How Style Impacts Your Confidence (And How To Boost It)

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Confidence is something that often ebbs and flows throughout our life. This is because it is often dictated by internal and external factors beyond our control. However, studies have shown that one way in which you can maintain high confidence levels is through the way you dress. 

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How does our clothing impact our confidence?

Our clothing and personal style can impact our confidence in many ways. For example: 

  • When you wear clothing that flatters your body type, you are more likely to maintain a positive body image. 
  • Wearing certain colours can make you feel more confident and is often described as dopamine dressing.
  • Expressing yourself through your style helps to assert your individuality, which in turn can boost your self-esteem and confidence levels. 

How to elevate your style & confidence. 

Out with the old. 

Spring cleaning your current wardrobe presents you with the perfect opportunity to elevate your style (and indulge in a spot of retail therapy). Go through each item in your wardrobe and throw away anything you no longer wear or don’t feel your best in. Remember, dressing confidently often means you need to feel comfortable in your outfits!  

Use accessories to round out your look. 

Accessories are a great way to add a finishing touch to any outfit and can even quickly become a statement item. As a result, now is the perfect time to buy some eye-catching accessories that fit your personal style! Don’t be afraid to go for something that is a little bolder than your average piece of jewellery, such as a lip piercing stud from Urban Body Jewelry.

Buy some statement pieces. 

Upgrading your style (and your confidence) does not mean you have to abandon your current wardrobe completely, you simply need to find some ways to elevate it. For example, a top with bright colours or unique patterns and textures is a great way to make a statement and can likely be paired with a variety of more simple items in your wardrobe. For example, you could dress it up by pairing it with a skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans. Either way, buying some statement pieces is a great way to make brave new fashion choices. 

Wear clothes that flatter your body type. 

Each and every body is beautiful – and this is something that you should always keep in mind, especially if your self-esteem is a little lower than usual. However, learning to dress for your body-type can work wonders for your body confidence. This is because they can draw attention to your best assets, or simply make you smile each time you look in the mirror!  

However, it’s also important to remember that you can wear whatever you want. Don’t put an item back on the rail if you’re worried about how you’ll look in it – as your attitude can also impact how a certain outfit looks. For example, when you wear something with confidence, it’s going to look at those it was custom-made for you! To put it simply, wear what you love!

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