5 Easy Ways To Build Confidence Through Personal Style

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I strongly believe that clothes have super powers. Probably each of you had these wonderful moments when you look at yourself in a mirror and you feel nothing but happiness, satisfaction and pride – you look and feel so amazing that you know the world is your oyster and you can achieve anything you want.

Your style and the clothes you choose reflect and affect your mood, health, and overall confidence. Scientists even came up with a name for this phenomenon  – enclothed cognition. They argue that clothing significantly influences how others perceive you and how they respond to you but most importantly it affects your confidence levels.

Confidence is definitely among the most important things that we must master in life. It can mean the difference between you and everything you want out of your life. It takes confidence to believe in yourself and without believing in yourself it is extremely hard to achieve your goals and dreams.

Building confidence is probably a lifelong task, but there are so many different ways we can increase our confidence on a daily basis which will make a huge difference. And as a fashion stylist I always suggest to start building your confidence with how you dress. You might be sceptical but you can’t underestimate how much of an impact the right image can have on your prospects, your personality and the way the world perceives you. When I worked as a career coach I witnessed many times how a few changes in individuals’ appearance made them noticeably more confident. And this is why I decided to share my top tips how to use your personal style to boost your confidence.

1. ENHANCE YOUR FEATURES 

It’s not easy to feel confident when you are thinking about your flaws. Each of us have areas that we don’t like but instead of thinking how to hide them, let’s focus on the parts we love. Think about what you love the most about yourself and enjoy basing your style around those features. Loving your legs? Wear a short skirt! Loving your new manicure? Why don’t you wear some beautiful jewellery for everyone to notice the new colour of your nails. Believe me you will feel great about yourself and no one will notice your flaws.

2. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY SOMETHING NEW

Last week I talked about what it feels to step out your comfort zone and why it is usually a great thing. Starting with new accessories is the safest and least scary way to try something new. Don’t be afraid to pick up a brightly coloured handbag, fun sunglasses, colourful shoes or that new trend piece. It will instantly uplift your mood and you feel really great about yourself that you were not afraid of trying something new.

3. BE COMFORTABLE

Even though I encourage you to try something new, never walk out the door feeling unsure about your outfit choice. I am all for experimenting with your style, but if you are uncertain about an outfit before you leave the house, odds are you won’t feel 100% confident about your look once you are in public. When you feel comfortable in your outfit, you exude confidence, it is as simple as that. However this does not mean that you should show up to your next big meeting or interview in a sweat-suit.

4. IDENTIFY PIECES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL EMPOWERED

Think about the pieces that made you feel empowered and at your best. Start with remembering a time when you felt great about what you wore and analyse why. Did you like the fit, colour or silhouette? Use the same attributes as a guide for choosing other items of clothing. Once you found your special items, don’t be afraid to re-style them over and over. There are so many different ways to wear the same piece of clothing (I am starting new series to show how shortly) that you will never look the same.

5. LOVE YOURSELF 

No one is ever going to love you more than you love yourself. Instead of fighting with yourself, beating yourself up or being hard on yourself, accept yourself and love who you are with all your flaws. This is what makes you unique!

For me personally a power outfit always begins with a great pair of heels and a red lipstick. What pieces in your closets help you to feel more confident?

Photos by Marcel Herciu Photography

My Outfit:

Frilled top: Zara
Red trousers: Zara
Heels: Sophia Webster

Thank you so much for reading!

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  • Talya
    April 26, 2017

    Some fab tips here. I agree it’s important to be comfortable but also feel empowered and being open to trying new things. It’s a delicate balance!

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    April 26, 2017

    I totally agree with not being afraid to try something new, as long as you are comfortable then that’s all that matters x

  • Helen
    April 26, 2017

    Lots of incredible tips – I especially like the one about wearing empowering pieces. I think we all have that outfit that makes us feel put together and like we’ve got it all together!

  • five little doves
    April 26, 2017

    Great advice, confidence is definitely something that we an help to build with our own personal style. I feel way more confident as I get older!

  • juliettsstyleglam
    April 27, 2017

    I love your make on this topic. Many of us myself included always fail to see what we love about ourselves. Thank you for making me look at it from another angle.

  • Beatriz Palma
    April 27, 2017

    Amazing outfit girl!! Love it!
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    xx, A Be-atriz

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    April 27, 2017

    Love the brightness of those trousers but would never be brave enough to wear them 🙁

  • Ana De- Jesus
    April 27, 2017

    Your right. Being able to try something new can help you feel more confident as it allows you to step outside of your comfort zone which is always needed x

  • Sarah - let them be small
    April 27, 2017

    Some great tips here, and I agree that being comfortable is so important

  • Newcastle Family Life
    April 27, 2017

    These are brilliant tips, I feel much more happier and confident when I am wearing clothes I feel good and comfortable in x

  • Lauretta @ Home and horizon
    April 28, 2017

    Wow girl – you are so rocking that look and I’m all over those red trousers. You are so right when you talk about confidence – I think many of us suffer with anxiety issues and our confidence is often knocked…feeling confident (if only pretending) can have a huge impact on the decisions we make – all good of course. Feel the fear and do it anyway, right?!

  • Kara
    April 28, 2017

    I think if you feel confident in yourself, whether it is wearing a certain outfit or hairstyle, you will naturally perform better

  • Fashion and Style Police
    April 28, 2017

    You are so right. A good outfit can give you heaps of confidence. You look fab.

  • Lindsey
    April 28, 2017

    What a fabulous post and you look absolutely amaing. It is very true that clothes can totally change how you feel and look.

  • Laura
    April 29, 2017

    Really love this post and I totally agree clothes can have a lot to do with you confidence and have a real impact with how you feel and feeling empowered.
    Love your outfit by the way

    Laura x

  • Sarah | Digital Motherhood
    April 29, 2017

    Good tips and fab outfit 🙂 I need to try some new things with my wardrobe!

  • Stephanie
    May 1, 2017

    Fab tips, I really need to love myself more though. It is really hard not to criticise yourself! Those red trousers look amazing on you though!

  • Welsh Cakes and Wellies
    May 10, 2017

    It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut with your wardrobe, I’ve been guilty of that with boring school pick up jeans and a t-shirt. Need to make more of an effort and try some new things – great looks here 🙂

  • five little doves
    May 11, 2017

    Still loving this look, the red trousers are so bright for spring!

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