8 Fashion Tips to Make You Feel Confident After a Divorce

Wondering how you can start to feel confident again after a messy divorce? In this article, we explore eight fashion tips to help you get your self-love back…

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Life after a divorce can be difficult. The end of a marriage can take a huge knock on your self-esteem and cause a lack of motivation and energy. Whilst it is natural to feel this way, it is important you don’t get stuck in a rut! When you are ready to start taking control of your life, a good place to start is your wardrobe.

Of course, a family solicitors in Gloucester, Bristol or Bath will be able to help you with the practical side of things. But, the emotional reparations after the divorce may require a bit of extra care, which is where your clothes can come in. Whether you want to completely reinvent your style, or you just want to tweak a few things, having fun experimenting with different styles can be an act of self-care.

Right now, you are the architect of your own life. Reclaim and treasure this newfound independence and freedom you have. Whether this is a change of a career or dating; each possibility requires a different outfit! So, read on to discover eight fashion tips to get your confidence back post-divorce…

  1. Declutter and Organise

The first step to reinventing your style is to purge your wardrobe. You need to make space for all your new stylish clothes by chucking out the excessive and unnecessary number of jogging bottoms you’ve somehow accumulated over the years. Ask yourself:

  • When was the last time you wore it?

  • Do you feel amazing in it? If yes, 100% keep! However, if you feel it’s not doing anything for you it may be using up valuable space in your wardrobe. 

  • What’s the likelihood of you wearing it again? A general principle for this is to donate clothing items you haven’t worn for 1-2 years.

  • Does it still fit?

The goal of this revamp is to learn to be confident in who you already are and feel sexy in your own skin. Keeping onto clothes that are too tight or too loose can be damaging to your self-esteem and stop you from loving your body for what it is now.

You will be your sexiest when you are comfortable in your own skin. So, if it doesn’t fit or make you feel good, it’s time to let it go!

  1. Donate to Charity

Now that you’ve made the decision to let go of some of your clothes, it is important to consider what to do with them. The most sustainable alternative to binning them is donating them to charity. Not only does this help the environment but it also helps people that are less fortunate than you and gives your old clothes a new life!

  1. Reorganise: Have a System

We recommend having a system in place when you are deciding what clothes to throw away. We suggest separating the clothes into different piles: keep, undecided and charity. Then, when it comes to reorganising your stylish new closet, we recommend also implementing a structure such as having it colour-coded or by season. 

  1. Finding and Owning Your Personal Style

Chances are, you are reading this blog because you’re not completely happy with your style or feel that it doesn’t represent who you are. The most important thing to concentrate on right now is finding clothes that elevate your style. Identify what colour, patterns, and styles you look good in and like.

Don’t waste your money on clothes you don’t like or feel comfortable in just because they are trendy. Only buy and wear what you love because if you don’t feel great in something you’re most likely not going to feel confident.

  1. Be Creative

Have fun with this! Have a flick through fashion magazines and follow some influencers on Instagram who have a style that you admire. Nothing beats making a good old-fashioned collage from a magazine or creating a Pinterest board.

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  1. Plan a Day Out with Your Girlfriends

In times of need, surrounding yourself with people who love and support you can really boost your confidence. Whether it is an old friend you haven’t seen in years or your sister, any person that really cares about you will be there for you, as you would for them. 

When you feel ready, plan a day out with friends whose style you admire and treat yourself to some retail therapy. Ask for their advice on what they think would suit you and don’t be shy when it comes to trying on different outfits. 

  1. Consider a Capsule Closet

The key to organising your capsule closet is being honest with yourself. Think about your lifestyle and what you need from your wardrobe. For instance, if you work full-time hours in an office setting you will need to focus on designating more wardrobe space to smart staples such as tailored trousers and a cute shirts. 

However, if you work somewhere where a strict dress code isn’t required, you can be more playful and experimental with what you choose for your capsule. Overall, we recommend picking out clothes that are quite versatile and timeless that can work for several different occasions.

  1. Help People and the Planet Whilst you Shop

With the fast fashion industry being a major contributor to global warming, we recommend shopping at more sustainable brands, charity or second-hand shops, as well as re-purposing old clothing. Sustainable fashion means being mindful of where you shop and supporting businesses that have less of a negative impact on the planet. 

With increasing popular support behind the slow fashion movement, thrifting and repurposing old clothes have recently become very on trend. Oxfam have put together a beginner’s guide on how to shop sustainably. Meanwhile, thrifting apps such as Vinted and Depop are a great place to shop for second-hand clothes.

Not only are you reducing your carbon footprint whilst you shop but the clothes, you purchase are more likely to be made of better materials and one of kind. Helping the environment whilst you find your new style is sure to help you feel more confident.

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Ready to Start Reinventing Your Image Post-Divorce?

So, those are our eight fashion tips to make you feel more confident after your divorce. Remember to go for clothes that speak to you and elevate your style, not just trends.

Adopt a playful and open attitude when experimenting with different styles. And, most importantly, enjoy trying something new and learning something about yourself.


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