Confidence Through Clothing

Do you know these girls in simple dark blue jeans, plain t-shirts and hoodies. With sneakers and their hair tied up? Completely without jewellery (pearl earrings are the maximum!).

Can you see a girl like that with your inner eye? Well, then you’re seeing me. I have always been that girl who thought a t-shirt with a print was very fancy. And red Converse-sneakers were the flashiest thing in my wardrobe. Although, I didn’t only wear inconspicuous colours, oh no! At about 14 I loved all the colours wornΒ together (and I loved blue eyeshadow and even blue mascara – who else? πŸ˜€ ). Unfortunately I didn’t only wear ugly clothes as a teenager. Last winter I still went to uni in leggings and knit pullovers every day. Why? Well, it was much more comfortable! So why mind about looks?

dance2

Don’t get me wrong! There’s nothing wrong about jeans, hoodies or sneakers! What was wrong was that I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw! And yet I didn’t do anything to make it better.

But this summer something changed. I can’t even tell you when or why that happened. But in May I saw a lot of pictures from the Coachella festival in LA on Instagram. Do you know the style that is worn there? Lots of white and jeans, lots of lace, see-through fabrics, all paired with curls or braids. Those photos and that style really touched something in me.

It all began when I went to the shops and got myself some pieces that would go well withΒ this style. I also bought myself new sandals (my first sandals since I was twelve!) and new sunglasses, got out my maxi skirts which I had never worn, and decided that I would actually wear these clothes now. And once I was there, I never wanted back again. I wanted dresses. Playsuits. Lace tops. My gorgeous new sandals. Pretty watches. And now I’m addicted.

dance3

But I’m not addicted to pretty clothes, oh no! I’m addicted to the feeling, when I see myself in a mirror and actually think that I look pretty. I’m addicted to talking to someone in the city and knowing that I look good. Addicted to photos of myself, because I don’t have to be embarrassed anymore.

And now that my wardrobe is filled with pretty pieces, I have to admit that leggings and sweaters don’t even save time as I thought before! And as I prefer soft fabrics these clothes are just as comfortable! The only thing that has actually changed is my feeling about clothes. My confidence has grown. By seeing myself in this new look and especially when people compliment my outfits. I never ever want to go back to leggings and hoodies!

dance5dance4


Sponsored byΒ Zalando

Share:

5 Comments

  1. Barbora
    31/08/2016 / 09:42

    You are so much right about being more confident! I used to wear just black leggins and some plain tops. It was actually my husband who encouraged me to change it – he even gave me shopping with a stylist and it was the best gift ever! Now I have some beautiful skirts and lady-like tops I would have never even noticed in the shop on my own. And I am loving wearing these pieces every single time! <3 Your articles are amazing, sending lots of love and keep it up!

  2. 29/06/2016 / 00:52

    I literally always wear jeans and a t-shirt, because anything else makes me feel uncomfortable, but since having an office job where I interact with people, I try to dress a little bit better… and I usually fail πŸ˜€

    • Lottie
      03/07/2016 / 00:38

      I am sure you look beautiful!

  3. Bernarda
    26/06/2016 / 15:23

    OMG! Yes blue mascara was life 😊 90%of the time I don’t care how I look so I always wear leggings but I think this is because I’m lazy to get dressed nice and to put make up and look like a girl πŸ˜… maybe one day!😘

    • 26/06/2016 / 17:32

      Oh I know what you mean! But looking good and actually thinking that you look good, feels so good too! Oh and yes – blue mascara WAS life! πŸ˜€