STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Being You Is Beautiful

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Being You Is Beautiful

If I could give you one piece of advice that would make you look beautiful and rock any outfit, it would be this: be you. It sounds cheesy, I know, but there is nothing more beautiful than being authentically, unapologetically you. If you wear what makes you feel comfortable and if you express yourself through your clothing, you can’t go wrong. That comfort and confidence will shine through you. Self-confidence and happiness is beautiful, it’s sexy and it’s fashion-forward.

I just made the big move from Wisconsin to Colorado for college and I’ve been exploring around the state with my family, hopping from city to city and mountain to mountain. I spent an entire day walking up and down one street, shopping and just enjoying time spent with myself. Then I spotted this lovely girl from across the street. Her style was so carefree; her confidence shone through her. Now that is beautiful!

Learning to love yourself is the best thing you can do for yourself and for the world. If you aren’t happy with yourself, it is difficult to encourage others to do the same. But if you lead by example, if you love yourself loudly and vibrantly, whether you know it or not you are encouraging others to do the same. We don’t all have to be wearing the same brand or following the same trend to be fashionable. In fact, breaking outside of the norm is so much more unique, interesting and attractive. Dress for yourself, love yourself and encourage others to do the same. Empowering yourself and others is the best style advice I could ever give. So get rid of the clothes that aren’t “you,” better yet, donate them. This is the perfect time. A new school year is starting and that’s the perfect excuse to match your closet to how you feel. So, wear what makes you feel lovely. Study for your classes, but don’t forget to continuously learn to love yourself. Be beautiful, be you.