If you haven’t noticed, my go-to skirt is a pleated A-line midi. They’re easy to style, flattering to my shape, appropriate for work…and honestly, they’re safe. I’ve always shied away from more form-fitting styles because they made me self conscious of my hips and stomach. Earlier this week, I decided to change things up and wear the lone pencil skirt in my closet. I was planning on styling it like I had before, with a long sweater, but when I put it on, it looked really good! I’m working on more positive self-talk, but it’s still not my natural instinct to say “damn, my butt looks good in this skirt!” but that’s exactly what I said! So, I wore a long-sleeve tee and a cardigan (I actually wished I had a shorter cardigan!) and rocked it.
I think too often we (myself included) get caught up in what we “can” or “should” wear, what we know looks good, or what’s comfortable. It’s easy to stick to the same silhouettes and color palettes, wearing something that covers us well, but doesn’t do our bodies justice. Maybe that’s why it took so long for the fashion industry to realize they needed more body diversity…they didn’t take notice until we started owning our curves. The truth is that we are blessed with one body, so we might as well love it, take care of it the best we can…and show it off proudly!
Speaking of, I am SO excited to leave for vacation tomorrow, and I can’t wait to share what I’m wearing on the beach! It’ll be quiet over here for the next week, but you can still catch me on Instagram. Happy pre-Friday!