Fashion experts believe that a person’s style can affect their confidence. It’s crazy, isn’t it? When you love how you look in the mirror before stepping out, chances are you’ll feel on top of the world. But as soon as you get a couple of negative comments from others, the confidence you once had will begin to evaporate. That’s why many people believe it’s best to brew confidence from within, regardless of what others think. While that’s true, you can’t ignore the impact of your outer appearance. That said, here are some tips to create a confidence-boosting fashion sense.
- Consider how you feel first
Remember the Emperor’s ‘invisible’ cloak and how confidently he walked through the streets believing he was fully clad? Fashion is like that. You can feel confident in yourself, as long as you believe you look good, without caring too much about what others say. While clothing is social, the truth is, the ‘fashion police’ will always be out there, and they’re quite unforgiving. And regardless of how well you’re dressed, someone will find something wrong with it. So, if you cannot please the public, why dress for them?
Put yourself first whenever you consider creating a personal style (that’s why the word “personal” is there). Look for clothing types, colours, accessories, designs, etc., that you love and make you feel good about yourself. And, speaking of putting yourself first, the next point is equally important.
- Create a meaningful look that has value
Look at it this way. If you own a pendant that has sentimental value to you, you wouldn’t mind rocking it every day, regardless of what other people think about how it looks. And that’s because the pendant has value or carries a personal meaning that goes beyond just how it looks.
You can transfer the same principle to your general sense of fashion. Don’t limit your style simply to nice clothes and designer wears; those will pass when a new fashion trend appears. Instead, find ways to create a more meaningful look that offers personal value to you.
It shouldn’t sound too complicated. For example, if you believe in ethical living, invest in ethically-conscious clothes like the Hemp BJJ GI by Raine Clothing. They offer an extremely low impact on the environment. This way, you can feel proud about your look and the value or meaning behind your looks.
- Don’t forget to highlight your unique features
No matter how low your self-image is, there are unique features about your appearance that no one else has. Take a look at yourself in the mirror. What do you love the most about your appearance? Is it your long legs and tapering toes? Is it your broad shoulders? What about your slender frame? Dress to enhance the features you admire the most about yourself and choose accessories that compliment them. What about those features you don’t like? Find ways to correct them. For instance, if you don’t like how your tummy looks in jeans, hit the gym.