Fashion comfort zones, we all have them. Male or female we all have a style that we feel safe in. Don't get me wrong, feeling comfortable and safe in your clothes is very important. Your clothes should give you a sense of confidence but they should not be a shield to hide behind. For many years I have hidden behind my fashion comfort zone (FCZ). Feeling embarrassed about my weight gain has been one of the leading culprits in hiding behind my FCZ.
Up until recently this single article of clothing could send a shiver up my spine. Embarrassed about gaining 30 lbs. made me never want to show my legs again in public. I would wear jeans in 100 + temperatures just to keep them covered. I would hide behind my jeans as silly as that sounds. I felt safe behind that shield. Behind that shield no one could see all the imperfections that I saw every day. This is a very unhealthy mental place to be. We should never care what others think of us.
NEWS FLASH, no one is perfect, we all have flaws.
I decided that I no longer wanted to hide behind a shield. I needed to see my legs as beautiful and as a miracle. Not to long ago these legs could barely work and now they are strong and should be proud.
I decided to find a pair of shorts that flattered my figure and made me feel beautiful. I won't lie, it was very uncomfortable walking around town in shorts. I had walked way out of my FCZ and it felt so liberating. I even got an unexpected compliment that day.
I encourage you to step out of that comfortable zone and experience the freedom and acceptance it can bring you.
Here are some helpful tips to help you step out of your Fashion Comfort Zone (FCZ)
1. Start taking baby steps. Just changing your mindset and committing to change is a good start.
2. Buy something you wouldn't normally buy. Even if it takes you a while to wear it.
3. Wear that something you wouldn't normally wear and wear it with style and confidence.
3. Remember that you are beautiful and the opinion of others does not matter.
4. Dress to make you happy!!!!
Please send me your comments and pictures of your stepping out of your FCV moments. You can tag me with pictures on Instagram @cpenn1 and Facebook @Regain Your Confidence.
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