Oprah Winfrey once said: “The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the storyline that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step towards transforming your experience of the world.” Despite a general consensus that all women are beautiful in their own right, as little as 11% of Canadian women are completely satisfied with what they see when they look in the mirror according to a survey by market research entity GfK. A positive body image is a vital component of a healthy self-esteem and something which needs to be nurtured constantly and with great care. The following guidelines will help you shed some of the negative perceptions you have of yourself and have you blossom into a strong, happy and self-loving woman or man.
Unfortunately, we’re not all born with a natural sense of style. In fact, for some of us, looking stylish and fashionable can be a real challenge! This can make shopping quite overwhelming, as it can be very difficult to know where to start when you hit the shops. But don’t worry, there are some really easy ways to make fashion a lot more fun. For starters, you just need to follow these practical fashion hacks.
We all have our favorite seasons. There are those that love snuggling up in cozy knits, waiting for the winter to come rolling in; the ones who buy tights and boots and cardigans ready for the autumn winds; those who invest in floral prints ready for the first petals of spring; and then there are the ones who completely lose it and go crazy for the summer trends. But what if you aren’t too hot on the warmer weather clothing? What if you’re a winter warrior and don’t know where to start?