When I catch a sideways glance at myself, sometimes it’s just after coming out of the shower on the way to my closet. Most of my body is exposed. Under my eyelids and around my hippy section, I see evidence that my Mommy body is changing. Yes, as we grow up, our bodies prove that no living thing is exempt from the effects of the universe’s gravitational pull.
Bu more often than not, when I see my reflection staring back from the mirror’s glimpse, I am not so exposed. I have dressed for the morning, or maybe even for the day ahead, and I see myself clothed. Sometimes, I celebrate very simple accomplishments. I changed out of my pajamas…into my favorite sweatpants. And then there are days that I discipline myself to pull up my favorite jeans and choose a happy pair of earrings to accompany my grey V-neck. With or without makeup to brighten my skin tone, at least I’ve chosen to get dressed.
To be completely honest, I’ve noticed the clothes I’m wearing predispose how I see myself in the day ahead. Why is this the case?
I think this is true, not just for me, but for most of us: The clothes we wear impact how we feel about our bodies.
Specifically, the color and style of the clothes we wear impact how we feel about our bodies.
Over the last year, I have scrutinized the process of “knowing your colors.” After witnessing a dozen or so friends complete their color analysis with House of Colour, I can say this. It’s not hogwash. I’m not rolling my eyes when I hear them mention buying something from their color palette. I’ve seen them simplify and simultaneously improve their wardrobes after having completed the analysis. It’s proven. By knowing their colors, these women know how to do the work that leads to loving what is in your closet.
And you know what? They’re not enjoying the clothes in their closets more because they lost weight. Not one of them is shopping better because she suddenly has more glamourous facial features or a fresh, younger-looking hairstyle.
What has each woman chosen to do? She has chosen to invest in what she’s got. [Read more…] about How Every Mom Can Love What is in Her Closet