The festive season is a time of joy, celebration, and self-expression. Here at Rare Birds Clothing, we believe that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, particularly during this special time of year. In this blog post, we'll delve into the intersection of self-care and style for neurodivergent individuals, providing tips and insights to help you embrace your unique identity during the holidays.

1. Clothing as a Form of Self-Expression
Clothing transcends mere fabric; it serves as a potent form of self-expression. For neurodivergent individuals, choosing the right outfit becomes a means to communicate identity and comfort. During the holidays, consider embracing colours, patterns, and styles that resonate with your individuality. Whether you lean towards bold and vibrant hues or calming and muted tones, let your clothing reflect your unique personality.



2. The Comfort of Familiar Fabrics
The hustle and bustle of holiday activities can be overwhelming, but your clothing doesn't have to be. At Rare Birds, we prioritise comfort without compromising style. Opt for familiar fabrics that soothe the senses, such as soft cotton, breathable linen, or cosy fleece. Our holiday collection features designs that cater to sensory sensitivities, ensuring you feel at ease during every festive moment.

Fabric Swatches

3. Accessorise for Comfort and Style
Accessories can be the perfect finishing touch to your holiday ensemble. Explore sensory-friendly accessories that add a personal flair to your look while providing comfort. Consider items like adjustable headbands, textured bracelets, or cosy scarves that not only complement your outfit but also cater to your sensory preferences.

4. Layering for Versatility
The holiday season brings fluctuating temperatures, making layering a practical and stylish choice. Our inclusive designs at Rare Birds Clothing offer versatile layering options, allowing you to adjust your outfit based on your comfort level. Mix and match different pieces to create a look that suits the occasion while accommodating sensory sensitivities.

5. Mindful Shopping for Neurodivergent Empowerment
As you embark on your holiday shopping journey, consider the impact of your choices. Support neurodivergent empowerment by choosing brands that prioritise inclusivity and understand the unique needs of the community. Here at Rare Birds Clothing, our mission is to provide calming clothing that not only looks good but also feels good, empowering individuals to express themselves authentically.

A rack with fabrics hanging on them branded Rare Birds

This holiday season, let your style be a celebration of your neurodivergent identity. Embrace the comfort of familiar fabrics, express yourself through colours and accessories, and choose clothing that aligns with your unique sensory preferences. We're here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and self-expression.

Wishing you a joyous and inclusive holiday season!

December 20, 2023 — Clementine Schouteden