weather. I used to find it really difficult in the summer seasons or when I was going on holiday because I was always really concerned about my weight and my body. So today I just wanted discuss body confidence and how I make it easier for myself in the summer months.
When I was younger I used to hate wearing shorts or skirts or vest tops – anything which revealed more skin basically. I wouldn’t wear bikinis and I felt super uncomfortable when I was at the swimming pools. I really didn’t like my legs or stomach and when summer came around, even though I love the weather and being able to go out in the sun, I hated summer fashion.
I didn’t like my legs because I thought my thighs were too big and I didn’t have a thigh gap so, as I use to think that I looked awful in shorts, skirts and dresses. I didn’t have a perfectly flat stomach with really defined abs and so I didn’t feel like I could wear a bikini or a crop top etc. I just use to really struggle when it came to fashion in the summer months. I felt so uncomfortable with the way that I looked.
I think the biggest hurdle for me was just accepting my body the way I was and getting out of the mindset of thinking that people would notice, and they would care. Let me tell you – they don’t care and even if they do so what? Chances are you aren’t going to see them again and their opinion shouldn’t matter to you anyway. Other people’s opinions shouldn’t define how you live your life otherwise you will forever feel trapped and unhappy.
I have always been so hard on myself and very critical of my actions and my body and I did really suffer with body issues when younger. However, now I am so much better with accepting who I am. I have never been really slim, and I never will be. That isn’t how my body is meant to me. Everyone’s body are different and that is just a fact of life. The moment you realise this and stop trying to change your body the happier your will be. Your body is beautiful just the way it is you don’t need to be like someone else. Your uniqueness is what makes you special and you shouldn’t want to change that. Of course, you will always have things you are insecure about, everyone does but it all about learning to love yourself even with all your flaws and insecurities.
Secondly, wear whatever you want! Don’t allow what you think other people are going to say to prevent you from wearing what you want to wear. If you want to wear a bikini, or a skirt or a pair of shorts then go for it. Life is too short to restrict yourself in any way. Just be yourself and stop worrying so much because like I have said previously, most of it is all in your mind and people really don’t care or pay no where as much attention as you think they do. People are too busy going on with their own lives to care about whether you are wearing a skirt or not. It honestly doesn’t matter.
I guess what I wanted to say is that don’t feel worried about summer fashion if you are a little insecure. There is no need to be and you can definitely wear whatever you like. Whatever you do, and wear feel comfortable and confident.
Let me know if you have any advice or tips that you want to share with others on this topic. I really want to have discussions with you all on and help others on feeling confident. Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you found this useful or comforting in some way or another. Until next time! Much love,