In continuation of our #Shapermintcrewlove series, we had the pleasure of interviewing one of our Brand Ambassadors who speaks so passionately about self-love. Meet Kathryn Salisbury. In this interview, we’ll discover what she loves about being a Shapermint crew and why she chose to partner with us in shaping change. Read on to see the full interview!
You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?
I've always wanted comfortable shapewear that didn't roll down and was thrilled to find some!
What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?
I love the Crew’s positivity and inclusiveness! When I opened my first Shapermint box and saw the cute note and sweet stickers, I knew this was a company I wanted to be a part of.
How do you want to shape change with us?
I want to encourage women to feel comfortable in their bodies and clothes. Being able to have fashion that makes you feel confident can really be a game-changer for your self-esteem.
How do you define body positivity?
I like to be somewhere in between body positivity and body neutrality. I think it's amazing and important to love your body and embrace your own skin but I also think that sometimes we can put too much emphasis on our body.
It can feel like a lot of pressure sometimes to say you need to love every inch of your body every day. I think showing up, accepting, and appreciating your body each day is enough. What's on the inside is the most important thing to nurture. - Kathryn
Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?
I have an in-depth skincare routine I do once a week along with a nice hot bath. A double face mask, possibly a hair mask, serums, lotions, a bath bomb, the works! That's definitely my favorite way 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?
Gyzial (@bonjourmademoiselle_) is so sweet and definitely inspires me. I also love Caralyn Mirand, she has such great content and helpful tips.
How important has stocking up on basics been to you during the quarantine?
I worked from home pre-pandemic so 90% of the time you'll find me in basic yoga pants & t-shirts!
What are your top tips for breaking out of a fashion/style rut?
- 1. Get a style subscription box! Having someone pick out clothes for you to try not only can make it easier to shop but can also introduce you to new items!
- 2. Buy/try something you think would look bad on you or that you don't like on the hanger. It might surprise you how much you end up liking it!
What is your favorite Shapermint style? How do you like to style it?
My favorite Shapermint product is the All Day Everyday High-Waisted Shaper Shorts! They don't roll at the top at all (which I consider a miracle) and they save my thighs in my dresses!
Want to share anything else?
If you're struggling with self-love or comparing yourself to others, I really encourage you to follow women on social media who look like you. It has really changed my life.
Where can our readers find you?
It’s always inspiring to see how women love and take care of themselves. Thank you Kathryn for teaching us to appreciate and accept our bodies, and most importantly, nurture what’s inside of us. You too can spread love and shape change. To learn more about our program and perks, just click right here.