We love high fashion, statement-making bags, and head-turning heels. After all, it is a fashion and style blog. But we also know that these things are the finishing touches that live on the surface.
In this article, we pay homage to 8 qualities that come before the finishing touches, make a woman beautiful, and comprise her essence. Some of these traits are external and immediately noticeable, other are internal, but shine through.
A Smile – a genuine smile is heartwarming, contagious, and can penetrate the gloomiest day.
A sparkle in her eyes – when a woman who has a sparkle in her eyes walks by, it is magical and has the power to light up a room. A sparkle usually comes from within and can be a reflection of confidence or inner beauty that shines through.
Posture – good posture adds confidence, height inches, and improves the way clothes fit.
Signature Walk – a walk says a lot about a person and our inner state. Whether it is a confident stride, a bohemian glide, or intent filled tread, the way a woman walks is unique and sets her apart from others.
Confidence – adds a bounce to a walk and makes whatever it is you are wearing your own. Being good at something, big or small, puts a spring in your step.
Intelligence – comes through in a woman’s eyes and adds another element to a woman’s essence.
Mindfulness – when actions are mindful, whether picking a vibrant bouquet from a local flower stand, passing dollar bills to the shop owner, or buying a metro card, focusing wholeheartedly on the action at hand transforms our presence.
Empathy – deserves its own article, but in a few words, a woman who identifies with what another person is going through elevates beauty to a higher level.
Inner Wisdom – wisdom comes in many packages. Whether intuitive or knowledge based knowing what is right, having the ability to act on it, and understanding that everything is interrelated, changes our presence. Which enhances our beauty.
Beautiful women practice these traits. And since each of these qualities have trans-formative power, they will move you one step closer to beauty.