When you first read this challenge, how many of you thought it was geared toward women?
That would be an understandable assumption to make, but it truly was created with both men and women in mind. (If I had men’s clothes lying around, I would’ve photographed them, too.)
The challenge isn’t about vanity and superficiality either. It’s about taking the time to feel good about yourself — on the inside as well as the outside — no matter who you are.
For men, maybe it’s wearing a nice shirt in a color that complements your eyes. For women, maybe it’s pulling out that dress that’s been hiding in the back of your closet or those great shoes you never have the occasion to wear. Maybe it’s simply wearing your favorite jeans — the ones without the holes.
For me, it was a sundress. I love sundresses. Not only are they super comfortable, but I always feel feminine and pretty when I wear one.
Over the years, I’ve learned that when I feel attractive, I give off positive energy that grows and spreads. On the flip side, when I wear something that doesn’t make me feel good, I give off negative energy that I have to work to overcome. So why not just make life easier and start the day off by feeling good before I even leave the house?
I have to admit, this challenge was partly inspired by an Oprah episode I saw a few years ago. (Yes, I sometimes watch Oprah.) Basically, the idea was to get rid of the clothes in your closet that don’t make you feel 100%. Whether you’re working out, going out, or staying in, you should feel good in what you’re wearing. The idea made sense, so I tried it, and it worked! It also helped me clear out my overstuffed drawers and closet. (Keep this in mind for Day 24’s challenge.) I encourage you to try it, too!
So what’s your go-to wardrobe item when you want to feel your best?
To see what’s coming up, check the 30-day Challenge List.