Next up in our #ShapermintCrewLoveSeries is Tara Bowlin Anderson, one of our Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors. Find out how she draws fashion inspiration from Princess Diana, her fave styles from Shapermint, and why she wants to celebrate body positivity with us.
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
I was a Shapermint customer before ever being invited to be part of the crew, so when they asked it was a no-brainer! I love the shapewear and body-positive message.
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
It's honestly a really supportive environment. Also, it's been really nice to connect with the other creators.
How do you want to shape change with us?
I hope that I can continue to share messages along with Shapermint that women should feel confident in their bodies no matter what!
How do you define body positivity?
To me, body positivity means that we recognize our self-worth lies beyond our outward appearance and that all bodies are worthy and deserving of love and appreciation. No matter the size of our body, the scars, the cellulite, stretch marks, etc. It is beautiful just simply because it exists.
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
Just taking time to be alone sometimes! I'm sure other mamas get this, but we give and give to our families, and it can be hard to set that time apart that's just for us. I make sure I always get the alone time I need to recharge.
We absolutely love the fact that you use social media as a liberating force to celebrate body positivity and other movers & shapers out there. Are there any women on social media who inspire you to be your best self?
I love following Alex Light, (@Alexlight_ldn), Natalie Gage (@thenataliegage), Meara Rose (@meararose), and Liz Raney (@lively.liz). These women all embrace their bodies and share body positivity.
How important has stocking up on basics been to you during the quarantine?
It's definitely been important! I want to make sure I'm always comfortable and have plenty of everything I need.
What are your top tips for breaking out of a fashion/style rut?
Take a risk! Wear something you wouldn't usually wear, experiment with colors and patterns, and just get out of your comfort zone.
What is your favorite Shapermint style? How do you like to style it?
I love the Empetua bike shorts! I think bike shorts are so classic. (think Princess Diana wearing hers all the time!). I will style it with an oversize sweatshirt or dress it up with a blazer.
Want to share anything else?
I’m excited to continue being part of the Shapermint Crew and can’t wait to share more with everyone!
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