What’s the secret to being confident? Some people believe it’s having a positive mental attitude, while others claim it’s being wealthy. Lately, more and more authors and even psychologists suggest that it has a lot to do with our appearance and what we are wearing. Probably 9 out of 10 personal development books which I’ve read recently had at least one chapter on appearance and how that affects other affairs in your life.
It goes without saying that your wardrobe can have a huge impact on how you feel. Basically, what you wear each morning can arm you with the confidence to tackle that day. I personally feel happier and more confident if I wear the outfit I like. So you could say clothing affects my confidence. I’m sure some of you will frown upon this. But before you do that, try to remember a really good, productive day you have had recently? What have you been wearing that day? An outfit you love and feel great in or something your mum got you for Christmas? I’m sure it will be something you love. There is a direct correlation between what we wear and what we think of our potential. You might have heard the saying, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well if it’s confidence we seek (and don’t we all?), then why not dress the part?
What is the key to being confident with your appearance?
Well, first of all, is finding your style, what type of clothes make you look in the mirror and smile because you look damn good! Secondly, dress for your body type and shape, don’t buy something to wear when you lose those 5 kilograms or when you’ve been to the gym a lot, that is probably one of the worst things you can do to your self confidence. Learn what is your body shape and what works fo you, what shows off and accentuates your good features. Thirdly, love yourself for who you are and what you have. As women we too often want to have what we don’t, I mean, if you have straight hair you want curly, but if you have curly hair you straighten them out. If you are short you want to be taller, if you are tall you want to be shorter and it goes on and on. Lastly, quality is far more important than quantity. This answers a common question how to look good with the same budget you have. Pay twice as much and buy half as many, simple.
Dress Right. You can’t afford not to.
I’ve recently seen slogan somewhere : “Dress Right. You can’t afford not to.”. And I think it is so true. Clothing can lift your spirits and build confidence. How you look on the outside affects how you think and feel on the inside. Your appearance talks to you but it also talks to others. We would all like to be judged by our intellect, mind but the truth is your appearance is the first basis for evaluation. And first impressions last. Never leave home without feeling certain you look like the kind of person you want to be. You are what you think you are. If your appearance makes you feel a boss babe, you are the boss. If it makes you think small, you are small. Look your best and you will think and act your best.
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