Prepare yourself: You’re going to get really jealous as you look at this outfit, but you’re not going to be able to buy it anywhere because it’s not 1998 (I say that, but it’s probably being hung in Forever21 as I type this)…
I remember specifically choosing this dress because I felt as if it really complimented my figure. And obviously comfort played a strong factor, why else would I choose to pair it with 100 pound old-lady sneakers?
So maybe I didn’t get proportions right, and maybe later that year I got the Jennifer Aniston hair-cut that ended up looking like untamed helmet hair. Regardless, I had the right thought process down.
Here are the three things to keep in mind when dressing for a big day…
1. Pick something that makes you feel like the best version of you.
I wore this lavender dress because I knew I had some pretty awesome curves to show off, which made me feel good about myself whenever I wore it. I was able to walk the halls of school confidently that day because I picked something I felt good in.
2. Make comfort a priority.
Whether it’s the first day of school, or the first day of a new job, there’s a plenty of uncertainty to go around. The last thing you want to do is be uncomfortable. Be sure to wear something you won’t have to tug on or readjust constantly.
Shoes are a bit tricky when it comes to comfort. I maybe dove off the deep end of comfort with what I’m wearing in the picture. The main thing is wear shoes you can easily walk in. You want to be able to carry yourself well in a new environment because as the new person you’re going to be a bit more noticeable (don’t worry it will quickly wear off).
3. Don’t do anything to your hair that’s going to have you second guessing yourself all day
I.E.: do I need more hairspray? Are my curls still there? Do I need to redo my ponytail?
Go with your easiest style, saving the more complicated ones for after you’ve settled in.
You have a lot to offer this world. By planning the right outfit you can relax and present the best version of you!
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