What we wear can do wonders for your confidence levels. We often dress to look good to other people but you’ve got to love yourself in those clothes before that confidence can be expressed. The right fashion can make us feel more powerful. Your outfit can transform your day, make you feel good and maybe even inspire others to try some of the looks your confidently wearing. It’s a fantastic way of expressing yourself inside and out.
True confidence, of course, comes from within, but self-image can be influenced by the choices we make when it comes to personal style. What we wear is an extension of the body and, as such, ourselves. Not only is it a projection of our inner self, it is a chance to challenge ourselves. Luckily, there are many ways to do so.
To find out if the clothing you wear is right for you, consider the following questions. Do the clothes you wear compliment your body or do they fight against it? Do you hide your flaws or do you flaunt your virtues? Are the colours vibrant like your personality or neutral by fear of experimentation? Do your accessories tell a story? Are you comfortable? Confidence isn’t about following a trend. It’s about being the “you” that you want to be. Fashion lets you be fearless.
A blazer can elevate a look from casual to chic stylish. Pair a blazer with some skinny jeans, a graphic tee and some high heels to give that effortless casual smart look. Feeling adventurous? Go for a pastel colour. Try lavender (colour of the season).
Whether we’re talking about necklaces, rings or other accessories, bold jewellery is a surefire way to dress up an outfit and add a little bit (or a lot) of personality.
You may not be feeling particularly powerful this moment, but try slipping on a pair of statement shoes and you’ll feel an instant boost in confidence. You’ll be sure to draw some attention, too. But you’re fearless, right?