Being comfortable in my own skin has been less of a destination and more of a continuous journey. As a pre-teen, I thought that I was ugly, fat and undesirable. I started developing at a much faster pace than the other girls in my elementary school. I’ve always had curves (and pre-high school, curves were largely undesirable) and I’ve always gone to schools in which I was the minority. So, my youth was marked by a continuous struggle with being comfortable and confident in environments where I was simply different.
Now, as a style blogger who tries to use my words to inspire and empower through the lens of fashion and beauty, I have discovered that you can have all the red lipstick, high heels and little black dresses in the world, but if you’re not comfortable in your own skin, you’ll never truly feel beautiful.
Feeling beautiful is a process that involves self-evaluation, honesty, and a vulnerability that’s not always easy to achieve. I admit that I don’t love everything about my body, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I believe that I was beautifully and wonderfully made, and no amount of fancy perfume or red-bottom platforms will change that.
Here are some ways I’ve grown to feel beautiful in my own skin:
I switch up my look often:
There are so many interpretations of beauty. Why settle for just one?
I wear clothes that flatter my curves.
Even though looks aren’t everything, being comfortable in what you’re wearing plays a huge role in how confident you feel.
I surround myself with positivity.
|Me and my Mom|
Do any of these methods work for you? What do you do in your daily life to feel beautiful in your own skin?
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