Improve Self Confidence
in the Way You Dress

"Let Your Personality Shine through Your Style and Look Fabulous!"


I'm not a psychologist or a 50 year-old woman with plenty of life experience up my sleeve, but I do know that your self-confidence (along with body proportions and fit) plays a major role in achieving great style.

Improve self confidence in the way you dress
Improve your self confidence and see the changes in your style!

That's why finding the time to improve your self confidence is essential to getting your style right.

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


Dress with confidence
On the other hand, having self confidence alone doesn't always necessarily equal great style. In fact, I believe that it's a combination of 3 things that make people look so darn good:

1. Knowing what clothes to wear and how to wear them to give you the best body (outfit) proportions and fit

2. Knowing your best colors and how to use them to your advantage - giving you that healthy and unstoppable glow

and

3. 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.

The chic fashionista Anna Villaruel says I disagree to some degree with some women who say that what matters most is wearing whatever you like and whatever that strikes your mood as long as you feel comfortable in it.

Because you see, I've seen many women (as well as men) who strut their stuff and show confidence. Sure, it's mesmerizing to watch their confidence. But still, you'll notice the other things that don't look good.

Don't get me wrong, a person with confidence always looks great, but if she wears the wrong pants for her body figure - let's say she has short legs and wear capri pants that fall down to her muscular mid-calves - confident or not, she won't look her ultimate best. The hem will draw attention to the widest part of her legs and make her look shorter.

I've talked about it with many of my friends and they all agree with me on that. I'm talking about that little extra. The little extras like colors, fit and proportions that complete the whole package.


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So What Kind of Self Confidence Am I 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).

Katie Holmes fashion
Katie Holmes to the right: Looking uncomfortable in a trendy leather jacket there..
Katie Holmes to the left: Looking confident in a a more classy outfit - looks fab on her and it shows!
Courtesy of Pacific Coast News and Gettyimage

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).

See the difference?


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Improve Self Confidence:
How to Feel & 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.
Note: I'm not only talking about the physical parts of your body but the person you are. Your interests, likes, inspiration and aspirations should also be included.

Here are a couple of examples:
    Colorful pumps
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  • 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.

And the list goes oooon!


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. Learn about the "Enhance & Minimize" trick

The chic fashionista Anna Villaruel says However.. Don't overdo it. Especially if it's inappropriate for the occasion. Like say, if you wear a fitted pencil skirt to highlight your curves, balance it with a more loose-fitted top. There are perverts in this world, and over-defining your womanly parts can result into unwanted attention.


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Improve Self Confidence:
Developing 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 my friend, 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.

Learn more how to find and determining your personal style to help improve your self confidence:

How to achieve fabulous and chic personal style


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