How Confidence Plays A Role On Your Sense Of Style
This photo right here is the epiphany of “how confidence plays a role on your style.” To everyone, this is a photo with my belly out, I’m showing a lot of the “girls,” it’s pretty, but why of have to show so much skin kinda comments photo. But, before you judge, hear me out. As I am getting older, I find that I lack confidence on my body image- (yes I know I’m petite so what’s my problem?!) E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Constantly, thinking my body is changing and not for the better, so I stop wearing clothing that shows my midsection.
Believe it or not, this outfit choice was a boost that my confidence need, to love me, accept me and be free to challenge my decisions in life.
What does this mean?
We tend to be our own harshest critics especially when it comes to looks and style, but confidence can play a huge role in how you carry yourself and how others see you.
You’ve probably heard the saying ‘fake it till you make it’; when applied to style, it means the right outfit can transform the way you feel and look. A suit, for instance, might make you channel your inner shrewd and powerful businesswoman, a set of high heels transform you into a sex goddess in your own eyes.
Think back to just today, how do you feel? Did your choice of outfit affect you in any way?
The relationship between confidence and style is a two-way street.
Let’s go back to your favorite pair of heels, whether they’re killer stilettos or sleek chunky heel boots. The truth is that heels don’t look good just because they add a few extra inches to your height.
It’s the combination of your looks and how you feel about yourself when you’re wearing them that gives heels their magical power.
The secret to looking good and feeling good is all about YOU. Styling your confidence! Even an exceptionally stylish outfit can look awkward if the person wearing it doesn’t feel comfortable in it.
Confidence is, thus, critical, to your style – feeling confident and self-assured in what you wear can tremendously improve the way you carry yourself around.
When you’re confident, you let your personal style shine through. Which isn’t limited to clothes or accessories only – your style is a blend of your likes, interests, hobbies, and personality, reflected in your choice of outfit.
The link between confidence and style is reciprocal: the best way to enhance your self-confidence is to dress in a way that accentuates your best features. Invest in well-fitting garments, and learn to tell the difference between cheap and inexpensive. ‘Cheapness’ refers to the quality of an item, and has nothing to do with its price. A piece of clothing doesn’t have to come with an outrageous price tag to look good on you but make sure you steer clear of fabrics and cuts that appear cheap.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, too. Bright colors can not only make you look fabulous but feel more confident as you slowly evolve your wardrobe to include more and more accent pieces. An excellent way to start building your personal style and injecting confidence in your looks is by developing basics like grey, navy, blue and black and adding tiny color accents, like a scarf.
If you feel drawn to something, even if it’s slightly out of your comfort zone, give it a fair shot – it might surprise you. The more you challenge yourself to try different combinations and styles, the more confident you’ll become in your looks and the more comfortable it’ll be for you to discover your personal style – and let it shine through for the world to see.
Confidence plays a huge role in fashion and style, and feeling right about the clothes you wear can have a tremendous impact on your life. Liking what you see in the mirror is the single most effective way to become happier with yourself.
Channel your personal style and learn to take pride in your appearance; be confident about your looks and make yourself the person you want the world to see.