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Letting go of insecurities is one of the most liberating things you can do. 

For me, that journey began when I started style blogging. I wasn't just styling outfits for myself, I was inspiring other women to dress as freely as possible, so I began wearing crop tops, bodycon dresses, skirts, and even sleeveless tops. 

I know that last one isn't easy for a lot of us. But especially in the summer, it's painful for me to see another woman sweating it out in a thick cardigan for no reason other than fear of what people might say/think about her arm fat. Fuck them! Dress for the weather and your style. 

Letting go of the fear is like ripping off a Band-Aid. You can't think about it too long — just put on a tank top and go outside. Here's some fashion inspiration to get you going! 

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Nicolette Mason is an OG of body pos fashion. I love this look!

Sometimes it's nice to have a jacket as a safety net, or for if it gets cold. Do what's right for you and your outfit! 

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Manfattan blogger Beck Delude shows off her arms in this Lane Bryant jumpsuit.

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Click here to get her style tips for tall women.

3

Callie Thorpe looks super sexy in this off-the-shoulder top.

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Model and style blogger Jennifer Buckingham is slaying in this simple tank.

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Prints + lace skirt + bare arms = cute outfit

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Sarah Conley never lets insecurities compromise an outfit.  

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Look at her smile! There is nothing to be afraid of.

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Show off your belly and your guns, girl.

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I have no words for this white Lane Bryant jumpsuit and the ever-perfect Marie Denee.

I take that back, I found a word: FLAWLESS. 

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Kelly Augustine is just... goals.

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Another bonus to going sleeveless: show off your tats!

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Another fab jumpsuit. Aren't you just itching to buy one now?

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Summer vacay vibes.

 

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Summer wedding vibes!

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Plus-size style expert Jeniese will give you the stank face if you hide your arms again.

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Jolene is baring her arms in bodycon. YAS KWEEN!

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She also looks great in white, a color big girls are always steered away from (for no good reason). 

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Floral sundresses are what spring and summer are all about. Don't miss out!

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Anyone who thinks she needs to cover up should have their eyes checked.

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Now go forth and let your arms meet the light!