Are you new to the wonderful world of fashion or maybe just in a style-rut? Want to look like all those OOTD beauties on Instagram? It’s not really as hard as you think, you don’t even need to buy a whole new wardrobe (I mean you can if you’ve got money to burn but it’s not in any way crucial to your success.) All you need to feel fabulous in your clothes is confidence.
When we get dressed some of us tend to play it safe, we second guess what our “style instincts” are telling us and end up choosing a look that doesn’t push the boundaries of our comfort. In this post I will share with you my advice on how to dress with confidence and to hone in on your unique sense of fashion, so that you too, may showcase your own eponymous brand of style.
Je Ne Sais Quoi:
You’ve probably noticed that some people just seem to know what they’re doing when it comes to dressing. Style comes easily to them and they make it look effortless. They have that special something, you just cannot put your finger on it, but it’s there. They have confidence. They know what looks good on them, they have spent time and money curating a closet full of clothes that are “their style” and they understand that by wearing things that make them feel good, that confidence will show through in their outfit.
It really comes down to being comfortable with yourself exactly the way you are and not being afraid of what other people think. When you stop worrying that everyone is looking at you, you will begin to realize how confident you really are. Strut your stuff, take risks, learn from your mistakes, really get to know yourself, and always trust your instincts.
Inspiration Over Imitation:
When I said before that you can look great in your current wardrobe, I wasn’t joking. You do not need to go out and buy new clothing to start making great outfits, in fact, you will likely develop a better sense of style if you challenge yourself to work with what you already have. It can be hard when you’re looking through Pinterest or Instagram at all the beautiful OOTDs, the temptation to buy all the items in their posts is REAL. You know it looks good on them so why wouldn’t it look good on you? This can be a mistake, buying things because stylish people are wearing them is kind of like cheating on a test; you may have gotten a good mark but you didn’t really learn anything.
Instead of copying the outfit why not use it as “inspiration” for your own looks, sometimes seeing what other people are wearing can give you some great ideas of your own. If you do find a look that’s a must-try, why not recreate it using items from your own closet, by putting your own twist on it you get to test drive the outfit without much investment and it can help boost your outfit planning confidence for the next look.
Comfort Always Wins:
This may seem strange but wearing something that is comfortable can definitely boost your overall confidence in your outfit. We’ve all gone out in something that was too tight, too loose, too short, too long. too itchy, etc. Wearing clothing that doesn’t fit right is going to make you feel self-conscious, this is definitely going to attract attention but it won’t be the good kind. Comfort and fashion are not mutually exclusive, there are plenty of brands that produce clothing that feels good, fits great and looks fabulous, look for quality pieces made from breathable fabrics and you won’t be disappointed.
Whenever we push ourselves there will be fears, doubts, reservations. The people who, in my opinion, look their best are constantly living outside their comfort bubble. The decide that they’re going to bend or break the conventional notions of what fashion is and they come out looking stylish most of the time, and if they don’t, they’ve learned a lesson for the future. Like everything in life, confidence, style and beauty take practice.
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I hope these tips are helpful, let me know in the comments what are your go-to confidence boosters when you are choosing your outfits!