So, now that you have a bra that fits, it is time to find some clothes that fit.
The video above speaks to the heart of every woman’s shopping frustration, you don’t have to look farther than your own closet to know that not every garment is created equal. However, as real as the struggle is it is important to make sure that your clothes fit, not just so that you look good but so that you also feel good. It is important to feel good when you are bursting out of your outfit or when you are swimming in it.
Years ago an employer took me shopping, I found a beautiful shirt that made me feel amazing. I looked myself in the eyes and vowed to only buy clothes that made me feel that good for the rest of my life. I have gone through periods of honouring that vow to myself and periods of not caring what I look like. Recently, I took on the challenge of a capsule wardrobe. I narrowed down my closet to just 37 items (not including unmentionables, gym clothes, or pjs), that only left room for what I loved and for what truly fit. There are no “aspirational sizes” in my closet, no pieces to remind me of my heaviest weight, there are simply clothes that fit and that is an incredible feeling.
When you have clothes that fit you spend less time beating yourself up every morning because you don’t look the part and spend more time being productive about the things in your life that matter to you. Having clothes that fit force you to live in better communion with your body because you don’t possess any excess wardrobe pieces to hide behind. It truly is liberating.
I encourage you to invite an honest friend or a sister over and go through your closet. Sell that which is in good condition and take your proceeds to the store, try on multiple sizes and without looking at the number on the tag at the back of the jeans, skirt, dress or shirt, buy them.
I would venture to say that many of us give up looking our best because we don’t want to buy the clothes that actually fit. We are ashamed about that little number on the tag that hangs on the waistline of the jeans we want. Well, here is what I have to say about that: You cannot define yourself by that number in a tiny font. That number can’t hold a candle to your laugh, your spirit, your kindness and your tenacity. I don’t know a single person who goes around inspecting that number, no one actually cares. If it bothers you, I hope that you will healthfully do something about it. There is no crime in wanting to change, no crime in wanting to be better than you are. Do it, become that change. But, invest in yourself right now, today, despite what makes you uncomfortable. You are worth it right now and if you don’t invest in yourself now you won’t have a clue as to how to do it when you reach your goals, hopes and dreams.