For so many of us, it can be hard to find a pair of jeans that fits just right.
Because of the years I spent working at a denim store, I know first hand that many women struggle with finding jeans they feel good in. It doesn’t seem to matter what size a woman wears. Denim is just one of those things that people have a hard time with. I watched women beat themselves up about how they looked as they tried on pair after pair of jeans. The search for the perfect pair of jeans is also complicated by the fact that most brands design their denim for a particular body shape, which most women don’t have.
As a short, curvy girl…I can assure you that most jeans are not designed with me in mind. I’ve learned a lot over the years about how to shop for denim, which is probably why I’ve accumulated quite the collection! I’m always on the hunt for brands that design their denim with the average woman in mind. One of the brands that “gets” this struggle is NYDJ. Granted, until recently, I hadn’t heard of them, but as soon as I looked into the company and their philosophy around denim, I was sold. All of their jeans are crafted with premium denim, so they fit well and feel almost as soft as sweatpants.
This year, NYDJ has launched the #FitToBe campaign, and they reached out to 58 women to help spread their message. I’m really proud that I am one of these women! Why 58 women? That number represents the number of sizes they offer (across petite, tall and plus). Considering that most brands offer sizes 24-32 in one length, that’s a big deal! The #FitToBe campaign emphasizes that regardless of your age or shape, their jeans will make a woman feel beautiful, confident, radiant and sexy.
As for me, I’m #FitToBe confident…but I’ll be honest, it’s always a work in progress!
Confidence is an important quality to possess in all aspects of life, including fashion. My mantra is that if you wear a style or trend with confidence, you can pull it off. That being said, I completely understand that like many things, having confidence in yourself is easier said than done. That’s why it’s always a work in progress for me.
Whenever I lack confidence in my own life (fashion or otherwise), it’s usually because in the moment, I’m comparing myself to other people. This is why they say, comparison is the thief of joy. The more I compare myself to other people, the more I feel badly about myself. Even though it’s human nature to compare yourself to others, doing so can really take your confidence down a few notches. This is the case in life and it’s the case in fashion, too.
Moral of the story? Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Be confident, rock those skinny jeans…and just be happy with being you! Oh, and if your outfit turns out looking a bit like the Canadian Tuxedo, well – rock that too.
Photography by Jeff
Do you consider yourself a confident person in life and/or fashion?