Your attitude behind the clothes you wear can make or break your look. Showing that you are comfortable in your clothes makes disproportions and all the figure flaws you’re deep down insecure about less noticeable.
Self confidence is only one part of the bigger picture
On the other hand, having self confidence alone doesn’t always necessarily equal great style. In fact, we believe that it’s a combination of 3 things that make people look so darn good:
- Knowing what clothes to wear and how to wear them to give you the best body (outfit) proportions and fit
- Knowing your best colors and how to use them to your advantage – giving you that healthy and unstoppable glow
- Self-confidence – meaning letting your personal style shine through
Having self confidence is the icing of the cake and what you get from knowing what looks best on you! If you’ve got number 1 and 2 right, a confidence-boost is inevitable.
So what kind of self confidence are we talking about?
It’s the casual beam of liking yourself, but not the cocky oh-I-love-myself-and-I’m-better-than-everyone else-type of confidence.
The casual beam of confidence is about feeling comfortable in the clothes you wear, telling the world: “Hey, this is me. I like the colors I’m wearing, I love the shape of this top and my waist looks awesome in it, and I don’t care what people think!” (This signals that you’re confident and positive, and makes you look attractive).
Now compare that to something that says: “Umm, I’m not sure if this looks good on me… Do you like how this look? It’s not my true style. I just want to feel accepted.” (This makes you look pitiful, awkward and sometimes desperate).
How to feel and look confident?
The trick is to focus on what you like about your body.
So instead of wasting all of your energy on hiding yourself behind clothes or trying to disguise what you don’t like with something that clearly isn’t a part of your personal style, make an effort to accentuate your best assets.
The point here is to shift your attention and make yourself feel good about yourself. In this way your confidence will sky-rocket!
Create Your Trademark
This means you should focus on parts of your body and/or personality that you like and then simply wear something that will accentuate it. Enhance something that will make people remember you after meeting you for the first time.
Here are a couple of examples:
- If you’re outgoing let it show through your clothes with for example bright colors and quirky accessories.
- Or if you have an exquisite taste in luxury goods then carry one of your favorite designer bags and add some pearls.
- Feel beautiful with your exotic dark hair and tan skin? Play these features up with your best colors such as plum and red.
Focus on what you like
Ask yourself these questions: “What parts of my body do I like? What parts have I gotten compliments on? How do I emphasize the best in my figure?”
If there’s anything about your body (or face!) that you love and makes you feel sexy/empowered/confident/beautiful then wear clothes, colors and details that highlight that.
Develop your unique personal style
Achieving personal style Having self-confidence has also a lot to do with your personal style – how well you embrace and define it.
Basically, the more connected you are to your personal style the more confident you’ll appear in the clothes you wear. That’s because you’ll instinctively choose pieces that are completely YOU.
Your choice of clothes is then more likely to be a reflection of who you are; your likes, interests, inspirations, aspirations – the very essence of your personality.
And this will show when you’re out there wearing your outfits! You’ll feel and look 100x more fabulous when you are comfortable in your skin (your personal style) because you can be yourself, rather than trying to pretend you’re something you’re not by wearing clothes that just don’t jive with your personality.